Countries battle rising virus cases, as WHO sees ‘exponential’ rise

25 Octobre, 2020, 05:22 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • The coronavirus disease ourtbreak continues in France

After reaching a peak of 32,292 on April 14, when France was in the midst of one of Europe's strictest lockdowns, COVID-19 hospitalisations fell to a 4,530 low on August 29.

The extension means that 46 million of France's 67 million people will be under curfews that prohibit them from being out and about during those hours except for limited reasons, such as walking a dog, travelling to and from work and catching a train or flight.

The World Health Organisation had earlier warned of an "exponential" rise in infections threatening health systems' ability to cope.

But residents exhausted of social isolation and economic hardship opposed the new restrictions, including overnight clashes. ItalyThe city of Naples was hit hard by police and hundreds of protesters.

Challenger Joe Biden matched Trump's vow to make a vaccine available for free to all "whether or not you're insured" and charged that Trump has "given up" on controlling the outbreak.

The average number of COVID-19 deaths reported each day in France has been increasing for 10 days straight, according to Reuters analysis.

He spoke the day after France published a record 41,622 daily tally of new COVID-19 infections, bringing the country just shy, at 999,043, of a million cases.

And after Germany recorded its 10,000th coronavirus death, Chancellor Angela Merkel said: "The order of the day is to reduce contacts, (and) to meet as few people as possible".

"Too many countries are seeing an exponential increase in COVID-19 cases and that is now leading to hospitals and intensive care units running close to or above capacity - and we're still only in October", WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual press conference.

Duda, 48, said in a tweet that he had tested positive but "felt fine" and was still on the job.

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"We urge leaders to take immediate action to prevent further unnecessary deaths".

That message was echoed by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), whose director Andrea Ammon warned of a "highly concerning epidemiological situation".

Denmark, for its part, announced the strengthening of measures restricting gatherings and expanding the wearing of the muzzle, effective Monday.

The country is reeling from its worst post-war recession after a gruelling two-month national lockdown prompted by one of Europe's worst outbreaks, and authorities have been reluctant to renew drastic quarantine restrictions.

Wells It went into full lockdown Friday evening, a day later Ireland Close while Poland The nationwide "red zone" has adopted the closure of imposing partial closures of primary schools and restaurants.

Only Sweden, which famously refused to lock down earlier this year, continued to stick to its guns despite a rise in cases.

France, set to pass 1 million cases later on Friday after posting a record daily total of more than 41,000 a day earlier, has been one of the countries hardest hit in the second wave and has imposed curfews across much of the nation.

Belgium It experienced one of the most deadly outbreaks per capita in Europe and found itself experiencing some of the highest rates of second wave infection in Europe. We're bitter, ' said Benoit Misset, head of the intensive care unit at the University Hospital in the city of Liege, where several of his staff are having to work despite being positive - if asymptomatic - themselves.

Meanwhile, work has continued on the global quest to find a vaccine, with clinical trials for one candidate by AstraZeneca and Oxford University resuming in the United States on Friday, six weeks after a test subject became ill.

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