Latest coronavirus: Seoul closes kindergartens and schools over resurgence fears


Researchers at Hong Kong University have recorded what they say is the first genetically proven case of Covid-19 reinfection – 14 weeks after the patient initially caught the virus. The 33-year-old man was admitted to hospital with moderate symptoms of Covid-19 in Hong Kong in March, then tested positive again in August upon returning from a trip to Spain after showing no symptom.
French prosecutors said Monday that 151 people were arrested after violence broke out on the Champs-Elysées in central Paris after Bayern Munich’s 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the European Champions League final on Sunday night. Authorities criticized fans for rallying without taking social distancing precautions against the coronavirus pandemic.
Taiwanese industrial production growth weakened again in July, after rising the previous month, as the global spread of the coronavirus continues to rise. weigh on export demand. Industrial production rose 2.7% last month from the same month a year earlier, Taiwan’s Ministry of Economy said on Monday. The country has avoided a recession, in part thanks to its early containment of the pandemic.
Nigeria’s economy shrank 6.1% in the second quarter from a year earlier, bolstering forecasts that Africa’s largest economy is heading towards its second recession in four years amid the coronavirus pandemic and falling oil prices. Nigeria reported last week that its unemployment rate climbed to 27.1 percent, while 28.6 percent of Nigerians were underemployed in the second quarter.

UK advertising group JD Wetherspoon has warned the coronavirus crisis will push its business into an annual loss and that the boost he got from the Eating Out Grants will wear off when the program ends. Wetherspoons said sales for the 44 days leading up to August 16 – the period following the reopening of pubs and restaurants in England – were 17 percent lower than the same period last year.
Zoom faced its first big test of the school year on Monday, as many teachers in the United States turned to the video conferencing service as a vital educational tool during the pandemic. Zoom, which gained worldwide fame this year for its success in making working and learning at home easier, suffered from one of its most major service outages, with reports indicating that users were having difficulty signing in.
UK supermarket chain Tesco has announced it will create 16,000 permanent positions to strengthen its growing online grocery business. The openings are to include 10,000 ‘pickers’ who assemble customer orders and 3,000 drivers to deliver goods to UK households. The 16,000 permanent jobs are in addition to the 4,000 created since the start of the crisis, the FTSE 100 group said.
Mike Ashley’s Frasers is set to buy parts from DW Whelan for £ 37million, saving ‘a number of jobs’ at UK fitness retailer and gym group that have fallen into administration this month. Frasers, who also owns Sports Direct, said on Monday the deal will focus on DW’s gym activity – the second largest in the UK – as well as “some inventory” but would not buy the DW brand.


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