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Austria Tests Easing Lockdown With Some Stores Opening Today

  • One of first European countries to partially lift closures
  • Government’s easing schedule has built-in ‘emergency brake’
Customers wearing face masks push shopping carts at a DIY store in Vienna, on April 14.
Customers wearing face masks push shopping carts at a DIY store in Vienna, on April 14.

Photographer: Helmut Fohringer/AFP via Getty Images

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Austrians lined up outside hardware and gardening stores that reopened Tuesday after the country became one of the first in Europe to ease lockdown measures.