The Delta variant – more contagious and more dangerous than the other Covid-19 variants – is rapidly spreading worldwide causing much alarm in Europe. Despite the general drop of contaminated cases, an outbreak of the new variant has been targeting mostly young people in the EU: Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Norway, Portugal, the UK and Spain are among the countries with a sharp rise of infections.
Countries such as Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands have already imposed new restrictions to contain the spread while others are resorting to other measures to protect the tourism sector during this time of year. A vaccine passport has been issued since 1 July in the EU, and COVID vaccinations are now mandatory for health workers in France and Greece.
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