Germany is considering further restrictions on the coronavirus if infections continue to rise amid a second wave of the disease across Europe.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, as well as mayors of 11 cities, agreed on a package of measures on Friday aimed at stopping the increase in Corona Virus Infections.

Cities will now be able to ask the country’s health ministry to send the army in for support if the infection rate passes 35 per 100,000 within a week.

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There is also an 11pm curfew for bars and restaurants across Germany until the end of October.

Hospitals in the country have warned of possible staff shortages due to personnel illnesses as a result Covid-19.

The country, which has been widely praised for its response to the coronavirus, is now seeing its biggest jump in infections since April.

Germany has been added to the quarantine list of its Swiss neighbor in recent days as well, amid a high infection rate.

Switzerland It also added Austria and Italy to the list of places travelers will have to quarantine for 10 days.

However, there are very few local restrictions in Switzerland, and citizens are instead reminded of the importance of social distancing and proper hygiene. The state wants to avoid asking people to stay home again, despite the increase in infections.

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on Friday, France It has reported more than 20,000 daily coronavirus cases – a record for the country.

The test positive rate was over 10% and 124 new hotspots were discovered across the country, meaning that more than 1,300 places are now being monitored in France.

Elsewhere in Europe, leaders were in Spain Madrid declared a state of emergency for 15 days amid increasing infections in the Spanish capital.

Madrid is effectively closed to the rest of the country, as police patrol the streets in an effort to keep people at home in the city – a move. He sparked protests and anger.

The country has more than 860,000 confirmed cases – the highest in Europe.