Europe reopens, Beijing outbreak revives need for vigilance

BERLIN (AP) — European countries have reopened their borders after a three-month coronavirus shutdown, although international visitors are still being kept away. But the virus is still far from being wiped out and the need for vigilance came into sharp focus as Chinese authorities rushed to contain an outbreak in Beijing. Chinese authorities moved quickly to deal with a virus spike with 79 cases reported over four days. It appears to be the largest outbreak since China largely stopped the spread of the virus more than two months ago. Germany and France dropped border checks nearly two weeks after Italy opened its frontiers. European countries aren’t expected to start reopening to visitors from outside the continent until at least the beginning of July.