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Sweden unveils plan to ease virus restrictions

Sweden's government on Thursday announced a plan to ease restrictions designed to curb the spread of COVID-19, starting on June 1 but without a firm date for a complete reopening.

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Sweden tops EU virus case rates

For the first time this year, Sweden's incidence rate of coronavirus cases has topped European Union figures, the EU's health authority said Thursday, but associated deaths are among the lowest.

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Turkey unveils deal for 50 mn Sputnik V doses

Turkey announced on Wednesday it has signed a deal for the delivery of 50 million doses of Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine.

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Norway imposes tougher measures to curb COVID surge

Norway will temporarily ban alcohol sales in bars and restaurants as part of tougher measures aimed at stemming a surge in coronavirus cases, the government announced Tuesday.

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Sweden readying to close gyms, restaurants, hair salons

Sweden, known for its softer approach to the pandemic, is preparing to use new legislation to close gyms, restaurants and hair salons ahead of a feared third wave of virus infections, the government said Wednesday.

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Paris tightens screws on virus lockdown

Paris will order food shops to close at 10:00 pm and outlaw nighttime food deliveries and alcohol sales, officials said Thursday, hoping to prevent people gathering at some restaurants and grocery stores despite a new coronavirus ...

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Belgium fears virus "tsunami" as virus cases keep soaring

Bars and restaurants across Belgium shut down for a month and a night-time curfew took effect Monday as health authorities warned of a possible "tsunami" of new virus cases in the hard-hit nation that host the European Union's ...

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