European health systems will be tested this winter

European health systems will be tested this winter

Teachers in the Spanish city of Bilbao protested on Tuesday (Archive photo)

World Health Organization special envoy David Nabarro has admitted the world is still at the beginning of the pandemic and described the situation as "grotesque."

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- The Netherlands has reported a record daily record number of new infections in the past 24 hours, 1,379, with the majority of those being recorded in Amsterdam and The Hague.

- Czechia has also had its record high number of new cases, with 1,677 infections reported in the past 24 hours, bringing the cumulative total to 38,896.

- Germany’s infections rose by 1,901 in the past 24 hours bringing the nationwide tally to 263,663. Fatalities also rose, by six to 9,368.


- Ireland’s health minister, Stephen Donnelly, has tested negative for COVID-19 after feeling unwell on Tuesday.

- Teachers in the Spanish city of Bilbao protested on Tuesday against their regional government's response to the pandemic, while health workers took to the streets of Madrid to demand better working conditions.

- World Health Organization special envoy David Nabarro has admitted the world is still at the beginning of the pandemic and described the situation as "grotesque."


- UK justice secretary Robert Buckland has insisted the government will do "whatever it takes" to get the country’s testing system working properly but admits it faces "real challenges."

- Bayern Munich and France footballer Kingsley Coman is self-isolating at home after coming into contact with someone infected with the virus.