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Andaman and Nicobar Islands records 61 new cases
- The union territory’s tally hits 2,808; active case count now 923
No crowds makes for a new world as tennis gears up for US Open
- Players are having to adjust, however, as tennis returns amid the COVID-19 pandemic that brought the sport to a halt in March.
- “There isn’t really an atmosphere, so that’s obviously a little bit tricky,” former men’s number one Andy Murray said after his first-round victory over American Frances Tiafoe.
- “I know it’s a bit of a cliche, but you need to kind of create your own atmosphere a bit on the court. It’s just not quite the same.”
No COVID-19 vaccine before winter of 2021, warns UK’s Chief Medical Officer
Coronavirus spread largely among under 40-year-olds in France
- The new coronavirus is circulating four times more among people under 40 in France than over among 65-year-olds, France’s health minister said, though he warned that contamination was on the rise among the elderly and more vulnerable too.
- “We’re in a risky situation,” Olivier Veran said in an interview with France’s Journal Du Dimanche (JDD) published on Sunday, adding that the higher number of cases being detected was not solely down to more testing.
Trump struggles to use power of presidency to counter Biden
- Traditionally, an incumbent would devote the week of his rival’s convention to bolstering his own credentials as a leader.
- But rather than focusing on his command of the job or using its power, Trump hit the campaign trail, where he flouted his own administration’s pandemic safety guidance and expressed gratitude for support from adherents to an extremist conspiracy theory, QAnon.
- Ten weeks out from Election Day, as the coronavirus pandemic has ravaged Trump’s reelection chances, aides have recognized that a vote on his presidency is not one he is likely to win.
Mexico’s coronavirus deaths pass 60,000, cases top 550,000
- Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 6,482 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 644 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 556,216 cases and 60,254 deaths.
- The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.
TikTok to challenge Trump’s executive order
- TikTok said on Saturday it plans to file a lawsuit against President Donald Trump’s executive order that prohibits transactions with the popular short video app and its Chinese parent ByteDance, confirming an earlier Reuters report.
- Reuters exclusively reported on Friday that TikTok would challenge Trump’s executive order as early as Monday.
- TikTok in a statement said that it had tried to engage with the U.S administration for nearly a year, but faced “a lack of due process” and that the government paid no attention to the facts.