Hong Kong did not see this coronavirus wave coming | The Japan Times The city is struggling to cope with a latest spike in cases of COVID-19. Coronavirus: India reports huge spike; Australia’s outbreak flares upThe second-worst hit country in the world has recorded 1.64 million cases with more than 35,747 deaths. Meanwhile, Australia’s troubles raise questions over lockdowns’ effectiveness. The Latest: Dr. Fauci: Any crowd without masks is virus riskWASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci is fighting back against questioning from a Republican lawmaker over whether recent protests increased the spread of coronavirus. Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio... Deadly Australia flareup shows limits of locking down again | The Japan TimesAustralia’s second lockdown in the city of Melbourne seems to be failing to slow the coronavirus’ spread, a sign that governments are running out of option Global report: obey rules to avoid second Covid-19 lockdown, leaders warnCountries around the world battle to contain rises in numbers of new infections Coronavirus makes a comeback around the worldInfections are surging even in places that had boasted of containing them, raising fears that the covid-19 pandemic could become much worse. End COVID ‘haggling game’ with total ban on 10+ people, says government adviser'The virus doesn’t differentiate,' and adjusting policy to accommodate interest groups wrecks public trust, warns epidemiologist Ran Balicer Even countries that got coronavirus under control are now struggling, that's deeply concerning for the rest of the worldThe coronavirus is "easily the most severe" public health emergency the World Health Organization (WHO) has ever faced, its director-general said Monday, as countries that previously appeared to have the pandemic under control recorded an uptick in cases.