France and Poland increase lockdown measures as infections surge
March 20, 2021 5:00 pm
In France, the new restrictions are not as strict as the previous lockdown. [Source: BBC]
France and Poland have reintroduced partial lockdowns as both countries battle a sharp rise in COVID infections in recent weeks.
Some 21 million people in 16 areas of France, including the capital Paris, are affected as the country fears a third wave.
The country has the highest new daily rates of COVID cases since November.
Coronavirus cases are also rising exponentially in Germany, with Chancellor Angela Merkel warning it is likely that the country will now need to apply an “emergency brake” and re-impose lockdown measures.
“Its the US that first provoked and stirred conflict, so for both sides from the start of the opening marks the venue totally reeked of explosives and was full of dramatic colours this was not China’s original intention.”
The vaccine rollout across the European Union has been hindered by delayed deliveries as well as the suspension in several countries of the use of the Oxford-AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, over fears of possible side effects.
In France, the partial lockdown took effect from midnight on Friday.