Will Europe return to lockdown again?

The Recent increasing of coronavirus cases in a number of European countries concerns have risen about the possibility of returning to lockdown or partial curfew again to face the significant increase in the number of infections.

Indeed, both the Netherlands and Belgium decided to re-impose restrictions, such as the mandatory wearing of masks in public places, restaurants, health clubs, libraries and other places, as well as expanding the use of green passes to urge citizens to vaccinate.

In this context, Belgian Prime Minister Alexandre de Croo said: “We need to strengthen our new firewalls.”


For his part, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte confirmed last Tuesday evening that the procedure for using masks will be re-applied in public places such as shops, hairdressing salons, libraries, government buildings, train stations and hospitals.

The Dutch government also asked residents to adhere to a social distancing of 1.5 meters as much as possible.

The Dutch Prime Minister appealed to citizens to abide by the new rules, and to raise the assessment of the risks of the Corona virus in the country to the highest level, which is “dangerous”.

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Meanwhile, Germany witnessed an unprecedented rise in the rate of infection with the Corona virus, while German Health Minister Jens Spahn confirmed that the country had entered a very difficult period, with regard to the epidemiological situation, especially in light of the increase in the number of patients in intensive care.

Spahn added, today, Friday, that he had agreed with the health ministers in the provinces that a booster dose of Corona vaccines should be given six months after receiving the previous dose.

Spahn said the country had already had to move patients from areas where hospitals were overcrowded, urging citizens to get vaccinated and observe safety rules.

On the other hand, the governors of some German states stressed the difficult conditions related to the spread of the Corona virus and its impact on the health sector in their states.

According to Reuters, the governors of some German states said today, Friday, that hospitals may soon be overwhelmed with Corona patients, noting that the matter may amount to a decision to close a new, unless urgent measures are taken to stop the spread of the virus.

In Britain, the Ministry of Health announced yesterday that 37,269 new cases of the emerging coronavirus were recorded, and 214 new deaths were recorded as a result of complications from the virus.

The British Ministry of Health also indicated in its daily statement on developments in the Corona virus, that the total number of cases increased to 9,208,219 cases, and the total number of deaths rose to 141,395 deaths, since the beginning of the Corona Virus pandemic.

Kaleem Shaik

Kaleem Shaik writes about international affairs News for Mykuwaits, out of Kuwait. Kaleem Shaik is a senior reporter for Mykuwaits.com and has frequently written about international affairs, latest developments around the world. Kaleem Shaik is available on Facebook at @shaik.kaleemullah.98, Please send in your leads and tips.
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