The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that Europe (including Russia) has seen a 10% increase in mortality rates.
Covid Cases Rapidly Rise Again In Europe Triggering New Lockdowns
Ahead of the Christmas season, Europe is seeing an increase in new coronavirus infections, which is being interpreted as an early sign of yet another wave. As a result, some European countries have implemented new restrictions and lockdowns in order to halt the transmission of the deadly virus.
According to Reuters, Europe accounts for around half of all recent fatalities and more than half of all average seven-day infections worldwide. As a result, European countries such as Austria and Germany are considering or implementing measures to control the virus.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that Europe (including Russia) has seen a 10% increase in mortality rates. Additionally, it was the only region to record a seven percent rise in cases.
Here’s what European countries are doing in order to control the covid outbreaks:
Germany: From 13th Nov, the government will reinstate free coronavirus tests. While mandatory measures such as maintaining social distance and wearing face masks will continue until March 2022.
The Netherlands: Beginning 13th Nov, shops and restaurants will close early as part of a three-week partial lockdown. Additionally, fans or viewers will not be permitted during sporting events.
Italy: Beginning December 1, citizens aged 40 years or older will be offered a booster dose. COVID-19 measures such as face masks, social distancing, and vaccination are made mandatory for indoor venues.
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Iceland: On 12 November, the country increased COVID-19 restrictions for the second time this month. From now on, sporting venues and swimming pools may operate at 75% capacity, while public gatherings will be limited to 50 people. Previously, such gatherings were limited to 500 persons.
Austria: The country has not yet decided whether to impose a lockdown on the unvaccinated population. The government is anticipated to make a similar announcement on Sunday, 14 November.
Norway: While those aged 65 years and older are already eligible for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, individuals aged 18 years and older will be given the dose as well. Additionally, municipalities may now employ the ‘digital corona pass’ option.
Latvia: Latvia is one of Europe’s lowest vaccinated countries. Latvia has previously implemented a four-week lockdown, which was imposed in October.