Flanders changed from red to orange on the European Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (ECTC) map updated on Thursday. The same is true for parts of France and Spain. The ECDC publishes a European map every Thursday based on the number of infections and the percentage of positive tests over the past 14 days. It comes in four colors: green, orange, red and dark red.
A positive ratio of less than 50% is more than 4% when an area turns orange, events 50 to 75 and a positive ratio of more than 1%, or a positive ratio of less than 4% when the event is between 75 and 200. The color red is used in two cases: when the event represents the number of new cases per 100,000 people in 14,000 days, fluctuating from 75 to 200, with a positive ratio of more than 4% or when a positive ratio of 200 to 500 occurs.
The French areas of Hauts-de-France, Borgon-Fran -ois-Comte, New Aquitaine and Brittany are now orange. The same is true for the Spanish territories of Extremadura, Navarre, Foral Community, Galicia and Rioja. Asturias have changed from orange to green. The situation is improving in Italy, Norway and Denmark.
On the contrary, the situation in Eastern Europe is deteriorating. Latvia, like all Romania, has changed from orange to red. Slovakia is now completely orange. Many parts of Austria and Germany have turned red.
In Belgium, only Flanders have turned orange. Brussels is dark red and Wallonia is red.
Color codes allow EU member states to impose conditions such as mandatory isolation or display of negative tests. In Belgium, those returning from the red zone into the European Union and not having a vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or recent negative PCR test must be duly tested when they return. All travelers coming from the Red Zone outside the EU must be vaccinated, even if they are vaccinated.
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