Europe’s Outbreak of Covid-19

Europe’s Outbreak of Covid-19

Justin McEwen, Reporter

In the last week, Europe has overtaken the United States in cases per day with 152 cases per million people while the United States only is only at 150 cases per million people. In France, they have released new restrictions to Paris, Aix-Marseille, Grenoble, Montpellier, Toulouse, Saint Etienne, Lille, Rouen and Lyon. These restrictions include a curfew of 9 AM to 6 PM. The fine of not doing so is about $160.

In addition, some parts of Europe have contracted a traffic light system for traveling. There arered for high alert zones, orange for medium alert, and green for low alert. In green areas, there are no restrictions. If an area  is green, it is  reporting less than 25 people per 100,000 people and less than 4% positive test rate. If it’s orange,the area has to have less than 50 new infections and a test positive is over 4%  or between 25 and 150 and test positivity is below 4%. If it is a red area, then the area is  reporting more than 50 new infections per 100,000 incidents and a test positivity rate is over 4% or over 150 per 100,000 in the past 14 days. If you are in Europe and in one of these zones please be mindful of the people around you as the virus can spread in many ways!