Coronavirus: Latest Global Developments
Paris, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Oct, 2020 ) :Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis: - European cases soar - Europe confronts a surge in coronavirus cases, with Spain announcing a national state of emergency and overnight curfews across the country except the Canary Islands and France setting a daily record of more than 50,000 infections.
Hugely unpopular new restrictions also come into force in Italy, including the closure of theatres, cinemas and gyms and earlier last orders for bars and restaurants.
Stock markets are lower in European afternoon trading as traders worry about the economic impact of new containment measures.
Trump's strategy has been "to wave the white flag of defeat and hope that by ignoring it, the virus would simply go away," Biden says in a statement. "It hasn't, and it won't." - More than 1.1 million dead - The virus has claimed at least 1,155,301 lives worldwide since it first emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1100 GMT on Monday based on official sources.
At least 43,080,506 cases have been registered across the globe.
It is good news for the city's big-ticket sporting events, with fans expected to be allowed into the blockbuster Boxing Day cricket Test between Australia and India, while the tennis Australian Open is expected to take place in January.
- Merkel party postpones leadership congress - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU party says it will push back a congress planned for early December to elect a new leader due to a surge in coronavirus infections.
The conservative party's top brass will reexamine the situation in mid-December to determine its next steps, general secretary Paul Ziemiak says.
- Lufthansa could shed 30,000 jobs - Europe's largest airline Lufthansa warns that 30,000 jobs are under threat as it scales down its winter schedule to levels not seen since the 1970s as demand for travel collapses because of the pandemic.
The executive board of the German flag carrier says in a letter to employees that it is now "harder than ever" to predict how the aviation industry will develop given there is little clarity over how long travel warnings would be applied or how quickly any recovery could come.
"Our final goal is 15 million rations for the residents of the state of Israel and for our close neighbours," says the Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), which has been tasked by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with developing a vaccine.