Several European countries have reported record numbers of new corona infections. These are Austria, Poland, the Czech Republic and Russia.
In Poland, with 38 million inhabitants, the daily record was broken for the fifth time in a row. The Ministry of Health reported that an additional 5,300 people had been diagnosed with the contagious virus. Poles must also wear masks outside from Saturday.
The virus is also spreading rapidly in the Czech Republic, which has approximately 10 million inhabitants. The authorities announced on Saturday that 8,618 new infections had been identified. A record number of corona cases had also been reported in the past three days.
According to figures from the European health service ECDC, the Czech Republic leads the list of European countries with the highest number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants. Prime Minister Andrej Babis also does not rule out a new lockdown. Theatres, swimming pools, cinemas and museums must close their doors for two weeks this Monday.
Austria (more than 8 million inhabitants) reported a record number of 1,235 new infections on Saturday. The Alpine country has been less affected by the pandemic than many other EU countries, but the virus spread in winter sports areas earlier this year. That’s why après-ski parties are banned.
More and more infections are also being diagnosed in Russia. There it went on Saturday at 12,846 new corona cases. Russia, with about 145 million inhabitants, has already identified a total of 1.2 million people that they have contracted the virus. That is by far the highest number in Europe.