The number of poor peole in East Asia will rise for the first time in twenty years due to the coronavirus pandemic, the World Bank warns. Up to 38 Mmillion people could fall into poverty this year alone.
Retirement homes in Germany stopped allowing visitors on government orders early this year. Now, better equipment and more experience means residents will be allowed to see loved ones throughout the second COVID-19 wave.
Belgium has recorded a steep rise in coronavirus infections. The government has ordered bars and restaurants to close, and urged people to wear face masks and work from home. Hospital workers say they're overwhelmed.
Australia's second-largest city has lifted most of its restrictions on the same day as several European states reintroduced stricter regimes. Meanwhile, the known global caseload has hit 40 million. Follow DW for more.
Ireland has imposed heavy new restrictions and shut down non-essential businesses, becoming the first EU country to reenter lockdown. Follow DW for the latest on the pandemic.
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