Resurgent coronavirus causes record economic slump in Europe


Virus concerns did not stop beach-goers flocking to Bournemouth amid the heatwave. ? AFP/Files PARIS: Devastating economic data poured in Friday as nations counted the cost of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic, even as fresh spikes forced countries including Britain to put the brakes on a return to normalcy. Six months after the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared a global emergency, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 17 million people and killed nearly 674,000, according to an AFP tally.