An International Roundup of Covid-19 News

Florida governor Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants

The U.S.: Florida Governor Ron DeSantis lifted all restrictions on restaurants and other businesses as part of the move into Phase 3 of reopening. “We’re not closing anything going forward,” he said.

France: Only 1,000 spectators/day will be allowed to attend the French Open, which starts tomorrow in Paris. Three weeks ago, organizers were preparing to welcome 11,500 visitors to the tennis tournament, but then Covid-19 cases started spiking. 

Brazil: Rio de Janeiro indefinitely postponed its annual Carnival parade originally scheduled for next February because of the coronavirus. It’s a huge blow to the city’s economy. 

Israel: The government tightened its lockdown 2.0 ahead of the start of Yom Kippur Sunday evening. 

The UK: The new “rule of six,” which restricts gatherings outside the house to just six people, is causing all sorts of social anxiety, reports the WSJ. If your friend is hosting a small party…are you making the cut?

Via Morning Brew

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