With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have passes reflecting their health status to access gyms, museums, movie theaters, the inside of restaurants and other venues.
An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies in Germany killed at least one person Tuesday, with 16 injured and four still missing.
Tokyo reported its highest number of new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, days after the Olympics began. The Japanese capital reported 2,848 new COVID-19 cases, exceeding the earlier record of 2,520 cases on Jan. 7.
An increasing number of migrants and asylum seekers have been crossing irregularly from Belarus into Lithuania, but Lithuania says this is a “hybrid attack” and not a refugee crisis. Most are Iraqis and many are from Iraq’s Yazidi minority.