TWO thirds of Italy’s population will be plunged into a third lockdown from next week amidst a rise in coronavirus cases.
Prime Minister Mario Draghi today signed off a brand-new decree that will see restrictions tightened up in Covid “red zones” – as nations in the EU continue to deal with the vaccine rollout.
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Big swathes of the nation, including Rome and Milan, will see lockdown measures reimposed from Monday, according to local reports.
The restrictions will remain in location up until the Easter weekend – during which the entire country will enter a lockdown.
All non-essential shops will be closed from April 3 until April 5, with members of the general public only allowed to leave their house for work and health factors.
It comes after the government revealed the closure of all schools at the start of March following the spread of an extremely transmissible new alternative first discovered in the UK.
Mr Draghi today informed press reporters that the nation had seen a boost of practically 5,000 coronavirus clients being confessed to medical facility in the past week, with a more 600 in extensive care.
Fatalities have likewise increased in current weeks, with Italy passing the grim turning point of 100,000 Covid deaths earlier today – the 2nd highest toll in Europe.
Meanwhile, the EU has dealt with the vaccine rollout, which has actually been hindered by production delays, political infighting and public hesitation over the Astrazeneca jab.
France, in particular, has actually seen a low uptake among grownups following a wave of anti-vax sentiment.
New data revealed that half of all grownups in the country would refuse the jab following scaremongering from French President Emmanuel Macron about the Astrazeneca vacine.
It comes regardless of new findings showing simply one shot of the British-made jab slashes older people’s danger of being required to medical facility with the illness by 94 percent.
But Macron last month declared the Oxford vaccine “does not work” on those over the age of 65.
And the current polls show that a staggering percentage of French grownups may now decline the jab, Sky Report.
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Amidst the reluctance to get a jab, medical facilities in Paris are buckling under a soaring number of Covid clients.
The number of individuals with Covid in intensive care in the Paris region is at its highest given that November.
On the other hand the UK has sped ahead in its immunisation project with over 24 million Brits now vaccinated.