Europe has a headache because of the second wave of Covid-19 2

Europe has a headache because of the second wave of Covid-19 2

The second wave of Covid-19 continues to attack Europe as the number of new nCoV infections has not tended to decrease.

Globally, there have been 50,709,834 infections and 1,261,630 deaths due to nCoV, while 35,770,996 people have recovered, according to statistics from the real-time data update site Worldometers.

Europe is the world’s Covid-19 epicenter, recording 12,145,825 infections and 217,518 deaths due to nCoV.

A medical worker specializes in handling Covid-19 cases in Belgium.

France recorded an additional 38,619 cases of infection and 270 deaths, bringing infections and deaths to 1,787,324 and 40,439 respectively.

Factories, farms and some public services will continue to operate to limit economic damage.

One in five people tested tested positive, up from one in 20 in early September. The number of people tested for Covid-19 has increased exponentially in the past few weeks.

Spain is still recording 1,388,411 cases of infection and 38,833 deaths.

The Spanish National Assembly on October 29 passed a decision to extend the state of emergency for another 6 months, the government of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez previously only declared a state of emergency until November 9.

The extension of restrictive measures has caused people across Spain to take to the streets to protest, many of which have turned violent.

Germany reported a total of 672,507 infections and 11,505 deaths, an increase of 14,026 and 70 respectively from a day earlier.

Prime Minister Angela Merkel ordered light restrictions from November 2 to November 30.

Bars, cafes, restaurants, theaters and cinemas must close.

The UK reported an additional 20,572 cases and 156 deaths, bringing cases and deaths to 1,192,013 and 49,044 respectively.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on October 31 announced the re-imposition of a nationwide blockade in the context of the number of nCoV infections exceeding one million and the risk of the health system collapsing.

This is one of the strictest restrictions since World War II, in which people are required to stay at home and only go out for certain reasons such as going to school, going to work, and shopping for essential necessities.

Essential shops and schools remain open.

Infections in the US, the world’s largest epidemic area, also increased sharply again.

US President-elect Joe Biden said Covid-19 will be his top concern.

This group will be led by former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, former US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) commissioner David Kessler and Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith from Yale University.

India, the second largest epidemic area in the world, reported an additional 46,661 cases of infection and 491 deaths, bringing the total number of people infected and dead from Covid-19 to 8,553,864 and 126,653 respectively.

The pandemic has spread widely across the country of 1.3 billion people, from major cities such as the capital New Delhi and the financial center Mumbai, to rural areas and other localities.

Brazil, the third largest epidemic area in the world, recorded 111 more deaths from nCoV, bringing the total number of deaths to 162,397.

Statistics show that Brazil’s nCoV data is on the decline after skyrocketing in the middle of the year.

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said handling the pandemic would be easier and less expensive if it invested in drugs instead of vaccines, and continued to promote the anti-malaria drug chloroquine, despite evidence showing it is not effective.

Russia recorded 286 more deaths, bringing the total number of deaths to 30,537, while the number of infections increased by 20,498, to 1,774,334.

Russian officials also advised local authorities to ban entertainment activities, including restaurants and bars, from 11pm to 6am the next morning, as well as increase physical distancing on public transport and taxis.

South Africa, the 12th largest epidemic region in the world and the country most heavily affected by the pandemic in Africa, recorded 737,278 cases of infection and 19,809 deaths, an increase of 1,372 and 20 cases respectively.

Africa’s most developed economy began easing restrictions to the lowest level in September, after the rate of new infections decreased, and opened its borders to international passengers from early October after a prolonged ban.

Iran, the largest epidemic region in the Middle East, reported 38,291 deaths, an increase of 459, out of a total of 682,486 cases, an increase of 9,236.

The Iranian government on October 31 said it would order travel restrictions to cities most seriously affected by Covid-19.

In Southeast Asia, Indonesia is the largest epidemic area in the region with 437,716 cases, an increase of 3,880 compared to the previous day, of which 14,614 people died, an increase of 74 cases.

Jakarta began imposing restrictions to prevent nCoV in early April and gradually relaxed them in June. However, the number of new infections in the capital skyrocketed a few weeks later.

The Philippines reported 396,395 cases of infection and 7,539 deaths, an increase of 2,442 and 54 cases respectively.

President Rodrigo Duterte said on October 29 that he supports the Covid-19 vaccine purchase agreement between the two governments to prevent the risk of corruption, emphasizing that Manila will not beg for access to vaccines from other countries but will pay.

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