Australian Prime Minister says nation to limit returnees to curb Covid-19 surge

Australian Prime Minister says nation to limit returnees to curb Covid-19 surge

July 8, 2020 Off By Vishnu Mahanand

Coronavirus has shown no signs of abating as several countries are yet to reach their peak. Lockdowns are being reinforced across several cities to curb the spread.

Several states in US have reported a record single-day rise in the number of Covid-19 cases. California and Texas released huge numbers of new cases with both states reporting 10,000-plus cases. Hawaii, Idaho, Missouri, Montana and Oklahoma also broke their previous daily record spikes for new cases.

Bogota followed the footsteps of Melbourne as Colombian President Duque ordered a nationwide lockdown. Belgrade saw violence as Serbian President Vucic ordered a lockdown. Cuttack and Guwahati have also decided to reimpose lockdowns.10:21 AM IST

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa seen holding an emergency meeting with deputy CM Dr A Narayan. Karnataka has 26,815 recorded Covid-19 cases.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s coronavirus emergency cabinet is considering limiting number of its citizens and residents returning home from abroad.