Slovakia has entered a two-week blockade as one of Europe’s lowest vaccination rates reports a hospital crisis and a new infectious disease that occupies the top of the world.
Slovakia, a 5.5 million country, has ordered the closure of all stores except essential stores and services, banning people from leaving the district unless they go to work, school, or a doctor.
Rallying of more than 6 people was prohibited.
The decision begins with a surge in coronavirus cases across Europe, the continent becoming the center of the pandemic again, following neighboring Austria, which began its blockade on Monday.
In the city of Trenčín, 130km north of Bratislava, music store manager Roman Spatney said his income is tied to sales and disappears when the Christmas season is lost.
“For us, this is the ordinary knife behind. Like last year, we need to close it at the most important time in our business,” he said.
“Important decisions are made from one hour to the next. There is no appropriate way to deal with this.”
Student Natalia Pascova, 17, had few options to “justify the decision because the situation is getting worse.”
The government initially announced new restrictions on Monday that would only apply to unvaccinated individuals, before choosing a general blockade.
Looseness (assessed after 10 days) was said to apply first to vaccinated individuals.
Slovakia has reported more than 10,000 new cases each in the last two days, the highest ever.
According to Our World in Data, the average daily incidence per million people in the past week is 1929, the highest in the world.
According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), the country’s immunization rate is the third lowest in the EU, at 45.7% of the population, while the EU average is 65.8%.
The hospital has reached the limit of 3200 patients, which the government said is important for maintaining care.
The Ministry of Health said it has begun discussions on the possibility of support abroad.
Slovakia has reported 14,107 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
Slovakia blocked as virus rate surpassed the world
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