The political class of Europe is also among those affected. Polish President Andrzej Duda tested positive for Kovid-19 on Friday, according to a Saturday tweet by President Minister Blaise Spiechalski. Duda was diagnosed on Friday after 13,632 new cases were reported in the country, the highest daily tally since the epidemic. This case was 50% higher than Monday’s 7,482 cases.
“The second wave has hit the whole of Europe equally,” Mateusz Morwiki said on Friday.
According to CNN’s analysis, according to the latest moving average from Johns Hopkins University, there are five countries with a worldwide rate of infection throughout Europe.
The countries most affected are the Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland and France.
French President Emmanuel Macron warned on Friday that his country needs to live with the virus the longest.
“When I listen to the scientists and the Scientific Council, we expect [living with the virus] All the best until next summer, ”Macron said, during a visit to a health center.
Macron said his government aimed to impose new coronovirus restrictions in a targeted manner.
According to the French Health Agency, France recorded 42,032 new cases in 24 hours on the same day. About 46 million people in the country are subject to a night-time coronavirus curfew in France.
The picture in neighboring Spain is less dramatic, but the country’s daily average remains high, remaining at 299 per million on 19 October.
Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, during a speech on Friday, requested the public to limit their mobility and help fight the second wave.
“The next few weeks, months will be tough, very difficult,” said Sanchez, while Spain has officially registered more than 1 million cases, estimating the actual number to be over 3 million.
Castilla and the Spanish regions of Leon and Valencia have announced that they plan to impose a night curfew in the coming days. The Andalusia region has requested a curfew for the city of Grenada.
Political scandal in the Czech Republic
A daily case record was also established in the Czech Republic that crossed 15,000 new cases in the first 24 hours since the onset of the epidemic. The number of deaths in the country increased from 126 to a total of 1,971. According to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), this country is the most affected country in Europe.
Meanwhile, the country’s health minister Roman Primula has created a political furore after being photographed after leaving a restaurant in Prague late on Wednesday night.
Restaurants in the Czech Republic have been closed for sit-down service since Wednesday, October 14, so the minister’s action was in violation of the rules.
Primula said on Friday that he knew the owner of the restaurant, who allowed him to sit in a private lounge.
He has refused to resign despite pressure from the Prime Minister of the country to do so. Prime Minister Russian Babis previously said that if he did not resign, he would fire Primula.
The European Union has sent 30 ventilators to the Czech Republic as authorities act to control the second wave.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday, “Czechia is going through a difficult time. The number of coronovirus cases is increasing. Hospitals need medical equipment. The EU is here to help.”
Italian governor calls for lockdown
Local governors in Italy are calling for Harsh coronovirus restrictions, with fears of a recurrence of the spring wave. Italy was one of the worst countries in Europe in March.
A daily record of infections was recorded in the country on Friday, with 16,079 new cases reported in 24 hours.
Italy’s Ministry of Health also reported 136 Kovid-related deaths and 66 more patients in intensive care, bringing the national total to 992.
Campania Governor Vinckenzo de Luca has called for a national lockout and announced that he would close the area “for 30 to 40 days” to reduce the spread of the virus.
“I don’t want to see myself coming in front of military trucks carrying hundreds of coffins,” De Luca said in a video message on Friday.
“Current data on infection makes any kind of partial measure ineffective.”
Lombardi Governor Attilio Fontana said the autumn wave is a “dramatic situation”.
The Italian government has so far opposed the national lockout. On Thursday, Health Minister Roberto Speranza said, “If quick, immediate and strong steps are now taken, the lockdown can be avoided.”
CNN’s Fannie Bobili, Valentina Di Donato, Tim Lister, Claudia Rebza, Tomas Etzler and Jennifer Hauser contributed to this report.