Daily politics briefing: March 20

Published on March 20, 2021 - Duration: 00:47s

Daily politics briefing: March 20

The key facts behind the day's political headlines on March 20 as some European leaders warn of a third wave of coronavirus hitting the continent.

The French government announced that new lockdown restrictions would be imposed on Paris from midnight on Friday due to an increase in cases.Prime minister Jean Castex said France was facing a “third wave” of the pandemic, adding the new measures will last for four weeks.Chancellor Angela Merkel said Germany may need to apply an “emergency break” on relaxing restrictions amid a rise in infections.Poland begins a new three-week lockdown on Saturday, with shops, hotels, cultural and sporting facilities closed, while other countries including Italy and Spain have opted for curfews in a bid to reduce the rate of transmission.


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Germany

Country in Central Europe
Captain Hollie Pearne-Webb returns to the Great Britain squad for the Pro League fixtures against Germany on Wednesday and Thursday.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 4 days ago

Watch the highlights as Bayern Munich celebrated being crowned champions of Germany for the ninth straight season in style as Robert Lewandowski's hat-trick..
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Germany's Alexander Zverev recovers from losing the first set to beat Matteo Berrettini and win the Madrid Open title.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 5 days ago


Italy

Country in Southern Europe
Dina Asher-Smith begins her outdoor season with an impressive win over 200 metres in the Italian city of Savona.
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 1 day ago

Great Britain's Jack Laugher pips Italy's Giovanni Tocci with his final dive to take silver in the men's 1m springboard final at the European Diving..
Credit: BBC Sport - Published 2 days ago


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