What’s the latest around Europe?
Russia has reported 232 more deaths, its highest number in a 24-hour period, bringing the total to 4,374. New infections, at 8,572, are well down from their peak. That death toll may be under-reported too, as our story on Moscow’s decision to revise its number explains.
Swimming in outdoor pools and holding weddings with up to 100 people are now allowed in Austria. After a relatively minor outbreak with 645 deaths in total, restrictions are being lifted fast.
Another meat processing plant in the Netherlands has reported an outbreak – 21 out of 130 staff have tested positive at Van Rooi Meat in the southern city of Helmond.
Spain has decided to move 70% of the country to Phase Two of lifting the lockdown on Monday – cinemas, theatres, concert halls and shopping centres will reopen, in a limited way.
Croatia’s reopened its borders to 10 EU countries including Austria, but as Croatia is not on Austria’s “white list”, returning tourists will need a negative Covid-19 test to come back.