Coronavirus live news: full lockdown recommended for Madrid; new record cases in Netherlands

Coronavirus live news: full lockdown recommended for Madrid; new record cases in NetherlandsSeptember 25, 2020

Spanish government calls for Madrid lockdown; Netherlands records worst day for new cases; cases in Reykjavík linked to two French visitors

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Coronavirus cases are surging in the UK, new figures suggest, with 1 in 300 people in Wales, and 1 in 500 people in England, thought to have had Covid between 13 to 19 September.

Meanwhile 1 in 300 people are thought to have an Covid in Northern Ireland between 6 to 19 September.

In particular we are worried about places like London and other major cities like Manchester, Belfast and Glasgow where cases are surging and the R value is around 1.4

Moscow hospitals have been instructed to free up hundreds of beds for COVID-19 patients in response to a sharp acceleration in case numbers, Reuters reports citing four medical sources.

Dozens of hospitals in the Russian capital were designated as special coronavirus centres when the pandemic struck in March but returned to treating other patients as it ebbed over the summer. Now some are reverting to COVID-only mode or partially reopening for COVID, the sources said.

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