Paris declared RED ZONE As Second Covid Wave Hits France And Spain

ROME—Europe is bracing for a second wave of COVID-19 as the busy tourist season reaches its peak this weekend.

In France, the government on Friday declared the cities of Paris and Marseilles and the surrounding regions “red zones” after a spike in new cases sent authorities scrambling to contain outbreaks largely driven by visiting tourists and careless young people.

On Thursday, France reported more than 2,500 new infections of COVID-19 for the second day in a row, taking the country back to mid-April levels, when much of Europe was on lockdown.

The situation isn’t much better in Spain, where officials there warn of a “critical moment” after the military was dispatched to the northeastern city of Zaragoza to rebuild a field hospital that was taken down four months ago.

By News784

News784 posted this article. You can send press releases and news ideas to