Thousands of UK holidaymakers scrambled to get home to beat new restrictions on arrivals from European countries as a second wave of coronavirus infections threatened more disruption.
Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Thursday he was worried about the second wave of coronavirus infections in Europe.
Countries around Asia are confronting the second wave of coronavirus infections and are clamping down again to try to contain the disease.
Iran on Thursday recorded 221 coronavirus deaths, the highest single-day death toll from COVID-19 since the outbreak of the disease.
Iran’s Health Ministry urged people to avoid unnecessary trips and seriously observe health protocols as the novel coronavirus is still claiming a high number of Iranian lives.
Beijing on Tuesday reported zero new coronavirus cases for the first time since the emergence of a cluster in the Chinese capital in June that prompted fears of a domestic second wave.
Wearing mask by population could push COVID-19 transmission down to controllable levels for national epidemics and could prevent further waves of the pandemic.
According to the Iranian Health Ministry, 2,269 new cases of COVID-19 infections have been confirmed in the country during the past 24 hours.
The number of cases who have been infected with or died of the novel coronavirus in Iran has begun to rise in comparison with the past few days, the Health Ministry statistics show.
The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has reached 85,996, of whom 5,391 have lost their lives to the coronavirus.