The coronavirus pandemic has now infected some 18 million people and has killed more than 693,000. Here are the latest updates for August 3:
Tom Cruise personally appealed to Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Culture Minister Abid Raja to allow filming, which has been interrupted by the virus outbreak in Italy, Norwegian media said.
Armed group led by Mohamed Khalifa, also an ally of warlord Khalifa Haftar, shuts Sharara oilfield at gunpoint, days after it had restarted following another blockade.
Novel coronavirus has infected more than 6.4 million people around the world. Here are pandemic-related updates for June 2:
Berlin prepares to remove global travel warnings starting first with 26 EU member states and then for other countries, Foreign Ministry officials tell TRT World.
Museums, galleries, theatres and cinemas were among the first businesses to shut down in Europe as governments rolled out strict lockdown measures to stave off the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak. Now some restrictions are being eased off.
With pressure growing in many countries for more measures to restart the economy, politicians also are trying to boost funding for research into a vaccine for Covid-19 which many scientists warn could take much longer than a few months.
Tom Hagen, a media-shy real estate investor and owner of an electric company, was arrested on his way to work. Police believe Falkevik Hagen, who has never been found, had been killed and said they “cannot exclude a staged kidnapping to hide it.”
Classes have been reduced to a maximum of 15 students.
In many cases data from care homes is not being included in death tallies, with one newspaper in the UK reporting that the country’s real death toll may be twice as high as the official tally.
Larger shops and those in major German cities will open later as part of an attempted phased return to a more normal existence that will also see some students go back to school from May 4.
The country's low-level measures against the pandemic have come under global criticism as it continues to take a lenient approach despite having the highest death toll compared to its Scandinavian neighbours.
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