Germany has expanded curbs on social interactions to try to contain the coronavirusoutbreak, banning public gatherings of more than two people.
In a televised address, Chancellor Angela Merkel said "our own behaviour" was the "mosteffective way" of slowing the rate of infection.
The measures included closing hair, beauty and massage studios. Other non-essential shopshad already been shut.
Shortly afterwards, Mrs Merkel's office said she would quarantine herself.
A doctor who vaccinated her on Friday against pneumococcus, a pneumonia-causing bacteria, had tested positive for coronavirus. The chancellor, 65, will be tested regularly in the next fewdays and work from home, her spokesman said.
Germany, Europe's largest economy, has so far confirmed 18,610 cases and 55 deaths fromCovid-19, the disease caused by the virus.
People will not be allowed to form groups of three or more in public unless they live together inthe same household, or the gathering is work-related. Police will monitor and punish anyoneinfringing the new rules.
Restaurants will now only be allowed to open for takeaway service. All restrictions apply toevery German state, and will be in place for at least the next two weeks.
"The great aim is to gain time in the fight against the virus," said Mrs Merkel, urging citizens tokeep contact outside their own household to an absolute minimum and to ensure a distance ofat least 1.5m from another person when in public.
Italy, the worst-hit European country, reported 651 new deaths on Sunday, bringing the totalthere to 5,476, according to the government.
The number of confirmed cases in the country - where people have been largely confined totheir homes for two weeks - has risen from 53,578 to 59,138, the lowest rise in percentageterms since the outbreak began.
Earlier, President Sergio Mattarella said he hoped the rest of the world could learn from Italy'stroubles. He said citizens across the European Union needed to feel the bloc was takingconcrete action to combat the virus.
Meanwhile, Spain registered its worst figures so far after 394 people died in a single day, bringing the national total to 1,720.
The government is seeking to extend the state of emergency until 11 April, a step that needsto be approved by parliament. The measure introduced on 14 March bars people from all butessential outings.
"We're at war," Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said, a day after warning that "the worst is yet tocome". Also on Sunday, the government announced it would restrict entry at air and seaports for most foreigners for the next 30 days.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson warned people to follow the government's advice or tougherrestrictions would have to be implemented, as the number of deaths reached 281
France recorded 112 new deaths, taking the number of dead there to 674
The Netherlands and Greece also reported a surge in the number of deaths and cases
Canada's Olympic Committee has now declared it will not send a team to the Tokyo gamesunless they are postponed by at least a year.
In the US, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio warned the outbreak would get worse, withdamage accelerated by widespread shortages of key medical supplies. Across the country, there are now 31,057 confirmed cases and 390 deaths.
According to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, more than 310,000 cases of coronavirus havebeen confirmed around the world, with some 13,000 deaths. More than 93,000 people haverecovered.