“If over the next two weeks we see the epidemic indicators worsen, if intensive care beds fill up even more than we expect, we will indeed take additional measures,” Castex said in an interview with France Info radio.
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LONDON (REUTERS) - London, the world's international financial capital, will enter a tighter Covid-19 lockdown from midnight on Friday (Oct 16) as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to tackle a swiftly accelerating second coronavirus wave. The respiratory pandemic, which emerged in China last year and has killed over a million people worldwide, is spreading in most parts of Britain, whose official death toll of 43,155 is the highest in Europe. Anger, though, is rising over the economic, social and health costs of the biggest curtailment of freedoms since World War II. One former government adviser warned some people would have trouble clothing their children soon. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said London, which has a population of 9 million, as well as the adjacent, heavily populated county of Essex, would be put on "high" alert level, up from "medium", at one minute past midnight (2301 GMT Friday). The main impact of the move to "high" is that people cannot meet other households socially indoors in any setting, for example at home or in a restaurant. Travel should be reduced where possible, Hancock said. "Things will get worse before they get better," Hancock said. "But I
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is unlikely to exit the Financial Action Task Forces (FATF) grey list as it has been unable to comply with six of the 27 points in the global watchdogs action plan, a media report said citing diplomatic sources as saying.The Express Tribune report quoted the sources as saying on Tuesday that Pakistan will "succeed in exiting the grey list by June next year".The report came a day ahead of the group's virtual plenary session which will review Pakistan's progress on the 27-point action plan.The session will conclude on Friday. Pakistan was placed on the grey list in June 2018 for failing to take adequate measures against money laundering and terror financing.It was then given a 27-point action plan with a warning that failing to implement it would lead to its blacklisting.Pakistan won a three-month further extension to complete its 27-point action plan because of the coronavirus pandemic.The deadline was June this year but the FATF extended it due to the postponement of its plenary.