Covid-19, over six million cases in Europe: more than 18 thousand in France in 24 hours | Bars closed for a month in Brussels

Speranza: “Test for those coming from Belgium, Holland, GB and the Czech Republic” “The numbers of contagion are growing throughout Europe and of course also in Italy. For this reason we have extended the state of emergency to January 31 and introduced the obligation to wear masks even outdoors. I have also signed an ordinance that provides for tests for those arriving from Belgium, Holland, Great Britain and the Czech Republic. Today more than ever the everyone’s contribution to stop the virus“. Health Minister Roberto Speranza writes on Facebook.

France New coronavirus cases spike in 24 hours in France, 18.746, with a positivity rate further increased, to 9.1%. The number of victims also increased by 80, for a total since the beginning of the epidemic of 32,445 among hospitals, rest homes and institutions for the disabled.

Macron: “Towards other restrictions” “The epidemic continues to grow. In some territories we have been able to curb things, but the virus circulates faster. And in places where it circulates too fast, in particular, among adults and where there are too many beds occupied in hospitals , then we will have to go towards more restrictions. ” Thus the French president Emmanuel Macron. “We are not and we will not be in a normal time” in the next mimesis, underlines Macron, insisting, among other things, on the need to “empower citizens”.

Great Britain – Meanwhile, in Great Britain there was a slight decline compared to the previous day, but the data continues to cause concern. I’m 14,162 people infected compared to the previous 24 hours e 70 dead. The total thus reaches 544,275 people infected and 42,515 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

Belgium – Meanwhile throughout the territory of the Brussels region, the city authorities have ordered the closure of bars and cafes for a month to stem the spread of the virus. The consumption of alcohol in public spaces is also prohibited in the 19 municipalities. This was explained by a spokesman for the regional executive. The restaurants, however, may remain open. The Belgian government has also imposed the closing of bars and cafes at 11pm across the country from Friday.

Spain – Another country struggling with the second wave is Spain, which registered 10,491 infections and 76 deaths more than the previous day. Small decline in Madrid, where 2,853 new cases were recorded compared to 5,187 the previous day.

Germany – Peak of infections in Germany, where they have been 2,898 infected in the last 24 hours. It is the highest number since Friday’s peak, when 2,673 were recorded. The number of patients in intensive care is also growing: 499, about 100 more than last week. Sixteen deaths more than the previous day. Since the beginning of the pandemic, over 306 thousand infected have been recorded, while 9,562 have died.

India – Impressive numbers in India, where in the last 24 hours they have registered well 72,049 infections and 986 deaths. In total, 6.76 million are infected and 104,555 have died.

Brazil – Brazil has signed the highest figure for almost a month: 41,906 cases of infection from Covid-19 more than the previous day. According to the Johns Hopkins University database, there are 4,969,141 confirmed cases in total.


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