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    • Johnson to set out lockdown phasing out

      Johnson to set out lockdown phasing out

      British PM Boris Johnson is set to table out later today plans for the final step in easing England's Covid-19 lockdown, including further guidance on social distancing, face coverings and working from home, news wires reported. As of 19 July most restrictions in England will be lifted with final decision due on 12 July.

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    • Boris Johnson expected to confirm the delay in next England unlocking

      Boris Johnson expected to confirm the delay in next England unlocking

      British PM Boris Johnson is expected to confirm on Monday that the next planned relaxation of coronavirus restrictions in England will be delayed as a result of the spread of the delta variant first identified in India, news wires reported. While hosting the Group of Seven summit in southwest England, Johnson conceded over the weekend that he had grown more pessimistic about the government lifting remaining limits on social contact on 21 June after daily cases reported across the UK hit levels not seen since February.

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    • La Scala opera house reopens to public after six months of silence

      La Scala opera house reopens to public after six months of silence

      Milan's mythical La Scala opera house erupted into huge applause on Monday to hail a stirring performance at its triumphant reopening after six months of silence imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, AFP reported. The performance came a day before the 75th anniversary of a historic concert in 1946 that celebrated the postwar reopening of La Scala which had been bombed three years earlier and rebuilt.

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    • German upper house backs new anti-Covid law

      German upper house backs new anti-Covid law

      Germany's upper house of parliament approved a law on Thursday to give Chancellor Angela Merkel's government more powers to fight a third wave of the coronavirus, news wires reported. The new law enables the national government to impose curfews, as well as limits on private gatherings, sport and shop openings.

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    • Slovakia to further ease lockdown

      Slovakia to further ease lockdown

      As of next Monday Slovakia will further ease restrictions by allowing restaurant terraces and gyms to open, the government said cited by news agencies. The country managed to slow the Covid-19 spread in recent weeks amid tough restrictions after the latest pandemic wave hit it hard.

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    • Protests in Berlin against emergency lockdown measures

      Protests in Berlin against emergency lockdown measures

      Thousands of people gathered today in Berlin to protest against lockdown measures designed to contain the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of a vote in parliament, dpa reported. Over 2,200 police was deployed to guard the parliament building as the Bundestag debated a law that would create national guidelines for coronavirus lockdowns.

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    • German Cabinet agrees 'emergency brake' to fight virus' third wave

      German Cabinet agrees 'emergency brake' to fight virus' third wave

      In an effort to reassert its authority in combatting the coronavirus pandemic and stem a third wave of infections sweeping the country, Germany's central government agreed today on a set of national measures - including night-time curfews. The legislation, however, is taking decisions out of the hands of the state governments in all cases of emergency situations similar to the one Germany and the better part of the world are in right now.

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