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A policeman stands in a passage of the Vienna Hofburg in Vienna, Austria on March 15, 2020. - Austria on March 15, 2020 banned gatherings of more than five people and told residents to go out only if necessary, in a bid to halt the spread of coronavirus. Police would enforce new restrictions on public life, the government said, threatening fines for non-compliance. The tougher measures were decided at an extraordinary session of parliament, during which Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called on the population to self-isolate and limit contacts to "the people they live with". (Photo by ALEX HALADA / AFP)
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Easing European COVID-19 measures a test for officials

As some European countries plan to start easing coronavirus lockdowns, resuming economic and social life is likely to be a delicate operation
Brewer Nicolas le Gall draws a beer on February 22, 2016 in the Coreff brewery based in Carhaix-Plouguer, western France. Photo: Fred TANNEAU / AFP
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Europe’s beer brewers fear a bitter summer as lockdowns drag on

Shuttered bars, cancelled concerts and no sport: European brewers are bracing for a catastrophic summer as demand for beer dries up during the cornavirus lockdowns
Doctor Jole Serra (L) and nurse Salvatore Sacco of the Carabinieri police provide phone support to COVID-19 patients from the office of ATS Bergamo in Zogno near Bergamo, northern Italy on March 27, 2020. Photo: Piero Cruciatti / AFP 
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‘Corona criminals’ prey on Europe’s virus fears

From trafficking dodgy surgical masks to peddling counterfeit medicines, criminals are finding ways to profit from the coronavirus crisis, police warn
A woman waves from the window of her flat in the Trastevere district of Rome on March 20, 2020 during the country's lockdown aimed at stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Photo: Andreas Solaro / AFP
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Windows of hope: Life in Europe under lockdown

From the woman in Rome who lines up glasses of water to drink every day, to the British composer leading a virtual orchestra, life for Europeans under lockdown is a mix of resilience and creativity