NewsNet 17 Nov 2020

Statewide Curfew Considered As California COVID Cases Surge


A mandated curfew might be placed on California residents amid rising COVID-19 cases. NewsNet's Danielle Radin reports.

Former HHS Pandemic and Emerging Threats Coordinator Dr. Mario Ramirez stressed the importance of staying safe as Covid-19 cases surge across the U.S. Ramirez focused on hospital patient overload and said, "Things will get worse over the next six weeks," and "There may be a chance that we can't help you." Aired on 11/18/2020.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended the latest round of coronavirus restrictions as the country prepares to go back into lockdown -albeit a limited one. Addressing the Bundestag, Merkel said it was currently impossible to trace the origin of all the new infections, hampering efforts to contain the virus. But she faced frequent interruptions during her speech and the opposition have called the measures excessive and inappropriate.
France will be seeing a much stricter lockdown. President Emmanuel Macron has been laying out new guidelines for Germany's neighbor. Shops, bars and restaurants will be closed. Travel between French regions will no longer be possible. Macron announced the restrictions a day after France reported 500 deaths in 24 hours.
In Spain, COVID-19 deaths have hit their highest number since May. Authorities have imposed lockdowns and curfews in response. But not everyone is following the guidelines - especially young people. DW's Jan Philipp-Scholz reports from Madrid.
The pandemic has affected all walks of life in Europe. For young people, it's changing the meaning of, well, youth. Parties are mainly out, meetings with friends are strictly regulated, sports tournaments and class trips - cancelled. Here's a closer look at the how the pandemic is reshaping life, for Europe's young.
Australia's state of Victoria has reported just one new coronavirus infection in the last 24-hour period, a day after a four-month lockdown was lifted in the state capital Melbourne. The city has been the epicenter of the pandemic in Australia. The shutdown has been one of the world's longest -- and some took the opportunity to celebrate their new freedoms in one of Melbourne's bars. Some restrictions are still in place though -- a travel limit of 25 kilometers is still in effect for people in the city and masks must still be worn outdoors.
India has now passed eight million confirmed cases. It's the second-highest number after the United States, but India has one of the world's lowest death rates.
Iran has reported a record death toll for a second straight day. It's the worst-hit country in the Middle East.
And Taiwan has passed 200 days without any dometic transmissions of COVID-19. Officials are hailing the achievement as a success story.
Some European countries are returning to lockdowns as COVID-19 cases continue to surge across the continent. CBS News foreign correspondent Roxana Saberi joined CBSN with more.
NBC News' Morgan Chesky speaks to health officials in El Paso, Texas, as a surge in coronavirus cases forces the city to increase its number of mobile morgues. These facilities are needed to deal with the rise of hospitalizations and deaths due to the virus.

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