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Germany adds France, Malta, Netherlands and Slovakia to list of coronavirus high risk areas

Christian Fernsby |
On the recommendation of the Robert Koch Institute, the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs had updated its list of high risk regions adding to its regions from 15 EU and Schengen Area Member States, including the entire territory of Malta, the Netherlands and continental France.

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The RKI, which is the German federal government agency and research institute responsible for disease control and prevention, and updates the list on a weekly basis, has recommended to the Federal MFA to categorize the following as high-risk areas:

the region of Ostrobothnia in Finland

all of continental France as well as the French Martinique overseas territory

the Mid-West, South-West, Mid-East, West and Midlands regions of Ireland

the regions of Campania and Liguria in Italy

Grad (city) Zagreb and Međimurska counties in Croatia

the entire country of Malta

the entire country of the Netherlands

the regions of Kujawsko-pomorskie, Małopolskie, Podlaski, Pomorskie and Świętokrzyskie in Poland

the Norte region in Portugal

the provinces of Jämtland, Örebro, Stockholm and Uppsala in Sweden

the cantons of Friborg, Jura, Neuchâtel, Nidwalden, Schwyz, Uri, Zurich and Zug in Switzerland

the entire country of Slovakia

the regions Jugovzhodna Slovenija, Pomurska and Podravska in Slovenia

the region/county Veszprém in Hungary

the East Midlands and West Midlands regions of the UK.

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