Second wave

  • Europe warns of bleak winter as second COVID wave swells
    MILAN, October 26 (Reuters): European leaders warned of a bleak winter as resurgent COVID-19 infections forced countries to impose new restrictions to try to curb a second wave of the pandemic, with the United States, Russia and France setting new daily records for cases. More than 42.9 million people are reported to have been infected by the coronavirus globally and 1,151,929​ have died, according to a Reuters tally. The United States has the highest number of deaths and inf
  • 'Things will get worse': London goes into stricter lockdown
    LONDON, October 15 (Reuters): London, the world's international financial capital, will enter a tighter COVID-19 lockdown from midnight on Friday as Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to tackle a swiftly accelerating second coronavirus wave. The respiratory pandemic, which emerged in China last year and has killed over a million people worldwide, is spreading in most parts of Britain, whose official death toll of 43,155 is the highest in Europe. Anger, though, is rising
  • Italy makes wearing of masks mandatory in outdoor spaces
    Rome, October 8 (IANS): Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday announced his government's decision to make wearing of masks mandatory in outdoor spaces in an effort to curb the further spread of the Covid-19 pandemic. In his announcement, Conte said that latest measure was required to avoid returning to another economically devastating lockdown in Italy, one of the worst-hit countries in Europe, the BBC reported. "From now on, masks and protective gear have to
  • Beware second wave of coronavirus, medics warn Britain
    LONDON, June 24 (Reuters): A second coronavirus wave is a real risk for the United Kingdom and local flare-ups are likely, major health bodies said on Wednesday, in one of the strongest warnings yet to Prime Minister Boris Johnson as he eases lockdown to help the economy.   The United Kingdom has one of the world's highest death tolls from COVID-19 but, with infections falling, plans to lift many restrictions from July 4 to help an economy facing the deepest contrac
  • South Korea says it is battling 'second wave' of coronavirus
    SEOUL, June 22 (Reuters): Health authorities in South Korea said for the first time on Monday it is in the midst of a "second wave" of novel coronavirus infections around Seoul, driven by small but persistent outbreaks stemming from a holiday in May.   The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) had previously said South Korea's first wave had never really ended.   But on Monday, KCDC director Jeong Eun-kyeong said it had become