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Austria is first in Europe to announce easing of coronavirus lockdown

Apr 06, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs

BRUSSELS - Austria on Monday became the first European country to announce a concrete plan to reopen its society after a coronavirus lockdown, as nations here feel increasingly hopeful that they may have weathered the worst of the first wave of the pandemic.

Denmark, Belgium, France, Spain and others are similarly examining how they will loosen some of the restrictions on public life. But European leaders are cautious, since some countries that have sought to return to normal, such as Sing...