August 17, 2020

Virus forces New Zealand election delay as Europe tightens curbs

Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand on Monday postponed its election to focus on fighting a second wave of the coronavirus as Europe tightened restrictions to curb fresh outbreaks of the disease.Japan has become the latest ¬†country to reveal the huge financial fallout from the global pandemic reporting that its economy — like many others — had endured a historic contraction.With more than 21.5 million cases worldwide, a second wave of infections is threatening further disruption as nations from Europe to Asia look to reimpose restrictions.The disease has killed more than 766,000 people globally s…


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