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BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will probably have to stick with measures to dampen the coronavirus pandemic into January, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, while her chief of staff suggested that restrictions might be needed until March.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin on Thursday extended a recommended self-isolation period for residents older than 65 and those in COVID-19 risk groups through New Year until Jan. 15 as a precaution against the coronavirus pandemic.
As early as February, with the global pandemic spreading fast, the World Health Organisation issued a warning about an “infodemic”, a wave of fake news and misinformation about the deadly new disease on social media.
The number of fans allowed into the indoor arena, which has a capacity of 12,500, was more than halved to 6,000.
Europe’s biggest technology conference, the Web Summit, will return to Lisbon in full force as a massive in-person event in 2021 after the coronavirus pandemic forced it to go fully online this year.
SEOUL (Reuters): The foreign ministers of South Korea and China pledged on Thursday (Nov 26) to work together to advance bilateral ties and tackle regional and global issues including stalled nuclear talks involving North Korea and the coronavirus pandemic.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Even as Singapore wrestles with the fallout from Covid-19, the Government has managed to boost incomes and reduce wealth inequality, while making sure necessities such as housing and healthcare remain affordable.
KUALA LUMPUR: Investors were cautious in early Thursday trade as they worried whether the Budget 2021 proposals would secure majority vote in parliament later in the day.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A United Nations Security Council sanctions committee is considering a U.S. proposal to streamline and lengthen exemptions from U.N. sanctions on North Korea for humanitarian aid groups working in the isolated Asian state.
ROME, Nov. 25 (Xinhua) -- The Michelin Guide released its 2021 edition focusing on Italy Wednesday, crowning three new two-star restaurants while 26 eateries have earned a star for the first time.