Spain is first country in western Europe to record half a million Covid cases

Experts fear that France and the UK will follow the country’s rapid rise in new infections

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Spain has become the first western European country to record more than half a million Covid-19 cases, logging a total of 525,549 infections as concerns also grow over the rise in cases in France and the UK.

The Spanish milestone comes amid a continuing surge in infections as millions of children begin returning to school after a six-month hiatus.

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