The world has recorded more than half-a-million new coronavirus infections in a day – marking a new threshold in the worsening pandemic.
But its rapidly rising infection rates that have forced several European governments to take drastic action.
The Spanish region of Catalonia is shutting its borders for 15 days, while Germany has announced a new monthlong lockdown from next week.
Tighter restrictions have also now come into force in France.
Al Jazeera’s Natacha Butler reports from Paris.
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