Record high cases, more rules and partial lockdowns: A new Covid wave engulfs Europe

 

         The latest wave of Covid cases is hitting Europe with a vengeance.

         Some countries have responded by imposing partial lockdowns and placing more restrictions on unvaccinated people.

         Germany shattered a new record on Thursday, reporting more than 65,000 new cases.

         Some German health officials are warning that the true number of cases could be two or three times as many.

 

Holly Ellyatt, CNBC

Nov 18, 2021

 

LONDON ó The latest wave of Covid-19 cases is hitting Europe with a vengeance with a number of countries seeing record numbers of daily infections, imposing partial lockdowns and placing more restrictions on unvaccinated people.

 

Germany shattered a new record on Thursday, reporting more than 65,000 new cases, with health officials warning that the true number of cases could be two or three times as many.

 

In the neighboring Netherlands, more than 20,000 new cases were reported Wednesday, a new record for the third day in a row, and in France, where a fifth wave of the pandemic is underway, the number of new cases topped 20,000 on Wednesday, a level not reached since Aug. 25, Reuters reported.

 

While the Netherlands and Austria have introduced partial lockdowns, other countries are desperate to avoid implementing full or medium-scale lockdown measures similar to 2020 given the economic harm they can do, instead opting for more Covid rules and Covid passports.

 

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