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Cases Mounting Across Europe as New Restrictions Enacted

HeadlineOct 19, 2020

In international coronavirus news, Russia hit a new high Friday with over 15,000 new cases. Russia has the fourth-highest caseload after the U.S., India and Brazil. Cases continue to surge across Europe. France has enacted a curfew across Paris and eight other cities. Belgium has closed bars and restaurants nationwide for a month. The British government has given police increased authority to crack down on people who don’t self-isolate after getting or being exposed to COVID-19. The foreign ministers of Austria and Belgium have tested positive for COVID-19, raising fears they may have caught it at a meeting last week with other European Union counterparts.

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