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Europe Gets No Respite From Lockdowns After Deadly Weekend

  • Spain, Italy report more than 3,000 new coronavirus deaths
  • Officials say cases may be stabilizing with lockdown tightened
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European officials warned against loosening lockdowns after the coronavirus outbreak claimed more than 3,000 lives in Spain and Italy over the weekend.

Strains in health-care systems increased as Spain said its intensive-care wards are stretched beyond capacity and a German public-health leader said the country may face a ventilator shortage. An ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel said public life in Europe’s biggest economy will be restricted for at least several more weeks.