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The National Institute of Health of Portugal (Insa) has reported this Sunday that the delta variant, formerly known as Indian, represents more than 60% of new cases in the Lisbon and Tagus Valley region, where the worrying rise in contagion has forced the Portuguese authorities to take stricter measures, such as a perimeter closure on weekends. According to this report, the delta variant has a prevalence of more than 60% in Lisbon, while in the second Portuguese region most affected by the coronavirus, the North, it does not reach 15%. In addition, Belgium has decided to prohibit the entry of travelers from the United Kingdom to try to stop the entry into the country of the delta variant. This has caused a gradual increase in infections in British territory, which had to stop the de-escalation and postpone the lifting of measures initially planned for June 21 for up to four weeks. In India, the health authorities have registered 58,419 infections this Sunday, the lowest figure in three months.

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