London/Rome — Millions across Europe faced greater restrictions on their movement over the weekend, with Italy readying new measures and London and Paris enforcing tighter curbs, in an escalating effort to check the surge in coronavirus cases.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is likely to order bars and restaurants to close at 10pm, ban sporting activities and change the hours for high schools to prevent congestion, said officials in his government, who asked not to be identified in line with their policy. ..

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