France and the Netherlands imposed stricter mask-wearing guidelines on Wednesday amid indicators that the COVID-19 pandemic is flaring up once more throughout the globe, with the worldwide loss of life toll exceeding 7,00,000.
Toulouse in southwest France introduced that the sporting of face masks is obligatory in significantly busy streets and squares from Wednesday. And Paris and different cities are anticipated to observe swimsuit quickly, authorities stated.
In the Netherlands, comparable mask-wearing measures come into power in Rotterdam and in some busy neighbourhoods of Amsterdam, together with its well-known red-light district.
And Ireland has postponed the reopening of pubs and different nightspots on the recommendation of scientists, involved about rising infections.
A complete of seven,00,489 deaths have been recorded to date all over the world, in line with an AFP tally, double the quantity since May 26, with 1,00,000 registered in just below three weeks.
Europe stays the toughest hit area with 211,365 fatalities.
Brazil is driving a surge in Latin America and the Caribbean, the place infections handed 5 million on Monday. South America’s largest nation has recorded greater than 2.75 million instances, and practically 96,000 deaths, practically half the area’s 2,03,800 fatalities.
In South Africa, the hardest-hit nation in Africa, some 24,000 well being employees have contracted the virus and 181 have died since March.