French health officials reported 16,096 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours. A total of 31,511 people have died from the corona virus in France, and 497,237 cases have been reported.
The Public Health UK (PHE) tweeted that 6,634 new cases have been reported in the UK, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 416,363.
“This is the highest number ever recorded and a clear warning to all of us. The signals are clear. Positive rates are rising for all ages, and we continue to see hospital admissions rates and critical care,” the public health report said. UK Medical Director Yvonne Doyle.
Forty more deaths were reported in the UK on Thursday, and its death toll now stands at 41,902 – the highest in Europe.
The Spanish Ministry of Health reported 10,653 new Covid-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the total to 704,209. There are 210,768 cases reported in the region of Madrid, which is almost 30% of the national population.
In the absence of the country’s health minister, Salvador, his government on Friday recommended a total lockout in the capital. “We have difficult weeks to come to Madrid and I think we need to act decisively,” No said.
The uprising came as thousands of students across Europe began to isolate themselves following the outbreak of Govt-19.
The Watt Canton Regional Commission said on Wednesday that all 2,500 students in Switzerland’s most prestigious hospitality school, the Ecole Hatilier de Lausanne, were being isolated after “one or more parties” exploded.
Several Scottish universities have declared the Govt-19 eruptions associated with illegal gatherings at the start of a period celebration known as “Freshers Week”.
On Wednesday, 600 students at the University of Glasgow were asked to self-isolate after 124 new cases were confirmed. St. Andrews University, one of the UK’s most elite colleges, and Prince William’s Alma Matter last Friday asked students to go for voluntary lock-up after an uprising in cases involving a party.
Meanwhile, UK grocery company Tesco on Friday announced three item limits on essential items including flour, dry pasta, toilet roll and anti-bacterial wipes to avoid buying panic-stricken pancakes in the spring.
A spokesman said: “We have good availability, plenty of stocks, and we encourage our customers to shop normally.”
Europe is under pressure
The Paris General Hospitals Commission has announced that it will begin canceling some of the procedures selected to accommodate corona virus patients, although it said it would be case-wise and “not canceled worldwide by mid-March”. “
The EU health commissioner has warned that Europe is at a “critical stage” in dealing with its second wave, and the measures now being taken will determine the severity of the sanctions needed in the coming months.
Italy, the European country hardest hit by the outbreak early Thursday, recorded a relatively low increase of 1,786 new cases, but its health minister warned: “The situation in Europe is serious and cannot be underestimated.
“I believe we need to keep our feet on the ground and continue to invest in the line of wisdom.”
CNN’s Amy Cassidy, Niamh Kennedy, Nadine Schmidt and Livia Borges contributed to the report.