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    • Despite strict lockdown Australia's Covid-19 cases rise

      Despite strict lockdown Australia's Covid-19 cases rise

      Australia's New South Wales state has topped 1,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time since the pandemic began, news wires reported. The state recorded 1,029 locally transmitted cases in the last 24-hour reporting period, health authorities said Thursday, marking the latest in a string of daily records in recent days.

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    • Apple will not bring back staff to office until 2022

      Apple will not bring back staff to office until 2022

      The technological conglomerate Apple announced it planned to delay recalling its staff to offices until at least 2022 over safety concerns linked to rising number of Covid-19 infections in major industrial countries. Employees of the company were informed about the decision of the senior management via a memo that was send to corporate mails, BBC elaborated.

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    • New Zealand locked down over single Covid-19 case

      New Zealand locked down over single Covid-19 case

      New Zealand's PM Jacinda Ardern put the nation under strict lockdown on Tuesday after one new Covid-19 case was reported in its largest city of Auckland, news wires reported. It is the the country's first in six months. Under new order all of New Zealand will be in lockdown for three days from Wednesday while Auckland and Coromandel, a coastal town that the infected person had also spent time in, will be in lockdown for seven days.

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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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