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Hungary has registered its worst daily increase in COVID-19 infections, setting a new record of 576 cases.
Fewer people will be allowed to gather at churches in the Spanish capital due a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Meanwhile, education officials in Pakistan say authorities will start reopening schools.
This story will be regularly updated throughout Tuesday.
Tuesday’s key moments:
Hungary records highest daily increase of infections
The Hungarian government registered 576 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the country’s highest daily figure since the start of the pandemic.
This raises the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 8,963 since the pandemic began, with 625 deaths.
Hungary closed its borders to foreigners on September 1 but has since announced a series of exceptions, including for citizens from the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia, as well as allowances for cultural and sporting events.
Hungary is scheduled to host the UEFA Super Cup final on September 24 between Bayern Munich and Sevilla at the Puskas Arena in Budapest.
Schools reopened across the country last week and pandemic-related measures in the education system, such as quarantines or switching to digital learning, are being handled on a case-by-case basis.
Spanish churches comply with tighter restrictions
Madrid’s regional government is further restricting family reunions and social gatherings to curb a sharp spike in coronavirus contagion just as schools are set to re-open.
Numbers of people attending funerals, burials, weddings and other religious celebrations, as well as group visits to museums or guided tourism, will be restricted starting on Monday, authorities said.
Officials say that outbreaks are being brought under control, but with most new recent infections linked to gatherings in private homes, an existing ban on outdoor meetings of more than 10 people is now being extended indoors.
At various churches in the Spanish capital on Monday strict anti-COVID measures were already in place, with worshippers washing hands upon entrance, wearing masks and sitting apart.
Denmark to limit public gatherings in capital further
A further limit on public gatherings will be enforced in Denmark’s capital.
Until now, gathering of 100 people where allowed in Copenhagen and in Odense.
This will be reduced to 50 following a surge in COVID-19 infections, Denmark’s Health Minister said on Monday
Pakistan school students will head back to the classroom
Education officials in Pakistan say authorities will start reopening schools from September 15 amid a steady decline in coronavirus deaths and infections.
Schools were closed in March when the Government enforced a nationwide lockdown to contain the spread of coronavirus. Authorities lifted curbs on most of the businesses in May, but schools remained closed across the country.
Officials said schools will reopen in Punjab and Sindh provinces from September 15 and a formal announcement about opening of schools elsewhere was expected later Monday.
On Sunday, Pakistan reported three new deaths from COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, one of the lowest number of daily fatalities in more five months.
Pakistan has reported 298,903 infections and 6,345 deaths since the pandemic began.
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Thailand joins Australia by pulling out of badminton tournament
Thailand have been forced to pull out of next month’s Thomas and Uber Cup Finals in Denmark due to a combination of COVID-19 related issues and injuries, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) said on Monday.
Thailand, who were placed in Group D of the men’s Thomas Cup and Group C of the women’s Uber Cup, are the third country to opt out after Chinese Taipei and Australia.
“Badminton Association of Thailand cited special circumstances related to COVID-19 in addition to injuries to key players in making the decision,” BWF said in a statement without elaborating on the issues.
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