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Austria plans to start reopening shops next week, easing coronavirus lockdown

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VIENNA - Austria's government plans to start reopening shops from next week in an initial loosening of its coronavirus lockdown, saying on Monday the country was turning a corner though it widened a requirement to wear face masks.
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‘Gradual resurrection': Austria to reopen small businesses in mid-April as govt eyes roll-back Covid-19 restrictions

‘Gradual resurrection': Austria to reopen small businesses in mid-April as govt eyes roll-back Covid-19 restrictions

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Small shops and markets in Austria could reopen under certain conditions next week, although tight lockdown restrictions will remain in place, the country's chancellor has said, while other businesses could follow next month.
Sebastian Kurz has rolled out a plan to “gradually open our society” after weeks of tough restrictions aimed at containing the spread of Covid-19. While the international situation is still “dramatic,” Austria could “avert the worst” by acting faster than other nations, the chancellor told reporters from behind protective glass.
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China is trying to relax its severe coronavirus lockdown, but a series of forced re-closures shows how hard it is to get back to normal

China is trying to relax its severe coronavirus lockdown, but a series of forced re-closures shows how hard it is to get back to normal

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China has been trying to gradually roll back its severe coronavirus lockdown in recent weeks.
Shops, bars, cinemas, and tourists sites were reopened after no new cases were reported in many provinces.
But authorities have repeatedly reversed their decisions and re-closed businesses, tourist attractions, and entire regions.
China is further into its coronavirus response than any other nation - and seems to be demonstrating that getting out of lockdown is a difficult and uneven process.
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3 countries have started to slow the coronavirus with total lockdowns. Here's how long they took to work

3 countries have started to slow the coronavirus with total lockdowns. Here's how long they took to work

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Italy, Spain and France have the three worst coronavirus outbreaks in Europe. All are in lockdown - and there are clear signs that it is working .
It has taken between three and four weeks since the countries ordered lockdowns for daily new infections and deaths to begin to decline.
On Sunday, each country had recorded at least a two-day consecutive decline in deaths from the virus, and new recorded cases also appear to be dropping, according to figures on Worldometer .
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Austria plans to start reopening shops from next week

1 month ago   |   By

VIENNA - Austria's conservative-led government plans to start reopening shops from next week in an initial loosening of its coronavirus lockdown as it said the country was turning a corner, while widening a requirement to wear face masks.
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Austria widening face-mask requirement while loosening lockdown

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VIENNA - Austria will extend a requirement to wear face masks in supermarkets to include public transport and shops that reopen on April 14, Health Minister Rudolf Anschober and Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's office said on Monday.
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Austria plans to start reopening shops from next week

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VIENNA - Austria plans to reopen smaller shops from next week in its first step to loosen a lockdown that has slowed the spread of the coronavirus, as long as the public continue to observe the lockdown broadly, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said on Monday.
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