Angela Merkel hints at another lockdown due to Corona’s third wave
The third wave of the global corona virus has sounded alarm bells around the world, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel saying the lockdown must be resumed.
Delays in restrictions during the second wave of the corona virus pose a serious threat to Europe. Lockdown has been re-imposed in several countries to prevent further deaths.
In France, 16 areas will be locked down again this month.
Poland will begin a three-week partial lockdown from tomorrow, while Spain has decided to impose travel restrictions during the Easter holidays.
Coronavirus-related deaths in the European region surpassed 1 million on Friday as vaccination efforts attempt to keep up with new variants causing a third wave of infections that could once again overwhelm hospitals.
Since the pandemic began, at least 37,221,978 infections and 1,000,062 deaths were reported in the European region, according to a Reuters tally.
The region, which includes 51 countries, has about 35.5% of all coronavirus deaths and 30.5% of all cases in the world. The region includes Russia, the United Kingdom, the 27 members of the European Union and other countries.
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson has also received a first shot of AstraZeneca’s vaccine.
The situation with the corona virus is even worse in Brazil, which has led to calls for a re-lockdown.
On the other hand, the United States is in the process of vaccinating against the corona virus, while new guidelines have been issued for opening schools for young children.