Two people wearing face masks look at their mobile phones in front of a poster in Hong Kong on Monday. The city has ordered the mandatory wearing of masks in public. Photo: APTwo people wearing face masks look at their mobile phones in front of a poster in Hong Kong on Monday. The city has ordered the mandatory wearing of masks in public. Photo: AP
Two people wearing face masks look at their mobile phones in front of a poster in Hong Kong on Monday. The city has ordered the mandatory wearing of masks in public. Photo: AP

Worldwide coronavirus deaths pass 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh curbs

  • Curfews, closures and quarantine measures return as countries struggle to balance economic recovery with risk of Covid-19 flare-ups
  • Despite grim figures, World Health Organisation argues against wholesale closing of borders
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Two people wearing face masks look at their mobile phones in front of a poster in Hong Kong on Monday. The city has ordered the mandatory wearing of masks in public. Photo: APTwo people wearing face masks look at their mobile phones in front of a poster in Hong Kong on Monday. The city has ordered the mandatory wearing of masks in public. Photo: AP
Two people wearing face masks look at their mobile phones in front of a poster in Hong Kong on Monday. The city has ordered the mandatory wearing of masks in public. Photo: AP
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