Coronavirus live news: France brings in 9pm curfew for Paris region and eight other citiesOctober 14, 2020
Public heath emergency declared in France; Italy sees 7,332 new cases; record new daily infections in Portugal, Switzerland, Iran and Russia
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The German chancellor Angela Merkel urged young people to do their part to halt the spread of the coronavirus after private parties were repeatedly blamed for localised outbreaks in German cities.
“We must call especially on young people to do without a few parties now in order to have a good life tomorrow or the day after,” Merkel said at a news conference after agreeing additional measures against coronavirus with the heads of Germany’s 16 states.
Ireland’s government moved three counties on its open border with Northern Ireland – Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan – to Level 4 of its five-step framework of Covid-19 constraints and banned almost all visits to homes across the country.
Northern Ireland announced the strictest curbs seen in the UK since early summer on Wednesday in response to a rapid rise in cases that the Irish prime minister Micheal Martin described as “hugely worrying.”