Paris and several other French cities face month of restrictions; numbers soar in Europe amid new lockdowns; in Australia, Victoria is expected ease restrictions after recording just two new cases – follow live
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Millions of Europeans faced tough new coronavirus restrictions on Saturday as governments stepped up efforts to slow the surge in infections, after the World Health Organization reported a “very concerning” 44-percent rise in European cases over one week.
From Saturday evening, Paris and several other French cities go under a nighttime curfew that will last at least a month. England is banning mixed household gatherings in the capital and other areas, and Italy’s most populous region is limiting bar openings and suspending sports events.
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