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People Vote in Germany despite COVID-19 Outbreak

MADRID – Around 10 million people were called to vote in local elections in Bavaria despite measures to fight the outbreak in Germany, which has 3,795 infections, including 681 in Bavaria, and nine deaths.

The government was reportedly planning to close its borders with France, Austria and Switzerland on Monday.

In other related news worldwide:

GREECE: The country, which has 228 confirmed cases and four deaths, closed its borders with Albania and North Macedonia, suspended flights with Spain and prohibited the entry of cruise ships and sailboats to its ports.

KAZAKHSTAN: Authorities declared a month-long state of emergency which implies the start of travel restrictions and the suspension of activities and events. There have been eight cases in the country.

AUSTRIA: The government announced that freedom of movement has been restricted to the minimum necessary and that the right to assembly has been suspended under penalty of fines of up to 3,600 euros after one death and 800 cases in the country.

ITALY: The government said it was urgently seeking more masks to protect medical staff in the country, the third worst-hit in the world with 17,750 infected and 1,441 deaths.

NETHERLANDS: Authorities reported 317 new infections and 10 deaths this weekend, amid a refusal from the national government to take stricter measures, bringing the total infections to 1,135 and fatalities to 20.

VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis will hold Easter celebrations without the physical presence of the faithful.

ESTONIA: The government announced temporary restrictions on crossing the internal and external borders of the Schengen area and will reintroduce border controls on Tuesday.

CHINA: New cases rose to 20, compared to 11 the previous day, with 16 of those people who had come from abroad and 10 new deaths, three fewer than on Saturday.

AUSTRALIA: Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a mandatory 14-day isolation on everyone arriving from abroad after three deaths and almost 250 infections in the country.

INDONESIA: The government said 21 new cases were registered in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, raising the number to 117, of which five have died.

THAILAND: Health authorities reported 32 new infections, the biggest one-day jump in the country, raising the total to 114 with one death.

NEW ZEALAND: Authorities denied the disembarkation of about 2,600 passengers and 1,100 crew on the Golden Princess cruise ship due to an alleged infection case aboard.

 

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