Coronavirus tracker: South Korea's schools to resume, Russia witnesses spike in cases

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India May 20, 2020, 08.35 PM(IST) Edited By: Palki Sharma

Tourism during coronavirus Photograph:( AFP )

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Riot police had to be deployed in force in Paris. This after cars were ablaze in some low-income housing estates. The violence was sparked by the death of an 18-year old in an accident.

High school seniors donning masks have returned to schools in South Korea. Mandatory temperature checks were carried out at the entrance. Elementary, middle and high school students will rejoin in a phased manner till June 1.

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China’s Jilin province reported four new cases. All new cases were local transmissions. The province has reported 133 locally transmitted cases so far. 1,181 close contacts of the patients are also under observation. China’s official tally stands at 82,965.

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Riot police had to be deployed in force in Paris after cars were set ablaze in some low-income housing estates. The violence was sparked by the death of an 18-year old in an accident.

Residents of Cochabamba took to the streets to demand an end to nationwide lockdown. Bolivians claim lockdown has left them without food or money. Demonstrators created roadblocks using rocks & debris.

The first train in two months left Karachi station on Tuesday. Train service has resumed partially ahead of Eid holiday. Thirty trains will resume service in the first phase. All passengers have been required to wear a mask. Trains will operate at 60 per cent capacity.

Russia recorded its highest single-day death toll. 135 people died in the country in the last 24 hours. Dagestan has emerged as the new virus hotspot with over 3,600 cases and 36 deaths. At over 308,700, Russia has the world's second-highest number of coronavirus cases.

Muslim protesters prayed in Skanderbeg square against Kosovo's decision to keep mosques closed. Close to 50 people defied lockdown restrictions to hold a mass prayer. Organisers asked the participants to wear a mask & maintain social distancing.

China has asked journalists to take a virus test before attending parliament events. Journalists have to undertake a nucleic acid test & quarantine themselves till the test results come.

5-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo rejoined Juventus for training. Ronaldo spent the last two weeks in quarantine before rejoining his teammates. All players have been asked to respect social distancing while training.

China tested 856,128 residents of Wuhan on Tuesday. Over 467,000 were tested in the city a day earlier. Wuhan is testing its entire population to identify any asymptomatic carriers.