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Two Covid-19 reinfections reported in Europe

After a man in Hong Kong tested positive twice for Covid-19, the Netherlands and Belgium have each reported the same incident. Marion Koopmans, chief of the Dutch Erasmus MC department of virology, confirmed on Tuesday a case of coronavirus reinfection. Belgian virologist Marc Van Ranst also confirmed a reinfection case, saying that "there are indeed enough differences to be able to speak of a different strain, a second infection".

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EU leaders to discuss vaccine certificates

While some member states hope vaccine certificates could revive tourism, EU officials point out that it is not clear if vaccinated people can still carry the virus and infect others.

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