Monday, January 18

Covid-19: gradual deconfinement in Europe


The World Health Organization calls for vigilance, as European countries are preparing to gradually lift restrictions, as the end of the year holidays approach.

The objective, to avoid a third wave during the winter. The progression of the virus is stalling, but Europe remains one of the most virulent hotbeds of the pandemic.

France has recorded 396 deaths linked to Covid-19 in the past 24 hours.

The country is preparing to take the first step to lift the restrictions, with the reopening of small businesses this Saturday. Bars, restaurants and gyms will remain closed at least until January 20.

In Belgium, stores will be able to raise the curtain on December 1. But border controls will be tightened, and the population is invited to spend Christmas in a small committee.

In Italy, the time has also come to ease restrictive measures in five regions.

Lombardy, Piedmont and Calabria, which were in the red zone, are back to orange.

On Friday, 827 patients died from Covid-19, the highest number recorded during this second wave, as intensive care admissions are down slightly.

Conversely, shops and restaurants will soon be emptied of their customers, since their closure, like that of schools, comes from this Saturday.


Reference-feedproxy.google.com

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