The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that coronavirus cases are surging alarmingly in Europe, as a “very serious situation” unfolds across the continent, according to the Wayne County Report for September 18, 2020.
As COVID-19 infections spike to record numbers, European governments are imposing strict local measures and weighing up further lockdowns in a bid to halt a second wave of the pandemic. “Weekly cases have now exceeded those reported when the pandemic first peaked in Europe in March,” said WHO regional director Hans Kluge.
According to yesterday’s county report (September 17, 2020), the Canadian federal government is extending the U.S.-Canadian border closure for another month, through at least October 21.
CBC reports that the Canadian federal government is waiting to see evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is being managed efficiently before the government considers opening up the border to non-essential travel, and that Canadians should expect the possibility of the border remaining closed for longer.
According to the countywide health data for September 17, 2020, Taylor recorded four new cases (for a total of 1,009 this year), but no new deaths (total remains at 76).