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Al Jazeera 22 Nov 2020

Sweden sharply limits gatherings as second COVID-19 wave swells

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The Swedish government is imposing limits on the size of public gatherings, as coronavirus cases reach new daily highs in the country.
It had famously resisted putting lockdowns in place and shunned the use of face masks before.
But as nearly 6,5000 people die from COVID-19, it may be forced to rethink its once-unconventional approach.

Al Jazeera's Paul Rhys reports from Stockholm, Sweden.


Coronavirus infections are surging across Europe to their highest levels yet.
France is also set to unveil new measures on Wednesday, as it struggles to control a second wave.
There are reports a curfew could be imposed in Paris.
It is pattern being seen across Europe.

Al Jazeera's Natacha Butler has this report from Paris on the soaring number of infections in the French capital.
Pakistan is dealing with the second wave of coronavirus infections.
The government has not imposed another lockdown but is restricting public events, including political rallies.
Al Jazeera's Victoria Gatenby has more.
Many people in India have reduced the size of their Diwali gatherings, but officials worry celebrations may fuel the spread of COVID-19 in the country.

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The US presidential candidates are making their final push to win over voters in the states where the race will be close.
President Donald Trump is campaigning in Wisconsin, where COVID-19 cases are rising fast, and claimed before several thousand supporters that the coronavirus was going away.
Campaigning in Georgia, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden said unlike Trump, he would make tackling the pandemic a priority.
So far nearly 70 million Americans have already voted - a record that could lead to the highest voter turnout in a century.

Al Jazeera's Mike Hanna reports from Washington, DC, the US.

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