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Top news from across the Capitals: Belgium discusses tightening measures for fear of possible second wave / Sweden tops EU rate of new daily COVID-19 cases / Ireland drops travel restrictions for travellers coming from 15 European countries / Spain‘s Barcelona goes back into lockdown for 15 days / Austria makes wearing face masks indoors mandatory again / Romania records more than 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases for first time ever / Czech Republic records highest number of active COVID-19 cases since start of pandemic / More than 770 Serbian doctors call for establishing a new COVID-19 crisis team
“SECOND ISCHGL” FEARS: In the picturesque village of St. Wolfgang in Upper Austria, a new coronavirus cluster has been identified, with 62 new infections confirmed over recent days, mostly in workers in the tourism sector. This fuels fears of a “second Ischgl.” EURACTIV Germany reports.
TIGHTER MEASURES: With the daily rate of COVID-19 infections on the rise, Belgium’s National Security Council (CNS) decided on Thursday (23 July) to extend the obligations to wear masks and fill in a travel form for returning from vacation, and to postpone phase 5 of deconfinement. Read more here.
VACCINE HOPE: A preliminary study investigating the safety and effectiveness of a vaccine against COVID-19 has found the vaccine to be “safe” and that it triggered a “significant” immune response in human volunteers.
COVID RESURGENCE: Several European countries have seen a resurgence of cases or large localised outbreaks of COVID-19, and there is still ‘community transmission’ in most EU/EEA countries, according to a new report.
EU RESPONSE: A new poll conducted in nine member states details both widespread public disapproval of the EU’s coronavirus response and the need for greater cooperation. The report’s authors claim that these results mean the EU should frame its argument for further integration differently.
INTERNAL BORDER REOPENINGS: After nearly three months of COVID-19 restrictions, the bloc is slowly reopening its internal borders. However, nearly every member state is playing by its own timetable and rules. The EURACTIV Media Network took a closer look.