Jacinda Ardern. File
With both nations seeing significant drops in new infections, Ardern accepted Australian counterpart Scott Morrison's invitation to join a virtual meeting of the National Cabinet, which brings together Australia's regional and federal leaders.
The government will drop social distancing restrictions form midnight on Monday as it moves to a level 1 national alert from Level 2, Ardern told a news conference. Public and private events, the retail and hospitality industries and all public transport could resume without social distancing norms still in place across much of the world.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Tuesday slapped down Donald Trump's talk of an out-of-control coronavirus "surge" in New Zealand as "patently wrong".
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the extreme measures were needed to prevent the rapid spread of the virus. The country has just six confirmed cases and has had no deaths, but Ardern said that number inevitably would rise.
The pandemic dealt a major shock to the Indian housing market. Sales of residential units plummeted in Q2 2020, with prospective buyers postponing their purchase decisions. However, the situation has improved since May.
The revelation by a British scientist that the coronavirus could last for ever is cause for both alarm and concern. “We are going to have to live with this virus for evermore.
A very nice opinion piece about the World Food Program deserving the Nobel (“The Noble WFP deserves the Nobel,” Oct. 22, Gulf Today).