Europe ramps up measures as infections spike

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    Countries in Europe are clamping down on social gatherings in a bid to curb a rampant coronavirus second wave. Bars in Italy have been forced to close early for the next month, and Spain has declared a state of emergency and night-time curfew. Germany meanwhile is set to meet Wednesday to decide additional restrictive measures.

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