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    As the coronavirus lockdowns ease in Australia, governments in Europe are clamping down all over again. Wales has broken ranks with the rest of the UK telling businesses to close and people to stay at home. And the Irish Government has announced an even tougher lockdown to combat a deadly second wave. Europe correspondent Nick Dole reports. Subscribe: http://ab.co/1svxLVE

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