Summary of key events
Spain sees record weekend rise in infections
More than 46,000 new cases in Britain
New lockdown unavoidable, says Portuguese PM
Irish infection rate rockets to be worst in the world
BioNTech ups vaccine...
NSW to introduce daily testing of all staff working in hotel quarantine
NSW records one new case of locally-acquired Covid-19
Woman with UK variant of the virus travelled from Melbourne to Brisbane
No new coronavirus cases in...
France's border with UK to remain closed 'for foreseeable future'
UK records highest number of daily deaths since April 21
Europe surpasses 25m Covid cases, reports say
Germany reports over 1,000 Covid-linked deaths
WHO calls for...
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