August 8, 2020

Europeans warned not to forget virus as temperatures soar

London (AFP) – Sun-seekers flocked to beaches Saturday as parts of western Europe baked in a heatwave, but authorities urged people to avoid crowded areas and keep wearing their masks over concerns at rising numbers of coronavirus cases.The day after Britain recorded its hottest August day in 17 years, at 36.4 degrees Celsius (97.5 Fahrenheit), much of its southern coastline was packed with visitors, many of whom had been forced to abandon foreign holidays because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.Authorities in Bournemouth, home to a golden seven-mile beach, warned at lunchtime that most of the…


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