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18 October 2020 - 07:46 By TimesLIVE
A man is detained as protesters demonstrate against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption and his handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, amid a second-wave national coronavirus lockdown, in Jerusalem October 18 2020.
A man is detained as protesters demonstrate against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's alleged corruption and his handling of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis, amid a second-wave national coronavirus lockdown, in Jerusalem October 18 2020.
Image: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

October 18 2020 - 21:40

Zweli Mkhize tests positive for Covid-19

October 18 2020 - 16:49

Israel to require 14-day isolation for travelers from United Kingdom

Israel will require incoming travellers from the United Kingdom to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival under new coronavirus guidelines, information on an Israeli government website showed on Sunday.

The infection rate in the UK has risen sharply in recent weeks, prompting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to introduce tighter restrictions and local lockdowns.

The UK had been one of 31 "green" countries from which travellers who meet a series of special requirements could enter Israel without a mandatory quarantine period.

October 18 2020 - 16:48

Economy, pandemic overshadow climate for young US voters

The two dozen students who signed up for air pollution expert James Goldstene's advanced environmental studies class all say they are deeply passionate about fighting climate change.

But when it comes to voting in the US presidential election, many said climate change was not their top issue.

Their priorities ahead of the Nov. 3 election reflect those of the wider electorate: the battered U.S. economy, the Covid-19 pandemic and racial justice.

October 18 2020 - 09:45

Russia reports 15,099 new coronavirus cases, 185 deaths

Russia on Sunday recorded 15,099 new coronavirus cases, pushing the national tally to 1,399,334, officials said.

They also said 185 people had died in the previous 24 hours, taking the official death toll to 24,187, and that 1,070,576 people had recovered from the virus. 

-REUTERS

October 18 2020 - 07:45

Worldwide coronavirus cases cross 39.51 million, death toll at 1,105,938

More than 39.51 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,105,938‚Äč have died, according to a Reuters tally.

Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

-REUTERS

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