Carabinieri officers patrol one of the main access roads to Bollate, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. Europe recorded 1 million new Covid-19 cases last week, an increase of 9 per cent from the previous week and ending a six-week decline. Photo: AP
Carabinieri officers patrol one of the main access roads to Bollate, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. Europe recorded 1 million new Covid-19 cases last week, an increase of 9 per cent from the previous week and ending a six-week decline. Photo: AP

Coronavirus surge sweeping Europe powered by speedy variants

  • Europe saw a 9 per cent increase in new Covid-19 cases last week, with the so-called UK variant spreading significantly in 27 countries
  • The coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa is now present in 26 European countries, while the Brazilian variant has been detected in 15 countries

Carabinieri officers patrol one of the main access roads to Bollate, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. Europe recorded 1 million new Covid-19 cases last week, an increase of 9 per cent from the previous week and ending a six-week decline. Photo: AP
Carabinieri officers patrol one of the main access roads to Bollate, on the outskirts of Milan, Italy. Europe recorded 1 million new Covid-19 cases last week, an increase of 9 per cent from the previous week and ending a six-week decline. Photo: AP
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