- Italy, Spain and France each reported a slight decrease in the daily death toll from coronaviruses on Sunday.
- The three countries responded to the corona virus with stringent national bans from early to mid-March, and they have no immediate plans to ease these restrictions.
- During an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press", Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte reminded his country that social distancing is "the only way to overcome the pandemic as a whole" and said: "Stay home as often as possible. Don't go out . "
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After weeks of gloomy headlines, a handful of European nations – Italy, Spain and France – reported a drop in the number of fatalities from corona viruses on Sunday.
Italy has the highest death toll in any country affected by the coronavirus. At least 15,889 people were dead by Sunday, up from 15,364 on Saturday – an increase of 525 deaths. This is the smallest increase in daily deaths since March 19.
According to the statistics website, Sunday is also the third day of deaths in Italy after 766 on Friday and 681 on Saturday Weltometer. The number of new cases also decreased from 4,805 on Saturday to 4,316 on Sunday, which increased the total number of cases to 128,948.
"We suffer a lot. It's a devastating pain," Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday.
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Conte closed the country with 60 million inhabitants on March 10 and then restricted travel internally. People have been ordered to stay at home, but those who show up for work or for important businesses, including visiting grocery stores or pharmacies, must keep their noses and mouths shut. Since the ban was imposed, Italian police officers have punished more than 175,000 people for violating the rules. The hill reported.
"Our response may not have been perfect, but we acted to the best of our knowledge," said Conte. "Today I see that our model is being implemented by other countries and its validity has been recognized by the [World Health Organization]. The results so far show that we are on the right path."
When the unprecedented move was first announced, Conte planned to maintain the stringent restrictions through April 3. Since then, he has announced that they will be in effect by April 13 at least. He said on NBC on Sunday that he could not yet say for sure when the containment measures would be lifted.
Medical experts around the world have said that social distancing is the only way to reduce the rapid rate of spread of COVID-19. The goal, they say, is to "smooth" the curve of the infection so that local health systems are not overrun by patients.
However, the United States has adopted a more fragmented version based on the authorities of the United States making these difficult decisions.
"Stay at home as much as possible"
In Spain, the country with the second worst number of 130,759 and 12,418 deaths, the fourth consecutive day saw a decrease in daily deaths from coronaviruses. This means that 674 people died on Sunday, compared to 749 on Saturday, 850 on Friday and 961 on Thursday. Weltometer shows.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez introduced a two-week ban on March 14, which was extended to April 11 and then April 25 as the country struggled to escalate the COVID-19 cases. Bloomberg said.
Similar data came from France.
At least 90,864 French residents have tested positive for the corona virus and 7,575 are dead. The nation's death toll increased by 518 on Sunday, but this jump is a sharp drop from previous days.
Based on WeltometerFrance confirmed 1,355 deaths on Thursday, 1,120 on Friday and 1,053 on Saturday.
As in other parts of Europe, France was blocked on March 17th. Although initially stipulated for 15 days, the order to stay at home remains in effect until April 15. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that a second extension is likely France 24 reported.
He also said, "It is likely that we will not see an end to the restriction that would happen anywhere and for everyone in one go."
Conte admitted that he was asking the Italian public for a "big victim" and reminded them that "this is the only way to defeat the pandemic as a whole".
"Stay home as often as possible. Don't go out," he said.