France announces nightly curfews as the WHO warns of rising COVID-19 deaths
The World Health Organization says it expects a rise in deaths from COVID-19 amid new waves of infection across much of Europe, as some EU leaders announce measures to contain the spread.
- Cases of new infections are surging across several European countries
- Countries are quickly implementing new social restrictions
- Fines have been increased for those breaking the rules
With new cases hitting about 100,000 daily, Europe has overtaken the United States, where more than 51,000 COVID-19 infections are reported on average every day.
In France, President Emmanuel Macron said a nightly curfew would be imposed from Saturday on almost one third of the country’s 67 million people.
The curfew, from 9:00pm to 6:00am, was announced shortly after the Government declared a new public health…