Covid-19 Delta variant delays easing of restrictions in SW France

An emerging spread of the highly transmissible Delta variant of the Covid-19 virus has led to a delay in the lifting of restrictions on public movement in the Landes in south-west France, while a scientific advisor has warned that it will also likely lead to a fourth wave of the epidemic in the autumn.

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France has decided to delay the unwinding of Covid-19 restrictions in a south-west region of the country, while the government's leading scientific adviser said a fourth wave of the virus was likely due to the emergence of the Delta variant, reports FRANCE 24.