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France, Italy Set to Extend Curbs to Contain Covid Variants

  • Macron to address nation at 8 p.m. to present new measures
  • The Italian cabinet is meeting at 5:30 p.m. this evening
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France and Italy are set to extend virus restrictions as Europe struggles to contain a sharp increase in infections due to new variants.

The resurgence in the outbreak is a setback for governments, whose plans to get life back to normal and revive their economies have already been stymied by a slow vaccine rollout across the European Union. The French virus spike has been particularly bad, and Germany and Spain last week imposed border restrictions to travelers coming from the country.