In Germany, the alarm has returned after a surge in new infections that had not occurred in five months. And more and more countries, starting with the UK, hit by the second consecutive peak of new infections, are facing new and drastic restrictions on mobility to stave off the devastating effects of the first wave of the pandemic
Autumn has not yet started, but the coronavirus has already raised its head in large parts of Europe (LIVE UPDATES ̵
1; THE SPECIAL – THE GRAPHICS). Now the alarm has returned in Germany too, after an increase in new infections that had not occurred for 5 months. And more and more countries, starting with the UK, hit by the second consecutive peak of new infections, are facing new and drastic restrictions on mobility to stave off the devastating effects of the first wave of the pandemic. In France, the numbers are still alarming. 13,498 new infections were registered in the past 24 hours, public health reported in the evening. For the second year in a row the 13,000 case threshold was exceeded, almost 300 more than in the previous budget. 58 new outbreaks were reported.
The alarm in Germany
Coronavirus, countries with more cases in 24 hours. Spain and France: boom infections
Germany is the fourth largest European country after France, Spain and Great Britain with the prospect of a very complicated cold season. In the past 24 hours, Robert Koch’s epidemiological monitoring institute has registered almost 2,300 new infections, the highest number since April 24. However, the data needs to be contextualized as the country is running twice as many tests compared to this period. In two of the largest states, North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria, the alert is high. If we add those from Italy, which has seen an increase in deaths and intensive care, to these data, it is easy to predict that the whole of Europe will need to prepare well to avoid another collapse of its health systems. Even at the expense of lock recovery, maybe purposefully.
The new locks in the UK
Coronavirus Uk, new restrictions affect 15 million people
The subject is no longer taboo in the UK as 15 million people will be detained locally as of Tuesday 22nd September. Provided the situation does not deteriorate further – the second record in a row with over 4,400 new infections in the last 24 hours – and the blockade returns to the national level. Boris Johnson, who has now resigned himself to an “inevitable second wave”, will spend the weekend with the thankless task of continuing to evaluate closely. Like banning meetings between different families and shortening pub hours. A return to the past, however, seems to anger some of the population, as evidenced by the anti-lockdown protest in central London with moments of tension between protesters and police.
The measures in Spain
Coronavirus Europe, the countries with the highest number of new cases per million inhabitants
Draconic measures will take place in Spain next week. Over 850,000 people are imprisoned in 37 health districts in the Madrid region. This is the area of the country where Covid-19 has returned with the greatest strength. Residents can only leave their area to go to work, school, or health care. Social gatherings will be limited to six people, public parks will be closed, and commercial activities will have to lower the shutters until 10 p.m. The local police, assisted by the Guardia Civil if necessary, will be responsible for carrying out checks to enforce the rules.
Lots of restrictions across Europe
Coronavirus, countries with more cases within 24 hours: affects Spain and France
In France, which has been badly hit by the second wave, the regions of Paris and the south are most at risk. In the capital, the health authorities have launched an appeal to avoid meetings with more than 10 people. On the Côte d’Azur in Nice, aperitifs on the beach are prohibited after 8 p.m. The restrictions on social life, especially in the area of nightlife, multiply: From Ireland to Denmark to Iceland, clubs are closed during the week. End or they will adhere to stricter times. In Greece, in the Athens region, cinemas and concert halls are closing.