“Madrid’s health is Spain’s health because of Madrid’s uniqueness,” Spanish Health Minister Salvador told a news conference on Wednesday. He said the situation in which the measures were announced was complex and worrying.
These restrictions will apply to municipalities with more than 500 cases per lakh in the last 14 days, where the number of positive cases exceeds 10% of all diagnostic tests or more than 35% of Kovid-19 patients are in ICU beds.
Madrid reported 1,586 new infections on Wednesday, or 40% of the national increase. It opposed local government action, arguing that the eruption was under control.
As the second wave grips Europe, it echoes the drastic new measures being implemented in many countries across the continent.
Gail Carson, vice chair of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network, told CNN: “We must take seriously the recent ups and downs of Covid-19 in Europe and continue to do all we can as part of a community to limit its spread.
“The virus is creating a collective demand that deserves a collective response. We know that the spread of the virus will be out of control from the beginning of this year,” she said.
New restrictions in northern England
Following the rapid rise in cases, UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced a ban on in-house gatherings in Liverpool and several other cities in the north of England. New measures are also recommended against unnecessary trips, amateur sports viewing and care home visits except in exceptional circumstances.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said this was a crucial moment. He would not hesitate to take more costly action if evidence was needed.
The UK reported 7,108 new cases on Wednesday after rising to a record high on Tuesday. Hancock warned that R (reproduction) remained above No. 1, meaning that the virus was “spreading”, but that there were “early signs” and that increased action was having a positive impact.
An interim report from the UK’s largest community covid-19 testing program estimates that more than 1 in 200 people in England have the corona virus, or 0.55% of the population. It was 0.13 per cent active in the last phase test. Those over the age of 65 saw a seven-fold increase. The biggest increase in cases is for young people. The rate of infection remains young, with an estimated 1 in 100 people having the corona virus.
“While our latest findings show some early evidence that the growth of new cases may be slowing down, efforts are underway to control the infection, with the spread of the infection being the highest rate we’ve ever recorded,” said Director Professor Paul Elliott. REACT (Real-Time Assessment of Community Transmission) Program at Imperial College London.
Prevalence increased in all parts of the country, with the Northwest peak at 0.86 per cent, while the number of cases in London increased fivefold from 0.10 per cent to 0.49 per cent. Blacks and Asians are more likely to get the disease again compared to whites.
Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Valens on Wednesday warned of rapid growth in various parts of the country. “Things are definitely going in the wrong direction.” Chief Medical Officer Chris Witty said there has been a significant increase in the number of people entering the intensive care unit.
Merkel: ‘We must be reasonable’
Corona virus cases in Germany rose 2,503 to 291,722 on Thursday. The second highest increase since April. German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday urged citizens to abide by the rules that go into winter. “I’m sure: Life will return as we know it, but now we must be reasonable.”
On Tuesday, Merkel announced a series of new measures aimed at preventing recent infections in the country. She said public gatherings would be limited to more than 50 people in areas with multiple cases.
“We know the more difficult times are coming, and we know it’s fall and winter,” Merkel told a news conference, explaining that patrons in bars and restaurants are being fined at least 50 euros. Following.
Merkel also warned that if action is not taken, there will be 19,200 new cases per day in Germany during the winter. “It underscores the urgency of what needs to happen,” Merkel said.
The Dutch government announced on Tuesday that it was taking tough action after doubling the rate seen in the first wave in the spring. This includes working from home where possible, closing pubs and restaurants at 10pm, and restricting gatherings to four people.
In France, the head of the Paris Regional Health Authority said on Wednesday that information from hospitals was not seen as positive.
About 34 per cent of intensive care beds are used by Kovid-19 patients in the area, Uralian Rousseau told France Inter Radio. He said the number of people between the ages of 20 and 30 was very high and there were 450 cases per one lakh people. Rousseau said the number of people over the age of 65 is more than 100 per 100,000.
At worst, the government may decide to classify Paris, Marseille and Guadeloupe’s foreign ministry as an area of ”maximum alert”, which means bars and restaurants will be forced to close.
The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control has observed a steady increase in the number of cases (at least 60 per lakh) or a 14-day Covid-19 case notification rate in 20 countries in the European Union and the UK. In many countries “about.”
CNN’s Vasco Cottovio, Pierre Byrne, Frederick Pletzen, Sarah Dean and James Frater contributed to the reporting.