DIRECT. Covid-19: Greece and several regions of Italy are reconfiguring themselves in an attempt to stem the spread of the virus

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Europe is increasingly reconfiguring itself in the face of the second wave of the Covid-19 epidemic. After Ireland, France and England, containment comes into force in Greece and certain regions of Italy, Saturday, November 7, at a time when the European continent has recorded more than 12 million Covid infections. 19, and more than 300,000 deaths. Follow our live.

New confinement in several Italian “red zones”. New “red zones” – Lombardy, Piedmont, Aosta Valley and the Calabria region have been declared “high risk” in the face of the Covid-19 epidemic. No less than 16 million Italians return to confinement on Saturday, however lighter than in the spring. UA national curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. also entered into force on Friday in Italy, until December 3.

Limited travel in Greece. From Saturday, the Greeks will have to show their feet to leave their home. For each outing, they will have to indicate by text message the reason and time of their trip, and wait for the green light from the authorities, also by text message.

New measures in Poland. Closure of cinemas, theaters and other cultural institutions, closure of most stores in shopping malls and total switch to distance education … New restrictions also come into force on Saturday in Poland. Smaller stores will only be able to accommodate one customer per 10m2 of surface area, and stores over 150 m2 will accommodate one customer per 15 m2.

A new record of contaminations in the United States. A total of 127,021 new cases of Covid-19 infection were identified in 24 hours in the United States on Friday, the third daily record in a row, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Jean Castex calls for respect “more than ever” containment. Prime Minister Jean Castex calls on the French on Saturday to respect “more than ever” confinement, “in the strictest way possible”, in an interview with the regional dailies of the Ebra group. The threshold of 60,000 contaminations in 24 hours was crossed in France on Friday, according to Public Health France. The health agency specifies that this number of declared cases (60,486) is a figure “minimal and unbound”, due to difficulties related to a computer traffic jam that disrupts the inventory of new cases.

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