US News Virus: Europe tightens its arsenal of restrictions, more than 10,000 dead in Germany

09:25  24 october  2020
09:25  24 october  2020 Source:   lepoint.fr

Virus: Europe tightens its restrictions, measures expected in France

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Germany has expanded curbs on social interactions to try to contain the coronavirus outbreak, banning public gatherings of more than two people. All restrictions apply to every German state, and will be in place for at least the next two weeks. "The great aim is to gain time in the fight against the virus

  Virus: l'Europe durcit son arsenal de restrictions, plus de 10.000 morts en Allemagne © Provided by Le Point

Several countries of Europe of the East impose new restrictions on Saturday in the wake of the rest of the continent, where the Covid-19 epidemic has now killed more than 10,000 people in Germany and has infected more than a million in France .

The restrictions have also caused clashes in Italy , in Naples, between the police and hundreds of young people protesting against the curfew decreed Friday evening in the region of this city. "If you close, you pay", could one read in particular on the signs of demonstrators worried about the economic consequences.

WHO sounded the alarm: "too many countries" in the northern hemisphere are recording an exponential increase in Covid-19 cases. Result: hospitals and intensive care units are close or have exceeded their capacity limits, the organization warned.

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The UK is Europe 's hardest-hit country with more than 45,900 fatalities and over 302, 000 infections recorded since the beginning of the pandemic Austria has seen a rise in cases after relaxing restrictions , prompting Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to announce last week the reintroduction of

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Across the European continent, the number of infections exceeds 8.2 million and more than 258,000 people have died from the coronavirus. Of which some 10,003 in Germany, a country so far relatively spared by the pandemic but now hit hard by the epidemic rebound.

The pandemic has killed at least 1,139,406 people around the world since the end of December, according to an assessment established by AFP on Friday. And a record of new contaminations, nearly 80,000 in 24 hours, was recorded by the United States.

The situation is worsening in Eastern Europe: faced with the outbreak of contaminations on its territory, the whole of Poland is on Saturday in the "red zone", a measure which previously only concerned large cities and their surroundings .

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Restaurants and primary schools will be partially closed, and high school and college students will practice distance education. Wedding ceremonies will be prohibited and the number of people strictly restricted in shops, transport and churches.

In neighboring Slovakia, a nighttime curfew comes into effect on Saturday, until November 1st. And in the Czech Republic, another neighboring country where the rate of contaminations and deaths is the worst in Europe over the last two weeks, partial containment is already in place until November 3.

Partial confinement also applies from Saturday in Slovenia, whose Minister of Foreign Affairs Anze Logar has tested positive for the coronavirus.

The two main cities of Greece, Athens and Thessaloniki, will be subject to a nighttime curfew from Saturday, and the mask becomes mandatory inside and outside.

"It annoys me"

On the rest of the continent, the situation is particularly worrying in France, which passed the milestone of one million cases of Covid-19 on Friday since the start of the epidemic. The situation continues to deteriorate with 42,032 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, a new record.

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The university's tracker has recorded more than 50,200 deaths globally; while more than 204, 000 people have recovered. Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte warned people they could be shot dead if they caused trouble over restrictions , saying the police and the military had the authority to

European countries are stepping up restrictions to contain spread of the virus following a 44% increase in The World Health Organization includes more countries in its " Europe " region, and has a Germany wants to address the decline of its city centers, an issue that has been exacerbated by

The health authorities now fear a second wave "worse than the first" and have said they are considering local re-containments.

Faced with this outbreak, the government has extended the night curfew (9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.), which since Friday evening has concerned 46 million people in Paris and in the main cities, i.e. two-thirds of the population, for six weeks.

On a terrace of a bar-restaurant in Strasbourg (east), customers savor their "last moments of freedom" before the curfew, a measure generally respected but not always well accepted. "It annoys me. In addition it will have no effect on the epidemic: it's not as if the virus began to circulate at 9 pm", plague Anne Dobelmann, a 22-year-old student.

In Italy, in Naples, the curfew decreed on Friday aroused anger and concern. At around 11 p.m., several hundred people started to set smoke bombs, set bins on fire and projectiles at riot police deployed in the city center.

"If you close, you pay", could we read on makeshift signs brandished by demonstrators worried about the economic consequences of the curfew and a new confinement that the president of the Naples region, Vincenzo De Luca, announced wanting to impose as soon as possible.

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Germany tightened border checks and urged the cancellation of major events as authorities across Europe took action Germany Tightens Border Checks in Bid to Curb Coronavirus Spread. Earlier in the day, a Swiss ban on public and private gatherings with more than 1, 000 people resulted in the

Thousands of protesters gathered in Berlin on Saturday to march against restrictions implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic, claiming the measures violate individuals' rights.

In addition to the region of Naples, curfews are in force in Italy in Lazio, the region of Rome, and in Lombardy, the region of Milan (north).

In Spain, which has officially exceeded the threshold of one million cases of coronavirus, the head of government Pedro Sanchez estimated on Friday that the real number "exceeds three million". Shortly before, several regions had announced further tightening of restrictions, calling on the central government to impose a nighttime curfew.

In Belgium, the authorities of the five provinces of Wallonia, the French-speaking part, decided Friday to toughen the measures decided at the federal level and the mayors of the 19 municipalities of Brussels will decide on Saturday whether they follow the movement.

Resumption of vaccine trials

In the United Kingdom, the most bereaved country in Europe with more than 44,000 dead, Wales was reconfined on Friday until November 9.

Ireland, it has reconfined its entire population for six weeks since midnight Wednesday, closing non-essential businesses.

And Denmark announced a strengthening of its measures to restrict gatherings and the extension of the wearing of masks on Monday.

On the research side, two experimental vaccine trials against Covid-19 will be able to resume in the United States after apparent false alerts, increasing the chances of having one or more vaccines authorized by the start of the year 2021.

In Latin America, restrictions will continue in Argentina for two weeks to stem the spread of contaminations: "We are far from having solved this problem," President Alberto Fernandez said on Friday.

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