In Germany, rapidly rising coronavirus infections have prompted action from the authorities. The capital Berlin has joined Frankfurt and Cologne on the list of cities where new cases have exceeded a key measure. Bars and restaurants have to close early, but there8217;s some doubt about whether the new restrictions will be enough to stop the spike.
France is struggling to contain a drastic rise in coronavirus cases. Officials reported a record 20,000 infections on Friday alone. The government imposed one of Europe8217;s strictest lockdowns back in the spring and has stepped up its testing program. But despite these efforts, they weren8217;t able to stop the onset of a second wave.
Confirmed coronavirus cases in India are nearing 7 million, but there are hopes the rate of new infections is slowing.
Authorities are warning that Europe8217;s second wave of infections has struck well before the flu season has even started. They point to widespread 8220;COVID-19 fatigue8221; among populations.
And everywhere in Poland, it has now become compulsory for people to wear a mask outdoors. Infections have also hit a new record high.
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