Nearly 4.8 million people across Europe are infected with the coronavirus and 200,587 people have died from the disease, according to the latest figures from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. The figures cover the European Economic Area, which includes all European Union member states, plus Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, and the United Kingdom. It does not include Switzerland. Most of the deaths occurred in the UK (over 43,000), followed by Italy, Spain and France. The World Health Organization includes more countries in its “Europe” region, and has a correspondingly higher tally for the continent with 7.8 million cases and 255,000 deaths. As coronavirus cases spike throughout Europe, France and other nations are looking into extraordinary measures to curb the pandemic. Read more: What the EU’s new traffic light system means for the pandemic measures Europe France reported 29,837 new cases on Sunday, slightly down from the record 32,400 logged the day before. The rising cases comes after a strict night-time curfew went into effect in Paris and eight other cities on Saturday evening, running from 9 p.m. (1900 GMT) and 6 a.m. Residents are only allowed to leave their homes if they have a valid reason. The only valid… Read full this story
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