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Strict rules loom across Europe as second wave of Covid-19 intensifies

October 12, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

European countries including Italy and England are mulling strict new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as cases on the continent continue to soar.

London (CNN)European countries including Italy and England are mulling strict new measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, as cases on the continent continue to soar.

Italy -- one of the worst-hit European countries during the first wave of the pandemic -- is expected to impose new rules this week after Sunday saw the highest increase in coronavirus patients entering intensive care since March 31.

A total of 5,456 new cases and 26 new deaths were recorded Sunday, bringing the nation's Covid-19 death toll to 36,166.

The UK government reported 12,872 new cases and 65 deaths Sunday, meaning the country has recorded a total of 603,716 cases and 42,825 deaths.

Germany reported 2,467 new coronavirus cases Monday, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany's public health institute.

France's national health authority said Sunday that 16,101 new daily cases had been reported.

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