Photos: New restrictions around the world to tackle Covid-19 resurgence

The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is still spreading rapidly worldwide, with over one million deaths and 38 million infections. Many nations that suppressed their first outbreaks are now facing a second wave. Several European countries have imposed new restrictions to slow a second surging of the novel coronavirus while China, where the virus first emerged late last year, is testing an entire city of nine million within days after a minor outbreak.

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A man wearing a face mask looks at an exhibit at the International Street Art Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 14. Several countries in Europe have imposed new restrictions to try to stall a surging second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Meanwhile, China is rushing to test an entire city of nine million within days after a minor Covid-19 outbreak in the country. (Piroschka van de Wouw / REUTERS)

A man wearing a face mask looks at an exhibit at the International Street Art Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 14. Several countries in Europe have imposed new restrictions to try to stall a surging second wave of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Meanwhile, China is rushing to test an entire city of nine million within days after a minor Covid-19 outbreak in the country. (Piroschka van de Wouw / REUTERS)

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People out on the street before a local lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Liverpool, England on October 13. The British government on October 12 announced a three-tier Covid-19 risk management system—categorising areas under medium, high and very high risk to place restrictions under varying severity. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)

People out on the street before a local lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Liverpool, England on October 13. The British government on October 12 announced a three-tier Covid-19 risk management system—categorising areas under medium, high and very high risk to place restrictions under varying severity. (Phil Noble / REUTERS)

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People wearing face masks seen walking on the streets in Rome, Italy on October 13. Italy has imposed new, tougher rules to control the resurgence, including an end to parties, amateur football matches and snacking at bars at night. (Andrew Medichini / AP)

People wearing face masks seen walking on the streets in Rome, Italy on October 13. Italy has imposed new, tougher rules to control the resurgence, including an end to parties, amateur football matches and snacking at bars at night. (Andrew Medichini / AP)

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Commuters in a metro train pass a poster showing the Eiffel Tower and city skyline at Champs-Elysees–Clemenceau metro station in Paris, France on October 14. French President Emmanuel Macron in a prime-time TV interview on October 14, announced night curfew in Paris and eight other major cities of France for six weeks. The curfew restrictions begin from October 17. (Nathan Laine / Bloomberg)

Commuters in a metro train pass a poster showing the Eiffel Tower and city skyline at Champs-Elysees–Clemenceau metro station in Paris, France on October 14. French President Emmanuel Macron in a prime-time TV interview on October 14, announced night curfew in Paris and eight other major cities of France for six weeks. The curfew restrictions begin from October 17. (Nathan Laine / Bloomberg)

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A man wearing a face mask uses his mobile phone in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia on October 14. Russia is reporting its highest-ever numbers of the diseases outbreak, with daily virus deaths having reached 244 on October 12 and a record number of new single-day cases reported for the previous 24 hours on October 14 at almost 14,231. (Yuri Kadobnov / AFP)

A man wearing a face mask uses his mobile phone in front of St. Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Russia on October 14. Russia is reporting its highest-ever numbers of the diseases outbreak, with daily virus deaths having reached 244 on October 12 and a record number of new single-day cases reported for the previous 24 hours on October 14 at almost 14,231. (Yuri Kadobnov / AFP)

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A woman looks at street art displayed at the International Street Art Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 14. The Netherlands have imposed a partial lockdown to curb one of the region’s worst coronavirus surges, with all bars, cafes and restaurants to close, and non-medical face coverings mandatory in all indoor spaces for people aged over 13. (Piroschka van de Wouw / REUTERS)

A woman looks at street art displayed at the International Street Art Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands on October 14. The Netherlands have imposed a partial lockdown to curb one of the region’s worst coronavirus surges, with all bars, cafes and restaurants to close, and non-medical face coverings mandatory in all indoor spaces for people aged over 13. (Piroschka van de Wouw / REUTERS)

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People line up in the rain to be tested for the Covid-19 as part of a mass testing program following a new outbreak in Qingdao, China on October 14. Chinese officials intend to test the entire city--around 9.4 million people--by October 15, after a handful of cases were detected on October 11. (AFP)

People line up in the rain to be tested for the Covid-19 as part of a mass testing program following a new outbreak in Qingdao, China on October 14. Chinese officials intend to test the entire city--around 9.4 million people--by October 15, after a handful of cases were detected on October 11. (AFP)

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