France reported 32,427 new cases on Saturday, 17 Oct 20, surpassing the previous record.  Italy has reported 10,925 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, a new record rise in cases.  Poland reported 9,622 new daily cases, a new record.  Greece reported 508 new cases on Friday, surpassing the 500 figure for the first time. 227 of these cases were in the Athens metropolitan area.  Netherlands has reported its worst day for new daily cases with 7,984 cases in the previous 24 hours.  Switzerland recorded 3105 new cases, setting a new record for a second consecutive day. Germany announced a new record rise in cases over a 24 hour period with 7,334 new positive cases reported.  UK Eight regions in England will be moving to the Tier 2 (high) alert level, including London, from Saturday.   UK The Pulse medical news outlet is reporting that the NHS is in talks with the British Medical Association around “mobilising for a potential Covid vaccine from December” with sources stating the chances of a vaccination programme starting in 2020 as 50/50.