Why is there a third wave of Covid?


Britons have been put on alert after Boris Johnson warned on Monday that the effects of a third coronavirus wave in Europe will “wash up on our shores”.

The prime minister said the UK should be “under no illusion” over whether it will feel the impact of an uptick in Covid-19 cases in some European countries.

On Tuesday, Germans felt that impact acutely as Chancellor Angela Merkel announced a three-week extension to the country’s current lockdown amid a rise in coronavirus cases.

Speaking at a news conference, Ms Merkel said current restrictions would remain in place until at least 18 April, putting a halt to potential Easter holiday plans.

The German chancellor warned that the country is now in a “very serious” situation, with case numbers “rising exponentially and intensive care beds…filling up again”, according to the BBC.



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