India records 357,229 new daily cases and 3,449 deaths; US daily cases fall to lowest average since October; Germany cancels Oktoberfest
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Denmark will allow elementary schools to fully reopen and a range of indoor activities to resume this week, the health ministry has said.
Indoor activities that can resume include theatres, concert venues, cinemas, indoor sports facilities and gyms, with some sites operating a cap on the maximum number of attendees.
On the other side of the world from London, Katharine Murphy writes for us this morning on the controversy that Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has got himself into with the decision to prevent Australians returning home from India:
Serious illness and death are obvious potential consequences of Australia’s decision to “pause” returns from India, because India is currently in the grip of a humanitarian disaster. The country’s health system is collapsing under the weight of runaway Covid-19 infections.