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Delta variant begins to spread, threatening EU's COVID progress

Strain that swept UK appeared in clusters across Germany, France and Spain

Pediatric nurse Jenny gives a Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine injection during vaccination at a bar, which has been able to reopen after restrictions were eased in Berlin on June 13.   © Reuters

PARIS/LONDON (Financial Times) -- The Delta coronavirus variant that swept the UK has become dominant in Portugal and appeared in clusters across Germany, France and Spain, prompting European health officials to warn further action is needed to slow its spread.

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