The World Health Organization (WHO) has raised alarm over rising cases of the (Covid-19) in Europe. Hans Kluge, the world health body’s regional director for the continent, expressed his grave concern. He raised concerns about the pace at which the infection spread across 53 countries of the region. Europe saw an increase of six percent in fresh Covid-19 infections as compared to those during the previous week. Overall, during the past four weeks, it has seen a rise of more than 55 percent in daily cases. With more than 35,000 fresh infections on Friday, Germany saw a record single-day rise for the second consecutive day. Meanwhile, 34000 people tested positive. According to the German government, the virus quickly spreads among those yet to be vaccinated and has thus requested people to take both doses.
French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on November 9.
French President Emmanuel Macron will address the country on November 9. The seven-day average of fresh infections has risen to 6200. On Wednesday, the French government announced face masks compulsory for school children in 39 regional departments with high infection rates. However, Italy saw an increase in its new cases from a day ago though the daily toll came down. Austria, which logged a near-record of more than 10 thousand new cases on Friday. It has been announced that people yet to be fully vaccinated will be prohibited from entering cafes, restaurants, and hair salons. The Austrian government expects a new record rise in cases in the coming days. However Greece has announced prohibitions for those not fully vaccinated. People need to get tested for Covid-19 twice a week. Also, a negative test report is required to avail services from banks, shops, and other establishments.