Thousands march in Berlin against coronavirus curbs

BERLIN (Reuters) – Thousands marched in Berlin on Saturday to protest against measures imposed in Germany to stem the coronavirus pandemic, saying they violated people’s rights and freedoms. The gathering, estimated by police at 17,000, included libertarians, constitutional loyalists and anti-vaccination activists. There was also a small far-right presence with some marchers carrying Germany’s black, […]

India tops a million coronavirus cases as pandemic hits villages

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India on Friday became the third country in the world to record more than one million coronavirus cases, behind only the United States and Brazil, as infections spread further out into the countryside and smaller towns. For India’s population of around 1.3 billion, experts say a million cases are still low and […]

Japan nightclub 'hotspots' must follow coronavirus rules to stop spread: government

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese host and hostess clubs must act quickly to ensure they abide by rules to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus after nightlife districts became new hot spots in a resurgence of infections, the economy minister said on Friday. The call from Economy Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, tasked with leading Japan’s pandemic […]

India's tally of coronavirus infections crosses 600,000

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s coronavirus infections surpassed 600,000 on Thursday, with 17,834 deaths, as authorities battled to contain the pandemic while easing lockdown rules, officials and the health ministry said. The increase presents a severe challenge for India’s strained medical capacity and overburdened health system. An easing phase called “Unlock 2” was announced on Monday, […]