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    France and Germany Lock Down as Second Coronavirus Wave Grows

    The new steps are the toughest since the spring and follow added restrictions in Spain and Italy aimed at curbing the spread of the virus and easing the strain on hospitals.

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    193,431,949
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    Updated on July 23, 2021 7:13 am
    Italy
    4,302,393
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on July 23, 2021 7:13 am
    Spain
    4,249,258
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on July 23, 2021 7:13 am
    Iran
    3,623,840
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on July 23, 2021 7:13 am
    Germany
    3,758,406
    Total confirmed cases
    Updated on July 23, 2021 7:13 am

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