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Lockdowns Near as European Governments Run Out of Options

  • Surging cases forcing officials to consider ever tighter curbs
  • Hospitals risk being overwhelmed as medical staff fall ill
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European Governments Run Out of Options in Virus Fight
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The drastic step that no European politician wanted to take again is back on the agenda: lockdown.

French President Emmanuel Macron -- whose government carefully avoided publicly discussing a national shutdown through a recent surge in coronavirus cases -- relented on Friday, acknowledging that the country could be heading back toward broader restrictions on movement.