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Belgium facing ‘extensive’ spread of cases; global cases pass 18m; Melbourne braces for further lockdown measuresGlobal report: coronavirus cases double every six weeksTwo cruise ships hit by coronavirus weeks after industry restartsRestrictions announced on businesses in MelbourneUK coronavirus live: latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.37pm BST France’s prime minister, Jean Castex, has warned his country “not to let down its guard” in the fight against coronavirus if it is to avoid a new national lockdown, according to AFP. “The virus has not gone on holiday and neither have we,” the premier said on a visit to the north-eastern city of Lille, amid a recent rise in cases. “We need to protect ourselves against this virus, without putting a stop to our economic and social life, in other words avoiding the risk of a new generalised lockdown.” 2.30pm BST The capital of the Philippines and its outlying districts are to go back into lockdown after medical groups warned the country was waging “a losing battle” against the coronavirus, the Associated Press reports.Metropolitan Manila, the capital region of more than 12 million people, and five densely populated provinces will revert to stricter quarantine restrictions for two weeks starting Tuesday, the president’s spokesman, Harry Roque, said on Monday. Continue reading…

Belgium facing ‘extensive’ spread of cases; global cases pass 18m; Melbourne braces for further lockdown measures

France’s prime minister, Jean Castex, has warned his country “not to let down its guard” in the fight against coronavirus if it is to avoid a new national lockdown, according to AFP.

“The virus has not gone on holiday and neither have we,” the premier said on a visit to the north-eastern city of Lille, amid a recent rise in cases. “We need to protect ourselves against this virus, without putting a stop to our economic and social life, in other words avoiding the risk of a new generalised lockdown.”

The capital of the Philippines and its outlying districts are to go back into lockdown after medical groups warned the country was waging “a losing battle” against the coronavirus, the Associated Press reports.

Metropolitan Manila, the capital region of more than 12 million people, and five densely populated provinces will revert to stricter quarantine restrictions for two weeks starting Tuesday, the president’s spokesman, Harry Roque, said on Monday.

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