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Paris Under Curfew: Europe Reacts As Countries See Highest-Ever Coronavirus Numbers

President Emmanuel Macron announced nightly curfews for Paris and other cities Wednesday, part of a wave of new coronavirus restrictions in Europe.
French President Emmanuel Macron is ordering curfews for Paris and other large cities, hoping to slow the coronavirus.A woman wears a protective face mask as she sits in the courtyard of the Louvre museum and the pyramid of Louvre in Paris Wednesday. Source: Chesnot

Coronavirus restrictions are taking effect in the Netherlands, the U.K., the Czech Republic and other parts of Europe Wednesday, as nations try to reverse an alarming wave in new cases. The continent is now seeing more new coronavirus cases – an average of 100,000 daily — than at any other time during the pandemic.

Bars, restaurants and schools are being shut down or sharply limited, and officials are working to bolster hospital capacity, to accommodate an expected influx of new COVID-19 patients.

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