Europe reels as it sets virus records, slaps on new rules

German police officers patrol in Kehl, Germany, at the German-French border Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Fear of potential border closures prompted huge traffic jams around the eastern French city of Strasbourg, notably involving French shoppers driving across the Rhine River to Germany to stock up on cigarettes and other goods that are cheaper on the German side. France is deploying 12,000 police officers to enforce a new curfew coming into effect Friday night for the next month to slow the virus spread, and will spend another 1 billion euros to help businesses hit by the new restrictions.