Surge in Global Coronavirus Cases Prompt New Restrictions

October 14, 2020 11:30 PM
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Surge in Global Coronavirus Cases Prompt New Restrictions
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European nations are closing schools, cancelling surgeries, and enlisting student medics as already overwhelmed health workers face a potential COVID-19 nightmare scenario at the onset of winter. In France, a resurgence of cases has prompted the government to declare a new public health state of emergency as President Emanuel Macron on Wednesday ordered a third of France's population be put under nightly curfew. The World Health Organization's (WHO) chief scientist on Wednesday raised concern that the recent global increase in new COVID-19 infections will be followed by rising deaths that currently number around 5,000 every day.