Euronews 22 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Spain and France reach 1m cases as Europe intensifies measures against COVID-19


Spain became the first in western Europe to surpass the milestone after the latest daily recorded COVID-19 cases brought the total to 1,005,295 so far.

Moderna says it will today ask for approval for its COVID-19 vaccine in Europe and the US
In Portugal, incumbent president Marcelo Rebelo de Souza has been re-elected in a presidential poll marked by 60% of abstention rate. The centre-right politician brought in over 60% of the vote in that socially-distant vote, with his socialist challenger coming in second, with little over 12%. In his victory speech, he vowed to make the fight against Covid-19 his top priority and also to reach out to the other side: "the public's renewed confidence is anything but a blank cheque", he said.
#France's Health Minister Olivier #Veran said "several thousand" people will be vaccinated against #Covid-19 on Monday versus just over 500 in total in the past week. Today, we will have given thousands of #vaccine shots across the country," Veran said after visiting a Paris hospital.
The UK and France have reached a new agreement to tackle migrants crossing the Channel with more officers patrolling beaches and "cutting edge" surveillance technology deployed.

More than 8,000 people have reached the UK after making the dangerous crossing on small boats this year as numbers have rocketed, latest figures show.

This is despite the home secretary's vow in 2019 to make such journeys an "infrequent phenomenon".

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