Europe COVID-19 cases Increase Leads to New Restrictions


By Manuela Gonzalez, Junior Assistant Editor

Since the beginning of summer, everyone around the globe has anticipated the second wave of COVID-19; and from the looks of it, Europe is entering its second wave of the deadly virus.

The first wave of COVID-19 hit early March and lasted until mid-May this year. Millions of people died through the first wave globally. After the first wave hit, scientists around the world have anticipated the coming of a second, and larger, wave which was supposed to occur between July 2020 to January 2021

Europe has started its second wave since the middle of September when cases started to increase rapidly. This time, with extensive preparation, Europe was quick to add restrictions and even curfews.

Many countries in Europe such as France, England, and Germany have closed down shops, gyms and bars. 

The World Health Organization has reported that on average most European countries are receiving more than 10,000 coronavirus cases daily. 

Although the increase of COVID-19 cases has led to closing almost everything again, schools have remained open. This is because children have been known to be low transmitters of the disease. 

“It’s definitely alarming with COVID cases rising in so many countries and still being in school,” said Senior Noah Kaplan. “But overall, I’m glad we can still go to school at least a little bit to try to get back to some state of normalcy.”

Along with being back on lockdown scientists in Denmark have discovered a new strain of the virus in minks which has been discovered in at least 12 people.  The newfound discovery has led to the killing of millions of minks to prevent the spread.