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ABC News 17 Nov 2020

What Europe's latest COVID-19 surge means for the United States l ABC News


A look at what the U.S. can learn from European nations combating the most recent surge of coronavirus cases.

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New restrictions are being enacted in many European nations as COVID-19 infection and death rates are increasing.
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has revealed a new five-level system for dealing with COVID-19 over the winter months.

The new alerts will begin from 2 November and will be reviewed on a weekly basis.

"If we allow the virus to run out of control, all other harms will be exacerbated. Everything we do must be consistent in suppressing COVID," she told reporters.

Levels of intervention range from 0 which is the "closest to normality" to level 4, closest to a full lockdown.
The COVID-19 incidence rate in the capital is more than double the national rate at 502 vs 238 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.

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