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WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealanders on Wednesday scrambled to stock up on essentials as the country's biggest city prepared to go into lockdown again, following new cases of the coronavirus that ended a 102-day record run without any new infections.
PARIS, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- The French government will "extend as much as possible the obligation to wear a mask in public spaces" and people must act collectively to head off a rebound of COVID-19 epidemic, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Tuesday.
1st LD Writethru: Japan confirms 700 daily new COVID-19 cases as resurgence continues in urban areas
TOKYO, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- Japan reported 700 new daily COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, bringing the nation's cumulative total to 50,448 infections as concerns remain high about the virus' resurgence in large urban areas including Tokyo and Osaka.
PARIS (Reuters) - France is extending a ban on public gatherings of more than 5,000 people to Oct. 30 as coronavirus infections rise sharply, Prime Minister Jean Castex said on Tuesday.
LISBON (Reuters) - It is arguably the biggest sports event of this COVID-infected year -- eight of Europe's top teams in a knockout tournament over 12 days in the Portuguese capital, with the Champions League winner to be crowned at the final on Aug. 23.
Thailand: Schools, universities to fully open from Thursday (Aug 13); no local Covid-19 cases for 78 days
BANGKOK, Aug 11 (The Nation Thailand/ANN): Schools, colleges and universities across the country are set to reopen on Thursday (August 13), but under strict measures to combat Covid-19.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand announced on Tuesday it was shutting down its largest city, Auckland, after four new cases of COVID-19 were discovered in the city, the first evidence of domestic transmission after being coronavirus-free for 102 days.
HONG KONG, Aug. 11 (Xinhua): Hong Kong's Centere for Health Protection (CHP) reported 33 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday, bringing the total confirmed cases to 4,181.
Decades of economic progress in Ethiopia have been wiped out by the pandemic as African families and youth face extreme poverty.
Roundup: Iraq reports highest daily COVID-19 infections as Turkey announces economic recovery from outbreak
CAIRO, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Iraq confirmed on Monday 3,484 new COVID-19 infections, the highest daily increase since the outbreak of the deadly disease in the country. Meanwhile Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his country's ongoing economic recovery from the pandemic.