France, Germany Announce Second National Quarantine

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French President Emmanuel Macron announced, in a televised address to the nation, on October 30, they would return to a second shutdown as the expected second wave of the coronavirus had spiked across the country.

According to Eturbonews.com, Macron said, "I decided that from Friday the quarantine regime will be restored, which previously helped to contain the virus," Macron said. According to the French president, the quarantine in the country will last until December 1."


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He further added the spike in Coronavirus cases around the nation was higher than even the "most pessimistic forecasts did not foresee. The number of people infected in relation to the total population has doubled in one week."


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"Nearly half of the world's new daily coronavirus cases are now occurring in Europe, with Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic among those European countries reporting new records in their numbers of daily cases. Poland today reported 18,820 new cases, Czech Republic 15,663 and Germany 14,964, the highest daily jumps recorded in these countries since the start of the pandemic. Switzerland and Slovenia also reported their highest daily increases in infections yet, while Russia and Ukraine reported their highest daily death tolls. The UK reported 24,701 new coronavirus cases today and 310 deaths," NewsScientist.com reported.


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"Lockdown Light" a restrained version of the complete lockdown will go into effect in Germany beginning November 2, 2020. The four-week shutdown will target restaurants, bars, theaters, and other leisure facilities and will be in effect tentatively for four weeks, and will be assessed weekly to determine if the "acute national health emergency" has been slowed.



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In March 2020, France along with many European nations issued what many considered the most drastic quarantine orders outside of Wuhan, China. The entire nation was shut down for ten weeks, allowing one person per household with a pass to leave the home for necessities only.

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