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Seoul closes bars and clubs over fears of virus second wave

Seoul closes bars and clubs over fears of virus second wave South Korean President Moon Jae-in channeled Yogi Berra on Sunday, though the circumstances were much more grim. South Korea's capital has shut down more than 2,100 nightclubs, hostess bars and discos after infections were linked to club goers who went out last weekend as the country relaxed social distancing guidelines. [Full Article...]

Robot dog reminds park goers about social distancing in Singapore

Robot dog reminds park goers about social distancing in Singapore At the same time, NParks is using Spot to estimate the number of visitors in the park as the robot is equipped with plenty of sensors including camera. As the story goes, the Singaporean government has recently deployed Spot to roam one of its public parks as part of a trial program. As reported by the Straits Times , 30 drones will also be deployed by the government "to detect visitorshi... [Full Article...]

Coronavirus: UK to ease lockdown restrictions, introduces Covid-19 Alert Level guide

Coronavirus: UK to ease lockdown restrictions, introduces Covid-19 Alert Level guide The prime minister said he wanted to provide a "sense of the way ahead, and when and how and on what basis we will take the decisions to proceed". And if coronavirus cases continue to fall in the first steps, then step two could see schools reopening, he said. [Full Article...]

U.S. Vice-President Pence self-isolates after aide diagnosed with COVID-19

U.S. Vice-President Pence self-isolates after aide diagnosed with COVID-19 One of Trump's valets, who has served the president meals without wearing a mask, also tested positive for the virus last week. Pence's press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for coronavirus on Friday. The report does not specify where the infected employees are located, or provide a breakdown of civilians versus agents who have been infected, but the Secret Service also declined to ... [Full Article...]

Johnson tells United Kingdom to 'stay alert' ahead of lockdown speech

What to watch: The prime minister announced the basic contours of a roadmap for how he hopes to further lift lockdown measures over the coming weeks. Critics also have said Johnson's Conservative government was too slow to react to the pandemic and failed to supply medical workers with enough protective gear. [Full Article...]

Germany infection rate rises as lockdown eases

Germany infection rate rises as lockdown eases Karl Lauterbach, a Social Democrat lawmaker and professor of epidemiology in Germany , took to Twitter on Saturday to lament that large crowds observed in his home city of Cologne could contribute to infections picking up again in the country, Reuters reported. [Full Article...]

Key White House taskforce members in self-quarantine

Key White House taskforce members in self-quarantine All three men are scheduled to testify before a Senate committee on Tuesday. Sen. Both Trump and Pence are being tested for coronavirus every day. Fauci , the 79-year-old director of that institute, has tested negative for COVID-19 and he will continue to be tested regularly, the official said in an emailed statement. [Full Article...]

Mark Frerichs case: Afghanistan envoy calls for Illinois man's release

Mark Frerichs case: Afghanistan envoy calls for Illinois man's release During the visit, he called on External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar and National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and sources on the meet said, "It is clear, New Delhi needs to be part of the process if we need to contribute effectively to the (Afghan) peace process". [Full Article...]


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