Israel returns to partial lockdown with immediate weekend shutdown Israel has reimposed some lockdown measures following a vigorous second surge in the number of coronavirus infections, putting in place stringent weekend shutdowns in which shops, hairdressers and attractions will be closed. The government announced the measures in the early hours of Friday morning, following a marathon emergency cabinet session called after daily infection rates climbed to close to 2,000. Gyms and fitness studios will also be closed at all times, while restaurants, which opened again in May, will return to takeaways and deliveries only. All indoor gatherings of 10 or more people will be banned. Changes start from this weekend, which in Israel begins on Friday afternoon, the eve of the Jewish Sabbath, and last until Sunday, the first working day of the week.
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Covid Tests and Quarantines: Colleges Brace for an Uncertain Fall Big schools, from Syracuse University to the University of California, San Diego, that have connections to labs, health programs or medical schools say they are capable of processing large numbers of Covid tests in 24 to 48 hours. In a typical big-school plan, the University of California, Berkeley, will test all residential students within 24 hours of their arrival, for free, using either a standard nasal swab or a saliva test being developed by an internationally renowned genomics research lab on campus. Students will subsequently be sequestered for 7 to 10 days, leaving their single dorm rooms only to go (masked) to the bathroom or to pick up a meal from a central location in the building or outside, then retested. If they test positive, they’ll be isolated in a special dorm. (Some schools hope to create supportive communities, along the lines of an old-fashioned TB sanitarium, for students who test positive.)
Joe Biden and Kamala Harris say Trump has left US 'in tatters' Media playback is unsupported on your device Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and running mate Kamala Harris have attacked "whining" President Donald Trump as an incompetent leader who has left the US "in tatters". The pair held their first campaign event together, a day after Mr Biden unveiled Ms Harris as his number two. President Trump hit back, saying Ms Harris had "dropped like a rock" in her own presidential bid. Mr Biden will face Mr Trump, a Republican, in November's election. What did Biden say?
Brazil death toll passes 105,000 – as it happened 12.38am BST00:38 We’ve launched a new blog at the link below – head there for the latest: 11.59pm BST23:59 UK decision to add France to quarantine list will lead to reciprocal measure, says European affairs minister Britain’s decision to impose a 14-day quarantine on all arrivals from France will lead to a reciprocal measure, French junior minister for European affairs Clément Beaune said late on Thursday.
New Zealand to delay election until October, citing coronavirus resurgence New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced early Monday that the country’s general election will be delayed until October, citing concerns over a resurgent coronavirus. The postponement of the September 19 election until October 17 comes despite New Zealand being one of the most successful countries to curb the pandemic. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern reacts during a press conference in Wellington, New Zealand, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. (New Zealand Herald via AP) Ardern insisted she would not move the election date again.
Biden vows to end 'season of darkness' as he accepts the Democratic presidential nomination – as it happened 6.29am BST06:29 Key takeaways from the night That’s it from us tonight. The Guardian live blog will be back with more convention coverage next week, when Trump accepts the Republican nomination. Here are the key takeaways from the night: Joe Biden accepted the nomination with a message of American perseverance in the face of hardship. Trump’s most powerful ally in undermining the election: William Barr As Donald Trump continues to sow doubt about the integrity of the US election, he has found a remarkably powerful ally in William Barr, the US attorney general, who has not only enthusiastically embraced the president’s claims but also spread misinformation on his own. Barr has falsely said foreign nations could print counterfeit ballots, something intelligence officials say there’s no evidence of and would be nearly impossible. After Trump encouraged North Carolina voters to vote twice, which is illegal, Barr declined to definitively say it was illegal, instead saying he wasn’t familiar with the laws in every state. (A Department of Justice handbook makes it clear that it’s a crime to vote more than once in any election involving a federal office). Barr also lied on CNN earlier this month and said that a Texas man was indicted for filling out 1,700 mail-in ballots.
Covid: White House aide tests positive as military leaders quarantine Image copyright Reuters Covid-19 is spreading further among those around US President Donald Trump, with White House adviser Stephen Miller and a top military official infected. Mr Miller, who has been self-isolating for the past five days, confirmed he had contracted coronavirus on Tuesday. Top US General Mark Milley and other military leaders are also quarantining after Coast Guard official Admiral Charles Ray tested positive. Facebook and Twitter restrict controversial New York Post story on Joe Biden Facebook and Twitter took steps on Wednesday to limit the spread of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, sparking outrage among conservatives and stoking debate over how social media platforms should tackle misinformation ahead of the US election. In an unprecedented step against a major news publication, Twitter blocked users from posting links to the Post story or photos from the unconfirmed report. Users attempting to share the story were shown a notice saying: “We can’t complete this request because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful.” Users clicking or retweeting a link already posted to Twitter are shown a warning the “link may be unsafe”.