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Coronavirus live news: London prepares for tier 2 restrictions; global deaths near 1.1m | World news

7.44am BST07:44 The head of a leading pub chain in Britain has condemned the extension of lockdowns announced on Thursday as “a catastrophe from which the pub trade will never fully recover”. Patrick Dardis, the chief executive of Young’s Pubs, said Britain’s drinking establishments had complied with government guidelines throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, resulting in […]

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Madrid introduces new restrictions as COVID cases continue to spike

Coronavirus-related restrictions will be reimposed in parts of Spain’s capital Madrid, the regional government said on Friday. Spain has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in Europe, and Madrid is the worst-hit region. From today, more than 850,000 people in the Madrid region will face limits on travel and sizes of groups. “There are 37 […]

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Coronavirus live news: Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases as restrictions tighten in Europe | World news

1.23am BST01:23 Australia is delivering humanitarian supplies to Beirut as the city continues to reel from a blast that left more than 170 people dead and 30,000 homeless. On Saturday the country’s prime minister, Scott Morrison, announced the delivery will include shelter kits and mobile warehouses to replace destroyed storage facilities, in addition to the […]

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Lockdown restrictions re-introduced in Preston after increase in Covid cases – Channel 4 News

Local lockdown restrictions in northern England have been extended to Preston in Lancashire as public health officials respond to a rise in coronavirus cases there. It comes as the total number of deaths in the UK from Covid 19 rises to 46,511, with a further 98 deaths announced over the last 24 hours, as well […]

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Texas, Florida governors order bars closed, impose new restrictions as cases surge

The country as a whole on Thursday registered another single-day record of more than 39,000 new infections, with fears that hospitalizations and the nationwide death toll could soon follow. The new spikes come as the White House has attempted to play down the increase, explaining it away by pointing to more robust testing capacity and […]

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Restrictions eased while virus deaths decline in New York

NEW YORK — New Yorkers experiencing cabin fever after two months of coronavirus quarantine received an unexpected reprieve when Gov. Andrew Cuomo eased the state’s ban on gatherings in time for the Memorial Day weekend. But beachgoers faced inclement weather Saturday that dampened crowds. A look at those and other coronavirus developments in New York: […]

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How Coutts, Alta., is getting by one month after COVID-19 border restrictions – Lethbridge

One of Alberta’s southernmost communities has been hit hard by the impacts of the COVID-19 border restrictions over the past month. READ MORE: Coronavirus: 71% of Alberta’s total cases are in Calgary zone; another death brings fatalities to 51 On March 21, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the closure of the Canada-United States border to […]

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Coronavirus live updates: Illinois, California, Florida and New York increase restrictions

People sunbathe on Bondi Beach ahead of its closure in Sydney on Saturday. (Peter Parks/Afp Via Getty Images) AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Australian authorities ordered people off Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach Saturday, after thousands took to the sand in defiance of calls for social distancing and a ban on large gatherings. While the beach remains […]

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#ICYMI: Donations burn in West Island aid group fire, publishers fight against Publisac restrictions

Simon Coutu said he felt a surge of adrenalin when it happened: A group of masked men barged into his office, surrounded him and began shouting him down. They belonged to a far-right group “tainted by violence” whose members were physically imposing, trained in martial arts and had been involved in a 2007 stabbing at […]

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