In photos: Coronavirus restrictions grow across Europe

Published Date: 11/1/2020
Bars in cities across England were busy Saturday night as revelers marked Halloween ahead of venues closing Thursday for the new nationwide lockdown, per the Mirror.The big picture: Restrictions are returning across much of Europe as the continent faces a second coronavirus wave, with more countries imposing second lockdowns to curb the spread.United Kingdom A quiet street in the usually bustling Welsh capital Cardiff on Oct. 25 — a day after Wales entered a 17-day "firebreak" lockdown during which all nonessential businesses must shut and people are required to stay home, with few exceptions. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Images via Getty Images A bar in Manchester, northwest England, on Oct. 8, 2020. The city was placed on the highest lockdown level of England's three-tier system against the wishes of local officials on Oct. 23. Photo: Oli Scarff/AFP via Getty Images A pub in Edinburgh on Oct. 7. Bars and restaurants across Scotland's central belt, including Edinburgh and Glasgow, have had to close at 6 p.m. nightly since Oct. 9. First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced a five-level restrictions system, effective Nov. 2. Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty ImagesGreece Pedestrians, wearing protective face masks, walk on the waterfront next to the White Tower in Thessaloniki on Oct. 31, after the prime minister announced that most of the country will resume a coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP via Getty ImagesPortugal A police checkpoint in Carcavelos, Portugal, during the first day of a ban on movement between municipalities, from Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. The measure affects 70% of the population, including major cities Lisbon and Porto, per Euro Weekly News. Photo: Horacio Villalobos Corbis/Corbis via Getty ImagesAustria A protester outside the Hofburg palace in Vienna on Oct. 31, demonstrating against the new lockdown, effective Nov. 3 that'll see a night-time curfew and cafes, bars and restaurants shut until the end of November. Photo: Joe Klamar/AFP via Getty ImagesFrance Pedestrians walk along an empty street on Oct. 25 in Cannes, on the French Riviera, as France reported a record 52,010 new cases. The government extended a nightly curfew to 38 more departments for at least six weeks. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images A bar owner closes up before the citywide 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew comes into effect on Oct. 17 in Paris. France surpassed 1 million COVID-19 cases on Oct. 22. Photo: Kiran Ridley/Getty ImagesItaly An anti-government demonstration on Oct. 26 in Turin, Italy, against the economic consequences of new restrictions. Luxury stores in the city were "ransacked," the Guardian notes. Photo: Diego Puletto/Getty Images Peaceful demonstrators in Naples on Oct. 26 protest restrictions that have seen gyms, movie theaters and pools close and bars and restaurants required to shut by 6 p.m. until at least Nov. 24. Photo: Ivan Romano/Getty ImagesSpain Firefighters extinguish a fire during a Nov,. 1 protest in Madrid against the government's coronavirus restrictions and state of emergency. Photo: Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images A street on the first night of a nationwide 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew in Madrid on Oct. 25. Spain exceeded 1 million coronavirus infections on Oct. 21. Photo: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images A park on Oct. 16 in Barcelona as restrictions including measures requiring children's play areas to close at 8 p.m. and restaurants and bars restricted to providing takeout or delivery only take effect. Photo: David Zorrakino/Europa Press via Getty ImagesGermany An inn in Bavaria on Oct. 17. Half of the state's districts and cities have restrictions including on closing hours. Chancellor Angela Merkel announced on Oct. 15 new measures such as a curfews for restaurants and bars in coronavirus hot spots. Photo: Angelika Warmuth/Picture Allliance via Getty ImagesIreland A pub in Dublin on Oct. 19. Under Ireland's six-week-long measures, which took effect at midnight on Oct. 21, most stores must close, home visits are banned and a three-mile travel limit has been imposed for exercise. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP via Getty ImagesRomania Romanian Christian-Orthodox followers worship the relics of Saint Dimitrie Basarabov at Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest Oct. 25 after undergoing identity checks and facing requirements including masks and disinfectant. Schools in the city switched to online lessons only on Oct. 20. Photo: Daniel Mihailescu/AFP via Getty ImagesDenmark Students do their math in a forest on Sept. 7 in Samsø. More Danish schools are turning to outdoor schooling, as the country braces for further restrictions. From Oct. 29, face masks will become mandatory in indoor public places, gatherings will be limited to 10 people and alcohol sales will be prohibited after 10 p.m., per The Local DK. Photo: Maja Hitij/Getty ImagesBelgium Ghent on Oct. 17, where restaurants and bars have been closing at 11pm, among other measures. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said these venues must shut completely for one month from Oct. 19. The government has since imposed a strict lockdown, starting Nov. 1. Photo: Jonathan Raa/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesCzech Republic An outdoor mass at the Old Town Square in Prague on Oct. 26. The government is introducing new restrictions, including a 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew, effective Oct. 28 through Nov. 3. Photo: Michal Cizek/AFP via Getty ImagesThe Netherlands A closed bar in Eindhoven in the Netherlands on Oct. 17, where the catering industry has been ordered to remain shut for at least four weeks. Photo: Rob Engelaar/ANP/AFP via Getty ImagesPoland The UNESCO Main Square in Krakow, Poland, on Oct. 17, as new measures come into effect across the country — such as restricted opening hours for restaurants, events reduced to 25% attendance, and gyms and swimming pools closed. Photo: Omar Marques/Getty ImagesGo deeper: Europe braces for monster 2nd coronavirus waveEditor's note: This article has been updated to include further details of the pandemic in Europe, including new measures.