Israel, lockdown strengthened until the end of Jewish holidays To combat the infection, prevention measures are being tightened in many countries around the world. The Israeli government approved an even stricter lockdown overnight than the one already in place: it will come into effect from Friday and will remain in force until 11 October, at the end of Jewish holidays. The measures include the closure of non-essential services, the blocking of demonstrations beyond one kilometer from one’s home and in no more than 20 people. The synagogues will be in operation only for the Kippur ceremonies. Interventions also for the aviation sector.
EU Commissioner: “Very worrying situation” “The situation of Covid-19 in some EU states is even worse than the peak in March, this is very worrying. And it means that the control measures adopted have not been effective enough or have not been applied, or have not been followed as they should. This is clearly underlined in the risk assessment presented by the ECDC “. So the commissioner
European Health Commission, Stella Kyriakides, on risk assessment.
France, new restrictions from Paris to Marseille In France too, the situation is becoming increasingly worrying. In the map that tells of the emergency in the country, until today studded with “red” areas, new and more threatening colors have appeared: dark red for “maximum alert”, is the case of Marseille-Aix en Provence, where from Monday bars and restaurants will be closed, and the ‘scarlet’ of the health emergency. New hard tightening in Paris, with early closure at 10pm for all bars and restaurants and ban on gatherings of more than 10 people.
New York, MetOpera will not reopen: Broadway at risk Meanwhile, the effects of the crisis triggered by the pandemic are becoming increasingly evident. In New York, the Metropolitan Opera has announced that it will remain closed for another year. The theater initially planned to resume the 2020-21 season with a gala on New Year’s Eve, but the operating costs of the 3,800-seat facility do not allow it to reopen with a reduced capacity. For the Met it is the worst crisis in 137 years of history. According to the New York Times, the decision risks triggering a chain reaction in New York, first and foremost Broadway, whose theaters have been closed since March.