Coronavirus digest: France reports over 32,000 new infections | News | DW | 18.10.2020

France confirmed a record 32,427 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours on Saturday. The new daily record comes after a strict night-time curfew went into effect in Paris and eight other cities between 9pm (1900 GMT) and 6am. Residents are only allowed to leave their homes if they have a valid reason. Source: Coronavirus digest: France reports over 32,000 new infections | News | DW | 18.10.2020

Trump to hold Wisconsin rally despite warning over public gatherings | Donald Trump | The Guardian

  • Wisconsin placed in ‘red zone’ for high infection rates
  • Experts urge people to avoid crowds to stop ‘preventable deaths’

Donald Trump will hold a rally in Wisconsin on Saturday evening, despite state health officials declaring a crisis over the coronavirus pandemic and his own experts warning that public gatherings there risk causing “preventable deaths”.

Source: Trump to hold Wisconsin rally despite warning over public gatherings | Donald Trump | The Guardian

As Lebanon’s revolt fury fades, protesters struggle to promote change – National | Globalnews.ca

A year ago, hundreds of thousands of Lebanese took to the streets protesting taxes and a rapidly deteriorating economic crisis. A spontaneous and hopeful nationwide movement was born, denouncing an entire political establishment that had for decades pushed Lebanon toward collapse.

Today, as crises multiply and the country dives deeper into uncertainty and poverty, protests seem to have petered out. Even widespread anger over a devastating explosion at Beirut’s port on Aug. 4, blamed on government negligence, failed to re-ignite the movement.

On Saturday, thousands of people marked the first anniversary of the protest movement in different parts of Lebanon including its three largest cities, Beirut, Tripoli and Sidon. But the protesters were far fewer than those last year.

Source: As Lebanon’s revolt fury fades, protesters struggle to promote change – National | Globalnews.ca