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Covid-19: New fear grips Europe as cases top 30m worldwide

Fri 18 Sep 2020    
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the globe has crossed 30 million, according to latest figures by America’s Johns Hopkins University. More than 940,000 have died due to Covid-19 since the outbreak began in China late last year.

The US, India and Brazil have the most confirmed cases, but there is a fresh surge in infections across Europe with many northern hemisphere countries now bracing for a second wave of the pandemic as winter approaches.

In the UK, the government is reportedly considering more nation-wide measures including a short period of restrictions to fight the growing rate of infections.

Elsewhere, outside Europe, Israel is all set to bring in a second nationwide lockdown from today becoming the first nation to do so.

In Africa, there has been more than a million confirmed cases, although the true extent of the pandemic in the continent is yet to be known because of low testing rates.