AFRICA: South Africa’s two month coronavirus lockdown is partially lifted with people now being allowed to venture outside for work, worship, exercise or shopping, and allowing mines and factories to run at full capacity to try to revive the economy.
AFRICA: Uganda’s Ministry of Health recorded 84 new cases of COVID-19, the highest daily increase so far, increasing the nationwide tally to 413.
AMERICAS: An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 hit 28 km (17 miles) west of Lampa in Peru, at a depth of 144 km (89 miles), the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) reported
ASIA: Australia would accept an official invitation to the Group of Seven (G7) nations and there has been discussion on the matter between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and the United States, a government spokesman announced.
AFRICA: The US is looking to use one of its Security Force Assistance Brigades in Tunisia, amid concern over Russian activity in neighboring Libya.
AMERICAS: Thousands of protesters have gathered in cities across the US after a fired Minneapolis police officer was charged with third-degree murder in the death of George Floyd, with Georgia’s Governor declaring a state of emergency and activating the state National Guard.