Covid cases have risen by 2MILLION in a week, prompting new lockdowns in five European countries – but how does the UK fare?
Covid cases have risen by two million in a week, prompting new lockdowns in five European countries.
It comes after a report warned that if Covid restrictions aren’t tightened further, the continent could face an additional “300,000 deaths and one million people in hospitals.”
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine study, which has yet to be peer reviewed, warned that if restrictions are completely lifted, 280,000 people in Germany alone could end up in hospitals.
It comes as Austria enters a state of emergency starting Monday after the number of people infected with Covid increased to 1959.88 per 100,000 in the previous two weeks.
Meanwhile, seven people were injured when Dutch police opened fire on anti-lockdown rioters protesting the latest government shutdown.
Hundreds of rioters descended on Rotterdam’s shopping district, torching cars and motorcycles in a show of defiance to the city’s latest three-week partial lockdown.
According to a Reuters tally, Europe was responsible for more than half of the global seven-day average of infections and at least half of the most recent Covid deaths.
According to the World Health Organization, it was the only region in the world where Covid-related deaths rose last week, prompting Belgium’s Prime Minister to declare the continent “on red alert.”
We look at five countries on the verge of more severe lockdowns as the weather turns colder and Covid cases rise.
After the country saw a 28 percent increase in new infections on Thursday, five Italian governors are threatening a lockdown on the unvaccinated population.
“Any future new lockdowns should not have to be suffered by those who are vaccinated,” said Messimiliano Fedriga, governor of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in Italy’s northeast.
Only those who have not been immunized should be subject to restrictions.”
Similar measures have been promised by the governors of Tuscany, Calabria, Liguria, and Piedmont.
Despite the fact that 84 percent of Italy’s population has been vaccinated, seven million people have refused to be vaccinated.
In recent weeks, this small group of anti-vaxxers has rocked the capital with protests against the government’s Green Pass program.
According to Euronews, the country recently passed a new law allowing transportation staff to detain anyone who exhibits coronavirus symptoms in the middle of a journey.
Italy recorded 111,085 cases and 810 deaths in the two weeks leading up to October 18, bringing the country’s overall death toll – one of the highest in Europe – to 133,084.
Germany is experiencing a “dramatic” fourth wave, according to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
With the country’s hospitals on the verge of collapsing, a lockdown could be imposed soon, lasting until December…
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