Ireland, which has the second-lowest COVID-19 infection rate in Western Europe, is set for a serious increase in cases following the relaxation of restrictions, its health minister said on Thursday, as officials called for new curbs.
Uruguay announced it will regulate the constitutional right to assembly when a sanitary emergency, lockdown access to the country from 21 December to 10 January, limit the number of passengers in long range transport, and have government staff take their annual vacation and those remaining, unless essential personnel, will work from their homes.
The Falkland Islands Executive Council met on Wednesday and considered the matter of easing restrictions on those businesses currently being advised to stay closed due to Covid-19. Announcements on the issues will follow this week.
The holy month of Ramadan began on Friday with Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem largely empty of worshippers as the coronavirus crisis forced authorities to impose unprecedented restrictions.
The Falkland Islands Executive Council considered this week two reports regarding further legislative proposals responding to the challenges posed by COVID-19. ExCo addressed the provisions put in place in the UK, including the Coronavirus Act 2020, and other laws.
Argentine Senator Aníbal Fernández and Interior Minister Florencio Randazzo came on stage in defence of the new restrictions placed on the purchase of dollars by assuring “they are there to preserve the value of the currency,” and that further actions might be taken.
Brazil’s Commerce and Industry minister Fernando Pimentel called on the Argentine government to de-activate restrictions on Brazilian exports and revealed he had addressed a letter to his Argentine peer Debora Giorgi exposing restrictions on bilateral trade and demanding a reply this coming week end.