Live
News
Trending
Search
Statistics
We monitor pandemic related news globally.
We monitor pandemic related news globally.

Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikes

A pandemic of a disease is a disease that is prevalent over a whole country or the world. Our site monitors pandemic related news globally.Check back often for new updates.
We have launched a COVID-19 statistics center. Click statistics on the menu bar below.

Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikes

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with infection rates rising in many places and the global death toll approaching 1 million.

In the U.K., the latest official estimates released Friday showed that new infections and coronavirus hospital admissions have been doubling every seven to eight days. Britain has Europe’s highest death toll since the start of the pandemic, with 41,821 confirmed virus-related deaths. The government recently banned social gatherings of more than six people in the hopes that it would help reverse a steep rise in COVID-19 cases and suggested that tougher restrictions could be coming.

Saturday’s protest in Trafalgar Square, which was themed “Resist and Act for Freedom,” ended in clashes between demonstrators and London police, as officers tried to disperse hundreds of people holding banners and placards scrawled with anti-restriction messages such as “This is now Tyranny.”

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has warned that the city may add curfews, force pubs to close earlier and ban household visits to try to limit the city’s sharp rise in new cases.

“I am extremely concerned by the latest evidence I’ve seen today from public health experts about the accelerating speed at which COVID-19 is now spreading here in London,” Khan said Friday. “It is increasingly likely that, in London, additional measures will soon be required to slow the spread of the virus.”

In Israel, meanwhile, authorities ordered a full lockdown that began Friday and coincided with the Jewish High Holidays, which are typically celebrated with family gatherings and large prayer services.

Demonstrators […]

Join us on Reddit

Be part of our community, share and discuss all virus outbreak matters.
Trending News
  • Top NZ immunologist backs theory Covid-19 is losing potency, could become common cold virus Top NZ immunologist backs theory Covid-19 is losing potency, could become common cold virus
  • The Latest: Virus case in Vatican hotel where pope lives The Latest: Virus case in Vatican hotel where pope lives
  • Virus forces culling of 2.5 million minks Virus forces culling of 2.5 million minks
  • DeWine says state may be in for 'heavy storm' as virus numbers surge, hospitalization rising DeWine says state may be in for ‘heavy storm’ as virus numbers surge, hospitalization rising
  • New high: Virus cases surge by more than 1,300 in Kentucky New high: Virus cases surge by more than 1,300 in Kentucky
  • Covid-19 Interventions Can Cut Virus Infections, Severe Outcomes, and Healthcare Needs Covid-19 Interventions Can Cut Virus Infections, Severe Outcomes, and Healthcare Needs
  • The Latest: Wisconsin breaks its COVID-19 case record The Latest: Wisconsin breaks its COVID-19 case record
  • SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, can survive for up to 28 days on common surfaces
  • Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to handle virus surge
  • Poland heralds virus strategy protecting both lives and jobs Poland heralds virus strategy protecting both lives and jobs
  • Ireland set for second lockdown as Europe reels from virus surge Ireland set for second lockdown as Europe reels from virus surge
  • With the nation bracing for ‘third wave,’ virus holds steady in San Antonio With the nation bracing for ‘third wave,’ virus holds steady in San Antonio
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!