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CDC Adds Germany, Denmark to Highest Travel Warning Level As Europe’s COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

Berlin: An excursion boat sails on the Spree against the backdrop of Berlin Cathedral.

Berlin: An excursion boat sails on the Spree against the backdrop of Berlin Cathedral.

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A pair of popular European destinations were placed on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highest travel warning list, the latest European countries to be added to the advisory.

The agency is warning Americans to “avoid” traveling to Germany and Denmark amid rising coronavirus cases in the two countries. The CDC, which updates the list each week, classified both countries as “Level 4” destinations, indicating a “very high” level of COVID-19 transmission there.

The agency classifies destinations as “Level 4” if they are experiencing more than 500 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 people over the last 28 days.

The CDC has continually added countries from Europe to its highest warning level in recent weeks, including Iceland, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Croatia, and Norway.

Overall, the COVID-19 situation seems to

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European Shares Rise on Evergrande Relief, Ahead of Fed Meeting | Investing News

By Sruthi Shankar and Shreyashi Sanyal

(Reuters) -European stocks rose on Wednesday after debt-laden developer China Evergrande said it would make some interest payments, while investors awaited a signal from the U.S. Federal Reserve on how and when it will rein in its massive stimulus.

Evergrande’s Frankfurt-listed shares jumped 41.0% after hitting multi-year lows in the previous session.

The property developer said it would make a coupon payment on its domestic bonds, offering relief to investors worried about payments default following financial troubles.

“It’s been another positive session for European stocks, as concerns about fallout from Evergrande continue to diminish, after this morning’s agreement on some of its domestic bond coupons,” said Michael Hewson, chief market analyst at CMC Markets.

“Despite this little wrinkle, markets appear to be working on the assumption that the problem has been contained, let’s hope they are right.”

The travel & leisure index rose 2.5%

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