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Mexico City lowers pandemic alert status

Mexican authorities on Friday announced a reduction in the pandemic alert level for the capital and surrounding areas thanks to a fall in hospitalizations due to COVID-19. Mexico City and the State of Mexico, together home to 22 million people, will move next week to orange status, the second highest of four under the country’s […]

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Australia’s second-biggest city eases lockdown as virus cases fall

Lockdown restrictions in Australia’s second-biggest city were eased slightly Sunday following a steady decline in new coronavirus cases, but officials stopped short of ending a controversial “stay-at-home” rule. More than 100 days after the lockdown was imposed on Melbourne’s five million residents to fight an out-of-control surge of COVID-19 cases, authorities said that as of […]

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Virus curfew imposed on Australia’s second-biggest city

Australia imposed an overnight curfew on its second-biggest city Sunday and banned people from moving more than five kilometres from home in a bid to control a growing coronavirus outbreak that is infecting hundreds daily. Declaring a “state of disaster”, Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said Melbourne would move to Stage 4 restrictions until September 13 […]