efe-epaMadrid Desk

Spanish health authorities on Tuesday added almost 9,000 coronavirus cases to the overall national tally — 3,168 dating to the previous 24-hour-period — while French authorities mulled shortening the obligatory quarantine period.

Elsewhere in Europe, the United Kingdom toughened measures in a northern English city where cases have spiked and a vaccine testing program got up and running in the Italian city of Verona.


Spain’s health ministry said the number of total cases detected in the country, one of Europe’s worst-hit since the pandemic began earlier this year, had risen to 534,513 after a further 8,964 cases were added to the national tally. Some 3,168 of those were logged in the previous 24 hours. EFE-EPA