Covid-19: Strong increase in cases in Europe and especially France

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If New Zealand has managed to get rid of the coronavirus, many countries have faced a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in recent weeks. This is the case in France. After Marseille and Guadeloupe, Paris and its inner suburbs entered the "maximum alert zone" this Monday, October 5, for 15 days, due to the exceeding of three alert thresholds. Since that date, bars, cafes, sports halls and other establishments have been closed.

With the resurgence of the epidemic, new restrictions have been adopted in some major cities. What is the situation with the European neighbors?

However, the capital is not the only city subject to these restrictions. "The situation has deteriorated in several metropolises in recent days," said Health Minister Olivier Véran. During his weekly update on the health situation in France, this Thursday, October 8, he announced new health measures in certain French cities. Lille, Lyon, Saint-Étienne and Grenoble will also enter the "high alert zone" starting this Saturday, October 10. The Health Minister also noted that Dijon and Clermond-Ferrand will move to enhanced alert zones on the same date. In other European countries, restrictions are also increasing.

Covid-19: what are the current sanitary measures in Germany?

"The number of infections is increasing, especially today, on a worrying scale," warned German Health Minister Jens Spahn at a press conference on Thursday (October 8). Faced with this "worrying" jump, the government decided to close most of the stores in Berlin. As for the bars in the city, they will be closed from 11pm to 6pm, from Saturday, October 10 and at least until October 31.

Drastic measures to combat Covid-19 in Spain

In Spain, the government has decided to impose the closure of Madrid and nine neighboring municipalities for two weeks. Madrilenians are no longer allowed to enter or leave their neighborhood, except when necessary. This Thursday, October 8, a Madrid court rejected the containment measures imposed by the Spanish authorities because they "violate the fundamental rights" of the inhabitants.

The use of a mask is mandatory outside of Italy.

Since Wednesday, October 7, Italians have been forced to wear the mask inside and out. Those who do not comply with this rule will be penalized with a fine of up to 1,000 euros. In order to limit the spread of the virus within the country, the state of health emergency has been extended until January 31.

Belgium also announced new measures

Like France, Belgium has also announced the closure of bars and cafes in Brussels and its region. This measure came into effect on Thursday, October 8 and will be in effect until November 8.

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