Streets in the usually bustling Paris and eight other French cities were "deserted" Saturday, as a four-week overnight curfew came into effect to combat spiking coronavirus cases, per the BBC.
The big picture: Restrictions are returning across Europe as cases surge across the continent. Though governments are stopping short of crippling nationwide lockdowns, some have imposed regional ones. Take a look at what's been unfolding, in photos.
An inn in Bavaria, Germany on Oct. 17. Half of the state's districts and cities have restrictions including on closing hours. German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced
on Oct. 15 new measures such as a curfew for restaurants and bars in coronavirus hot spots. Photo: Angelika Warmuth/Picture Allliance via Getty Images
The Leeds Rhinos celebrate with the Coral Challenge Cup trophy at Wembley Stadium in London on Oct. 17, 2020. U.K. restrictions extend to a ban on fans inside stadiums. The government has introduced a three-tier alert system
for towns and cities, with bars that don't serve food closing in cities under level 3 restrictions. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images
A park on Oct. 16, 2020 in Barcelona, Catalonia, as new restrictions come into effect that sees restaurants and bars that don't offer takeaways to shut for 15 days and children's play closed at 8 p.m., among other measures
. Madrid is among the other Spanish regions under restrictions, including the closure of nightclubs
. Photo: David Zorrakino/Europa Press via Getty Images
Ghent, Belgium on Oct. 17. Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said bars and restaurants must close for one month from Oct 19. Photo: Jonathan Raa/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A closed bar in Eindhoven in the Netherlands on Oct. 17, where the catering industry has been ordered to remain closed for at least four weeks. Photo: Rob Engelaar/ANP/AFP via Getty Images
Stadio Giuseppe Meazza in Milan, Italy on Oct. 17. Stadiums must be limited to 1,000 supporters. Other measures
in the country include mandatory midnight closing and seating in restaurants and bars after 9 p.m. and a ban on outdoor and indoor private parties. Photo: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images
The UNESCO Main Square in Krakow, Poland on Oct. 17, as new 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 Images
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