- Europe is in the midst of Covid chaos as countries race to tighten their restrictions amid high case numbers
- France due decide on a third national lockdown this week; Italy’s top medic has also called for new shutdown
- Meanwhile the continent’s vaccine program is in disarray, with France’s Pasteur Institute admitting today that its vaccine doesn’t work and AstraZeneca cutting supplies of its jab due to ‘EU supply chain issues’
- Disorder is also growing following riots in the Netherlands, with mayor warning ‘we’re on the path to civil war’
Europe’s battle against coronavirus entered a dangerous new phase this week as politicians pushed to tighten lockdown measures across the continent even after a weekend of rioting brought scenes of chaos to the Netherlands and Denmark amid warnings of ‘civil war’.
France is due to decide whether to bring in a third national lockdown this week as Prime Minister Jean Castex warned the situation there is ‘worrying’, with Italy‘s top medic also calling for a month-long national shutdown.
That is despite John Jorritsma, mayor of Eindhoven which was hit by its worst riots in almost four decades at the weekend, warning ‘we’re on our way to civil war’ after new nationwide curfew measures sparked public outcry.