RUSSIA’S NEW COVID CASES ABOVE 6,000 FOR SECOND DAY IN A ROW
Russia reported 6,148 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, the second straight day when the daily number of cases exceeded 6,000, taking the national tally of infections to 1,103,399.
BRITISH HEALTH MINISTER WARNS COUNTRY IS AT COVID-19 TIPPING
Britain is at a tipping point on coronavirus, health minister Matt Hancock said on Sunday, warning
that unless people follow the government rules, the virus will spread, and further restrictions will
BIG WEDDING IN SICILY FUELS CORONAVIRUS SPREAD
The Sicilian town of Corleone has ordered schools closed and a limited lockdown after a spate of coronavirus infections were tied to a big wedding there last week. The city administration told all 250 guests at the Sept. 12 wedding and anyone who lives with them to self-isolate and inform their doctors and city health authorities while awaiting virus tests.
LANDLORDS IN THE UK SLASH RENTS BY UP TO 20% AS THE NUMBER O F INTERNATIONAL
In the UK private rents in some parts of London have tumbled by up to 20% as tenants quit the capital, the number of international students plummets and companies
put relocation plans on hold. Data released by estate agent Hamptons this month showed that demand from people looking to rent in city locations across Britain is down 23%.
GERMANY DECLARES REGIONS IN 11 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES HIGH CORONAVIRUS RISK
Germany added regions in 11 European countries to the list of destinations it classifies as coronavirus risk zones, dealing a further blow to hopes for a revival of tourism as many countries brace for a possible second wave of the pandemic. Regions newly listed by the Robert Koch Institute health agency included major tourist destinations such as the French regions of Centre-val de Loire, Brittany and Normandy, as well as the coastal region Lika-senj in Croatia and the upland Primorsko-notranjska region in Slovenia.
CHINESE WARPLANES ENTER TAIWAN AIRSPACE
According to Taiwan’s Defence Ministry, 19 Chinese warplanes crossed the central line in Taiwan Strait on the morning of 19 September 2020. Taiwan reportedly deployed warplanes to chase them off. This is the second day that Chinese jets cross the central line in Taiwan Strait to enter Taiwan’s ADIZ, after 18 Chinese jets entered Taiwan air space on 18 September 2020.
RUSSIAN WARSHIPS ENTER SWEDISH
Sweden has protested to Russia after
two warships entered its territorial waters without permission, a defence
department spokesman said on Wednesday, as Sweden agreed with two neighbouring countries to deepen military cooperation. The spokesman
said Sweden had called in Russian diplomatic representatives to protest the breach on Sept. 14 by “two Russian corvettes which entered territorial waters near Gothenburg”. The Swedish military has also reported that a Danish military vessel entered Sweden’s territorial waters
without permission on Sept. 16.
CORONAVIRUS FOUND ON IMPORTED
SQUID PACKAGING IN CHINA
Authorities in China’s northeastern Jilin province have found the novel
coronavirus on the packaging of imported squid, health authorities in the city of Fuyu said on Sunday, urging anyone who may have bought it to get themselves tested. One of the packages had arrived in the city via the provincial
capital Changchun, Fuyu city’s health office said on its official Wechat account