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A week in review 11/04/20
 
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By Joseph Rios
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11/04/2020

Africa

Tanzania opposition leader arrested Freeman
- Mbowe was detained and accused of planning violent protests. Mbowe is the chairman of the Chadema Party, the main opposition party that called recent presidential election results fraudulent. The Chadema Party said it was planning on hosting peaceful demonstrations. President John Magufuli earned 84 percent of the vote.

Rwanda schools reopen - Rwanda began to slowly reopen schools on Monday. Students are required to wear masks, have their temperatures taken and wash their hands before they can enter school buildings. Only 23 students are allowed in classrooms at a time, but in one Catholic school, at least 46 students were in one classroom. Rwanda has reported more than 5,000 cases since the pandemic began.

Asia

Gunmen kill 19 at Afghan University
- Nineteen people were killed by gunmen at Kabul University in Afghanistan. Government officials were planning to arrive to campus at the time for the opening of an Iranian book fair. All of the victims were students and at least 22 others were wounded. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack, and three gunmen were killed by security.

Typhoon hits the Philippines - Philippine officials estimate that around 370,000 people have been displaced by a typhoon. At least 16 people were killed when the storm hit the area on Sunday and is considered the most powerful one to hit the area since 2013 when more than 6,000 people died from another typhoon. The Philippines averages 20 storms and typhoons a year.

Europe

Germany introduces new restrictions
- Germany has shutdown restaurants, bars, gyms and entertainment venues for the next month. Meanwhile, schools, shops and workplaces remain open and restaurants can still carry on with takeout orders. Public meetings are restricted to 10 people as Germany reported 12,097 new cases in a 24-hour span over the weekend.

UK prime minister says new actions must be taken toward the virus - UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has introduced a lockdown in England that will begin this Thursday. Pubs, restaurants, gyms, non-essential shops and places of worship will be closed. Johnson said there is no alternative to a lockdown and said it was right to try every possible option before imposing a lockdown. Other elements of the lockdown include limiting funerals to a maximum of 30 people and weddings being restricted.

Latin America

Machu Picchu reopens
- After being closed for eight months because of the pandemic, Machu Picchu has reopened. It will be under restrictions that will allow the area to be at 30 percent capacity. An Incan ritual to thank the gods was held on Sunday. The area relies on the tourism industry and has faced financial difficulties throughout the pandemic.

Dozens of bodies found in unmarked graves - Mexican authorities discovered at least 59 bodies in unmarked graves in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico. The bodies were those of young people in an area that is known for its violence and drug cartels. There have been more than 2,200 murders recorded in Guanajuato this year.

North America

Election chaos
- Officials in Missouri have covered up a noose that was near polling booths in Missouri. In Texas, a Biden campaign bus was encircled by Trump supporters. Meanwhile in Washington D.C., some businesses boarded up in anticipation of looting.

Man charged in Canada over sword attack - Carl Girouard was charged with five counts of attempted murder and two counts of first-degree murder after a sword attack in Quebec City. Police believe he wasn’t affiliated with any extremist groups. Two people were killed and five were injured. Girouard, 24, was dressed in medieval clothing and had spoken of conducting an attack five years ago.

 

 

 

 

 
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