Summer music festivals in Europe are increasing the risk of Covid-19 variants being spread. Photo: AFP
Summer music festivals in Europe are increasing the risk of Covid-19 variants being spread. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: US and Europe fail to shake off Covid-19 as variant fuels summer spike

  • Super-transmissible subvariant of Omicron is fuelling a fresh increase in infections, with cases climbing across the UK and the continent
  • The US said the BA.5 variant probably accounts for about 65 per cent of cases, and infections could reach 600,000 cases a day

Summer music festivals in Europe are increasing the risk of Covid-19 variants being spread. Photo: AFP
Summer music festivals in Europe are increasing the risk of Covid-19 variants being spread. Photo: AFP
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