The second wave
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson told reporters on Friday that the UK was “seeing a second wave coming” and that it was “inevitable” and that for the first time since May, the daily case numbers had crossed 4,000.
“As the epidemic has been spreading for the past few days, we are watching the spread very closely,” Johnson said. “Like I said for several weeks now, (and) there is no doubt that we can see a second wave coming now. We see it in France, Spain and all over Europe. It’s absolutely inevitable. It’s in this country.
“I do not want to go for a second national lock. We can only do that if we follow the guidance of the people.”
The UK has the highest death toll in Europe at more than 40,000, and new restrictions have been imposed on community gatherings across the UK this week.
New restrictions were announced Friday in Madrid, which accounts for about a third of all new cases in Spain, according to the Spanish Ministry of Health. As of September 11, the country had recorded 12,183 daily cases, with more than 600,000 in Europe and more than 30,000 deaths.
The Czech Republic recorded 3,130 infections daily on Friday as masks were made compulsory in schools, and the Netherlands registered 1,977 cases. Prime Minister Mark Rutte told a news conference that the number of daily epidemics in the country was doubling within a week. “With 1.4R, that number will grow to more than 10,000 a day in three weeks,” he said.
“You don’t have to be a mathematician or a virologist to understand that these kinds of numbers will inevitably work in hospitals,” he warned.
Restaurants, cafes and bars in six Dutch regions will face new restrictions from Sunday.
Italy recorded 1,907 daily cases from Friday to May; In Poland, 1,002 daily cases were reported on Saturday.
That’s where the mistake happened
WHO Europe Director Hans Glck warned of “dangerous exchange rates” this week and “a very serious situation” in the region, with weekly cases reported in March.
In late August, the gradual increase in cases in Europe could be partly explained by the easing of public health and social activities, where authorities are easing some restrictions and people are abandoning their security, Gl க்ck said.
By advising against large gatherings and parties, he said, “more and more young people are becoming more concerned with being accounted for in reported cases.”
In many countries, cases are on the rise in densely populated cities, with people returning to offices, schools and public places after activities eased following the spring peak.
Like Spain, Austria saw its largest spike in its capital. President Sebastian Kurz told the national Austrian news agency ABA last Sunday that the situation in Vienna was “particularly dramatic”, with more than half of the new infections reported.
“We are at the beginning of the second wave. We face difficult months in autumn and winter. He called on the Austrians to reduce social contact as the obligation to wear masks was extended to more public places, and in a tweet, the number of infections was on the rise.
Turkey recorded 63 deaths in 24 hours this week, a one-day death toll. Turkish Health Minister Bahredin Coca said at his weekly corona virus news conference on September 2 that the country was “at the second peak of the first wave”.
“We are at this threshold today because of the holiday season and the movement around weddings and are an integral part of our traditions.”
In late August, Italian authorities reported that about 50% of new epidemics were reported during the summer holidays, both at home and abroad, mainly among young people who were not aware of social distances and masked guidelines.
But you can get some comfort from the European experience. Mark Woolhaus, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, told CNN earlier this month that the initial lock-up was “never going to solve the problem for us in Europe or anywhere else; it is simply being postponed.”
CNN’s Chep Shukla, Laura Perez Maestro, Ingrid Formenek, Eva Topiro, Mick Grover, Valentina de Donado, Vasco da Gama, Tomas Etsler, Nadine Schmidt, Isil Sarius and Melissa Bell were among those who spoke.
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