Top 10 world news today: No masks for Beijing, Egypt's ready for Eid and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Updated: May 17, 2020, 08:23 PM(IST)

Coronavirus in Slovenia Photograph:( Reuters )

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Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

Egypt tightens coronavirus restrictions for Eid holiday

Egypt will bring forward the start of its curfew by four hours to 5 p.m. and halt public transport from May 24 for six days during the Eid holiday, as it seeks to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the prime minister said on Sunday.

London Mayor calls for probe into disproportionate COVID-19 ethnicity impact

The impact on these communities has become increasingly clear in recent weeks with statistics from the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) and the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showing clear.

Thailand opens malls and department stores after nearly two months amid coronavirus outbreak

Customer is asked to scan a QR code and register on a government website before entering.

Bombs kill seven in shelter for displaced in Libya

Libya has been in turmoil since 2011, when a civil war toppled and later killed long-time dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

British PM Boris Johnson admits public frustration with lockdown easing rules

In a mail written to a London-based newspaper, Johnson wrote: "I understand that people will feel frustrated with some of the new rules."

COVID-19 can cause long-term organ damage; China adds aftereffects to medical insurance

China's National Health Commission (NHC) in its guidelines on COVID-19 survivors said some recovered patients would require treatment for lung and heart damage, for movement problems from muscle.

Tropical depression forms in the Atlantic; storm watch issued for North Carolina

The storm, which has been named Tropical Depression One or Tropical Storm Arthur, is moving north-northeastward at 13 mph.

Mainland China reports 5 new cases of coronavirus, adviser warns of a second wave

According to reports, the locally-transmitted disease is related to Jilin city called Fengman. This area is classified as a high-risk zone for coronavirus.

Beijing announces wearing masks outdoors not necessary

The novel coronavirus, which broke out in China's Wuhan in December, 2019, has claimed 3,13,545 lives so far across the world. There are currently 47,36,389 confirmed cases in 213 countries.

Spain's daily coronavirus death toll below 100 for first time in two months

Total deaths from the virus climbed to 27,650, while the number of confirmed cases edged up to 231,350 from 230,698, the ministry said.

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