Italy has closed nightclubs

Italy has closed nightclubs and made face masks compulsory outdoors after a spike in coronavirus cases among young people.

New cases in the past week in Italy, the first European country to be hit hard by the coronavirus, were more than double those registered three weeks ago.

Prokoshev, a bearded 70-year-old, was born in western Siberia but has retired to Russia’s warm south where he tends his vegetable garden in a village near Sochi, President Vladimir Putin’s favourite Black Sea resort.

When Prokoshev read the news from Beirut 12 days ago, he made no immediate connection to his bitter experiences as captain of the Rhosus, he said last week. As the truth dawned on him, he was horrified and perplexed.

‘We have got to be absolutely ruthless about this, even with our closest and dearest friends and partners. I think everybody understands that,’ Mr Johnson told reporters.

‘We will be looking at the data a bit later on this afternoon – looking exactly where France and other countries are getting to.

The governor-general has been advised of the new election date.

“Covid is the world’s new normal,” Ardern said. “I know the uncertainty Covid has caused is incredibly difficult…I do not intend to change the election date again.”

Mr Trump “has stood for the religious freedom of every American of every faith every day of this administration,” Mr Pence told the group of about 200 people.

Last month, the president’s son, Donald Trump Jr, hosted a conference call with reporters to commemorate Pioneer Day, a church holiday celebrating the arrival of the first church settlers in Utah’s Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Trump Jr said he was in Utah at the time for a fishing trip.