Greece has begun deploying police units on resort islands to monitor compliance with coronavirus restrictions due to the increase in cases of infection.
This is reported by The Guardian.
The authorities have taken steps to strengthen the police presence on the islands of Mykonos and Ios, as concerns have arisen that local businesses are not complying with health measures aimed at containing the pandemic.
“The Delta option means that every country is dealing with the fourth wave now, and not as expected in November. While hotels and family-type establishments are diligently implementing protocols, there are more crowds in bars than we would like to see, especially among young people, so we are trying to maintain a certain balance, ” said Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis
Only 186 law enforcement officers were sent to Mykonos, compared to 56 stationed there at this time last year.
On Thursday, another 30 police officers, supported by security officers and undercover agents, were sent to Ios, a popular island among young tourists who are attracted by its bars, discos, and rock clubs.
Nikos Hardalias, Deputy Minister of Civil Protection of Greece, said that Mykonos and Ios are “one step away” from introducing additional restrictions and that the situation on the islands of Zakynthos, Tinos, Lefkada, Santorini, Paros, and Rhodes is also of concern.
Security guard Steve Buckett, who killed cats for eight months in the city of Brighton in the UK, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. This is reported by the Guardian.
The 54-year-old had previously denied 16 counts of causing damage in connection with the killing of cats and one count of possession of a knife.
The owners of some of the cats killed by the defendant were present at the hearing in court on July 30. He was sentenced, the man will stay in prison for five years and three months. According to the investigation, nine cats were killed and seven were injured.
The man committed crimes from October 2018 to June 2019 until he was caught in the lens of a surveillance camera. The evidence provided by one of the owners of the killed animal helped the investigation.
During the trial, the jury heard the stories of several cat owners who discovered that their pets were injured on their doorstep.
Sentencing Bouquet, Judge Jeremy Gold, stressed that his behavior was “very cruel”.
A knife with the blood of a kitten on it and the DNA of a Bouquet on the handle was found at the guard’s house.
The owners of the killed cats welcomed the court’s decision, hoping that the serial criminal will be provided with psychological help in prison.
The official representative of the French government, Gabriel Attal, said that a new wave of the coronavirus pandemic has covered the entire territory of the country.
Attal stressed the severity of the current epidemiological situation. The whole of France has become a red zone of viral danger. At the moment, 27 thousand new cases of infection have been recorded per week, which exceeds the average incidence rate for the past week by eight thousand.
Attal also noted a specific difference between the new number of cases and the number of people in need of hospitalization, which sharply distinguishes this wave of the pandemic from the previous one.
At the same time, we note a sharp contrast between the number of new cases and the number of patients who need hospitalization, “ he said.
At the moment, more than 500 thousand doses of the Moderna vaccine are received daily in French healthcare institutions.
Earlier it was reported that the prosecutor’s office of Montpellier instructed the police to investigate the cause of death of a 22-year-old Frenchman who died a few hours after being vaccinated against a coronavirus infection.
UNESCO has included the French city of Nice in the list of World Heritage Sites.
This is reported by Le Figaro.
“The history of Nice, both rooted and open, Mediterranean and Alpine, European and cosmopolitan, has created a unique architecture and landscape, a model for many other cities in the world,” Mayor Christian Estrosi welcomed the inclusion of Nice in the heritage list.
“This recognition consecrates Nice as the archetype of the Riviera winter resort with its exceptional location between the sea and the mountains, and the various influences that have shaped its heritage,” French Culture Minister Roseline Bachelot said on Twitter.
It is worth noting that the application for the inclusion of Nice in the list of World Heritage sites in 2019 was unsuccessful.
As reported, one of the main boulevards of Madrid, Paseo del Prado, and Buen Retiro Park, have been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Recently, UNESCO, the UN educational, scientific and cultural organization, deprived the English city of Liverpool of the world Heritage status.
Over the past 24 hours, 23,511 new cases of COVID-19 and another 131 deaths related to the coronavirus have been registered in the UK.
This is reported by Sky News.
The number of infections is decreasing for the seventh day in a row. But this is the highest number of daily deaths since March 17, when 141 deaths were registered.
The total number of people who died in the UK within 28 days after testing positive for COVID is 129,303 people.
Separate figures released by the Office for National Statistics show that there have been 154,000 deaths in the UK since the start of the pandemic, where the coronavirus was mentioned on the death certificate.
The number of patients with COVID-19 in British hospitals is also steadily growing and today stands at 5,918 people, which is also the highest figure since March.
The UK has one of the highest official death rates from COVID-19 in the world, but vaccination and quarantine have significantly reduced this figure since March.
Most of the coronavirus restrictions in the country were lifted on July 19.