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Monday, Oct 26, 2020

Study indicates a loss of confidence in governments

Study indicates a loss of confidence in governments

This week, and for the first time since the new coronavirus pandemic broke out, more than 280,000 new cases were registered worldwide in 24 hours, figures that force governments to intensify restrictions and also cause the population to lose their confidence in the management of the authorities, due to the consequences in all areas of life, according to a study by the consulting firm Kekst CNC.
Since July 1, more than 5 million infections have been registered, which is equivalent to a third of the total number of cases reported in the world since the pandemic emerged in December 2019. In total, there have been nearly 640,000 deaths accounted to the new coronavirus, according to an AFP count.

According to the study, citizens in France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden and the United States think that the numbers of deaths and infections are higher than what the officials report, according to the survey.

The spike in Europe, which has exceeded 3 million infections and 207,000, caused the WHO to issue a warning. The recent resurgence of cases in some countries is really a concern, said a European spokesperson. If the situation demands it, it may be necessary to introduce stricter measures.
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