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Russia Covid deaths hit new record as EU eyes tourism reboot

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Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s Covid-19 death toll reached a record on Wednesday as the country battled the highly infectious Delta variant, even as Europe prepared to launch an EU-wide Covid certificate to boost its devastated tourism industry.  Delta, the most contagious coronavirus variant to date, is fuelling concerns over new waves of the coronavirus pandemic, which has already claimed nearly four million lives worldwide. Russia reported 669 Covid deaths in the past 24 hours — a high for the second day in a row, government figures showed. Those figures came two days ahead Friday’s Euro 2020 qua…

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