France makes masks mandatory at workplaces, South Korea tightens COVID-19 curbs amid an uptick in cases
Argentinians are rioting – residents in Argentina do not want to abide by coronavirus quarantine. Not only are they against the self-isolation regime, they even took to the streets to protest. Quarantine restrictions in the country have been in effect for already four months and will remain at least until the end of August. Meanwhile, according to the data from Johns Hopkins University, the COVID-19 infected more than 300,000 people in Argentina.
French residents are more responsible when it comes to following sanitary rules. In addition, the mandatory wearing of masks at work is now being introduced in France in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. The local authorities made this decision after consulting the trade unions. The measure will take effect from September 1.
South Korea is reintroducing restrictions regarding large gatherings. Bars and karaoke bars are closing as more and more COVID-19 cases are recorded in the country every day. The total number of infections in South Korea reached 16,000.
Reported cases of COVID-19 infection worldwide exceeded 22.2 million. The global coronavirus death toll stands at more than 780,000. The United States remains the hardest-hit country in the current pandemic in terms of the number of COVID-19 cases. To date, there are a total of more than 5.48 million coronavirus cases in the U.S. Brazil is in second place with 3,407,354 positive cases of infection. India is in the third place with 2,767,253 COVID-19 cases, followed by Russia, South Africa, Peru, Mexico, Colombia, Chile and Spain.