Covid-19: How are European nations handling the pandemic?

Europe's inoculation crusade has been hit by delays and the quantity of contaminations is ascending in numerous nations.

France: Third lockdown and closure of schools

New restrictions are being rolled out across the country.

Schools are closing and moving to remote learning at least until 26 April.

Non-essential shops across the country also have to close.

People will be allowed to exercise outdoors within 10km (6 miles) of their home but cannot travel to other parts of the country unless they have a valid reason. As in previous lockdowns, they will have to fill out a form to explain why they have left their homes.

There is a nationwide curfew between 19:00 and 06:00.

Germany: Different regional rules

Germany has extended its current restrictions until 18 April but individual states are able to introduce their own rules.

Berlin is introducing nightly curfews for groups and further rules on social contacts.

But in the state of Saarland, in south-west of the country, outside restaurants, theatres, cinemas and gyms are allowed to open to customers who show a negative Covid test taken within the previous 24 hours.