Transcript for New restrictions imposed in Britain, France as COVID cases soar
O. Michael, we go overseas to Europe where countries facing a sudden new surge of coronavirus cases are impoing tough, new restrictions to limit the damage from a second wave. Maggie Rulli in London with the latest. Good morning, Maggie. Reporter: People in Paris this morning are waking up to the strictest lockdown they faced since June. Starting today all bars are now closed and groups are limited to just six people. This new comes as France says their icus are starting to fill up. Cities across Europe are scrambling to keep rising cases in check. In the uk 12,500 cases alone following a dramatic spike over the weekend. Look at this chart. Cases hitting well above where we were at the height of this outbreak in may and now we're just learning that 16,000 of those cases were actually from a week ago and have been lost due to a technical glitch. Guys, that means that none of those 16,000 people were put through contact tracing. Officials do point out that that number is growing in part to widespread testing but now we're also seeing a rise in the number of deaths and that rise is concerning enough that now more than a quarter of the uk is on some type of lockdown and officials are warning that London could be next.
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