US among 5 countries removed from EU’s Covid safe list

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Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 217 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.50 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.23 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University…reports Asian Lite News.

The EU, due to the increase in the incidence of coronavirus, removed five countries, including the United States, from the list of states with which it was recommended to open the bloc’s external borders, the Council of the EU said on Monday.

“Following a review under the recommendation on the gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU, the Council updated the list of countries, special administrative regions and other entities and territorial authorities for which travel restrictions should be lifted. In particular, Israel, Kosovo[1], Lebanon, Montenegro, the Republic of North Macedonia and the USA were removed from the list,” the document said.

Until the last moment, 23 states were included in the EU list.

Meanwhile, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 217 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.50 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.23 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Tuesday morning, the University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload, death toll and vaccination tally stood at 217,038,138, 4,508,896 and 5,236,019,787, respectively.

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 39,048,678 and 638,676, respectively, according to the CSSE.

In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 32,737,939 cases.

The other worst countries with over 3 million cases are Brazil (20,752,281), France (6,834,834), Russia (6,803,323), the UK (6,789,189), Turkey (6,366,408), Argentina (5,178,889), Colombia (4,907,264), Iran (4,960,744), Spain (4,847,298), Italy (4,534,499), Indonesia (4,079,267), Germany (3,947,035) and Mexico (3,335,700), the CSSE figures showed.

In terms of deaths, Brazil comes second with 579,574 fatalities.

Nations with a death toll of over 100,000 are India (438,210), Mexico (258,165), Peru (198,115), Russia (179,233), the UK (132,808), Indonesia (132,491), Italy (129,146), Colombia (124,883), France (114,620), Argentina (111,607) and Iran (107,151). (ANI/Sputnik)

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