Surge in COVID-19 in Europe Leads to Restrictions

“President Emmanuel Macron of France on Wednesday said he would impose a curfew of 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. in the Paris region and eight other major metropolitan areas. “The virus is everywhere in France,” he told the French public, as he declared a state of emergency starting Saturday.

The resurgence is also forcing officials to close bars and clubs in Prague and pubs and gyms in Liverpool, and to make face masks mandatory in public indoor spaces in Amsterdam. In Russia, which reported its largest daily increase in infections on Wednesday, President Vladimir V. Putin sought refuge from the torrent of bad news by announcing that his government had approved a second vaccine.”

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