Madrid Desk, Oct 12 (efe-epa).- Fresh measures were announced in the United Kingdom on Monday in a bid to contain the country’s soaring coronavirus infection rates.
Elsewhere in Europe, Spain honored emergency service workers on its national day, deaths in Denmark have been down during the pandemic and cases increased in Croatia, Belgium and Vatican City.
A series of new measures were imposed in a bid to curb the country’s growing contagion rate.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that a three-tiered lockdown system will be rolled out across the country with three categories: medium, high and very high.
Areas on high or very high alert will have harsher restrictions, including a ban on social gatherings and closures of businesses including, bars, gyms and casinos.
It came after NHS England’s Stephen Powis warned there are more coronavirus patients being treated in hospitals now than in March when the country was under a national lockdown.
Authorities reported 13,972 new cases and 50 deaths on Monday.
The Spanish royal family and the government paid homage to Covid-19 workers during a muted national day celebrations.