Warm weather in northwest Europe raises fresh virus worries

BRUSSELS (AP) — Much of northwest Europe is basking in unusually warm weather, prompting many people to throw caution to the wind despite a worrying uptick in coronavirus cases in parts of the continent. Temperatures in Belgium, which is facing a resurgence of the virus, have never been so high so early in the year while those in England, where restrictions are being loosened following a dramatic fall in new cases, could on Wednesday nudge the all-time March high. Authorities, though, are urging people to refrain from breaching the rules.