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Locked-down Europe asks: How long can we afford this?

WorldNews Monday, 23 March 2020
Locked-down Europe asks: How long can we afford this?Europe Locked-down Europe asks: How long can we afford this? Governments balance soaring death tolls against potential economic collapse. Sacre Couer, on Montmartre hill, is deserted by tourists on March 18 in Paris, France. France imposed a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19 on March 17. | Veronique de Viguerie/Getty Images By PAOLA TAMMA and JAKOB HANKE VELA 03/23/2020 02:17 PM EDT Facebook Twitter Link Link Copied More Mail Reddit WhatsApp BRUSSELS — European governments have a brutal message to deliver: The coronavirus lockdown cannot go on too long or the consequences of economic meltdown could be even more deadly than the disease. As countries across the world announce...
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