China hyperlinks a lone an infection discovered by routine testing to an outbreak in Kashgar
The authorities in China have ordered widespread testing and journey restrictions for town of Kashgar within the nation’s far west after a single asymptomatic case of coronavirus was detected on Saturday. By Sunday afternoon, 137 asymptomatic instances had been found.
A 17-year-old lady in a rural space exterior Kashgar was discovered to be contaminated throughout common testing, which set off mass testing. All the opposite instances discovered are related to a manufacturing unit the place her mother and father work.
The Xinjiang area, which incorporates Kashgar, was beneath numerous lockdowns in February and March and once more in July and August. Till Saturday, the area had not reported a brand new case since mid-August. The outbreak of the virus there early this 12 months prompted considerations that it may unfold within the huge community of camps and prisons the place lots of of 1000’s of ethnic Uighurs and different Muslim minorities have been detained.
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On Sunday, Spain returned to a state of emergency and imposed a nightly curfew, and Italy tightened restrictions, ordering early closures of bars and eating places and the total closure of gyms, swimming swimming pools, theaters, cinemas and live performance halls.
At the least three top aides to Vice President Mike Pence have examined optimistic for the coronavirus previously few days. The take a look at outcomes increase contemporary questions in regards to the security protocols on the White Home, the place masks are usually not routinely worn, and Mr. Pence’s decision to remain on the campaign trail regardless of being uncovered to the virus.
Six American states reported their highest-ever an infection totals on Saturday and greater than 78,000 new instances had been introduced, sooner or later after the nation shattered its single-day file with more than 85,000 new cases.
The governor of India’s central financial institution, Shaktikanta Das, stated on Sunday that he had examined optimistic for the coronavirus. “Asymptomatic,” he wrote on Twitter. “Feeling very a lot alright.”
Activists are fleeing Hong Kong, a haven no extra
For many years, Hong Kong had been a spot of shelter for individuals escaping battle, famine and political oppression in mainland China. However the metropolis has profoundly modified since China imposed a tricky new safety regulation this summer time.
In latest weeks, Hong Kong activists have been granted asylum within the U.S., Canada and Germany, the most recent catalyst for deteriorating relations between China and the West.
U.S. strikes: The Trump administration has listed refugees from town as a precedence, even because it lowered the overall variety of refugees the U.S. will absorb yearly. At the least three payments now earlier than Congress would enact larger protections for individuals fleeing Hong Kong for the U.S. And the federal government has moved unusually rapidly to grant asylum to at the least two protesters who left Hong Kong late final 12 months.
China’s response: Beijing and the Hong Kong authorities have dismissed the notion that town’s residents would possibly want shelter from oppression. Hong Kong’s No. 2 chief, Matthew Cheung, complained that Germany’s grant of asylum final week to a college pupil needed on a rioting cost would “solely ship a plainly incorrect message to criminals.”
A shift on conscription in South Korea
Immediately, for the primary time, a gaggle of conscientious objectors in South Korea will start to carry out different service. For the subsequent three years, these 64 males will probably be in jail, working at jobs like cook dinner and janitor, however they may haven’t any prison file.
Alternative service is a seismic shift in South Korea, the place navy responsibility is taken into account a ceremony of passage for younger males and extra conscientious objectors have been jailed than in some other nation. For many years, lots of, virtually all Jehovah’s Witnesses, have been put behind bars yearly, often for 18 months.
Extra exemptions? The query of who needs to be excused from navy service has lengthy been a delicate subject. High athletes have lengthy been excused on the grounds that they improve nationwide status. A senior lawmaker has floated the concept Ok-pop stars, like members of the band BTS, also needs to be exempted.
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A Russian election that didn’t go as deliberate
Elections in Russia is usually a cynical affair, with incumbents usually working in opposition to no-name candidates to create the phantasm of democracy. So when the mayor of the tiny village of Povalikhino, about 300 miles east of Moscow, requested the girl who cleaned Metropolis Corridor to run, he thought his second time period was all however assured. It wasn’t.
Our reporter seems to be on the new mayor, Marina Udgodskaya, above, and an episode of Russia’s managed elections gone awry.
Right here’s what else is going on
Lee Kun-hee: The Samsung titan who was twice pardoned for white-collar crimes died on Sunday in Seoul. He was 78 and had been incapacitated since a coronary heart assault in 2014. Mr. Lee pushed the corporate relentlessly up the technological ladder, turning Samsung right into a cornerstone of South Korea’s financial system.
First African-American cardinal: Pope Francis on Sunday elevated Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington and an architect of the U.S. Roman Catholic Church’s zero-tolerance coverage in response to its clerical sexual abuse disaster.
Nuclear weapons ban: A treaty aimed at destroying all nuclear weapons and prohibiting their use has been ratified by a fiftieth nation and can enter into power in January. America and the world’s eight different nuclear-armed nations boycotted the negotiations and have proven no inclination to just accept the treaty.
Snapshot: Above, President Trump at a marketing campaign rally on Sunday in Londonderry, N.H. On this remaining dash of the marketing campaign, Mr. Trump is holding as much as three rallies a day to try to energize his base as polls present he’s trailing behind Joe Biden.
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The impression of unemployment in America
Twenty-two million jobs have been misplaced in March and April within the U.S. due to the coronavirus pandemic. That’s as many as the overall within the Nice Despair and Nice Recession mixed.
Our particular collection “Out of Work in America” tells the tales of unemployed People in their very own phrases. For this challenge, The Occasions’s Nationwide desk collaborated with 11 native information organizations within the U.S. Right here’s what Jia Lynn Yang, a deputy editor on the Nationwide desk, and Clinton Cargill, an assistant editor, said about these accounts from a dozen individuals.
The Nationwide Desk has greater than 40 reporters scattered throughout the nation, however during the last 12 months, Marc Lacey, the Nationwide editor, has prioritized partnerships with native information organizations, as with this challenge.
Clinton: Native information organizations have a particular authority within the communities they cowl. They know the large employers, the group teams, the state and native insurance policies that make all of the distinction for individuals looking for unemployment. We thought they might deliver a few of that depth on the particular person scale.
With greater than 12 million individuals unemployed within the nation, why did native reporters return to the identical dozen — usually over a number of months — at completely different phases?
Jia Lynn: The concept was to seize not only one snapshot however to do extra sustained work monitoring an individual’s highs and lows. For anybody who’s ever misplaced a job, it may be such a grueling emotional expertise, with very unhealthy days adopted by a day the place all the pieces turns up for you. We needed to point out that bigger arc, and perhaps stick round with some lengthy sufficient that they really discovered a job.
What do you hope readers get from this challenge?
Jia Lynn: At a time once we are so lower off from each other, I hope readers really feel a way of empathy and connection. For many who have been blessed sufficient to maintain their jobs, I hope they get a greater sense of what it appears like for many who have been much less lucky. For many who have misplaced work, you’re hardly alone.
That’s it for this briefing. See you subsequent time.
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