Monday, 28th September Daily Roundup
Here’s a quick summary of what has happened around the world over the last 24 hours, brought to you exclusively by British Herald.
The number of shoppers across all retail destinations in Britain dropped 3% last week compared to the previous week. It was triggered by the government coming out with new restrictions to stem the spread of the virus, said market researcher Springboard.
The British government is aiming for tougher restrictions in England to deal with a rapid spread of a second wave of the novel coronavirus outbreak, a junior health minister said.
The United States and Greece called on for a peaceful settlement of maritime disputes in the east Mediterranean. This comes as US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a two-day Greek visit amid escalating tensions in the region over marine energy resources.
Unlike earlier holidays on Yom Kippur, this year saw deserted highways in city centres in Israel. The country stepped into its second-wave lockdown on September 18 after a surge of new cases. The country with a population of nine million people has reported at least 1,441 deaths due to COVID-19.
As many as 16 troops and several civilians were killed in clashes between Armenia and Azerbaija, the heaviest since 2016. This has stoked concerns about stability in the South Caucasus which has pipelines carrying oil and gas to global markets.
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