London and Paris Impose New Mandates as COVID-19 Cases Increase
COVID-19 cases are quickly increasing in Europe’s largest capitals.
Two of Europe’s most well-known capitals are in trouble, as COVID-19 cases are spiking within Paris and London. As Paris imposed an overnight curfew for the city, London decided to ban people from different households from meeting inside so that they can control the spread of the virus.
France has reported 22,591 new cases on Wednesday with 95 new deaths.
Cities included in the France curfew include Paris, Aix-Marseille, Grenoble, Montpellier, Toulouse, Saint Etienne, Lille, Rouen, and Lyon. President Emmanuel Macron announced that these cities will be ordered to be home from 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. beginning Friday. “The aim is to reduce private contacts, which are the most dangerous contacts,” Macron said Wednesday in a discussion about the upcoming curfew.
Those who choose to violate this nighttime curfew will face a fine.
Europe accelerates and for the first time since late March, the per capita number of new cases in Europe exceeds the number in the U.S. “The virus is everywhere in France,” the French president, Emmanuel Macron, said yesterday, while imposing a nighttime curfew in major cities. pic.twitter.com/0wufkcVFJy
— Mark Minervini (@markminervini) October 15, 2020
The U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock clarified on Thursday that London will be moving from a Tier 1 “medium” to a Tier 2 “high” alert level. All Londoners will be banned from interacting indoors with members from other households. Additionally, group gatherings will have a limit of six people.
“We know from the first peak that the infection can spread fast and put huge pressures on the NHS, so we must act now to prevent the need for tougher measures later on,” Hancock said.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Thursday that its capital has reached a “critical moment” in its fight against COVID-19. He had warned the capital that the virus is spreading rapidly all over the city. As anyone can imagine, the continual guidelines have Europeans exhausted from the virus.
Being in London during covid has made me feel so claustrophobic. I’m sick of this city
— barry (@burkakween) October 14, 2020