Eight people died during the period, taking the total number of Covid-19 fatalities in the country to 5,984, the Ministry of National Health Services said. The number of new cases is the lowest since April 14 when 280 infections were detected, it said. The national tally of Covid-19 cases has reached 280,027.
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An Israeli court ordered PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s older son to stop harassing three people helping to lead protests against his father’s administration after he tweeted out their home addresses and cellphone numbers. The court also ordered Yair Netanyahu, to delete the tweet, which called on his more than 88,000 followers to demonstrate in front of the homes of the protest leaders.
A complex attack by the Islamic State group against a prison in eastern Nangarhar province continued Monday and has killed at least 11 people, a local official said. Another 42 people have been wounded in the gunbattle that began Sunday evening, said Zahir Adil, spokesman for the provincial health department. He said the toll was expected to rise.
Typhoon Hagupit had gusts of up to 90 kilometers (56 miles) per hour at its center in the morning and was moving northwest at 25 kilometers (16 miles) per hour. China’s national meteorological center said Hagupit is expected to come ashore between Zhejiang and Fujian provinces.
Rajapaksa, who claims credit for controlling the spread of the new coronavirus in the island nation, hopes to install his elder brother and former president – current caretaker Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa – in the post formally with an outright election victory.
Switzerland should tighten restrictions to curb the coronavirus again following a recent spike in cases, in order to prevent the need for much harsher lockdown measures in future, the new head of the country’s coronavirus taskforce said. Switzerland has seen the number of new cases of Covid-19 surge to more than 200 a day recently after an average of 35 per day in June.
British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak asked the Royal Mint Advisory Committee (RMAC) in a letter to pursue recognition of individuals from those communities, the UK Treasury said in an emailed statement late on Saturday. “RMAC is currently considering a coin to commemorate Gandhi”, the Treasury said.
The United States counted 61,262 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours leading up to 8:30 pm Saturday (0030 GMT Sunday), according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. It was the fifth consecutive day with more than 60,000 infections recorded, according to the Baltimore-based university. There were also 1,051 deaths in the 24-hour period.