August 17, 2020

Virus forces New Zealand election delay as Japan economy sinks

Wellington (AFP) – New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday postponed the nation’s election to focus on fighting a coronavirus second wave, as data showed Japan’s economy had endured a historic contraction.With more than 21.5 million cases worldwide, a second wave of infections is also threatening further disruption in Europe where summer holiday-makers are helping fuel a resurgence of COVID-19.The disease has killed more than 766,000 people globally, and the number of deaths hit 50,000 in India, which is still battling its first wave with 2.5 million infections — the third-highest…


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