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A WHO epidemiologist said she had been devastated to watch unmasked crowds singing and shouting at the Euro 2020 final yesterday, expressing concerns that it would spur Covid transmission, including of the Delta variant.
Emma Farge notes for Reuters that in unusually forthright comments from the UN health agency, which usually refrains from remarking on the policies of individual member states, its Covid technical lead Maria Van Kerkhove called the sight of the more than 60,000 spectators at the match between Italy and England “devastating”.
In Australia, three new cases of Covid-19 have emerged in Victoria after a removalist from New South Wales, and two members of a family who returned from Sydney last week tested positive.
The first case, reported early on Monday by state health minister Martin Foley, is a removalist who travelled from Sydney to Melbourne on 8 July. The moving crew delivered furniture to a home in the Whittlesea local government area, before picking up furniture in a home in the Maribyrnong local government area, and arriving in South Australia in the early hours of 9 July.Continue reading...