In the United Kingdom, where the Police have stopped several large dance parties since the blockade began, a warning was issued for people to stay away from an area in southwest England, where they were forced to stop a rave frequented by "high volume" of revelers.
The Gloucestershire police sent this tweet this morning:
The police told the Press Association news agency that they responded to complaints from a "large volume" of people in the area. No arrests have yet been made.
Officers collided with revelers in an illegal event in north London last month, while music from a similar event featured 3,000 people in Bath last month could be heard from five miles away.
Financial sanctions that would otherwise be in place for job seekers in the Australian state of Victoria have been suspended for now, as authorities seek to mitigate the social impact of the blockade on the ground.
Luke Henriques-Gomes, from The Guardian, reports details:
after the announcement of new and difficult restrictions for the Melbourne metropolitan area, including an overnight curfew, we launched a piece explaining some of the rules
Stage four restrictions, which cover the Melbourne metropolitan area, run from Sunday, August 2, and last six weeks until Sunday, September 13.
You can only leave home for four reasons: to buy food and essentials, to take care and to take care of, to exercise and to work daily. Employers must support you to work from home if you can work from home.
Unlike stage three, there is now a curfew for Melbourne residents between 8 pm and 5 am.
From Australia The Capital Territory, which is home to Canberra, is currently "free from Covid", but the risk of the virus returning to the territory is "rising further" with daily increases in the number of active cases in New South Wales (NSW), according to officials locations.
NSW's premier and chief of health say the state government is encouraging people to wear a mask in closed spaces where physical distance is not possible.
This includes working in customer-oriented functions in hospitality or retail, public transportation and places of worship. Face masks are also recommended for use by people in areas of high community transmission.
Tokyo confirmed 292 new coronavirus infections on Sunday after the number of cases increased by more than 400 in the past two days, according to From Japan public broadcaster.
Governor Koike Yuriko said Tokyo could declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus situation in the Japanese capital deteriorates further, as the debate deepened over how to respond to record increases in new infections.
Russia reported 5,427 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, bringing their national count to 850,870, the fourth highest number of cases in the world.
The Russian coronavirus task force said 70 people had died in the past 24 hours, bringing the country's official death toll from around 145 million to 14,128.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that recent improvements in his country could be reversed quickly.
"The number of coronavirus infections in Russia gradually decreased in June and July," Putin said during a video conference with officials on Wednesday last week, adding that the number of new cases has halved since the peak in May.
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, ordered authorities to come up with a plan to avoid a second national blockade, according to a Sunday newspaper report this morning.
The Sunday Telegraph – formerly home to Johnson columns – reports that older people and others considered to be at increased risk for Covid-19 could be invited to stay at home, with radical plans being developed to avoid a second national blockade.
He adds that the prime minister asked the authorities to prepare a series of measures that could help prevent the shutdown of the economy for the second time.
There is talk of "improved" or "differential" armor, while a proposal is that protected people be allocated at specific times of the week to have exclusive access to some services and stores.
In the UK, the government plans to reopen all schools In September were questioned by leading scientists and the head of a large teachers' union, amid signs that Covid-19 cases are increasing again at an alarming rate.
Despite imposing new restrictions on people who are indoors in northern parts of England on Thursday – and postponing plans to allow bowling alleys, casinos, skating rinks and other places to reopen a day later – ministers insist that reopening schools entirely early next month remains a priority.
But, as a sign of growing concern and uncertainty about the strategy, Patrick Roach, secretary general of NASUWT, who represents more than 300,000 teachers across the UK, said the government needs to take urgent action to convince parents and teachers that schools would be safe.
The clock is ticking to the beginning of a six-week overnight curfew in the Australian city of Melbourne, where residents will be banned from traveling more than 5 km to shop or exercise, while the state of Victoria struggles to control the number of new coronavirus cases.
His prime minister, Daniel Andrews, announced that starting at 6pm on Sunday, people in the Melbourne metropolitan area will be under a curfew for six weeks until September 13.
Andrews also declared a state of disaster in Victoria for the first time since forest fires earlier this year.
Under the new restrictions, residents could only leave the house once a day for essential supplies and food, and once for an hour's exercise, within a 5 km radius.
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Here are the main developments from the past few hours:
- There are almost 18 million known cases of coronavirus worldwide, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, with 17,853,948 currently confirmed. Just over 685,000 deaths have been confirmed so far.
- The state of Victoria, Australia, announced new restrictions after 671 new cases were confirmed overnight, placing Melbourne under a strict "Stage 4" block and regional Victoria under a Stage 3 block, as well as declaring a "disaster state". Under stage 4 restrictions, residents will be able to leave their homes to exercise or shop within a 5 km radius. A curfew will be placed between 20:00 and 05:00. The restrictions are set for six weeks.
- The Australian state of New South Wales has advised people to start wearing masks while shopping, on public transport and in places of worship.
- Boris Johnson ordered the authorities to come up with a plan to avoid a second national blockade, according to reports. The prime minister is considering asking the elderly to protect themselves once again and is evaluating conditions similar to a blockade to London in the event of a second wave of coronavirus infections, the Sunday Telegraph and the Sunday Times said.
- Donald Trump claims Anthony Fauci is "wrong" on the cause of the increase in Covid-19. Donald Trump launched an extraordinary attack on his leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci, arguing against the doctor's claim that high infection rates in the U.S. stem from a less aggressive reaction to the virus in terms of economic downtime and permanence in the local. domestic orders.
- Media to be banned from Republican convention due to coronavirus restrictions. The media will be barred from the Republican national convention, where Donald Trump is expected to be nominated as a presidential candidate later this month, a spokeswoman said on Saturday, citing restrictions on coronaviruses. While Trump canceled the public components of the Florida convention Last month, citing cases of virus spikes across the country, 336 delegates are scheduled to meet in Charlotte, North Carolina, on August 24 to formally vote to make Trump the leader of the Republican party once again.
- Mexico accumulated a record number of new confirmed coronavirus infections on Saturday, registering more than 9,000 daily cases for the first time and exceeding the previous peak for the second consecutive day, official data showed. Mexico's Ministry of Health announced 9,556 new cases of coronavirus, surpassing the record 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry also recorded an additional 784 deaths, bringing the country's total records to 434,193 cases and 47,472 deaths.
- Philippine doctors and nurses ask for new blocks as cases increase. The Philippines on Saturday reported record increases in new daily infections by 5,000, despite stricter restrictions. "We are fighting a losing battle against Covid-19 and we need to draw up a consolidated final action plan," said an open letter signed by 80 Philippine medical associations.
- Confirmed coronavirus infections in South Africa exceeded half a million, said the Ministry of Health on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached one million.
- Nick Kyrgios withdraws from the U.S. Open, The Australian tennis superstar said he had no problem with the USTA pursuing its plans to host the tournament in September, but he cited health and safety concerns in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic as he joined the world. No.1 Ashleigh Barty in opting out of Major Flushing Meadows.
- Several thousand protesters gathered in front of the official residence of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, The weeks of protests against the Israeli leader showed no signs of slowing down.
- Nigeria's commercial capital, Lagos, will allow churches and mosques to resume services in person from 7 August, and restaurants, social clubs and recreation centers will also be able to reopen with limited capacity as of August 14, as the state, the center of Nigeria's coronavirus outbreak, eases restrictions despite the continued rise in infections.
- Ireland's chief physician described a recent increase in Covid-19 infections as "worrying", as the average number of cases per day has doubled from around 20 in the past few weeks to more than 40 in the past five days.