What there is to know :
Public health France recorded 26,676 new cases in 24 hours on Wednesday evening (against 20,468 on Tuesday). The positivity rate is now 13.7% (13.6% Tuesday). 166 patients have died since Tuesday (163 the day before), bringing the total number of victims to 34,048 dead since March 1. A curfew has entered into force in the Lille metropolis.
– It is necessary a certificate to get around between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in the Lille metropolis. You can download this certificate from the “La Voix du Nord” website by clicking here. In the Pas-de-Calais, bars must now close at 10 p.m.
– The situation continues to deteriorate in France, Prime Minister Jean Castex is due to speak at 5 p.m. to announce new restrictions.
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8:15 am. Coronavirus: Could the Prime Minister announce curfews at 7 p.m. this Thursday?
Six days after the curfews introduced between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. in the metropolitan areas of Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Rouen, Grenoble, Saint-Etienne, Montpellier and Toulouse, others should follow.
The incidence rate, a key indicator which records the number of new cases over seven days per 100,000 inhabitants, is notably on the rise in Clermont-Ferrand (322), Tours (237) or Nantes (194). In the Strasbourg Eurometropolis, where it is now close to the maximum alert threshold, the incidence rate “ double every week “, Notes the Regional Health Agency of Great is.
Before announcing a new turn of the screw on Thursday, the Prime Minister received on Wednesday the party leaders who asked him if the curfew would be brought forward to 7 p.m. in some cities. « He did not answer “, Reported the national secretary of Europe Ecology Les Verts Julien Bayou. But the Minister of Health Olivier Véran expressed, during this meeting, “ a significant evolution of contamination Added LR boss Christian Jacob.
8:10 am. Poland: the Prime Minister for a hardening
The Polish Prime Minister announced on Wednesday his desire to extend to the whole country the restrictions which entered into force last week on almost half of the territory, proclaimed ” Red zone », In the face of a surge in coronavirus cases.
7:55 am. Covid-19: Les Aubaines has become one of the best spots to get tested in Lille
By investing the former Les Aubaines store, rue Gambetta, in Wazemmes, the Biopath laboratory offers a big breath of fresh air in screening against Covid-19. Here, more than 1,000 people show up every day, get tested quickly and receive their results within 24 hours “on average”.
7:15 am. Travel restrictions within the European Union
Canada, Tunisia and Georgia have been removed from the list of countries whose travelers are authorized on the territory of the European Union, due to their epidemiological situation. However, representatives of the 27 EU members decided to add Singapore to this list.
EU heads of state and government will meet on October 29 for a videoconference summit to take stock of the epidemic.
6.30am. The Irish reconfined
The Irish have been under house arrest for six weeks since midnight Wednesday (11:00 p.m. GMT), a first in the EU since spring, but schools will remain open. Non-essential businesses will close and the Irish will only be able to leave their homes to exercise within a three-mile radius, or face fines.
6:15 am. Spain: one million cases …
Spain has become the first member country of the European Union – and the 6th in the world – to cross the milestone of one million cases of the new coronavirus (1,005,295). According to the daily report of the Ministry of Health, the country has recorded 16,973 new cases and 156 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 34,366 deaths.
6 hours. A partial closure of Zaragoza and La Rioja
The list of Spanish towns and regions which are partially cordoned off has grown with the addition of the large city of Zaragoza and the wine region of La Rioja. These sanitary cords prohibit entering or leaving the area concerned except for essential reasons, such as the closure already in force in Madrid and eight neighboring municipalities since early October.
5:45 am. Partial confinement for Czechs
The Czech government has announced restrictions on the movement of people as well as the closure of shops and services to intensify the battle against Covid-19. All points of sale, except food stores and pharmacies, will be closed from Thursday until November 3.