Austria imposes full lockdown, Germany may follow as COVID grips Europe

A closed restaurant in the Alexanderplatz area of Berlin on Wednesday, March, 24, 2021. (Photo: NYTimes)
AMMAN - Austria will become the first country in western Europe to reimpose a full COVID-19 lockdown, it said on Friday as neighbouring Germany warned it may follow suit, sending shivers through financial markets worried about the economic fallout.اضافة اعلان

A fourth wave of infections has plunged Germany, Europe's largest economy, into a national emergency, Health Minister Jens Spahn said, warning that vaccinations alone will not cut case numbers.

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