France, Italy Impose Easter Lockdowns As Covid-19 Cases Surge

Daily Mail: Italy enters strict three-day lockdown as it faces 20,000 new Covid cases a day while France begins four week national shutdown as Europe battles third wave
* Italy has entered three-day lockdown to prevent surge of infections over Easter * Across the border in France, the country entered its third national lockdown * The two countries are struggling to cope with a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases
Italy and France entered strict lockdowns today, with both countries struggling to cope with a dramatic rise in Covid-19 cases that has overwhelmed hospitals.
In Italy, the country entered a three-day Easter lockdown to prevent a surge in infections over the bank holiday weekend.
The entire country is now in the 'red zone' – the highest level of lockdown restrictions – after cases have soared to around 20,000 new cases a day in a devastating third wave of the pandemic.
More News On The Covid-19 Coronavirus Pandemic In Europe
Europe ramps up vaccinations as virus haunts Easter holidays — AP
Millions mark Easter as Europe locks down again amid COVID-19 surges — Daily Sabah
France, Italy impose Easter lockdowns as COVID cases surge — Al Jazeera
Covid-19: France enters third national lockdown amid ICU surge — BBC
Covid-19: France enters four-week light lockdown — France 24
Italy enters 3-day Easter lockdown amid vaccination snags — AP
Russia’s COVID-19 case tally climbs by 8,817 to 4,580,894 — TASS
Covid pandemic peaks in Eastern and Central Europe and ruins Easter — BBC
UK says 5 million get second shot as COVID daily deaths fall to 10 — Reuters
Coronavirus digest: UK to test 'COVID status' certificates — DW
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