France and Germany are tightening quarantine measures to combat the new type of coronavirus. President of France and the government of Germany and its lands have taken the decisions.
France will return to a general regime of self-isolation beginning with October 30. Mass events will be canceled, gathering places for people – restaurants and bars – will be closed. So stated President Emmanuel Macron in his address to the nation.
All those entering from abroad will be obliged to undergo coronavirus testing. Travel outside the home region will be prohibited. You can only go out of house to work, see a doctor, buy groceries, or take a short walk.
Restrictive measures will last until December 2, at least but every two weeks the government plans to revise them for softening or tightening.
New restrictive measures got introduced on November 2, in Germany. in the country will be closed all leisure enterprises and most service enterprises for a month, DW reported. Restaurants and cafes will only be open to take out.
Citizens are instructed to limit social contacts outside their own household “to an absolute minimum.” Sports competitions will be held without spectators. Hotels will not be able to accommodate tourists.
Spanish authorities declared a state of emergency in the country at the beginning of the week. All regions except the Canary Islands have a curfew at night. The government expects to extend this regime until May.
Italy closed cinemas, swimming pools and gyms from Monday. Bars, restaurants and ice cream stands will close at 6 pm. High school students have been transferred to distance learning.
The number of cases of coronavirus in the world continues to grow by an average of 450 thousand people per day and is approaching 45 million, according to University. Johns Hopkins in Baltimore statistics, 1 million 171 thousand people died, almost 32.5 million recovered. The number of people infected exceeded 500 thousand on Tuesday, the highest daily rate since the start of the pandemic.
University data are based on official government data. They might be inaccurate, incomplete, or deliberately distorted.
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