A second wave of coronovirus has swept through Europe, steadily promising, which has reported more than 12 million cases and 300,000 deaths as Italy’s Swats returned to lockdown and the UK city of Liverpool underwent extensive testing in town Friday.
According to data from AFP health officials Tally, it has become the new epicenter of the epidemic in Europe since the Kovid-19 virus was first killed and a total of 300,688 deaths.
Two-thirds of these deaths have been reported in the UK, Italy, France, Spain and Russia.
As countries rushed to stop and curb their peak cases, they imposed new lockdowns despite signs of growing unrest, shutting down many Italian territories and facing new orders for Greeks to stay at home from Saturday. Was lying.
According to Johns Hopkins University, the United States is also struggling to contain the epidemic, recording more than 1,200 deaths and more than 120,000 infections between Wednesday and Thursday evening.
The numbers came in the form of US President Donald Trump, who survived a war with Kovid-19 in October and insists the virus will “go away,” with Tuesday’s presidential election vote counting. his political life. Were fighting for
“The disease of saying the same things”
In Italy, a lockout was ordered for wealthy Lombardy, the other regions of northern Piedmont and Val Deosta, as well as Calabria, a region in the south.
Earlier this year, the epicenter of Italy’s coronavirus crisis – Giorgio Gori, the mayor of the northern city of Bergamo – said there was “more fatigue and more mistrust all around” during the first lockout, after which people protested outside his home.
Massimo Gali, head of the infectious disease department at Milan’s famed Luigi Saco hospital, told reporters he was “concerned” about the situation and has been since the end of Italy’s first lockdown in May.
“I have always confirmed that you have to be on high alert to avoid a return to problems,” said Galli.
“I’m tired of saying the same things, like a screaming voice in the desert without recognition.
Governments are trying to find alternatives to a complete foreclosure that is hammering the economy.
In England, which has also closed its doors, the north-west city of Liverpool launched the first city-wide coronavi testing program on Friday.
All 500,000 residents will be offered a repeat grade, even asymptomatic, as part of a pilot program that can be rolled out nationwide if successful.
Liverpool football team manager Jurgen Klopp said: “This is a big step in saving our loved ones, our friends, our colleagues, everyone. I really hope that as many people as possible will benefit from it. ”
Denmark has meanwhile defended the strict measures imposed in the north-west of the country, as a mutated version of the new coronavirus associated with mink farms has been found in humans.
Copenhagen has warned that the mutation could compromise the effectiveness of all future vaccines and ordered the culling of all the country’s mink, estimated at 17 million.
Foreign Minister Jeppé Kofod said: “These are timely and necessary steps in the midst of ‘worrying’ development.
Last minute haircuts
Meanwhile, Greece’s second nationwide shutdown has eased the desire for teachers by shutting down high schools and universities.
Theodoros Tsolos, president of the Secondary Teachers Association, said many high school students had already fallen behind in the first wave.
He added that the second lockdown could make the disparities even worse, as some students do not have WiFi or their own laptops, or are used by parents for telecommunications.
“These are issues the government should have framed over the summer, but instead acted like everything was under control.”
People ran for a haircut before closing on Saturday, although barbers and nail salons are allowed to open for two more days.
Athens hairdresser Apostolos Gelbas said he struggles to take the time to serve all of his clients.
“It seems like this is one of the main things people missed in the first group.”
The coronovirus has also mercilessly killed Switzerland, and particularly in its French-speaking region where hospitals are increasingly overwhelmed.
In a small hospital, patients with severe Kovid-19 infection filled the 10 side beds.
“This morning, I was told to take another patient… so I had to move the most stable patient, I had to go to another hospital to make room”, La-Chaux-de- Fands of the ICU Said the chief physician Hervé Zander. , Told AFP.
The epidemic killed at least 1,235,000 people in China at the end of last year, while more than 48.7 have confirmed infections.
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