Germany plans to declare the United Kingdom at risk because of the additional infectious Indian variant of the coronavirus circulating there. The decision can already be taken this Friday, sources say to Reuters news agency.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson expressed his concerns on Thursday about the mutation called B. 1.617.2. He did not rule out the need to take measures to reduce the sharp increase in the number of infections with this variant.
As a result of the vigorous vaccination campaign in the United Kingdom, almost seven out of ten adults have had their first vaccination there and more than a third have had their second vaccination. The rate of vaccination may be increased in regions where the Indian variant has been discovered.
RIVM reported on Wednesday that the Indian variant has been found four times in the Netherlands. To prevent further spread, the Netherlands has stopped air traffic with India.