Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Europe — News Updates March 11, 2020

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Daily Mail: Italy announces all shops except pharmacies and food outlets will be CLOSED as coronavirus death toll climbs by 31% to 827 in 24 hours and intensive care units are advise to stop treating the elderly

* All non-essential shops except pharmacies and food outlets will be closed in Italy as cases of coronavirus soar
* Cases in Italy jumped in the last 24 hours by 196 to 827 as intensive care units face acute shortage of beds
* As a result medics should stop treating elderly and focus on those with better survival chances, doctors warn
* Comes as coronavirus cases in Italy topped 12,000 with more than 800 deaths and Europe went over 22,000
* Denmark has announced it will close all kindergartens, schools and universities for two weeks over the virus

Italy has said all shops except pharmacies and food outlets will be closed in response to the country’s coronavirus outbreak as the death toll from the disease in the country jumped sharply in the last 24 hours.

A top Italian doctor said intensive care wards should place an age limit on beds as a way of prioritising medical resources amid the deepening crisis that has seen cases in Italy rise by 196 to 827 today.

Rather than admit patients on a ‘first come first served’ basis, hospitals should swap to ‘catastrophe medicine’ guidelines – typically used in war zones and during natural disasters – where those with the greatest chance of survival are given priority.


Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Europe — News Updates March 11, 2020

Coronavirus: Europe’s leaders say continent’s fight against epidemic is just starting — SCMP
Coronavirus panic spreads across Europe: Five developments — Al Jazeera
Italy to ramp up spending on coronavirus as death toll soars to 827 — Reuters
Italy’s coronavirus death toll rises 31% to 827 — The Guardian
Italy in coronavirus lockdown as deaths soar and economy fades — Reuters
Coronavirus: Italy says infections have topped 10,000, marks highest single-day death toll of 168 — France 24
First medical specialist dies of coronavirus in Italy — TASS
Italy’s lockdown reshapes family life in time of coronavirus — AP
Coronavirus cases in Germany surpass 1,500: Koch Institute — Reuters
Coronavirus: Up to 70% of Germany could become infected – Merkel — BBC
Up to 70% of the population may contract coronavirus, says Merkel — TASS
Merkel is stirring up panic by warning that up to 70% of Germans could contract Covid-19 – Czech PM Babis — RT
France’s coronavirus death toll close to 50, new restrictions imposed — Reuters
Macron says EU leaders will take ‘all measures necessary’ to tackle coronavirus — France 24
Number of coronavirus deaths in Britain rises to eight — Reuters
British MP ‘who was in touch with Boris Johnson’ has coronavirus — Al Jazeera
Bank of England cuts interest rate as COVID-19 spreads through EU — UPI
Belgium has first virus deaths, briefly holds ship — Reuters
Lesbos coronavirus case sparks fears for refugee camp — The Guardian
Austria closing schools over coronavirus as border checks take effect — Reuters
Abkhazia to seal off border with Georgia over coronavirus situation — TASS
Cyprus includes bars, cinemas in virus mass gathering ban — AFP
Sweden reports first coronavirus death, bans large gatherings — Reuters
Spain shuts Prado, other Madrid museums due to coronavirus — Reuters
Denmark shuts schools and universities after surge in coronavirus cases — Reuters
Swiss step up measures to curb spread of virus epidemic — Reuters

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