A couple take a picture at an open air cinema on the Museum Island in Berlin, on June 16, 2021. He also told officials that he estimated the variant now already represents more than 50% of registered cases, German newspaper DW reported. Earlier on Monday, Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Soeder told reporters that he expected the Delta variant to become the dominant virus strain in Germany by the summer. “Ignoring the Delta variant would be a serious mistake,” he added. Germany banned travel to and from Portugal and Russia from Tuesday due to rising Delta variant cases in those countries in recent weeks. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has also urged EU member states to ban U.K. tourists from traveling to the bloc. EU health officials warned last week that the variant would represent 90% of the bloc’s cases by late August. The share of variant cases is already rising […]