US News Virus: surge in contamination and restrictions in Europe, Brazil nears 150,000 deaths

13:55  10 october  2020
13:55  10 october  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Faced with the surge in Covid-19 contamination in Europe, new restrictions come into force on Saturday in Germany - in Berlin - and in Poland, while in Latin America, Brazil is preparing to exceed the mark of 150,000 dead.

In Europe, which has more than 6.2 million cases of Covid-19 and nearly 240,000 deaths, the situation continues to worsen.

In Germany, where more than 4,000 new cases are officially recorded every day - a record figure since the beginning of April - Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned: if the number of contaminations does not stabilize within ten days, the country will take new restrictive measures .

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But from Saturday in Berlin, most shops as well as all restaurants and bars will have to close from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., at least until October 31.

Faced with the worrying development of contaminations, several large German cities, in particular Berlin and the financial center Frankfurt, have thus imposed a curfew for the gastronomy sector, as well as a restriction on social contacts.

In neighboring Poland, also in the grip of a record rise in the number of infections, the wearing of masks in public spaces will be mandatory from Saturday across the country.

"The second wave has arrived here and we must face it firmly," Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Thursday, explaining that the entire country of 38 million people would now be considered a "yellow zone. ".

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Some 38 municipalities will also be considered from Saturday as red zones, where stricter restrictions apply to public and family gatherings.

Poland recorded 4,280 contaminations and 76 deaths on Thursday, bringing the overall figures for this country to 111,599 and 2,867 respectively.

Partial closure in Madrid

The situation is also worsening in France: 20,339 new cases in 24 hours, a new record, according to official figures on Friday evening. The government's scientific council has not ruled out the possibility of local reconfigurations "if necessary".

Consequence: four cities in the East and the North (Lyon, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne and Lille) will spend Saturday in the maximum alert zone, synonymous with new restrictions, as is already the case in Paris and Aix-Marseille (South).

The Spanish government for its part declared on Friday a state of health emergency in the Madrid region in an attempt to curb the increase in the number of cases (+10,000 daily on average in recent days), restoring a partial closure of the capital canceled the day before by justice. The inhabitants of Madrid and its surroundings can no longer leave their city for reasons of first necessity since October 2.

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The restrictions in France will be in place for at least 15 days, Mr Macron said. Citizens must carry a form spelling out their reasons for travel and the Italy, the worst-affected nation outside China, where the virus originated, announced another surge in deaths on Monday, past the 2, 000 mark to 2, 150

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Worldwide, the pandemic has killed at least 1,063,346 people and infected more than 36.5 million people since the end of December, according to a report established by AFP.

It has significantly accelerated in almost all regions of the world over the past seven days (+315,000 new cases per day worldwide, or 6% more than the previous week), Europe in the lead (+ 28%), at the except Asia (-7%).

Globally, it is Latin America and the Caribbean which are experiencing "the worst economic and health consequences" on the planet due to the pandemic, the World Bank ruled on Friday, which forecasts a decline in regional GDP of 7.9% in 2020.

On this continent, Brazil is expected to exceed the threshold of 150,000 deaths from the coronavirus on Saturday, nearly eight months after the appearance of the first case, while the number of daily deaths continues to slowly decline.

The daily average of new cases over a week also sags, to 27,477 against more than 40,000 in early September.

This immense country of 212 million inhabitants is the second most bereaved in the world after the United States, with 149,639 dead and 5,055,888 people infected.

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In the United States, President Donald Trump will resume the presidential campaign interrupted by his Covid-19 infection on Saturday at the White House, before a meeting on Monday in Florida, while he is left behind in the polls by his Democratic opponent Joe Biden and that the next presidential debate has been canceled.

Stimulus plans

However, a crucial question remained unanswered on Friday: Donald Trump, who "thinks" is no longer contagious, has he tested negative?

His country remains the most affected in the world, both in terms of the number of deaths (213,570) and of contaminations (more than 7.6 million), which continue to accelerate.

Russia also broke a record for new daily cases on Friday (+12,126). Russian authorities are currently saying they are not planning major containment measures.

The pandemic devastated the global economy, prompting many countries to set up stimulus packages.

The United Kingdom, the most bereaved country in Europe, announced on Friday new aid targeting companies forced to remain closed because of restrictions, whose employees will be compensated up to two-thirds of their salary.

In the United States, the White House on Friday increased its envelope to nearly $ 2,000 billion for a new economic stimulus plan, thus hoping for an agreement with the Democrats three weeks before the presidential election.

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