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  • in this funeral home just south of Belgium's capital, Brussels.

  • Almost all deaths are for those who contracted covert 19.

  • What's interesting, according to funeral director Stefan Good ICS, is that this wasn't the case.

  • During the first wave in March in April, we observed a higher than usual number of deaths, but they were not necessarily directly linked to Cove in 19.

  • Perhaps they were indirectly linked, but that's hard to determine.

  • He added that thanks to stringent protective measures, none of his eight employees had asked to stop working during the pandemic or had become infected.

  • Belgium, a country of 11 million, is in the grip of the second wave of the virus and has one of the world's highest covert 19 mortality rates.

  • It's also seen one of Europe's sharpest jumps in cases this autumn.

  • With just 10% of the world's population, Europe accounts for almost 25% of the 1.2 million deaths globally.

  • Five countries Britain, France, Spain, Italy and Russia account for almost three quarters of those European fatalities at around 50,000.

  • Britain has the highest death toll in Europe, with the current daily average of more than 20,000 newly reported cases.

  • France is the worst affected country inside the EU.

  • Paris's I See you provision was at 92% capacity last week.

  • Facing similar pressures, Belgian and Dutch hospitals have been forced to send some severely ill patients to Germany.

  • Governments across Europe have been forced to order control measures, including imposing local curfews, closing non essential shops on restricting movement to ease pressure on hospitals on protect their economies.

in this funeral home just south of Belgium's capital, Brussels.

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