European countries scramble to stop second wave

In Germany, rapidly rising coronavirus infections have prompted action from the authorities. The capital Berlin has joined Frankfurt and Cologne on the list of cities where new cases have exceeded a key measure. Bars and restaurants have to close early, but there’s some doubt about whether the new restrictions will be enough to stop the spike.

France is struggling to contain a drastic rise in coronavirus cases. Officials reported a record 20,000 infections on Friday alone. The government imposed one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns back in the spring and has stepped up its testing program. But despite these efforts, they weren’t able to stop the onset of a second wave.