What’s Happening: The massive floods that overtook parts of Western Germany and Belgium this week have begun to recede, but the damage is significant. According to officials, the confirmed death toll has now surpassed 160 people. Search-and-rescue efforts are ongoing with up to 1300 people still missing or trapped. The German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia were the hardest hit with 98 and 43 confirmed deaths, respectively. The death toll in Belgium
What’s Happening: On Friday, officials announced that at least 100 people died in the massive floods overtaking parts of Western Germany and Belgium.
Rescue operations are ongoing with up to 1300 people still missing or trapped. The German states of Rhineland-Palatinate and North Rhine-Westphalia were the hardest hit thus far with 50 and 43 confirmed deaths, respectively. The death toll in Belgium rose to 12 on Friday with 5 people still unaccounted for. Flash floods occurr
What's Happening: Spain has confirmed an additional four cases of the new, more contagious, coronavirus variant that seems to have originated in the UK. All of the new cases are linked to recent travel in the UK. France, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Australia Italy and the Netherlands have all reported cases of the new variant over the last few days. Scientists say the new strain is considerably more contagious than previous strains, but not necessarily any more dangerous. Italy,
What's Happening: Italy, Austria, Netherlands and Belgium have all banned flights from the UK citing concerns over the new strain of the Coronavirus. The Netherlands was the first country to issue the ban after authorities confirmed at least one case of the variation and the UK tightened lockdown measures. The duration of the ban is still not fully determined but is expected to remain in place until the end of 2020 for most of the countries. Photo Source: Piro4D #newspura #ju