Curfew descends to Paris in fear of virus surge

Curfew will be imposed in Paris and other major French cities as the second wave of coronavirus surges in Europe and the United Kingdom.

France imposes a curfew on nearly one-third of the country’s 67 million people to tackle the resurrected coronavirus, but no new national blockade is envisioned, President Emmanuel Macron said. Says.

Macron has announced a curfew. The curfew will come into effect from Saturday, 9 pm to 6 am, shortly after the government issues a new state of emergency.

The president said curfew would be imposed in the big regions of Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, Montpellier, and five other cities.

“We have to react,” Macron said in a television interview.

Macron said France had not lost control of the virus, but added that “we are in a worrying situation.”

France reported 22,591 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. This was the third time in six days, and the daily aggregate exceeded the 20,000 threshold.

The virus has killed more than 32,000 people in France.

A state of emergency gives authorities greater power to impose new restrictions.

The Italian coronavirus crisis has reached a new level as daily infections have risen to 7332, the highest number since the start of the pandemic.

The previous daily record was 6557, which was recorded on March 21st.

When Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte visited Capri, he told reporters, “Obviously, we are in a situation where we have to worry and respect all (virus containment) rules. “.

Over the past two weeks, daily infections have skyrocketed from less than 2000 in late September to more than 5900 on Tuesday.

Italy currently reports a total of 372,799 infections.

According to the Civil Protection Agency, the overall death toll has increased by 43 to 36,289.

To address this increase, the government has taken a number of new steps, including mandatory outdoor face masks, banning parties, and closing bars and restaurants.

Northern Ireland has announced the UK’s strictest COVID-19 restrictions since June, closing schools for two weeks and restaurants for four weeks, leading Ireland to tighten restrictions on bordering counties.

Northern Ireland’s British territory has become one of Europe’s largest COVID-19 hotspots in recent weeks.

The health minister explained last Friday that the situation would get worse hour by hour.

The Ministry of Health reported a record amount of daily cases on Wednesday, with 1217 new infections, bringing the number of cases per 100,000 people to 356 over the past seven days.

Four more dead were announced.

“We haven’t downplayed this measure … we need to reduce the COVID infection rate, or we’ll soon be in a very difficult situation,” Prime Minister Arlene Foster told the local council.

The closure will affect the entire hospitality sector, excluding take-out and delivery services, doubling the length of school breaks in October from one to two weeks.

This measure will keep retailers open, but close “closed contact services” such as beauticians and beauticians.

People are advised to avoid unnecessary trips and work from home, but colleges are urged to teach as far away as possible.

Overall, the UK has reported a record number of daily infections and the highest number of deaths since early summer.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced a new gradual restriction system in England on Monday to bring Liverpool and the surrounding Merseyside region to the highest level.

-Use AAP

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