Record daily coronavirus cases in the UK, France and ItalyRecord daily coronavirus cases in the UK, France and Italy

Record daily coronavirus cases in the UK, France and Italy

COVID in Europe
Europe is once again seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases — here is our summary of the measures being taken across the continent.Europe is once again seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases — here is our summary of the measures being taken across the continent.
Europe is once again seeing a surge of COVID-19 cases — here is our summary of the measures being taken across the continent.
France recorded a daily record of 91,608 COVID cases on Thursday (23 December), as Omicron spreads across the country.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez also offered to deploy the armed forces to help regions step up vaccinations.
Germany will limit private gatherings to 10 people and close nightclubs ahead of the new year as the country faces a "massive fifth wave" of COVID-19 due to Omicron.
In addition, measures to avoid crowding in shopping centres and bars and restaurants are only allowed to offer seated service with patrons sitting at least a metre apart.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said Omicron was going to cause a "massive rise in infections" with more than a third of the country's new cases due to the new variant.
The new measures will last until at least 30 January.
Cyprus on Saturday (December 18) toughened COVID-19 screening for all travellers from the UK over age 12, including requiring them to quarantine until results are in from a lab test performed at the airport.
A 10-person limit for gatherings at private homes has come into effect to counter an increase in COVID-19 cases.
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced on November 16 that those who receive two jabs of the vaccine will be given a payment of 1,000 hryvnias, or about 33 euros in an attempt to alleviate vaccination reluctance.