Global report: ‘Time for preparation, not celebration,’ warns WHO
Concerns remain worldwide over new infections as businesses, beaches and borders reopen
Beaches across Europe began reopening in time for an early heatwave, as several countries inched out of coronavirus lockdown, and the continent prepared for the first major league football matches in over a month.
The games played in Germany’s Bundesliga will be held in empty stadiums, with tight controls including a ban on handshaking between players. Other opening measures for travel, commerce and tourism are all tentative, with governments ready to bring back tight controls if signs of a second wave of infections appear.