Western Europe is baking in a heatwave. To stay cool, people have been flocking to beaches. But authorities are getting worried that they are sunbathing too close to each other and have warned about a potential uptick in coronavirus cases.
Scuffles have broken out between police and people protesting coronavirus restrictions in London. Officers said they ordered the crowd to disperse after demonstrators failed to follow social distancing rules.
Chancellor Angela Merkel met with the heads of Germany’s federal states to chart a path forward to curb rising infections nationwide. They agreed to curbs on parties in areas of high infection.
The UN's health body has said without concerted action, 2 million deaths from the virus are "very likely." Meanwhile, Spain and the UK have implemented local lockdowns as cases rise. Read all the latest here.
COVID-19 infections are on the rise again across Europe and in Germany, sparking fears of a second wave. Chancellor Merkel has reportedly warned top party officials that the number of cases could surpass 19,000 per day.
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