Covid cases have risen by 2 million in a week in five European countries, prompting new lockdowns – but how does the UK fare?
Covid cases have risen by two million in a week, prompting additional lockdowns in five European countries.
It comes as a research warns that if Covid regulations aren’t tightened further, the continent might face an additional “300,000 fatalities and one million patients in hospitals.”
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine study, which has yet to be peer reviewed, warned that if limits are totally loosened, 280,000 individuals in Germany alone might end up in hospitals.
It comes as Austria goes into lockdown starting Monday after the number of persons infected with Covid increased to 1959 in the last fortnight.
88 people per 100,000.
Meanwhile, seven people were injured when Dutch police opened fire on anti-lockdown rioters protesting the latest government closure.
Hundreds of rioters stormed on Rotterdam’s retail district, torching cars and motorcycles in protest of the city’s three-week partial lockdown.
According to a Reuters analysis, Europe accounted for more than half of the global seven-day average of infections and at least half of the latest 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 “red alert.”
As the weather turns colder and the number of Covid cases rises, we take a look at five countries that are on the verge of more severe lockdowns.
After the country saw a 28 percent increase in new illnesses on Thursday, five Italian governors are threatening a lockdown on the country’s unvaccinated population.
The governor of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in northeastern Italy, Messimiliano Fedriga, said: “Those who have been vaccinated should not be subjected to any future lockdowns. Only those who have not been inoculated 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 is double-jabbed, seven million people refuse to be vaccinated.
In recent weeks, this small group of adamant anti-vaxxers has rocked the city with protests against the government’s Green Pass.
According to Euronews, the government recently passed a new rule allowing transportation employees to detain anyone who exhibits coronavirus symptoms in the middle of a journey.
Italy had 111,085 cases and 810 deaths in the two weeks leading up to October 18, increasing the country’s overall death toll – one of the highest in Europe – to 133,084.
German cases are spiraling out of control in a “dramatic” fourth wave, according to Chancellor Angela Merkel.
With the country’s hospitals on the verge of collapsing, a lockdown might be implemented as soon as December 15.
Merkel retaliated by imposing new restrictions… Brinkwire Brief News.