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The United States set a one-day record with over 1 million coronavirus diagnostic tests being performed, but the country needs 6 million to 10 million a day to bring outbreaks under control, according to various experts.

US sets new single day virus infections record

More than 84,000 people were diagnosed with Covid-19 across the US on Friday — a record one-day increase in infections as the virus surges again, according to a Reuters tally.
The authorities decided to upgrade the social distancing guidelines to second stage for Seoul and nearby Gyeonggi province, Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun told a meeting on Saturday.

South Korea returns to tougher social distancing rules as coronavirus cases spike

South Korea reported 166 new coronavirus cases as of Friday, of which 155 were domestic, prompting the re-imposition of tighter social distancing curbs in the Seoul area.
At least a dozen people have been killed over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.

Heavy rains in South Korea kill at least a dozen people

At least a dozen people have been killed over the weekend due to storms with heavy rains and landslides in South Korea.
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.
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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.
Waves crash into a sea wall during heavy swells from typhoon Kong-rey, on Jeju island on October 6, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - YONHAP - YONHAP - - South Korea OUT - SKOREA OUT - NO ARCHIVES - RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE

Two dead, one missing as Typhoon Kong-Rey hits South Korea

A 66-year-old man died while crossing a bridge in the city of Gwangju, south of Seoul, the national disaster management agency said without elaborating on the cause of the death.

South Korean leader seeks to break nuclear deadlock at Pyongyang summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in travels to Pyongyang this week for his third summit with Kim Jong Un, looking to break the deadlock in nuclear talks between North Korea and the United States.

South and North Korea in high level talks for summit

A high-level South Korean delegation will fly to North Korea this week to discuss arrangements for an inter-Korean summit there this month, as relations grow cooler between Washington and Pyongyang.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Pep Guardiola were honoured at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai, the duo named player and coach of the century respectively.

Report: Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his Juventus contract by a year

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The Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up by Governor Godwin Obaseki to investigate the construction of the Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of equipment has indicted former governor, Adams Oshiomhole.

Coronavirus: Edo governor suspends reopening of schools

The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has suspended the resumption of schools in the state over the increasing cases of COVID-19.