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Millions of people across Europe faced more restrictions on their movement as they prepared in Italy. The new measures and London and Paris implemented strict traction, in a desperate effort to investigate the increase in cases of coronovirus.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte closes at 10 pm, to ban some sports activities and to change hours for high schools, according to officials in his government, who ask not to be identified in line with his policy. And can order restaurants. He is set to announce his plans on Sunday night. The country reported a record 11,705 new cases on Sunday, up from 10,000 marking the third day’s cases.
Switzerland will require masks in public Simon locations on Monday, prohibiting the gathering of more than 15 people, President Simmeta Sommogug said. In London, people banned mingling with other people in the home, while in Paris and eight other French cities, residents are imprisoned in the home for four weeks between 9am and 6pm.
Belgium has the highest number of cases per capita in Europe except the Czech Republic, with the government announcing plans for new sanctions across the country from Monday. Ireland is set to approve strict measures on Monday.
With the exception of Belgium, Europe’s leaders have mostly targeted local sanctions to anti-urban hot spots, which earlier this year turned out to be some of the worst recessions in living memory since the widespread lockdown. But during this winter in the region, when people will be unable to spend as much time as possible and transmission rates are likely to rise, somehow getting back to normalcy somehow stops.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in a video message on social media urging Austrians to stop social contact and follow health measures to avoid a second lockdown.
“If we all do without private celebrations, large ceremonies, parties, we can slow down the spread and keep open schools, the economy and large parts of social life,” Kuraj said.
Increased restrictions came when new cases were reported across Europe. The UK reported around 17,000 new cases on Sunday and has added over 100,000 infections in the past week. France recorded a record 32,427 infections on Saturday.
Italy’s alliance is divided by new sanctions. Some people in the government are demanding stricter rules, while Conte insists that now its outbreak is very different from that of the country earlier this year, so the measures should reflect the current situation, Italian media including Il Corriere della Serra told. Regional leaders are meeting with some ministers on Sunday and are trying to agree on new rules, which Conte will announce later.
Officials in the Lombardy region, including Milan’s financial capital, had already begun closing bars and restaurants at midnight on Friday, suspended gaming, and prohibited establishments from serving alcohol after 6pm went. Sanctions for high schools and sporting events were also announced.
A spokesman said German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier entered into quarantine on Saturday after testing a bodyguard for the virus. Stengier has tested negative twice since confirming bodyguard infection.
In Belgium, Prime Minister Alexander de Crew said curfew and prohibition of liquor sales and ceremonies would take effect on Mondays for four weeks, with hospitality restrictions, until 5pm at midnight. Wherever possible, working from home will be mandatory. Bars were closed last week in Brussels.
“By many measures, the numbers were poor in March or April,” De Crowe said during a news conference. “And I don’t bring any good message: those numbers are likely to increase in the coming days.”
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The Belgian experience shows that leaders, including Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron, are increasing their chances nationally, making every effort to keep their economies running.
Ireland’s cabinet is set to approve the new measures on Monday, as health officials have recommended moving the entire country to a level 5 lockdown, the tightest shutdown as seen in April. Although the government may reduce the return to near-total lockdown, among possible measures in the game ending For non-essential stores, shuttering of all bars and limits on the distance that people can travel from home.
In Spain, bars and restaurants in the Catalonia region around Barcelona have closed, while in Austria, Kurz is attempting to tell the channel what it showed to “team spirit” citizens during the first wave of transition in the spring. The government has decided to hold a meeting on Monday with the country’s nine provinces to decide how to reduce social interaction following the country’s record increase in new cases on Saturday.
“The second wave is here,” said Swiss Interior Minister Alain Berset. “It came sooner than expected, but we’re ready for it.”
– With the help of Rodrigo Orihuela, Tommaso Eberd, Dara Doyle, Karin Matusek and Boris Grendahl
(Updates with new Italian numbers in the second paragraph and numbers in the UK)