30 Jul 2021

Covid-19 pandemic: Japan widens emergency over ‘frightening’ spike

Japan is extending its state of emergency to new regions as the country faces a surge in Covid-19 cases. Areas surrounding the capital as well as the city of Osaka are now under the state of emergency restrictions. The new cases are fuelled by the more infectious Delta variant, and

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08 Jul 2021

Tokyo Olympic Games: State of emergency announced as Covid cases rise

A state of emergency has been declared in Tokyo and will run throughout the Olympic Games. The state of emergency was put in place to combat coronavirus and will run from July 12 to August 22. Bars and restaurants will not be allowed to serve alcohol and must close by

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02 Feb 2021

Japan set to extend state of emergency for another month

Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihide Suga is expected to announce that the state of emergency enacted in Tokyo and other regions with high Covid-19 cases will extend until March on Tuesday. Mr. Suga is seeking to maintain the upper hand over another Covid-19 outbreak even as daily case numbers continue

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12 Jan 2021

Malaysia’s king declares state of emergency to curb spread of Covid-19

The Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin’s hold on power was bolstered by the Malaysian King’s declaration of a nationwide state of emergency on Tuesday. The state of emergency will stop opponents from forcing an early election for prime minister. The state of emergency could last until August 1 according to Muhyiddin

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04 Jun 2020

Russia’s Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a state of emergency after a massive oil spill that leaked 20,000 tonnes into a river in the Arctic Circle region. The spill occurred at a power plant near Norilsk, a Siberian city. Putin stated that officials were only informed of the incident two days

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07 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Moroccans without masks in public risk jail terms

Morocco has imposed new rules regarding face mask use in the country, and individuals who leave their homes without the protective gear risk prison sentences of up to three months and a fine of up to $126. The order takes effect today after the decision was reached yesterday after a

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14 Nov 2019

Venice floods: Italy to declare state of emergency over damage

Italy will declare a state of emergency in Venice after several days with 1.87m tide levels accompanied with extremely high winds, flooding the basilica and threatening public safety. The tide level of 1.87m is the highest recorded in over 50 years. Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stated that more than

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