Lockdown returns to Seoul; Trump calls 100,000 US deaths ‘very sad’; community transmissions rise in Ethiopia
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The French government announced a further loosening of coronavirus restrictions on Thursday, as officials in South Korea reimposed strict lockdown measures in the Seoul area after the country’s biggest rise in infections in almost two months.
The announcements came as Donald Trump described the US’s 100,000 coronavirus deaths as a “very sad milestone”, and the World Health Organization said a significant proportion of the 159,000 excess deaths recorded cross Europe since early March were linked to Covid-19.