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US News Covid-19: anger in Italy, fears of re-containment in France

09:25  27 october  2020
09:25  27 october  2020 Source:   france24.com

Covid-19. More than 250,000 dead in Europe, tightened restriction measures

 Covid-19. More than 250,000 dead in Europe, tightened restriction measures © OLI SCARFF / AFP The work of a street artist, in Manchester, United Kingdom, where two-thirds of deaths linked to Covid-19 in Europe. Faced with a second wave, European countries are putting in place drastic measures to counter the evolution of the coronavirus, which has claimed more than 250,000 victims since the start of the pandemic.

Cinemas, swimming pools and gyms are closed in Italy from Monday, while opening hours in bars and Health systems are at risk of being overrun as COVID - 19 cases continue to surge in Europe In France , the head of the government's scientific advisory body Jean-François Delfraissy has described

The COVID - 19 pandemic in France is part of the worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 ) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

Manifestation contre les restrictions anti-coronavirus à Turin le 26 octobre 2020. © Massimo Pinca, Reuters Demonstration against anti-coronavirus restrictions in Turin on October 26, 2020.

Anger is brewing in Italy, where a new wave of anti-coronavirus restrictions -coronavirus is met with the exasperation of part of the population. For its part, France is looking Tuesday and Wednesday on a possible tightening of health measures.

A new round of measures intended to curb an coronavirus pandemic out of control in parts of Europe has been badly received in particular in Italy, a country scarred by the health crisis in the spring.

Thousands of people demonstrated Monday night in several cities across the country against the closure of restaurants and bars from 6 p.m. and all theaters, cinemas and sports halls for a month.

Covid-19: part of Europe is closing in the face of the resurgence of the

 Covid-19: part of Europe is closing in the face of the resurgence of the 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.

Slovakia has seen a surge in Covid - 19 cases this month like most of Europe and its plan to test most of the Tougher coronavirus containment measures could be announced later this week in France This has in turn angered many Spaniards, with analysts saying that the uncertainty could eventually

The COVID - 19 pandemic, also known as the coronavirus pandemic, is an ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 )

Violent incidents occurred in particular in Milan and Turin, the two large cities in the north of the country, where riot police were deployed and responded with tear gas canisters. Trams have been vandalized, garbage cans set on fire, two-wheelers overturned and a few stoned windows.

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is due on Tuesday to present support measures for the sectors of activity and professions most affected by the restrictive measures. But some no longer believe it: in the small port town of Pesaro, not far from San Marino (east), the police intervened in a restaurant whose owner had invited 90 people to dinner to express his refusal to close at 6 p.m. . "You can stop me, I will not close any more," he said.

Defense Council in France

More than a million cases of Covid in France ... but this is not the most worrying figure

 More than a million cases of Covid in France ... but this is not the most worrying figure © Copyright 2020, L'Obs If Spain officially became Wednesday, October 21 the first member of the 'European Union to cross the milestone of one million proven cases of Covid-19, the sixth country in the world, France , unsurprisingly , crossed this threshold this Friday, October 23.

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

About half of all Covid - 19 deaths appear to be happening in care homes in some European countries, according to early figures gathered by UK-based academics who are warning that the Snapshot data from varying official sources shows that in Italy , Spain, France , Ireland and Belgium between 42

In neighboring France, President Emmanuel Macron meets on Tuesday a Defense Council dedicated to Covid-19, then his Prime Minister Jean Castex receives political forces and employers' organizations and unions, before a second defense council also devoted to the epidemic.

"The second wave will probably be stronger than the first" and "many of our fellow citizens have not yet realized what lies ahead", warned Jean-François Delfraissy on Monday, the president of the Scientific Council who guide the government. "We ourselves are surprised by the brutality of what has been happening over the past 10 days."

"We knew that a second wave would arrive. It is there. We have been preparing slowly since the beginning of September. We are there. Ready but already worn out", told AFP an anesthesiologist in the Paris region under on condition of anonymity. "We no longer think about the post-Covid period, but we wonder how we are going to integrate this into our daily lives. We wonder, sometimes, if we still have the courage to be a doctor to face this", he argues .

Faced with the second wave, Delfraissy sounded the alarm: "We are in a critical situation"

 Faced with the second wave, Delfraissy sounded the alarm: © Copyright 2020, L'Obs The coronavirus epidemic reaches a new record in France with 52,010 new cases positive recorded in twenty-four hours , and a continuous increase in the number of patients in intensive care, exceeding 2,500, according to figures from Public Health France. More than a million cases of Covid in France ...

The COVID - 19 pandemic has impacted prisons globally. There have been outbreaks of COVID - 19 reported in prisons and jails around the world, with the housing density and population turnover of many prisons contributing to an increased risk of contracting the virus compared to the general population.

Italy seals off northern region; US authorities say man in his 50s had no obvious contact with infection. Coronavirus live updates: stock markets plunge on global recession fears . Read more. Deaths from coronavirus in France rise from 11 to 19 . French health officials have confirmed 1,126

Curfew in the Czech Republic

The other European countries are on the same trajectory as the Czech Republic, which will impose from Wednesday a curfew from 9 p.m. to 4.59 a.m., until November 3. "We are not seeing the drop we were hoping for in recent days," Health Minister Roman Prymula told reporters, adding that the recent restrictions had "had a negligible effect".

Same trend in Spain, where Catalonia said Monday to think about a possible confinement of the population at home at the weekend. Other Spanish regions have tightened restrictions after the declaration, Sunday, for 15 days, of the state of health emergency. The government of Pedro Sanchez, on the other hand, has ruled out for the moment a home confinement as in the spring.

The restrictive measures have also been extended in Quebec, the Canadian province most affected by the epidemic with more than 100,000 cases and 6,150 deaths (for 217,000 cases and around 10,000 deaths at the federal level).

"Turn the page"

The United States, the most affected country in the world, now deplore 225,689 deaths, and Brazil 157,397.

LIVE. François Bayrou does not want a "generalized reconfinement"

 LIVE. François Bayrou does not want a © Copyright 2020, L'Obs Time to decide for Emmanuel Macron. Faced with the "exponential" worsening of the Covid-19 epidemic, President must decide and announce this Wednesday, October 28 falls to the French unpopular new restrictions which could go as far as the re-containment of the country, however less strict than in the spring.

COVID - 19 e-print. Important: e-prints posted on arXiv are not peer-reviewed by arXiv; they should We provide estimates of the reproduction number and serial interval. The epidemic in Italy started much Aggressive containment strategies are required to control COVID - 19 spread and catastrophic

This article documents the chronology and epidemiology of SARS-CoV-2 in March 2020, the virus which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 ) and is responsible for the COVID - 19 pandemic.

On the move in the key state of Pennsylvania, US President Donald Trump, on the defensive, had to swear Monday that he "had not" capitulated to the virus, after ambiguous remarks from one of his relatives. "We are definitely in the process of turning the page," he continued.

The day before, statements from the White House chief of staff had reinforced the feeling of an administration powerless, even overwhelmed by the situation. "We are not going to control the pandemic, we are going to control the fact that we can have vaccines," Mark Meadows said on CNN.

"We are hungry"

In Nigeria, hundreds of residents of the capital Abuja took part in the looting of a food warehouse intended for poor households affected by the health crisis.

"We are hungry, you must understand," one of the looters told AFP in a desperate voice. "There is plenty of food in this country, but its people are suffering. The government is laughing at us by leaving this food in warehouses."

Pollution and the

virus As scientists around the world embark on a frenzied vaccine race, an international study published Monday in the trade journal Cardiovascular Research reveals that long-term exposure to ambient air pollution could lead to an increased risk of around 15% on average worldwide of dying from Covid-19.

"Air pollution damages the lungs and increases the activity of ACE-2 (a receptor on the surface of cells), which leads to better absorption of the virus", according to Professor Thomas Munzel. The signatories of the study therefore plead for a "transition to a green economy with clean and renewable energy sources".

With AFP

What could a curfew be used for in addition to confinement? .
Matignon said on Tuesday that the establishment of a curfew is being studied for Paris and Ile-de-France © JEANNE ACCORSINI / SIPA Will the reconfigured Paris also be under curfew? fire soon? CORONAVIRUS - Matignon indicated on Tuesday that the establishment of a curfew is under study for Paris and Ile-de-France We were not yet fixed on which product was essential or not to the sale when Gabriel Attal announced on Tuesday morning on BFM a new upcoming curfew applying to Paris, or even to Ile-de

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