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As Africa slowly but surely recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic that has hit the world by storm, Europe braces for its second wave.

Lockdown and curfews have been reintroduced in many European countries as they battle to keep the infection numbers low.

EWN reports that France has seen a new record relating to the number of infections in a single day, when it said that it had recorded more than 30,000 new infections in 24 hours.

French president, Emmanuel Macron, has declared a state of emergency and has imposed a nighttime lockdown from 9pm to 6am.

Ile-de-France and eight metropolitan areas, including Grenoble, Lille, Lyon, Aix-Marseille, Saint Etienne and Toulouse will face the curfews for four weeks, starting on Saturday, reports Sky News.

Northern Ireland has announced that schools will be shut for two weeks as it faces the hardest lockdown rules in the entire United Kingdom.

The Czech Republic has the highest infection rate in the region so far. The country has taken extra precautions to prevent their hospitals from being overcrowded.

Recent protests in Spain saw people in Barcelona showing their concern for regional government’s plans to close all restaurants for 15 days.

While Europe gets ready to face its second wave, many are scared of the effect it will have on countries where the worst of the pandemic is over, like South Africa.

Watch the CBS video below for more info on the current situation in Europe.

Image credit: Australian Times

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