LJUBLJANA, Slovenia – Slovenian police say they have arrested 10 people after violent protests in the capital Ljubljana against door lock measures designed to curb the spread of the new coronavirus.
Several hundred angry protesters on Thursday tossed bottles, flares, and stones at police, who used tear gas and tornado to disperse them during a rare riot in the normally quiet Alpine country. static.
The gatherings were held in violation of the gathering ban applied in Slovenia as part of the anti-virus rules. Public broadcaster RTV Slovenia said some protesters attacked media groups, hitting a photojournalist in the head.
The Slovenian authorities issued an overnight curfew and a series of restrictive rules in the face of an increase in infectious diseases in a nation of 2 million.
BERLIN ̵1; Germany’s Minister of Health has warned of hard times ahead unless the country can “break” the rising trajectory of coronavirus cases.
Jens Spahn told lawmakers in Congress on Friday that “the situation is serious”, noting that the number of COVID-19 patients being treated in the country’s intensive care units has increased. double in the past 10 days.
“To this day, the health system can cope with this,” he said. “But doubling down every 10 days is something that the best health system in the world cannot cope with in the long term.”
Germany’s disease control agency reported a new record of more than 21,500 confirmed infections in the country in the past day, and an additional 166 deaths.
Laboratories in Germany are also warning that they are reaching capacity and urging more stringent benchmarks so people can be tested.
BEIJING – China has temporarily banned foreigners from entering from at least eight countries as cases of COVID-19 increased in Europe and elsewhere.
Non-Chinese people cannot enter Russia, France, Italy, the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Philippines, India and Bangladesh, even if they have a valid visa or residence permit for China.
Embassies in those countries have in recent days posted online notices of suspension of entry.
China has enacted strict measures to prevent new infections from abroad.
Health authorities on Friday reported 30 import cases in the most recent 24-hour period, of which 15 were in Shanghai. That has brought the total number of import cases during the pandemic to 3,510 cases.
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NEW DELHI – India has recorded 47,638 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 8.4 million.
Ministry of Health data shows that the death toll increased by 670 people in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 124,985 on Friday.
India has the second highest deposit rate in the world after the United States. Although the country has seen a steady decrease in the number of cases since mid-September, its capital is seeing an increase in infections.
New Delhi recorded nearly 6,700 new COVID-19 infections in the past 24 hours, the second highest one-day spike since the pandemic started.
CANBERRA, Australia – Australia’s highest court has advocated the closure of a state’s borders and dismissed a case that the pandemic measure is unconstitutional.
All Australian states and territories have used border restrictions to limit infection, and a ruling against Western Australia’s closure could affect other countries.
Supreme Court judges ruled the closure of the state’s borders to unnecessary travel during a constitutional “plague or plague risk” period.
The state closed its borders with the rest of Australia on April 5 and has not recorded any COVID-19 transmission since April 11. It will ease restrictions next week for to people from states and territories that are considered low risk ..
Separately, an investigation into quarantine troubles in Melbourne recommended that police guard hotels where foreign tourists return to stay. The Victorian government’s decision to use private security companies instead of the police and the military to enforce quarantine has been blamed for the loose control that has led to the virus in the city. Australia’s second largest.