It's been a hot Friday in the UK. Temperatures in much of England were in the upper 30s. Some places hit 38.7 C. A bit cooler to the north but not by much.
Even as Boris Johnson scrambles to put the genie back in its bottle, Brits have yet again swarmed the beaches along the south and southwest coast. Police are supposed to be enforcing social distancing but BBC reports they're mainly confiscating booze.
In France, Covid infections shot up 54 per cent in one week.
The pandemic is triggering racist accusations in Britain where some are putting the blame on BAME (black/asian/mainly ethnic) residents, rather than the crowds flooding the beaches and packing British clubs.
Hong Kong is now dealing with its 3rd wave of the Covid pandemic.
Me, I'm still hunkering down and it looks as if I will be for several months to come.