Highlights :
1) Slovakia reported 2,075 new daily cases on Friday, has one of the fastest infection rates in Europe;
2) Czech Rep recorded 9,721 new infections , the second consecutive day it posted its worst daily figures;
3) Schools in Italy’s Campania region have closed less than a month after reopening,schools would remain closed until the end of October;
4) Switzerland suffered its worst day for infections again on Friday, having posted its previous worst figure the day before;
5) A court suspended a curfew on Berlin’s bars and restaurants, joining others in Germany in overturning government-imposed measures;
6) Global deaths at 1,096,833 & US cases near 8 M. More than 5K new deaths are being reported daily worldwide;
7) London prepares for “tier 2” LD, bracing for tougher restrictions from Saturday, banning separate households mixing indoors, including in pubs & restaurants. But Mayors and MPs from NW rejected being moved into Tier 3 LD level, accused ministers of treating region w/contempt;
8) Netherlands reports 7,984 new infections in 24 hours, worst day for new cases since the start of pandemic;
9) Belgium’s foreign minister and deputy premier, Sophie Wilmès, is going into self-isolation with suspected Covid-19 symptoms;
10) Italy has 2 weeks to stop rising rate of COVID-19 spreading or risk following in footsteps of European neighbors-Massimo Galli, Dir of Infectious Diseases (Milan’s Luigi Sacco hospital);
11) Israel intends to ease some LD restrictions after 4-week national shutdown;

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