Covid-19 Surge Prompts Renewed Lockdown in Parts of Europe

BERLIN—Parts of Europe are again locking down to prevent hospitals from becoming overwhelmed by a steep rise in Covid-19 patients as data shows a rise in infections among vaccinated people who are passing on the disease.

The German state of Saxony declared it would go into a partial lockdown for two or three weeks starting Monday, closing bars, restaurants and clubs and canceling all large events. Other badly hit German states are considering similar measures and may announce them in the coming days.