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Japan may call new state of emergency, virus response chief warns; Emperor's New Year's greeting cancelled due to pandemic
TOKYO (Nov 28): Japan may have no choice but to declare a state of emergency if the nationwide surge of Covid-19 infections isn’t subdued within three weeks, said Yasutoshi Nishimura, the Cabinet minister leading the country’s pandemic response, during a news conference in the capital, reports Japan Times.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Nearly all social gatherings of individuals from more than a single household will be banned in Los Angeles County for at least three weeks starting Monday under new restrictions local health officials unveiled on Friday, citing a continued surge in COVID-19 infections.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen warned on Wednesday against relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures too quickly, telling the European Parliament there was a risk of a third wave of infections.
ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has warned Italians not to ski during the Christmas holidays to help curb a second wave of the new coronavirus pandemic that has killed more than 50,000.
KUALA LUMPUR: Automotive leather seat maker Pecca Group Bhd said it has allocated up to RM200,000 to pay for Covid-19 swab tests for all its employees and disinfection cost at its premises.
BERLIN, Nov. 19 (Xinhua) -- The number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany increased by 22,609 in 24 hours, bringing the total to 855,916, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said on Thursday. The increase is slightly above the previous week's level.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Fresh lockdowns in Europe are avoidable, including through near-universal mask-wearing, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Europe office said on Thursday.
YAOUNDE, Nov. 17 (Xinhua) -- Cameroon's Minister of Secondary Education Pauline Nalova Lyonga on Tuesday urged students and teachers to remain disciplined and respect preventive health measures against COVID-19 as the Central African nation struggles to stem a rising tide of coronavirus cases in schools.
PYONGYANG (Xinhua): North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un presided over a Political Bureau meeting on Sunday (Nov 15) to discuss the country's efforts to fight Covid-19, state media reported on Monday morning.