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Lockdown and test flash
The authorities will block around 300,000 people in more than 30 suburbs north of Melbourne for a month starting at midnight on Wednesday to reduce the risk of infection after a two-week double-digit increase in new coronavirus cases in the second largest state of Australia.
Third level restrictions are imposed, the third strictest level for curbs to fight the pandemic. With the exception of grocery shopping, health appointments, work or care and exercise, residents are only at home.
The restrictions are accompanied by a test flash that the authorities hope will extend to half the population of the affected area and for which the borders will be monitored, the authorities said. Victoria’s surge in cases has been linked to employees in hotels that have accommodated returning travelers who have not strictly followed the quarantine protocols.
Operation in the shadow of a virus
Doctors and nurses at the intensive care center of Yokohama City's Seibu Hospital were among the first to mobilize during the pandemic in Japan and to pick up sick passengers from the Diamond Princess cruise ship in February.
The hospital admitted patients for months who were refused or referred by other hospitals. Once, Seibu took in a coronavirus patient who had been rejected from almost 100 hospitals in Tokyo, said Fumiaki Sano, the hospital's deputy director.
After one of the worst outbreaks of hospital coronaviruses in Japan, with around 80 people who tested positive for COVID-19, including 43 employees, the hospital is now faced with the prospect of operating new safety protocols with dozens in the shadow of a virus without treatment or cure everything from routine operations to dialysis.
US removed from the EU Safe Travel List
The European Union has excluded the United States from its original "safe list" of 14 countries from which the block will not allow major travel from Wednesday. The countries are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
The move aims to support the EU travel industry and travel destinations and is a recommendation to EU members, meaning that they could potentially set restrictions for those entering from the 14 countries.
Within hours of the EU announcement, Italy, one of the highest COVID fatalities in the world, announced that it would reject and maintain quarantine restrictions for all non-Schengen nations.
Reinvent a nightclub
When Peru begins to relax the strict blockage of corona viruses, the country's largest LGBTQ nightclub opened its doors on Tuesday, but there will be no revelers.
Instead of flinging cocktails at the bar or dancing on stage, the famous drag queens of ValeTodo Downtown like Belaluh McQueen will be selling household products to customers every day when the room reopens as a market.
"You have to adapt to new challenges for the future," said McQueen, who was wearing a sequin suit, high heels, and a mask when she was back at a grocery store. In a small concession, a DJ plays club music as a customer business.
Compiled by Karishma Singh; Editing of Lincoln Feast.
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