Graphic shows recent Covid-19 cases per 100,000 people by European region.
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Resurgence of Covid-19 infections in Europe

August 13, 2020 - Countries across Europe are strengthening their face mask rules and implementing stricter regulations to curb the spread of coronavirus amid a rising trend in the number of Covid-19 infections.

According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), European nations are seeing a “true resurgence in cases” over recent weeks.

While there has been a general increase in cases, some parts of Europe have been disproportionately affected, including Belgium, Luxembourg, northeastern Spain, and some regions of Romania and Bulgaria.

Germany recorded more than 1,200 cases on Wednesday, marking the biggest daily rise in cases since May 9, the BBC reported. Officials said the rise was due, in part, to people returning from holidays.

It came as Germany warned against non-essential trips to parts of Spain.

Meanwhile, France had more than 2,500 new cases in 24 hours, the highest daily rise since its lockdown was lifted in May.

The German foreign ministry said it had added a partial travel warning to the Spanish capital Madrid and the Basque region on Tuesday amid rising infections there. Warnings were already in place for the regions of Aragon, Catalonia and Navarra.

PUBLISHED: 13/08/2020; STORY: Graphic News
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