MOSCOW: Russia‘s capital will extend Covid-19 restrictions imposed this week until June 29, mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Friday, after a fresh spike in daily cases. The measures include bans on mass public events and closing cafes and restaurants at night, he said on his blog. Sobyanin said this week Moscow was facing a new, more aggressive and infectious, coronavirus variant.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he had undergone another test for the novel coronavirus and his lungs were “clean,” after local media reported he had symptoms associated with the COVID-19 respiratory disease. Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the impact of the virus, even as Brazil has suffered one of the world’s worst outbreaks, […]
Curves and waves: The pandemic’s shifting shape “Flatten the curve” was the popular refrain early in the pandemic, as officials across the U.S. began issuing stay-at-home orders to stop the rapid spread of infection. But as the virus continues to rage and the world awaits a vaccine, it’s clear that tamping down an outbreak — […]
The Taliban are making a fresh push to surround Afghanistan cities and gain territory. (File) Kabul: The Taliban warned Turkey on Tuesday against possible plans to keep some troops in Afghanistan to run and guard Kabul’s main airport after the withdrawal of foreign troops, calling the strategy “reprehensible” and warning of “consequences”. Ankara, which has […]