Coronavirus live news: Spanish town to re-enter lockdown; France reports over 1,600 new cases for second day in a row

Coronavirus live news: Spanish town to re-enter lockdown; France reports over 1,600 new cases for second day in a rowAugust 6, 2020

Germany reports over 1,000 new infections for first time since May; town with 32,000 residents in northern Spain back in lockdown; Philippines reports over 3,500 new cases

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France reported 1,604 new Covid-19 infections over 24 hours, the total staying above the 1,600 threshold for the second day running, health ministry data showed on Thursday.

In a statement, the ministry also said the number of patients in intensive care units for the disease was on the rise again, at 390 versus 384 on Wednesday.

The Netherlands’ prime minister said on Thursday the country does not need to undergo a second lockdown, despite a sharp increase in the number of coronavirus cases.

“The virus is making a dangerous advance and we’re at risk of losing the gains we’ve made together in the past month,” Mark Rutte said after an abrupt return from summer vacation.

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