The Southern Hemisphere has recorded a record number of low-flu cases amid the Covid lockdowns
In Ireland, daily infection rates, which have dwindled to a handful in June and July, have risen since August to several hundreds. The Health Protection Monitoring Center said Wednesday that there are 2,077 outbreaks in private homes, an increase of 61 cases per week. Since the epidemic began, Ireland has recorded 31,799 infections and 1,788 deaths:
Cases in Germany are the second highest since April
South Africa opens its doors to tourism in October
The Prime Minister of the Australian state of Victoria issued a stern warning to Melbourne residents not to travel to the Victoria Regional District, saying that “the odds are very bad” for city dwellers who are considering escaping the city’s “steel ring”.
The state will be effectively divided starting Thursday, as the Victoria Territorial Area gradually reopens from the restrictions of Covid-19 Melbourne Still in tight lockdown.
“Anyone who thinks they might gamble on their way to the area Victoria “I think your chances are very bad, and don’t fall into a trap,” the prime minister said.
The warning comes as Victoria recorded 28 new cases of Covid-19 overnight, along with eight deaths, six of which were related to elderly care. The last time new case numbers were in the 1920s was on June 24.
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New Zealand entered a recession as the economy contracted by 12.2% in the June quarter – the largest decline since these records began in 1987.
Stats NZ’s Paul Pascoe said the drop in GDP was “by far the largest drop ever in New Zealand” and reflected the months he spent in lockdown.
Industries such as retail, accommodation, restaurants, and transportation all saw a major decline. As well as construction and manufacturing by 25.8% and 13%, respectively.
Domestic household spending decreased by 12%.
Annual GDP fell 2% – the first annual decline since the March 2010 quarter.
New Zealand’s economic decline is higher than in Australia at 7% and Canada at 11.5%, but much lower than in India, Singapore and the United Kingdom:
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