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average Approximately 45,000 cases of coronavirus are infected every day It was reported in the UK last week, an 83 per cent increase from the average two weeks ago. While deaths rose by 141 percent England’s chief medical officer warned حذر Hospitalizations double every three weeks and can reach “frightening numbers”.

Despite these alarming stats, England will lift its final restrictions today, even as more than 500,000 people were told last week to be quarantined through the National Health Service’s testing and tracing app after coming into contact with someone who tested positive for the virus. Corona Virus.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his chief financial officer, who have been in contact with an infected government minister, are also Among those who are now in quarantine. Downing Street initially said yesterday that they would avoid quarantine, prompting a swift and fierce backlash from critics who accused them of double standards.

British policy: Johnson Under pressure at bay For his refusal to denounce crowds who booed the England national football team for kneeling to protest racial injustice. His rejection is a clear echo of that of former President Donald Trump الرئيس Targeting NFL players Who kneeled for the same reason in the United States

Here Latest updates And the maps epidemic.

In other developments:

  • Indonesia, the fourth most populous country, now has The highest number in the world of the new coronavirus infections, with 57,000 new cases reported on Friday. Experts estimate that the true figure is three to six times higher.

  • American tennis star Coco Gauff has It was confirmed that he was infected with Corona virus It will not compete in the Tokyo Olympics, in addition to the first cases inside the athletes’ village.

  • After scandals and assaults, overburdened host cities and now a pandemic, some are wondering if the games are worth the trouble.

  • Some local governments in China are starting to ask for it All students – and their families They are vaccinated before students can return to school in the fall.

first person: One witness said: “The flash floods brought so many in their wake – cars, containers, torn trees – that it was impossible even to launch the rescue boats.” “I’ve never seen such a fast and rushing river before.”

Devastation: VideosAnd the Pictures and a map Show the extent of the damage.

Floods in Europe only one mark From the global warming crisis, which brings back the fact that The world’s richest countries are not ready for its consequences. But whether the escalating disasters in the developed world, including wildfires in canada And the scorching weather In California wine, will affect climate change policy remains to be seen.

The extreme weather disasters come a few months before the UN-led climate negotiations in Glasgow in November, an effective moment to assess whether the world’s nations will be able to agree on ways to curb emissions enough to avoid their worst effects. Climate change.

European Commission last week Present an ambitious roadmap for change, including a tax on imports from countries with less stringent climate policies. But the proposals are widely expected to face strong objections from within Europe and beyond.

Citeable: “While not everyone is affected equally, this tragic event is a reminder that in the event of a climate emergency, no one is safe, whether they live in a small island nation like mine or a developed country in Western Europe,” said Mohamed Nasheed, former President of Maldives, about the floods.

Sights in Siberia: The people of northeastern Siberia are reeling Worst wildfires They can remember. Thick smoke hung over Yakutsk, the coldest city in the world. Outside the city, villagers dredged trenches to keep fires away from their homes and fields.

Four months after the massive Ever Geffen stumbled into the Suez Canal, neither the canal nor the shipping industry had addressed some of the most important problems that led to grounding. Our investigation is looking into what happened.

Emmanuel Pollack is a 56-year-old art historian and archival investigator who seeks to uncover the troubled dates of some prized works in the Louvre – and help them return to their rightful owners.

France has faced criticism for being lagging behind countries like Germany and the United States in identifying and returning artworks looted during World War II. The Louvre has recently sought to change its image, with more thorough investigations into the provenance of its works.

The museum houses more than 1,700 stolen artworks that were returned to France after World War II and whose rightful owners have yet to come forward.

For Pollack, the key to revealing the secret history of artworks that were suspiciously altered during the Nazi occupation is keeping track of the money. She combs through the huge files in the Louvre to track how artworks have been bought and sold over the years. The reverse sides of the plates often provide clues about sales, restorations, and frame makers that may lead to owners.

“For years, I planted a secret garden around the art market during the occupation,” she said. “Finally, it has been recognized as a critical area of ​​investigation.”

Read more about Efforts to restore the Louvre.

puts this icing cake A touch of banana pudding Using chocolate chips instead of classic vanilla.

“Naomi Osaka” A new three-part mini-series on Netflix that brilliantly explores the tennis star’s psychology rather than focusing on her technical prowess.

at “worship usElliot Brown and Maureen Farrell examine how WeWork co-founder Adam Newman built a multi-billion dollar company by renting a co-working space.

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