Recent COVID-19 spikes in at least three countries within Europe has European Union officials on high alert. First up, officials are concerned about places like Ireland; Italy, and Spain. Some of these places including neighbouring countries were once hailed as having controlled the virus, except now that appears to be quite different.
People gather at La Barceloneta in Barcelona, Spain as Spanish officials report new upticks in coronavirus cases. GETTY IMAGES
According to Irish officials, Ireland has recorded about 150+ cases since May its highest recorded yet all but a significant far cry from just 58 cases a day last week. The counties hit are: Kildare, Laois and Offaly.
A local rise in cases has caused Parisian officials to mandate masks in public. Anyone older than 11 years old is now lawfully required to wear them.
Germany has recorded 1,045 new infections since Thursday its first rise in some time.