European countries struggle to contain coronavirus outbreaks as the continent grapples with a second wave of Covid-19. You need to know that
Germany’s largest cities have developed into corona hotspots in the last few days.
Berlin has reported an increase in the number of cases, and the cities of Cologne, DÃ¼sseldorf, Essen and Stuttgart are also reporting an increase in infection rates.
Stuttgart has requested military help to deal with the crisis, an unusual step for a major German city.
The country reported 2,467 new coronavirus cases on Monday, which, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German health institute, is less than the daily record on the weekend.
According to the RKI, there are now 325,331 coronavirus cases and 9,621 deaths in Germany.
Ahmed Aboutaleb, the mayor of the second largest city in the Netherlands – Rotterdam – has tested positive for the corona virus.
The city said Aboutaleb was “at home with mild symptoms and must remain in isolation for seven days according to advice from the city health service,” said a statement released Monday.
A mayor’s spokesman told CNN that he started showing symptoms on Friday and tested positive for the virus on Sunday evening.
She added that the mayor performs his duties from home.
The English city of Liverpool in the north-west of the country is set to be placed under level three lockdown restrictions, the strictest of the country’s new Covid-19 rules.
The UK government is concerned about the rising infection rate in the region.
The restrictions, which are stricter than those on southern areas, have created tension between politicians in northern regions and the UK government based in London.
Liverpool’s mayor reacted with anger on Monday, accusing Boris Johnson’s government of having imposed a “lockdown by dictation”.
“Let’s make it clear that after ignoring my appeals for over a month, the government is now blaming us and imposing a ‘dictation lockdown’ without a full financial package and support for businesses we level level, “tweeted Joe Anderson on Monday.
“We will continue to work for our local companies.”
Johnson will reveal more details about the new restriction system later on Monday.