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Bangladesh, Australia, South Africa Among Nations Ordering New Restrictions Amid Surge in Cases

HeadlineJun 28, 2021

In Bangladesh, tens of thousands of migrant workers left the capital Dhaka Sunday ahead of strict stay-at-home orders going into effect this week.
In Australia, over 5 million people in and around Sydney have been ordered to stay home for the next two weeks after an outbreak of the Delta COVID-19 variant.

Indonesia set a new daily record of over 21,000 cases Sunday. Authorities say the current surge has brought the health system “close to collapse.”

In Russia, Moscow and Saint Petersburg both set new records for daily death tolls this weekend.

In South Africa, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced new restrictions to deal with its surge.

President Cyril Ramaphosa: “Along with many other countries on our continent, Africa, South Africa is seeing a massive resurgence of infections. … A curfew will be in place from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m., and all nonessential establishments will need to close by 8 p.m. The sale of alcohol, both for onsite and offsite consumption, is prohibited.”

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