August 2, 2020

Virus curfew imposed in Melbourne as S. Africa tops 500,000 cases

Melbourne (AFP) – Australia’s second-largest city Melbourne imposed an overnight curfew on Sunday to halt the spread of coronavirus cases, as South Africa’s infection count topped more than half a million.Six months after the World Health Organization declared a global emergency, the virus has killed more than 685,000 people and infected more than 17.8 million since it first emerged in China late last year.Fresh clusters have been reported in countries — such as Australia — that had previously brought their outbreaks under control, forcing governments to reimpose lockdown measures to curb th…


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