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‘Overwhelmed’: Germany, France return to lockdown as virus cases soar in Europe

Europe is bracing for a new spate of national lockdowns as COVID-19 surges across the continent and threatens to fill hospitals with more patients than the first deadly wave of earlier this year.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced fresh lockdowns to bring down the rapidly growing number of infections, hospitalisations and deaths in each country.

  • Bevan Shields
  • The Age

The decisions mark a milestone in Europe’s battle with the disease …

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