Nearly two years into the coronavirus pandemic, infections are again sweeping across parts of Western Europe, a region with relatively high vaccination rates. The World Health Organization said coronavirus deaths rose by 10% in Europe in the past week.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is set to declare Western Europe’s first partial Covid lockdown of the winter, with three weeks of restrictions for shops, sport and catering. His caretaker government is responding to record infections & rising intensive care cases in hospitals.
Austria’s government plans to impose a strict lockdown on the unvaccinated as it battles soaring rates of Covid-19 infection, in one of the most contentious measures in Europe to try to contain the pandemic.
What people are saying?
mathias lundolf Below 10C Covid spikes. Nothing to do vaccines or lockdowns. UK has mild weather atm wait til it is consistent below 10C no one will be patting their own back then!
Kevin Andrew We’ve just gone through a prolonged peak, Europe now experiencing similar, most likely because of its close proximity to a nation which had one of the highest case rates in the world.