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The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed its concern about the rising Covid-19 cases surrounding the Euro 2020 soccer tournament.

It's believed that the rising Covid-19 cases in Europe is because of fans travelling across Europe or getting together at bars and pubs to support their national teams as they compete in this month-long tournament.

Before the tournament started, Europe showed a steady decline in cases over a 10-week period. This has now come to an end as cases have risen by 10%.

Cape Talk's UK Report correspondent, Gavin Grey, reports that German Interior Minister, Horst Seehofer, has slammed European footballs' governing body UEFA for the "irresponsible" move to allow thousands to attend the championships. Germany estimates that the Delta variant will account for 70% of cases in July.

While hundreds of thousands of people have been vaccinated in Europe already, it seems as if the Delta variant is still the reason for the latest surge in positive cases. This is the cause for great concern, and experts around the world are worried that the current vaccines are not applicable to this variant.

Watch the Reuters video below for more on the WHO's concern about the rising Covid-19 cases and its link to Euro 2020.

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