WHO warns of 'second peak' in areas where COVID-19 declining

GENEVA (Reuters) – Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could still face an “immediate second peak” if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization said on Monday. The world is still in the middle of the first wave of the coronavirus outbreak, WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan told an online briefing, […]

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Italy reports 92 coronavirus deaths on Monday, just 300 new infections

ROME (Reuters) – Deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic in Italy climbed by 92 on Monday, against 50 the day before, the Civil Protection Agency said, while the daily tally of new cases dropped to just 300 from 531 on Sunday. Sunday’s daily death toll did not include fatalities from the worst-affected Lombardy region, due to technical problems. It was not […]

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Greece reopens cafes, restaurants as summer season nears

ATHENS (Reuters) – Greece allowed cafes and restaurants to reopen on Monday as part of a gradual lifting of its coronavirus restrictions to reboot its tourism-dependent economy and help draw in foreign visitors ahead of the summer season. The country, which has emerged from a decade-long financial crisis in the last couple of years, is relying on tourism to help […]

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With suitcase and bikini emojis, Spain urges tourists back from July

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spain urged foreign holidaymakers on Monday to return from July as one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns eased, though tourism businesses were sceptical about salvaging the summer season. The world’s second-most visited nation closed its doors and beaches in March to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, imposing a two-week quarantine on overseas visitors. But that requirement will be lifted […]

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Finland to spend 100 million euros on coronavirus protection

(Reuters) – Finland said on Monday it plans to place between June and August orders for protective equipment and respirators worth 100 million euros ($109 million) to fight the coronavirus and prepare for a possible upsurge in demand for the equipment. The 5.5-million nation has said infections from the novel coronavirus are slowing. Last week, it allowed children to return […]

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US bars travellers from Brazil: Coronavirus live updates

US move comes after Brazil records second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world. Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur. The United States has barred all arrivals from Brazil, the country with the second-highest number of cases in the world after the US. Domestic flights are due to […]

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Johnson risks party wrath to back aide who crossed UK during lockdown

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for driving 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown. Cummings, architect of the 2016 campaign to leave the EU, came under pressure when newspapers reported he had travelled from London to northern […]

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UK PM Johnson backs aide Cummings despite calls to resign over lockdown travel

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed his senior adviser Dominic Cummings on Sunday, despite calls from within his own Conservative Party for the aide to resign for travelling 250 miles during the coronavirus lockdown. Cummings, who masterminded the 2016 campaign to leave the European Union, came under pressure when newspapers reported he had travelled from London to […]

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UK PM Johnson stands by senior adviser Cummings over lockdown drive

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday he was standing by senior adviser Dominic Cummings, who is under pressure to resign over a journey he made during the coronavirus lockdown. “I believe that in every respect he has acted responsibly and legally,” Johnson told a news conference. Source: Read Full Article

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