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Austrian daily coronavirus infections reach new record above 6,000

Person wearing a protective mask walks past a cafe bar at Naschmarkt market the evening before the start of the second lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Vienna, Austria, November 2, 2020. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria’s daily tally of new coronavirus infections climbed above 6,000 for the first time on Wednesday to a new record of 6,211, data from the health and interior ministries showed.

Tougher nationwide restrictions aimed at bringing infections under control took effect on Tuesday, including a nightly curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 p.m. and the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants to all but take-away service. Theatres, cinemas and museums are also closed until the end of the month.

Reporting by Francois Murphy; Editing by Alison Williams

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