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The Hong Kong Book Fair has been postponed due to a spike in locally transmitted coronavirus cases in the global financial hub, the organiser said on Monday, just two days before the exhibition was due to open.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council said the fair, which draws one million visitors annually, will be rescheduled at a later, unspecified date.
Three other July fairs and expos were postponed.
Hong Kong authorities have warned of an escalating third wave of coronavirus infections, prompting the suspension of all schools and some tighter social distancing requirements.
The city has reported 1,470 cases and seven deaths. Among the 38 new cases on Sunday, 30 were local infections.
Hundreds of Moscow residents flocked to an open-air book fair in Red Square though some publishing houses opted to stay away as city authorities keep most coronavirus restrictions in place.
Scientists say the mammals adapted more rapidly than expected to the quiet seas, offering a glimmer of hope for falling populations.
"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has donated 1 million pounds ($1.25 million) to help victims of domestic abuse and homelessness during the coronavirus pandemic after recovering from the virus herself.
The bus route from Muscat to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, passing through Al Ain city will be back to service from next month after it had been suspended temporarily due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This came during His Highness' reception of the Dutch Prime Minister today at Qasr Al Shati in Abu Dhabi, where His Highness welcomed Rutte and expressed his hope that the visit would contribute to advancing UAE-Netherlands relations in key fields.
Sultan Haitham Bin Tariq, Sultan of Oman, received on Tuesday, at Al Baraka Palace in the Omani capital, Muscat, His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
More than 13,500 people - about 12% of the region's population - have fled across the border since Azerbaijan’s swift military operation to fully reclaim the region after three decades of separatist rule, Armenia's government said Tuesday morning.