A Covid-19 affected person in intensive care at Robert Boulin hospital in Libourne, in southwest France, November 6, 2020 (AFP / Philippe LOPEZ)
After Eire, France and England, round Greece and sure areas of Italy: containment is spreading in Europe to cease the Covid-19 epidemic which can also be exploding in the USA, the place a brand new document of greater than 127,000 contaminations in 24 hours was recorded.
In keeping with a depend made by AFP from official sources, the pandemic has killed greater than 300,000 individuals on the European continent, for greater than twelve million infections. It’s the second most bereaved space on the planet, behind Latin America and the Caribbean (almost 410,000 deaths).
From Saturday, the Greeks should present white paw to depart their house: for every exit, will probably be vital to point by SMS the explanation and the time, and to attend for the inexperienced mild of the authorities, additionally by SMS.
Site visitors was heavy in Athens on Friday, the place residents have been dashing to make their final purchases or have their hair reduce at stormed hairdressers.
Duvets and pillows, specifically, have been promoting like scorching muffins. “Persons are on the lookout for psychological consolation and wish to purchase one thing to make their house extra comfy, now that they will spend a lot time there,” says Olympia Kapelaki, who works in a bedding retailer.
The confinement, which is anticipated to final three weeks – maybe extra – will spare supermarkets, grocery shops, gasoline stations, dry cleaners and pet shops. However, as in France, bookstores should decrease the curtain.
Within the heart of Athens on the eve of the beginning of confinement, November 6, 2020 (AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI)
In Poland, a brand new set of restrictions come into pressure on Saturday: closing cinemas, theaters and different cultural establishments and most retailers in buying malls, in addition to a whole swap to distance training. Smaller shops will solely be capable to accommodate one buyer per 10m2 of floor space, and shops over 150 m2 will accommodate one buyer per 15 m2.
The Covid-19 has killed at the very least 1,235,148 worldwide and formally contaminated greater than 48.7 million individuals for the reason that begin of the pandemic, based on a depend carried out by AFP on Friday from official sources.
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Confronted with this second wave, a nationwide curfew from 10 p.m. to five a.m. entered into pressure in Italy on Friday till December three. As in Greece, excessive faculties are switching to distance studying, and museums are closed, as are buying facilities on weekends.
Variety of deaths from Covid-19 in 52 European international locations, based on an AFP depend from official reviews offered by the authorities, Friday, November 6 at 7:00 p.m. GMT (AFP /)
New “crimson zones” – Lombardy, Piedmont, Valle d’Aosta and Calabria – have been declared “at excessive danger” and 16 million Italians are returning to confinement, lighter nonetheless than final spring.
Within the Lombard metropolis of Bergamo, a disparate procession of a number of hundred individuals – eating places, merchants, far-right activists – demonstrated towards this measure with the cry of “Freedom” and with smoke bombs within the evening in entrance of the home of the mayor.
“There may be extra weariness and distrust” in relation to the confinement of March, famous the town councilor, Giorgio Gori, on Fb.
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In France, reconfigured since October 30, the variety of new instances of Covid-19 has crossed the 60,000 mark prior to now 24 hours and the entire loss of life toll for the reason that begin of the epidemic is approaching 40,000, a let know Friday Public Well being France.
Demonstration towards the closure of small companies in Toulouse, within the south of France, on November 6, 2020 (AFP / Lionel BONAVENTURE)
China is now blocking the arrival of international vacationers from France and a dozen different nations very affected by Covid-19, to be able to keep away from any resurgence of the epidemic on its soil.
England has additionally been confined since Thursday: non-essential companies needed to shut, and eating places, pubs and cafes can solely supply deliveries or take-out gross sales. The faculties, they continue to be open.
In Liverpool, the authorities launched a large screening program on Friday, seeing on this pilot check a potential means out of confinement. “Do it for your self, your loved ones, your colleagues and your metropolis,” inspired the vastly in style soccer supervisor Jürgen Klopp.
The epidemic can also be racing in the USA, by far essentially the most bereaved nation on the planet with 236,025 deaths from the coronavirus. A complete of 127,021 new constructive Covid-19 instances in 24 hours have been recognized on Friday, the third day by day document in a row, based on Johns Hopkins College.
An empty buying heart in Manchester, England on November 6, 2020 (AFP / Oli SCARFF)
Confronted with the development of the pandemic, a handful of nations are betting on the Russian vaccine Sputnik V, which Moscow had introduced the launch in early August.
That is the case of Argentina, whose President Alberto Fernandez introduced on Friday that he was near an settlement with Russia to acquire sufficient doses to vaccinate 10 of the nation’s 44 million inhabitants from the tip of 2020.
Hungary will begin importing in December, for medical trials, “small portions of vaccines” originating in Russia, introduced the Minister of Overseas Affairs.
Russia submitted to the World Well being Group (WHO) on the finish of October a request for prequalification of the Sputnik V vaccine, which was seen with skepticism all over the world, specifically as a result of it had not reached the ultimate part of trials on the time of the announcement of its launch.