Covid-19 in Europe: restrictions ease as vaccination progresses

Covid-19 in Europe: restrictions ease as vaccination progresses
Covid-19 in Europe: restrictions ease as vaccination progresses

The public in museums, visitors to tourist sites: the health constraints in Europe are easing as the vaccination campaign progresses.

Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam

After 171 days of closure, the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam (Netherlands) reopened its doors on Saturday.

The general public seems to savor this partly regained freedom. So Sylvia, all smiles at the entrance to the museum. ” When we learned that we could return to the museum as of this Saturday, I said to my husband: “we are going to the Van Gogh museum” “, she says.

All smiles too, the director of the Van Gogh museum, Emilie Gordenker. ” We were dying, we had dreamed for so long: welcoming visitors, with a new exhibition that we were eager to discover! »

Seville city center

The city of Seville (Spain) was recently chosen to host Euro-2021 football matches. A good boon for tourism players!

This is an opportunity for them to raise their heads after the months of famine caused by the health crisis and traffic restrictions.

Bernabe is a coachman, and he is eyeing the arrival of foreign customers. ” If the border is open, he said, and that the health situation continues to improve, we hope that tourists will come back! »

Vaccination center in Rome

In Italy, the authorities announced a record number of vaccinations: 600,000 doses administered in one day on Friday.

According to government figures, to date 37 million Italians have received at least one dose of the vaccine. And nearly a quarter of the population is fully vaccinated.

Young Belgians

Finally in Belgium, the authorities decided this Saturday to authorize vaccination for young people aged 16-17 years, from July.

The vaccination of this age group will be carried out in the wake of that of 18-year-olds. From July they will start to receive an invitation for the first dose.“, said the ministers of health of this federal state, in a press release.

These injections will be made with the BioNTech-Pfizer vaccine, which has received approval from the European Medicines Agency (Ema) for this age group, they said.

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