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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 05:14 PM

Deaths Ebb in Europe After Weeks of Lockdown

Source: courthousenews.com





April 6, 2020 CAIN BURDEAU



(CN) – After weeks of lockdowns, the wave of death caused by the coronavirus pandemic is slowing in Spain, France and Italy, Europe’s hardest-hit countries, and the debate is turning to how and when restrictions can be eased.

On Sunday, the daily death toll in Italy dropped to slightly more than 500 fatalities, its lowest number of deaths in two weeks, though it reported 636 new deaths Monday evening. Spain too is seeing its fatalities fall. On Monday, Spain reported 637 new deaths, a big drop from four days ago when it recorded 950 deaths in a single day. France and Germany also are seeing signs of a slowdown.

Still, it’s far too early to say the outbreak is under control and, despite the growing optimism, the daily death counts in the worst-hit countries remain extremely high and the spread of the virus continues. More than 50,000 people have died in Europe from the pandemic, according to official data. But the toll is likely much higher because many deaths in homes and nursing facilities have not been classified as caused by the virus because the victims are not tested.

Also, there are places in Europe, such as Romania, the United Kingdom and Russia, where the worst may still be coming. There are also concerns that countries like the Netherlands and Sweden, where restrictions have not been as harsh, may have set themselves up for outbreaks.

On Monday, Sweden appeared ready to impose restrictions to contain an outbreak of the virus. Sweden has been an exception in Europe and kept schools, restaurants, bars and businesses open. On Sunday evening, Carl XVI, the king of Sweden, told Swedes to stay home and on Monday the government said it wanted to be given emergency powers to contain the virus. So far, 477 people have died in Sweden, a much higher number than its Nordic neighbors where restrictions were imposed..................................................

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Soldiers patrol in front of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, on Sunday. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:16 PM

1. All countries must be careful about restarting everything as China & South Korea are having

problems with the virus reemerging after restarting parts of their society.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 06:22 PM

2. It is certainly encouraging

I just hope that they don't end the guidelines too soon and everyone get hit with a second wave. The 1918 pandemic came in three waves, and they were all deadly.

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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:22 AM

3. This shows a strict lockdown and time is the only "cure", we are still weeks away behind them

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