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09:25  22 october  2020
09:25  22 october  2020 Source:   france24.com

DIRECT. Covid-19: curfew, re-containments ... What will Emmanuel Macron's announcements be?

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There is much talk of a second wave of coronavirus in Europe . Countries across Europe are seeing a resurgence in COVID - 19 cases after successfully slowing outbreaks early in the year. While on the face of it infection numbers might be higher, it could be accounted for by the increase in testing

In the rest of the country, bars have to close by 23:00. Eating at street markets is prohibited. A maximum of four people can gather around the Indoor restaurant dining in Dublin was banned on 19 September for three weeks and all non-essential travel discouraged, after a surge in recent cases.

Des lits d'hôpitaux préparés pour un hôpital de campagne Covid-19, monté dans l'urgence à Letnany, en République tchèque, le 20 octobre 2020. virus © Michal Cizek, AFP Hospital beds prepared for a Covid-19 field hospital, set up in an emergency in Letnany, in the Czech Republic, October 20, 2020.

Faced with the resurgence of the coronavirus, restrictive measures are increasing in Europe. Partial containment goes into effect Thursday in the Czech Republic, while Ireland was reconfined as early as Wednesday evening. And a curfew is established in two Italian regions

Europe is closing itself more and more to counter the new wave of Covid-19, like the Czech Republic where the government has announced restrictions travel by people as well as the closure of shops and services to intensify the battle against the disease, from Thursday 22 October until 3 November.

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Brazil reported 10,982 new cases of Covid - 19 and 230 deaths in the past 24 hours, the health ministry said on Sunday. The South American country has now registered 5,235,344 cases since the pandemic began, while the official death toll has risen to 153,905, according to ministry data.

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All points of sale, with the exception of food stores and pharmacies, will be closed from Thursday until November 3. Only trips for work, shopping and visits to the doctor are allowed.

These restrictive measures come when the Czechs counted by far, Tuesday, the greatest number of new cases and deaths per 100,000 inhabitants calculated over the two previous weeks.

Curfew in Lombardy and Campania

In two Italian provinces, Lombardy, the northern region most affected by the pandemic, and Campania in the south where Naples is located, we are preparing to put in place another measure to deal with the new surge in Covid-19 cases: the curfew. This will be in effect in Lombardy from Thursday, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., for three weeks.

The President of Campania, Vincenzo De Luca, has announced the start of the curfew for 11 p.m. Friday in this region of southern Italy. He did not specify at what time in the morning he would be up or the duration of this measure.

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In response to the COVID - 19 pandemic, national responses have been varied, and have included containment measures such as lockdowns, quarantines, and curfews.

It is one of the highest death rates relative to population size in Europe , and by far the worst among That 's less than other countries hit hard by Covid - 19 such as Italy, Spain and the UK, but still similar In the short term, Sweden's Covid strategy is affecting its usually close relationship with its neighbours.

Italy has seen a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases since Friday, with more than 10,000 patients per day, and Lombardy, where Milan is located, is the most affected, as it had been at the start of the pandemic, in February and March. Campania is too, but with a less efficient health system than that of Lombardy, it is in a more difficult position.

An unprecedented increase in cases in Germany

The situation is also worsening in Germany, where, for the first time since the start of the pandemic, the number of new Covid-19 infections has exceeded 10,000 cases in less than 24 hours, according to official data released Thursday.

Germany has thus recorded 11,287 cases, a figure in net increase of nearly 3,700 compared to the previous day, which largely exceeds the previous record of last Friday set at 7,830 new infections recorded by the French public health institute Robert Koch.

Containment in Ireland

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Europe 's Schengen countries may keep their borders closed until September to defend themselves against the COVID - 19 threat from U.S. and other travelers. French President Emmanuel Macron says the bloc has raised the possibility of keeping most foreigners out well beyond the EU's current travel

Covid - 19 vs. the environment. There has been much talk in the media about the potential climate impact of the coronavirus-related shutdown. Europe has come to a virtual standstill, with the majority of countries in some kind of lockdown.

In Ireland, the toughest measures came into effect on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, at 23 h GMT, with a re-containment. In the hope of "celebrating Christmas properly", in the words of Prime Minister Micheal Martin, the Irish are under house arrest for six weeks, but schools will remain open.

Non-essential businesses will close and Irish people will only be able to leave their homes to exercise within a three-mile radius or face fines.

Concern and towns on lockdown in Spain

The situation also continues to worsen in Spain, which has become the first member of the EU, and the sixth country in the world, to cross the milestone of one million cases of coronavirus.

Faced with the resurgence of cases, the Spanish authorities had to urgently impose new restrictions, with the partial closure of a dozen new towns and certain regions.

Poland wants to tighten its restrictions

Poland could also be affected by a tightening of restrictions, according to the will of its Prime Minister who said he wanted to extend to the whole country the restrictions which entered into force last week on almost the half of the territory, proclaimed "red zone", facing an outbreak of coronavirus cases.

In the Polish "red zone", wearing a mask is compulsory, including in the street, and all high schools and universities are closed and provide distance education. Restaurants must close at 9 p.m., wedding ceremonies are prohibited, and the number of people admitted to shops, public transport and church services is limited.

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Covid-19: Madagascar is closing its borders, the tourist sector is blaming it .
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