European Nations Face Resurgence In COVID-19 Cases, Some Implement Strict Mitigation Measures

AP: Europe reels as it sets virus records, slaps on new rules
“Fears rose Thursday that Europe is running out of chances to control its fall coronavirus outbreak, as infections hit record daily highs in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, and Poland. France slapped a 9 p.m. curfew on many of its biggest cities and Londoners faced new travel restrictions as governments imposed increasingly tough measures…” (Moulson, 10/15).

AP: U.N. calls Europe’s virus restrictions ‘absolutely necessary’
“The head of the World Health Organization’s Europe office said the exponential surge of coronavirus cases across the continent has warranted the restrictive measures being taken across the continent, calling them ‘absolutely necessary’ to stop the pandemic. In a press briefing on Thursday, Dr. Hans Kluge warned that even more drastic steps might be needed in such ‘unprecedented times’…” (Cheng, 10/15).

New York Times: Europe, Which Thought It Had the Virus Tamed, Faces a Resurgence
“From France to Russia, from Britain to the Czech Republic, European leaders are confronting a surge in coronavirus cases that is rapidly filling hospital beds, driving up death tolls, and raising the grim prospect of further lockdowns in countries already traumatized by the pandemic…” (Landler, 10/14).

NPR: European Coronavirus Infections Now Exceed U.S. Cases
“Sharp increases in COVID-19 cases in many countries in Europe have left governments trying to limit the spread of infection while avoiding further damage to their economies…” (Nicholson, 10/15).

AP: London faces new restrictions as city sees higher virus risk (Kirka/Pylas, 10/15).

AP: Some European officials use virus as a cover to target Roma (Cheng/Barzakova, 10/15).

AP: French police search homes of top officials in virus probe (Hinnant, 10/15).

AP: Germany agrees to tighten virus rules as infections rise (Moulson, 10/14).

AP: As virus surges anew, Milan hospitals under pressure again (Barry, 10/14).

NPR: Paris Under Curfew: Europe Reacts As Countries See Highest-Ever Coronavirus Numbers (Chappell, 10/14).

Washington Post: Macron announces Paris curfew as coronavirus infections rise in France (McAuley, 10/14).

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