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US News Coronavirus: faced with the risk of containment, Brussels urges Europe to tighten the screw

15:35  24 september  2020
15:35  24 september  2020 Source:   challenges.fr

Brexit: Brussels urges UK to drop “unacceptable” bill

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Coronavirus : face au risque de confinement, Bruxelles exhorte l’Europe à serrer la vis © Pixabay Coronavirus: faced with the risk of containment, Brussels urges Europe to tighten the screw The European Union (EU) calls on them Member States to increase health restriction measures in the face of the second wave of Covid-19. The European agency has expressed its "great concern" for seven EU countries, including Spain!

Faced with the clear surge in cases of coronavirus in the old continent, the European Union is sounding the alarm! In order to counter the second wave , Brussels calls on member states to toughen their control measures "immediately" in the face of new outbreaks of the Covid-19 epidemic, warns Health Commissioner Stella Kyriakides. From tests and tracing to hospital capacities, "all states must immediately and in time deploy measures at the first signs of new outbreaks (...). This may be our last chance to prevent the situation from repeating itself . of last spring , "she warned at a press conference. The European agency has expressed its "great concern" for seven EU countries, including the Spain !

Against the Covid, the British Prime Minister tightens the screw and closes pubs and restaurants from 10 p.m.

 Against the Covid, the British Prime Minister tightens the screw and closes pubs and restaurants from 10 p.m. © Copyright 2020, L'Obs Faced with the resurgence of the coronavirus, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced on Tuesday 22 September further restrictions, including a 10pm curfew for pubs in England, warning of the possibility of "more drastic" measures. Accused of having worsened the toll of the pandemic by delaying the ordering of containment in March, the head of the Conservative government warned, before Parliament, that the United Kingdom had "reached a dangerous turning point" .

Seven countries of the European Union (Spain, Romania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Malta) show a worrying evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic and increased risks of mortality , the Center is alarmed European Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). According to a new risk assessment report from the European agency responsible for monitoring epidemics, this group has "a higher proportion of severe cases or hospitalization", with an increase in mortality "already observed" or "which could be soon ".

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In mainland France, viral circulation continues to increase, leading to a marked deterioration in the situation, reports Santé Publique France. "All of the indicators for monitoring the COVID-19 epidemic are clearly increasing: at the level of city medicine (+ 74% between W36 and W37) and at the hospital level, emergency room visits for suspected COVID -19 (+ 50% between W36 and W37), new hospitalizations (+ 45%) as well as intensive care admissions (+ 48%). The numbers of new confirmed cases as well as the positivity rates are increasing. However, due to the saturation of the diagnostic capacities of laboratories in several regions, these increases are certainly underestimated, ”indicates Public Health.

Coronavirus in Belgium: the milestone of 100,000 cases has been crossed

 Coronavirus in Belgium: the milestone of 100,000 cases has been crossed © REUTERS / Yves Herman Passers-by wearing masks on the Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, September 15, 2020. Belgium has passed the milestone today 100,000 coronavirus infections, after a marked acceleration in positive tests in recent weeks. It joins the peloton of European countries with the most contamination such as Spain and Sweden. From our correspondent in Brussels, Joana Hostein The number of positive cases has increased by 65% ​​compared to the beginning of September.

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The pandemic has killed at least 971,677 people worldwide. More than 31.6 million cases of infection have been officially diagnosed. After the United States, the most bereaved country with 200,818 dead, come Brazil with 138,108 dead, India (90,020), Mexico (74,348) and the United Kingdom (41,825). The novel coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 5 million people in Europe since the first cases appeared in China in December.

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Why will the next session of the European Parliament take place in Brussels and not in Strasbourg? .
© Sipa As in September, the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, has indicated that the next session, from October 5 to 8, will take place in Brussels and not in Strasbourg. The resurgence of the Covid-19 epidemic in France is highlighted. The next session will take place in Brussels and not in Strasbourg. The President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, announced it earlier this week. From October 5 to 8, MEPs will meet in the Belgian capital and not in France.

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