SANTIAGO, June 10 (Reuters) – Chilean health authorities announced a blanket lockdown across the capital Santiago on Thursday following some of the worst COVID-19 case numbers since the pandemic began, despite having fully vaccinated more than half its population.
The development, which will alarm authorities elsewhere who are debating how fast to reopen as vaccination campaigns gather steam, comes as Chile’s confirmed daily caseload surged 17% in the past two weeks nationwide and 25% in the Metropolitan region that includes Santiago and is home to half the country’s population.
Intensive care beds in the capital region are now at 98% capacity. Jose Luis Espinoza, the president of Chile’s National Federation of Nursing Associations (FENASENF), said his members were “on the verge of collapse.”
MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow’s mayor on Saturday ordered a week off for some workplaces and imposed restrictions on many businesses to fight coronavirus infections that have more than doubled in the past week.
The national coronavirus task force reported 6,701 new confirmed cases in Moscow, compared with 2,936 on June 6. Nationally, the daily tally has spiked by nearly half over the past week, to 13,510.
After several weeks of lockdown as the pandemic spread in the spring of 2020, the Russian capital eased restrictions and did not reimpose any during subsequent case increases. But because of the recent sharp rise, “it is impossible not to react to such a situation,” Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said.
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China bans picking nose…
Picking your nose or getting a spanking will get you banned from streaming on China’s biggest internet platform WeChat.
The Chinese social media platform has published a list of “common violations” that will get you kicked out, including nose picking and spanking “games”.
The service, which is used by more than a billion people worldwide and China’s most popular social messaging app, wants to tidy up its image because it is heavily regulated by the government.
Its “Channels” tool, which launched last year, enables users to broadcast and watch livestreams.
But Chinese authorities have been increasingly clamping down on political or what it considers to be “indecent” content online.