Coronavirus in Europe: UK registers almost 500 deaths on the first day of de-escalation


The United Kingdom has reported 494 new deaths confirmed by Covid-19 on Wednesday, up to a total of 33,186, on the first day in which employees who cannot telework have started to resume their activity in England.

The images of fuller tube cars and buses than hitherto, especially in London, have drawn criticism for the difficulty of maintaining the recommended safety distance between people on public transport.

Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland consider de-escalation premature, so they have demarcated themselves from British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s roadmap and continue to recommend non-essential workers to remain at home.

On a day in which 3,242 new infections were reported in the country as a whole, the Government assures that it is studying plans to increase the capacity of public transport in order to avoid crowds, while urging citizens to use the private vehicle, bike, or commute to work.

That recommendation has been questioned by the opposition, given the complications to comply with it in cities such as the British capital, whose metropolitan area extends more than 1,500 square kilometers and has a population of nine million people.

Italy registers a slight rise in deaths with 195 on the last day

Italy has registered 195 new deaths with coronavirus in the last 24 hours, the highest number in the last five days, up to a total of 31,106, according to the latest official Civil Protection report.

The number of total infections since the beginning of the emergency on February 21 in Italy is 222,104, with an increase compared to yesterday of 888, in the line of recent days, which has remained below a thousand since last Sunday .

The current number of positives with coronavirus is 78,457, with a decrease of 2,809 in 24 hours. Of these, 83%, a total of 65,392, are isolated in their own homes with or without mild symptoms.

Pressure decreases in Italian hospitals, so many times on the verge of collapse in recent weeks: there are 893 patients in Intensive Care, 59 fewer than yesterday, and those admitted are 12,172, which means a drop of 693 in the last day. At the same time, the number of people cured continues to grow, which is 112,541 of the total number of infected persons identified.

Italy is in full de-escalation after more than two months of confinement. On May 4, some 4.5 million people returned to work, as the construction and manufacturing sectors resumed.

Germany adds 798 cases and 101 deaths

The pandemic of the new coronavirus has left in the last 24 hours a figure of 798 cases and 101 deaths in Germany, which brings the balance to more than 171,000 infected and more than 7,600 fatalities, according to data published this Wednesday by the Robert Institute Koch, the German government agency responsible for monitoring infectious diseases.

The daily balance of 101 fatalities represents a slight reduction compared to the 116 deceased from the previous balance. The 798 infections detected in the last 24 hours improve the number of 933 positives from the previous day and remains below a thousand positives. With the new data, the balance amounts to 171,036 people infected and 7,634 fatalities due to coronavirus.

By states, Bavaria, with 44,802 infected and 2,209 deceased, continues to be the most affected, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia (35,555 positive and 1,473 dead) and Baden-Württemberg (33,518 contagious and 1,594 deceased). Berlin, the capital, registers 6,298 cases and 170 deaths.

In this context, the German government plans to gradually relax the border controls imposed by the pandemic starting this Saturday, especially the crossing from Luxembourg, which will be easier, according to information to which DPA has had access after a meeting of the Executive in Berlin


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