Europe has recorded the highest death toll from COVID-19 in the entire pandemic: 6,000 in a single day and on the eve of Christmas.
The continent’s hopes now rest on the arrival of vaccines. In Spain, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has visited the Rovi laboratories, in San Sebastián de los Reyes, where he is going to carry out the large-scale vaccine manufacturing of the American multinational Moderna.
Pedro Sánchez: “We open a stage of hope, of the beginning of the end of the pandemic”
The Spanish president hopes that this means the beginning of the end of the pandemic.
“We are opening a stage, I believe, that is new, of hope, of the beginning of the end of the pandemic, with all the precautions we must have. But it is a pride that a Spanish company is going to manufacture one of the first COVID-19 vaccines “Sanchez said.
Italy: 822 dead in one day and waiting for Christmas restrictions
Within Europe, Italy is going through one of the worst situations. He just registered 822 dead in a single day, figures that have not been seen since the worst moments of last March. The country is awaiting a new government decree that will determine the restrictions that will be in force during next Christmas.
In England, practically all its inhabitants, 56 million, will remain under strict restrictions until the end of the confinement, in early December. Afterwards, a good part of the measures will be maintained in the most affected areas, such as Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Bristol or Leeds.
“What we want to avoid is relaxing too much, taking the foot out of the throat of the beast, now that we have it in a much, much better position than before the fall measures”said British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
Russia is registering new highs of infections and it remains above 500 daily deaths. The Moscow City Council has also decided to extend until January 15 some restrictions, such as the confinement of those over 65.
There is a feeling among Europeans that this will be a Christmas on probation.