Britain brings back restrictions as Europe, Asia see COVID-19 cases spike

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The United Kingdom reintroduced new coronavirus restrictions in parts of northern England on Thursday amid a spike in cases, which is also occurring across Europe and Asia, stoking fears of a second wave.

“I am worried about a second wave. I think you can see a second wave starting to roll across Europe," U.K. Health Secretary Matt Hancock told British broadcaster Sky News, which like NBC News is owned by Comcast Corp.

The U.K. reported 846 new positive cases on Thursday — the highest number of daily infections since June 28.

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Source: NBC News