New lockdown measures in place as Europe battles 2nd wave of COVID-19

After a relatively calm summer, ABC News’ Ian Pannell reports on most of Europe dealing with a COVID-19 resurgence which has prompted schools and businesses to shut down again.
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And turning overseas now France has declared a public health emergency the British government is issuing tougher restrictions in London and didn't Eastern Europe the ice and use are filling up but only cure America for a time this summer Europe believe the virus was contained as Ian panel reports that belief is now in the past. But did little policy for the ages. It was the end of June the law downs would lifting and the Czech Republic was killed going to burst into the successfully stopping them. It had been a grueling few weeks so Andre Kobe's wanted to celebrate his country's newfound freedom. I make idea and ask. Purportedly shown saved this I can do to sanction invite people to sit through long stable and the and they say it oh game in that time it was a good when he called situations. 16100. Foot long table and probes famous channel's Brit who center stage people gathered. Happy and finally we can't free. The girls who love all that anybody can come but it and he has the brink something contributing go to route to do good to eat and to offer it to your neighbors. His mom. The country of ten million who managed to hold the full brunt of the best ways would you wouldn't. Thousand infections and 350. Deaths. But it was too soon to declare victory. People left their homes they went back to work. And bend the bars struck back. Cases have steadily climbed with new signed it ceasing grow in becoming scarce. Today in the Czech Republic has more Kubrick infections but captain. Than any other country in new world. What people but that hospitals are coping but officials scrambling to reverse cools the prime minister making this stunning admission of folds. Yes and Steve and I got carried away by the upcoming summer in the atmosphere in society. That was a mistake I do not want to repeat there's been off. It's Health Minister resigned last month and now like so much of Europe the Czech Republic is desperately trying to hold back the tide. When Lou random is water. Schools restaurants and bonds closed again. Officials rapidly pulling the plug on reopening as a fee a second wave sweeps across the continent with nearly a 100000 cases a day. In the last week. But think it would need it's a shift in the Czech capital Prague she's had to get creative. These who did cakes have been flying off the shelves ironically the helping her business supplying. That just doesn't recipient that I had to teach him with a corona case we're trying to stay afloat so we are doing what we can't people are interested in it so that's the positive side of the corona virus got over. But the knicks excellent. And resistance to show damages is now widespread this cool weather sits in. A critical period the medical professionals who warned could be done if people didn't pull at the cool news. Of corporal right if this were in danger of not acting more dangerous if the fear. Just look at him. This would England and the hate and at the new masks and new distance. Not a care in the world. But this isn't the young who Ponte who ripped greatest risk. It's those who do want to infect. Relatives neighbors colleagues and a real Beers it seemed slow paced and political problems to the ring. The Hague council now looking to prosecute party goes there. And we live local an uptick in the city's hospitalizations. With NIC used in northwest England guessing fool thing. I know how parents can dream within minutes. And I know I can at the time rebounding. President Emanuel might chrome imposing curfews in knowing major French cities. Forward looking McClintock. We need total confinement except from can you please explain how keeping people at home from 9 PM to 6 AM is going to help the situation even a suggestion. From France to hole and Britain to the Czech Republic corona virus is raging once more recruits you're. And the fact that it was once contained across the continent this summer. Stands as a warning to America and others just wants a second week looked right. As winter closes in. He impaneled for ABC news life. Our thanks to infer that.

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