Europe imposes lockdown restrictions as fourth wave of coronavirus surges | World News


Across Europe, sweeping COVID-19 restrictions are being imposed in a bid to tackle a fourth wave of the virus currently surging across the continent.

With Europe once again the epicenter of the pandemic, Germany, Austria, and Slovakia have reintroduced restrictions in the run-up Christmas, amid a debate over whether vaccines alone are enough to tame the coronavirus.

Last week, it accounted for more than half of the seven-day average of infections globally and about half of the latest deaths, according to a tally by Reuters news agency.

People queue up for vaccination at a temporary vaccination centre inside the campus building of the Technische Universitaet university in Dresden, Germany, November 18, 2021. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel
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People queue up for vaccination at a temporary vaccination centre in Dresden, Germany.

On Thursday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced curbs on public life for those who have not had a vaccine in areas where hospitals are filling dangerously fast with coronavirus patients.

Greece has also imposed more restrictions for unvaccinated people following a recent surge in…



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