Record numbers of coronary infections have been recorded in more than twenty European countries in recent days.
On Wednesday, Spain became the first country in Europe to have detected more than a million corona infections. On Thursday, records also broke in Germany, for example, which has previously been considered a model country for coronary care.
Some countries have embarked on restrictive measures reminiscent of the interest rate spring. Iltalehti gathered the situation in different countries for this story.
A spring-like crown closure for Ireland and the Czech Republic
EU country Ireland is the first country in Europe to be subjected to a comprehensive interest rate cut in the spring. The closure took effect on the night between Wednesday and Thursday.
A full interest rate embargo also came into force in the Czech Republic on Thursday. The restrictions on society are the same as in the spring corona lock. Prime Minister of the country Andrej Babis had repeatedly said in the past that there would be no return to the interest rate lock.
Babis apologized for the huge impact of the restrictions on the daily lives of the country’s residents.
– I apologize for the fact that I have in the past rejected any chance of this. I couldn’t imagine that could happen, Babis told the news agency APaccording to.
Back in June, the Czech Republic celebrated a “victory over the korona”. In the fall, however, infections have picked up at an accelerating pace. The corona closure restricts the movement of people and most shops close.
In Ireland, five million residents were ordered to stay at home for the next six weeks. All non-essential stores are closed. He tells about it BBC.
People are only allowed to travel five miles from their homes. There is a penalty for violating the ban. You are only allowed to travel for work or other necessary reasons.
Bars and restaurants are only allowed to sell food for take-away. Other people’s homes are not allowed to visit. Schools and kindergartens will remain open.
In Ireland, infections have grown at an accelerating pace in the spring. The first wave in the spring also hit Ireland, and at least the spring infection records have not yet broken.
In the Netherlands, a partial closure
In the Netherlands, the country’s government imposed a partial rate cut on 13 October. The country also changed the line on the use of face masks and is working to make their use mandatory in public spaces. He tells about it Politico.
Prior to that, the country had seen one of the worst infectious developments in Europe. Compared to spring, there have been infections very sharp rise from September.
In addition to infections, the number of people hospitalized and coronary deaths are also on the rise.
All restaurants and bars were ordered to close for the time being. The sale of alcohol ends at 8 pm and people are allowed to meet a group of up to four people, whether it is a meeting outdoors or indoors.
Adult sports have been suspended and all major events such as concerts and festivals have been canceled.
The situation will be reassessed next week. On Wednesday, a new record was set for infections, 8,743 infections.
In Britain difficult
In Wales, the United Kingdom, a comprehensive two-week interest rate cut will be introduced on Friday. The aim is to stop the progression of infections by intervening with a fierce hand.
On Tuesday, 962 coronary infections and 14 new deaths had been detected in Wales during the day. He tells about it BBC.
People should stay at home and bars, restaurants and non-essential shops will be closed.
In Northern Ireland, bars and restaurants closed as early as Friday last week, he says BBC.
In England, the strictest restrictions currently apply to the City of Liverpool and the Lancanshire area of the North of England. Bars that also do not sell food are closed.
On Friday, the same restrictions will take effect in the Manchester area, where local leaders have accused the British prime minister Boris Johnsonia too little financial support. He tells about it BBC.
In Italy, France and Belgium, curfews
In France, a night curfew was imposed last week on Paris and eight other cities. President of France Emmanuel Macron said restaurants should close at 9pm and people should be at home by this time.
Friday was followed by Belgium, which declared all bars and restaurants closed and introduced a night curfew. According to the country’s health authorities, hospital intensive care units are in danger of running out. He tells about it Reuters.
In France, the order was made under the Emergency Law. France is considering whether the duration of the emergency law should be extended to February 2021, he says Sky News.
The curfew came into effect on Saturday last week, and on Wednesday it was extended to two other cities: Dijon and Clermont.
In Paris, hospitals are on emergency alert because nearly half of intensive care patients are coronary patients.
In Italy, a similar night curfew is coming into force in the Lombardy region, where the first wave of the corona was at its most serious. The curfew will take effect from Thursday from 11 to 5 p.m.
Similar bans will come into force in other areas of Italy. It tells about this, among other things The Republic.
More than a million infections in Spain
On Wednesday, Spain became the first European country to have detected more than a million corona infections.
Elsewhere in the world, more than one million infections are in the United States (8.5 million), India (7.7 million), Brazil (5.3 million), Russia (1.4 million) and Argentina (one million). The data is clear Worldometersin service.
In France, one million infections are not very far away. There are almost 960,000 of them.
On Wednesday, infections were set in 20 European countries, he says Sky News.
At the top is Britain, where up to 26,688 new infections were detected during the day. This is followed by Italy (more than 15,000 infections), the Czech Republic (almost 12,000 infections) and Poland (more than 10,000 infections).
The highest pandemic figures to date were also seen in Ukraine, Switzerland, Romania, Slovakia, Armenia, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Greece, Belarus, northern Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania and Latvia.
In Germany, Merkel’s warning about Christmas
In Germany, 11,287 infections were diagnosed in one day. This is the highest reading since the beginning of the pandemic and a high spike from the previous day. Last Friday, 7,830 infections were recorded, the second highest number to date.
In Germany, large events are banned and regional restrictions are imposed. In Berlin, for example, it is mandatory to wear a face mask on certain busier streets.
Chancellor Angela Merkel asked people to stay at home and reduce social contacts.
“What will come of winter and Christmas will be decided in the coming days and weeks,” Merkel warned.
During the first wave, Germany managed to curb the progress of the epidemic better, but now in the fall, infection records have been broken several times already.
There are a total of more than 380,000 infections, and 9,875 people have died as a result of coronary infection.