France extends curfew as COVID second wave surges in Europe

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French prime minister Jean Castex prolonged final week’s curfew, confining two thirds of the nation’s inhabitants to their properties from 9 pm to six am.
Castex stated that the curfew imposed in eight areas of France final week, together with Paris and its suburbs, is being prolonged to 38 extra areas and Polynesia beginning Friday. He added that the measures are prone to final six weeks earlier than a assessment.
“A second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is now under way in France and Europe. The situation is very serious”, Castex stated, including that the nationwide hospital mattress occupancy stands at greater than 44%.
On Thursday, the nation reported a report 41,622 COVID-19 infections, bringing the full to 999,043. In only one week, the an infection charge per 100,000 folks has climbed by 40%, Castex stated.
According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, greater than 5.three million folks throughout Europe have contracted the virus and over 204,000 have died. That compares with 8.four million circumstances within the United States and seven.7 million in India.