Ljubljana, Slovenia – Slovenian police said they have detained 10 people following violent protests in the capital, Ljubljana, against lockdown measures designed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
On Thursday, several hundred angry protesters threw bottles, flares and rocks at police, who used tear gas and water cannons to disperse them in rare riots in the usually quiet Alpine country.
The gathering was organized in violation of the ban on gatherings in force in Slovenia as part of anti-virus rules. The Slovenian Public Radio and Television Corporation said that some demonstrators attacked media crews and wounded a photojournalist in the head.
Slovenian authorities imposed an overnight curfew and a set of restrictive rules after facing an increase in infections in the country of two million people.
The German Minister of Health has warned of difficult times ahead unless the country can “break” the increasing trajectory of coronavirus cases.
Jens Spahn told lawmakers in Parliament on Friday that “the situation is grave,” noting that the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in the country’s intensive care units has doubled in the past 10 days.
He said: “As of today, the health system can deal with this matter.” “But doubling every 10 days is something the best health system in the world cannot handle in the long term.”
The German disease control agency recorded a new record with more than 21,500 confirmed cases in the country last day, and another 166 deaths.
Laboratories in Germany are also warning it is reaching capacity, and are urging stricter standards against which people can be tested.
BEIJING – China has temporarily banned entry to foreigners from at least eight countries as COVID-19 cases soared in Europe and elsewhere.
Non-Chinese citizens can no longer enter from Russia, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Philippines, India, and Bangladesh, even if they hold a valid visa or residence permit for China.
Embassies in those countries have published notifications online in recent days announcing the temporary suspension of entry.
China has enacted strict measures to protect against new infections from abroad.
Health authorities on Friday reported 30 imported cases in the last 24 hours, including 15 in Shanghai. This brings the total number of cases received during the epidemic to 3,510.
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New Delhi – India recorded 47,638 new cases of coronavirus, taking the total number to 8.4 million.
Data from the Ministry of Health showed that the number of deaths increased by 670 in the past 24 hours, which led to a rise in the total number of deaths to 124,985 on Friday.
India has the second largest number of cases in the world after the United States. Although the country has seen a steady drop in cases since mid-September, its capital is seeing a spike in infections.
New Delhi recorded nearly 6,700 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, the second highest rise in one day since the pandemic began.
CANBERRA, Australia – Australia’s highest court has upheld the closure of state borders and dismissed a case saying the epidemiological measure is unconstitutional.
All Australian states and territories used border restrictions to limit infections, and the ruling against the Western Australian lockdown could have affected others.
Supreme Court justices have ruled that the country’s borders be closed to unnecessary travel while “dangerous in the nature of an epidemic or epidemic”, complying with the constitution.
The state closed its borders with the rest of Australia on April 5 and has not recorded any community transmission of COVID-19 since April 11. Next week, restrictions will be eased on people from states and territories that are considered low-risk.
Separately, an investigation into quarantine problems in Melbourne has recommended guarding hotels that returning overseas travelers are staying. The Victoria state government’s decision to use private security companies instead of the police and the military to enforce quarantines has been blamed on lax controls that have led to the virus spiking in Australia’s second largest city.