Coronavirus: France and Spain record sharp increases in cases while the French situation is “precarious” | World news


France and Spain have both reported sharp daily increases in coronavirus cases, fearing parts of Europe could be hit by a second wave later in the year.

The British government is currently advise against all but essential travel to Spain, including the Balearic and Canary Islands, where infection rates are lower than on the mainland, and anyone returning from the country must be quarantined for two weeks.

More France is on an exemption list of countries that are considered safe for Britons – and no self-isolation is required for them upon their return home.

France reported 1,695 new COVID-19[feminine[feminine 24 hour infections. This is the largest daily increase since May 30, when they were up 1,828.

UK government currently advises against all but essential travel to Spain

meanwhile at Spain, 1772 new coronavirus infections were announced on Wednesday.

It marked the biggest jump in cases since the lifting of a national lockout in June.

In Germany, a doctors’ union said it was already battling a second wave amid a disregard for social distancing guidelines that risked wasting the country’s early successes in containing the virus.

The highest scientific body of the French government said of the crisis in his country: “The situation is precarious. We could at any time switch to a less controlled scenario, as in Spain.

“It is highly likely that we will experience a second epidemic wave this fall or winter. ”

French authorities have tightened public hygiene rules, with cities like Lille, Nice and Toulouse ordering people to wear masks on busy pedestrian streets.

Paris City Hall is in talks with the government to establish a list of neighborhoods where a mask rule should be applied.

City officials want it to include shopping streets, the banks of the Seine and parks and gardens, Le Monde reported.

The resurgence in Spain has prompted some regions to impose new restrictions on movement, making masks mandatory at all times outside the home and closing nightclubs again due to links to outbreaks.

Navarre, Aragon and Catalonia recorded more than 120 cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of 14 days.

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Health clinics try to detect and isolate new infections, which occur mainly among young people, who in Spain and countries around the world often ignore social distance, and middle-aged people.


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