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Talk of tiers, levels, local lockdowns and circuit-breakers is dominating the UK and Ireland, but how are other countries handling a rise in coronavirus cases?

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Here’s a look at the restrictions imposed – or loosened – elsewhere.

– France

Expand Close French President Emmanuel Macron has imposed a 9pm-6am curfew in nine cities (Kenzo Tribouillard/Pool/AP) AP/PA Images / Facebook

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President Emmanuel Macron announced a 9pm to 6am curfew for nine French cities last week as new daily infections peaked at more than 30,000.

The measure, which came into force on Saturday and is due to last at least four weeks, affects almost 20 million people in cities including Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Lille and Toulouse.

Mr Macron also reinstated the state of health emergency for France which ended three months ago.

– Germany

Expand Close People queue for a coronavirus test in Cologne, Germany (Martin Meissner/AP) AP/PA Images / Facebook

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged people to avoid unnecessary travel, cancel parties and remain at home wherever possible.

While Germany was praised for its response to the first wave of Covid-19, case numbers have rapidly climbed over recent weeks, setting a new record of 7,830 on Saturday.

Mrs Merkel has called on Germans to obey the rules like they did earlier this year.

– Italy

Expand Close Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announced new measures as the country’s daily infections doubled within a week (Angelo Carconi/Pool/AP) AP/PA Images / Facebook

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Whatsapp Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announced new measures as the country’s daily infections doubled within a week (Angelo Carconi/Pool/AP)

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announced new measures at the weekend meaning that mayors can close public squares after 9pm, permitting access only to reach homes or businesses – a move that stops short of the stricter…

By Catherine Wylie, PA

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