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New daily coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 50,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating.

US virus cases smash daily record as global infections soar

New daily coronavirus cases in the United States soared past 50,000 for the first time Wednesday, as the World Health Organization delivered a grave warning that the global pandemic is accelerating.
Australians have flocked to tennis courts in record numbers since social distancing measures put in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak were relaxed, Tennis Australia (TA) said on Saturday.

Australians flock to tennis courts after lockdown relaxed

Australians have flocked to tennis courts in record numbers since social distancing measures put in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak were relaxed, Tennis Australia (TA) said on Saturday.
An umpire is pictured on a court. REUTERS-Kim Hong-Ji

Australians flock to tennis courts after lockdown relaxed

Australians have flocked to tennis courts in record numbers since social distancing measures put in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak were relaxed, Tennis Australia (TA) said on Saturday.

Australian state calls in military as coronavirus cases spike

Australia’s second-most populated state of Victoria on Wednesday asked the military and other jurisdictions for help as it struggles to contain a recent spike in the number of coronavirus cases.
Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, SriLankan Airlines, is planning to resume flights to South Korea, China and Australia from August once the country’s international airports open for foreign tourists, local media reports said on Tuesday.

SriLankan Airlines plans to resume flights to some destinations including China

Sri Lanka’s national air carrier, SriLankan Airlines, is planning to resume flights to South Korea, China and Australia from August once the country’s international airports open for foreign tourists, local media reports said on Tuesday.
Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews blamed people for ignoring the restrictions

Australian state reimposes restrictions after spike in coronavirus cases

From Monday, there will be a stricter limit on the number of people allowed to meet up in public or visit another person's home after 25 new cases of COVID-19 were reported overnight - the highest increase in two months - state Premier Daniel Andrews said.

Queensland halts work on 2032 Olympics bid to deal with coronavirus

Senior international Olympic official John Coates said on Saturday he supports a decision by Queensland’s state government to postpone work on its bid for the 2032 Games while they focus on the novel coronavirus outbreak.
While the United States and Europe are in the grip of the outbreak, UN aid chief Mark Lowcock warned that the virus was not expected to peak in the world's poorest countries until some point over the next three to six months.

UN triples coronavirus appeal to $6.7 billion to help poor countries

The United Nations on Thursday more than tripled its appeal to help vulnerable countries combat the spread and destabilising effects of the coronavirus pandemic, asking for $6.7bn to help 63 nations, mainly in Africa and Latin America.
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Tuesday said that it was working with the Federal Government and some States to eliminate child labour in the country by 2025.

ILO: Informal sector poverty to increase by 56 percent

International Labour Organisation, ILO, has said the COVID-19 lockdown and containment measures across the globe will increase poverty levels among the world’s informal economy workers by 56 percent in low-income countries.
Russia registered another humongous number of coronavirus infections Tuesday as its total cases soared passed 155,000.

Report: Black people four times more likely to die of coronavirus than white people

A recent report analysis by Britain’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) claimed that residents in the United Kingdom (UK) from black heritage are more than four times likely to die from COVID-19 if infected.
The worldwide death toll from the new coronavirus has surpassed 100,000 amid about 1.6 million cases and more than 368,000 recoveries, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Global coronavirus deaths top 170 000

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 170 000 people globally, close to two-thirds of them in hardest-hit Europe, according to an AFP tally on Tuesday at 09:35 (GMT).

UN: Global hunger could double due to coronavirus blow

The number of people facing acute food insecurity could nearly double this year to 265 million due to the economic fallout of COVID-19, the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday.
Scott Morrison

Coronavirus: Australia premier throws weight behind virus inquiry

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Tuesday threw his weight behind calls for an international inquiry into China’s initial response to the coronavirus and its origins.
Former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo has criticised former Lagos State governor Akinwunmi Ambode for abandoning the Lagos light rail project while he was the governor of the state between 2015 and 2019.

Ex-President Obasanjo, Gordon Brown, others demand action against pandemic

About 165 global leaders, including a former UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, and former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, have called for a concerted global response to the coronavirus pandemic led by the G-20 countries.
Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement.

Disgraced Cardinal George Pell awaits appeal verdict

Cardinal George Pell will learn whether his appeal against child sex abuse convictions has been successful Tuesday when Australia’s High Court hands down its judgement.
Lewis Hamilton in Melbourne before the Australian GP’s cancellation. Stephen Blackberry-Action Plus-Rex-Shutterstock

Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton self-isolates as precaution

Six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton says he is self-isolating but will not get tested for coronavirus as others need attention more than him.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said the emergency powers have never been used before.

Coronavirus: State of emergency declared in parts of Australia

The state of Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) on Monday announced a state of emergency to deal with the spread of the new coronavirus in Australia.
The Australian government's response to coronavirus has placed Melbourne Victory's players in a compromising position, according to the country's players' union.

Australian players’ union questions government over coronavirus concerns

The Australian government's response to coronavirus has placed Melbourne Victory's players "in a compromising position", according to the country's players' union.

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