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World seems on brink of second Covid-19 wave

Author : 112.ua News Agency

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine has beaten a new anti-record for the number of coronavirus cases per day
13:00, 14 August 2020

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Ukraine has beaten a new anti-record for the number of coronavirus cases per day – 1732 for the last 24 hours. In total, 87 872 cases of Covid-19 have already been recorded. The country has introduced adaptive quarantine, which implies a possible strengthening of quarantine restrictions in the event of a sharp jump in the incidence. More recently, the Cabinet of Ministers has established new criteria for dividing regions into quarantine zones.

A few days ago, Minister of Health Maksym Stepanov, announced that the second wave of Covid-19 would cover Ukraine in October or November.

Thus, it looks like the coronavirus is going around the corner. And not only Ukraine feels it, but also the other world countries.

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Which countries have already tightened lockdown?

Israel introduced new quarantine restrictions on August 11. In particular, restrictions have been reintroduced regarding the delivery of goods and food: the courier must leave the order at the door of the apartment.

Discos, pubs, bars, water parks, parks, and funfairs would also be closed. The work of catering establishments in shopping centers and markets will be prohibited.

At the same time, the new rules still include requirements to maintain a social distance of two meters and wear a mask in public places. In addition, it is forbidden to hold events with more than ten people indoors and 20 outdoors.

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Just over a week ago, a strict quarantine was introduced in Melbourne, Australia.

A curfew was imposed, and it was also forbidden to leave the house without a valid reason. Since August 5, the same restrictions have been extended to the entire state of Victoria, of which this city is the capital, and they will be in effect until at least September 13.

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Melbourne has been quarantined after the state of Victoria announced 670 new cases of coronavirus infection on August 2 and seven died during the day.

From August 10, wearing masks in Paris has become a requirement for those over 11 years old on most main streets, as well as in four departments around the capital.

According to a statement from the Paris City Hall, all indicators point to an increase in virus activity in the region.

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