Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said on Wednesday that his party has assembled a group of 600 lawyers and thousands of other people to prepare for possible "chicanery" ahead of November's election. By the start of February, the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) issued its first formal guidance on its website, saying that the agency "does not now recommend the use of face masks among the general public".
Taiwan is a self-governing democracy claimed by China as its own territory and has firmly rejected Beijing's demand that it unify with the mainland under the " one country, two systems " framework in place in Hong Kong. British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab described Wednesday's protests as heartbreaking and reprimanded HSBC and other banks for supporting the new law, saying the rights of Hong Kong should not be sacrificed for bankers' bonuses.
Some of the criteria to be considered a safe country includes having the number of COVID-19 cases "close to or below the European Union average", having a "stable or decreasing trend of new cases" and having sufficient social distancing measures in place.
Louis, Missouri, found protesters demanding that Mayor Lyda Krewsom resign. "Images and videos showed 61-year-old Patricia McCloskey pointing a handgun at the crowd and her husband, 63-year-old Mark McCloskey, was seen holding a rifle", KOTV reported .
Netanyahu, a close ally of Trump, said he wanted to begin annexing occupied land as soon as this week in line with Trump's Mideast plan. He also mentioned Israel's clear violation of global law and that annexation would dissolve the possibility of a two-state solution, a solution that is internationally supported.
Earlier Monday, Los Angeles County's public health department announced the beach closure order, citing the surge in Chinese coronavirus cases. "With steep increases in cases and hospitalizations, it is important to act now to prevent as many future cases, hospitalizations and deaths as we can", said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer.