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World Europe on alert in the face of a heat wave in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic

19:05  01 august  2020
19:05  01 august  2020 Source:   france24.com

Covid-19: our European neighbors are toughening up their measures

 Covid-19: our European neighbors are toughening up their measures © Reuters Like France, many European countries are toughening up their measures to fight Covid-19. While the WHO has said it is "worried" today about the resurgence of Covid-19 in Europe, France is toughening up its measures to fight the virus. Five days after the start of the obligation to wear a mask in closed places, Jean Castex announced the generalization of tests on arrival at airports. They will be compulsory for travelers coming from 16 countries.

Same pattern in the Netherlands, where local authorities have asked the population to avoid the seaside resort of Zandvoort, near Amsterdam , too busy to allow physical distancing to be respected.

In the UK, where summer weather had so far been disappointing, Brits in southern parts - where temperatures have climbed to as low as 30 ° C, even exceeding 37 ° C in places in London - have rushed to the littoral. Photos of crowded beaches were posted on social media and in the morning passengers lined up to catch trains from London to Brighton, a seaside resort on the South Coast.

The heat wave was short-lived, however, as predicted by the UK Meteorological Service. Temperatures, which have remained temperate in the northern regions, must drop sharply during the weekend in the south of the country, and settle again around a little over 20 ° C.

With AFP

SNCF, RATP, Free, EDF ... how companies cope with heatwaves .
© Pixabay SNCF, RATP, Free, EDF ... how companies cope with heatwaves Companies are teeming with ideas to fight against impact of the heat wave on their business. SNCF, RATP, BTP, Iliad (Free) ... While the heat wave sets in, companies are not remaining inactive or powerless and are working to limit the impact of high heat on their activity. SNCF has activated its plan to cope with periods of extreme heat, which provides for reinforced surveillance of equipment and infrastructure.

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