Hong Kong police issued a warning late yesterday that they would not tolerate disruptions to public order, after activists circulated calls online for fresh demonstrations today.
Russia has passed its peak of coronavirus infections, President Vladimir Putin said yesterday, ordering a World War II victory parade postponed by the pandemic to be held next month.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government was hit by its first resignation yesterday over the controversy surrounding his top aide Dominic Cummings’ cross-country trip during the coronavirus lockdown.
Interior Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah has assured that a transparent investigation will be conducted into Karachi plane crash as per the instructions of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Gray skies loomed yesterday over Florida’s Atlantic coast, just one day before two astronauts were set to blast off aboard a SpaceX capsule on the most dangerous and prestigious mission Nasa has ever entrusted to a private company.
Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour and Grammy-winner Angelique Kidjo were among a galaxy of African talent brought together for a virtual concert to raise awareness of the coronavirus pandemic.
Indonesia’s military ordered the deployment of hundreds of thousands of soldiers and police yesterday to enforce rules on wearing masks and safe distancing after reports of people in the world’s fourth-most populous nation flouting them.
Police in the Philippine capital did a dry run yesterday of measures to enforce social distancing on public transport and control the spread of coronavirus, a tricky task in a densely populated city known for its commuting chaos.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said that schools should remain closed until a vaccine for the novel coronavirus is ready.
Brazilian federal police yesterday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro governor Wilson Witzel as part of a Covid-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro’s political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation.