Coronavirus in Europe: Countries agree to coordinate response

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    European Union officials have warned member nations to prepare for new coronavirus restrictions as infections surge across Europe. The bloc is planning a coordinated response to ensure hospitals are not overwhelmed. Millions of people across France are once again under lockdown, and Germany is set to follow suit next week. Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris, France. –

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