Offbeat England: the authorities are introducing new restrictions
India: Hundreds of thousands of tea pickers in Assam on indefinite strike
© Biju BORO / AFP Tea pickers joined farmers in protesting the liberalization of the sale of fruits and vegetables. The strike began this Friday, October 9 to demand wage increases. These workers joined the farmers, who have been protesting for two weeks now against the new selling prices for fruit and vegetables. With our correspondent in Bangalore, Côme Bastin The State of Assam produces nearly 50% of India's tea, and it is found on many tables around the world.
More than half of the English population is affected by these new measures which aim to fight against the spread of Covid-19.
Boris Johnson raises his voice. More than half of England's population, or around 28 million people, especially in London, have been living since Saturday, October 17 under new restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the new coronavirus. Reunions between family and friends from different homes are now banned indoors, in London and other areas of England, which have a total of 11 million people. The British capital and these areas thus join other regions which were already subject to this same type of restriction after having been classified by the authorities at the "high" level, the second level of a warning system which has three.
More England discipline problems put Southgate on defensive
LONDON (AP) — Indiscipline among England players is becoming a concern for Gareth Southgate. “We’ve had an incredible chain of things to deal with,” Southgate said, reflecting on the challenges after an unwelcome landmark night in the team's history. Harry Maguire being red carded during the game and Reece James being dismissed for dissent after Wednesday's 1-0 loss to Denmark meant two England players were sent off in the same game for the first time in the team's 148-year history.On-field misconduct brought an end to a third consecutive gathering of the England squad, and that has left Southgate grappling with off-field issues.
The tightening of screws is even stronger in the Lancashire region (north-west), second after Liverpool to be classified in the "very high" alert level, due to a very high prevalence of the new coronavirus. Pubs that do not serve meals have been closed there since Saturday and private meetings are drastically restricted, with people from different households unable to meet either indoors or outdoors, except in a park or on the beaches. Across England, meetings of more than six people were already banned and pubs and restaurants are to close at 10 p.m. The Greater Manchester region (north-west) is also at risk of falling into the highest alert level, Prime Minister Boris Johnson having threatened local authorities on Friday to override their refusal to tighten restrictions there.
Europe Today: Closing schools is latest front in virus fight
PRAGUE (AP) — Dark splotches that indicate zones of high coronavirus contagion are staining maps of Europe blood red as governments scramble to prevent another round of total lockdowns, even by taking unpopular decisions to close schools, bars and gyms. The Czech Republic has overtaken Spain as Europe’s biggest hot spot during the resurgence of COVID-19 . Britain, France, Belgium, Russia and many other countries are following the same unnerving trend. © Provided by Associated Press A man runs across an empty medieval Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020.
The United Kingdom, the most bereaved country in Europe with more than 43,400 dead, suffers like the rest of the Continued a second wave of contaminations, with a total of nearly 690,000 positive cases. Favoring a local strategy, Boris Johnson excludes for the moment a new general confinement with disastrous economic consequences, recommended by his scientific advisers and demanded by the Labor opposition.
In Northern Ireland (1.9 million inhabitants), which like the other provinces of the country is defining its own response to the health crisis, pubs and restaurants closed for a month on Friday, while school holidays were extended to two weeks. In Wales, people coming from areas with a high prevalence of the virus elsewhere in the country have been banned from entry since Friday evening.
Already a Texas high school legend, Cardinals QB Kyler Murray can further build fame in homecoming .
Kyler Murray has never lost at AT&T Stadium, and all eyes will be on the Texas high school legend when the Cardinals visit the Cowboys Monday night.That’s what it boils down to for Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, he said, when he makes his much-anticipated Texas homecoming and meets the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on "Monday Night Football.