Covid-19: Amid spike in virus cases, Germany could raise Moselle's warning level
The German government will discuss on Monday whether to raise the warning level for the French Moselle region in light of highly contagious virus variants, the Funke newspaper group reported on Sunday.
French Health Minister Olivier Veran visited the area earlier this month and described the situation there as "worrying".
Germany might classify the region, which shares a border with the German state of Saarland, as a high incidence area or even as an area of where a variant "of concern" is present, which would effectively prohibit travellers from crossing the border, the report said.
Authorities have so far not ordered a local lockdown in Moselle but Veran said testing and vaccination campaigns would be intensified in the region.
Germany has classified France as a risk area.
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