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Painful winter ahead in London as new restrictions expected

October 15, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

London mayor Sadiq Khan wheels his bicycle as he arrives at City Hall after he urged ministers to extend the latest regional restrictions including ordering bars and restaurants to close at 10pm to cover the capital as well. (Photo by Stefan Rousseau/PA Images via Getty Images)

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said Thursday that he expected the UK government to impose new restrictions in the British capital and warned that millions of residents in the British capital "we've got a difficult winter ahead."

Russia's coronavirus response center said Thursday that 286 people had died in the past 24 hours and confirmed 13,754 new cases.

Russia is experiencing a streak of record-high daily infection increases, with health officials reporting totals at around 2,000 cases a day more than it did during the spring peak.

The Czech Republic identified 9,544 coronavirus cases on Wednesday -- a single-day high -- as countries across Europe struggle to contain new outbreaks of Covid-19.

The Czech Ministry of Health said there are now 77,217 active cases across the country.

Czech authorities have identified nearly 140,000 Covid-19 cases since the pandemic began.

German authorities identified a single-day high of 6,638 new coronavirus cases, according to data published Thursday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country's disease control and prevention agency.

Chinese health officials in the eastern city of Qingdao carried out 9,947,304 Covid-19 tests in four days as part of a citywide effort to stop a cluster of 12 coronavirus cases from growing into a major breakout.

Qingdao's Municipal Health Commission said Thursday that 7,646,353 test results have been returned, among which no new positive cases have been identified.

Cases throughout China: China's National Health Commission said 11 new cases were reported on Wednesday throughout the country.

It's also important to note that China has reported less than 100 coronavirus cases nationwide in the past week, making the chances of Xi being infected by the pandemic which has brought the world to a standstill exceptionally unlikely.

India's Health Ministry reported 67,708 new cases of Covid-19 Thursday, the fewest number of infections identified in a day since August.

Thursday was the fourth day in a row that the world's second-most populous country recorded fewer than 70,000 new coronavirus cases.

The country has identified more than 7. 3 million cases -- 812,390 of which are considered active -- and more than 111,000 virus-related deaths, authorities said.

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