Partly due to an outbreak at a meat processing plant in Germany and outbreaks associated with beach parties in places like Lisbon, blocking conditions were first set in a few weeks in parts of Germany and Portugal, while WHO warned that Europe saw a jump in new cases last week for the first time in several weeks, a dangerous sign, given what is happening in the US and Brazil.
But while the American press is slamming Florida Governor Ron DeSantis as the beaches in his badly damaged state reopen amid rising numbers of cases, parties, often illegal street parties and raves, have become a serious threat in Europe as it becomes clear that the virus is spreading most quickly at relatively intimate parties, such as the unexpected Texas birthday party, which infected 18 out of more than 70 visitors.
“Last week in Europe for the first time in several months there was an increase in the number of weekly incidents,” Hans Kluge, European Regional Director for Europe, told reporters on Thursday. He did not name any of the countries, but added that the situation is especially acute in 11 countries.
In accordance with the keeper, illegal raves in France and Germany created problems for the local police.
While countries crack down on illegal parties, the task is largely left to the discretion of the police. This week, the police came across from time to time thousands of people who gathered on the Paris Canal Saint-Martin and in the Marais district for the annual music festival, while in Berlin more than 100 officers broke up a demonstration that had previously turned into a spontaneous party for 3,000 people . this month. In Berlin, police are also warning of the rise in illegal raids in city parks.
Even in France last week there was a jump in 12% of daily recorded cases, while in Germany there was a staggering jump of 37%, thanks in large part to the outbreak in the slaughterhouse run by the state.
The gathering took place from England to Spain – wherever the weather was warm, which to date has largely covered all of Europe.
Warm weather and weakening restrictions also facilitated meetings in England, where police fight numerous parties, hastily organize on social networks, and take place in underground passages, parks, and industrial zones. Earlier this month, two illegal raves in Greater Manchester attracted about 6,000 people. In heavily damaged Spain, which reported the highest number of cases in three weeks on Wednesday, health officials have long warned of the risks of public gatherings.
“The outbreak caused by a small, innocent party … only one outbreak can be the start of a new nationwide epidemic,” said Fernando Simon, the country’s health officer responsible for fighting the virus, in late May. cases in the north-east of the country was associated with an illegal birthday party in which four out of 20 or so participants gave a positive result.
Even the Spanish royal family was caught at some of these illegal parties.
Days later, another illegal party hit the headlines all over the world and saw Spain impose a fine of 10,400 euros (£ 9,400) on Belgian Prince Joachim after the royal authority violated the country’s quarantine rules to participate in a party in the south Of Spain. He later tested positive for the virus.
It just says that Europe likes to point fingers, but their citizens, who have faced, as a rule, more severe restrictions, are so eager for contact that they simply challenge the government, as law enforcement intensifies.