* The German Chancellor also urged people to come together like they did in the Spring during the first wave
* Germany recorded a record 7,830 new Covid-19 cases overnight and 33 deaths, with cases climbing quickly
* Similar rapid increases are being seen in a number of European nations as more measures are implemented
* Europe surpassed 150,000 daily coronavirus for the first time on Friday, partly explained by increased testing
* France, Germany and Italy all recorded a record number of new daily coronavirus cases on Saturday * Also: Vatican on virus alert, foreign ministers of Austria and Belgium test positive, violent protests in Slovakia
Several European nations have put into effect new measures and restrictions in an effort to curb the second wave of the coronavirus rapidly spreading across the continent, with cases skyrocketing.
Much of Europe has introduced measures such as shutting or ordering early closing of bars, but now the surging infection rates are also testing the resolve of governments to keep schools and non-COVID medical care running.
On Saturday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned her citizens to expect ‘difficult months ahead’ as the country posted a new daily record of over 7,800 new coronavirus cases, and urged Germans to come together like they did in the spring to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
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