England eases coronavirus curbs but Europe reels from surges

LONDON: England began to further ease its coronavirus lockdown on Monday, spurred by rapid vaccinations, but governments in the rest of Europe struggled to contain Covid-19 surges. Dramatic infection spikes in Europe have forced a tightening of unpopular restrictions across the continent, with Washington’s top pandemic expert warning the United States could suffer a similar surge if curbs are eased too quickly. In sharp contrast, people in England were set for what newspapers dubbed “Happy Monday”, with stay-at-home orders relaxed to allow outdoor gatherings of up to six people and the resumpt…

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