CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced on Thursday that the U.S. third largest city will fully reopen on June 11, in line with the date of reopening of the U.S. Midwest state of Illinois ordered by Illinois Governor JB Pritzker.
The date is three weeks earlier than the target date of July 4 that Lightfoot planned to fully reopen the city, the Chicago Tribune reported on Thursday. (US-Chicago-Reopen)
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UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations Security Council decided on Thursday to extend for another year a series of authorizations for member states to inspect vessels on the high seas off the coast of Libya suspected of arms embargo violation.
Unanimously adopting Resolution 2578 (2021) under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the 15-member organ decided to extend the authorizations laid out in Resolution 2526 (2020) for a further 12 months. (UN-Security Council-Resolution 2578)
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SANTIAGO — Chile will extend lockdown measures in 16 cities, including the capital Santiago, due to the increase in COVID-19 infections, which have exceeded 1.4 million cases, Deputy Health Minister Paula Daza said on Thursday.
Of the total number of cities that will enter into lockdown starting Saturday, five are in the country’s Metropolitan region, including Santiago, Daza said at a press conference.
The deputy minister of assistance networks, Alberto Dougnac, said 8,150 new cases of COVID-19 were detected in the last 24 hours, meaning a total of 1,403,101 people had tested positive for the virus since March 2020. (Chile-COVID-19)
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SARAJEVO — Tourist arrivals in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) rose sharply in April year-on-year, the Agency for Statistics of BiH said on Thursday.
According to the agency, the country registered 35,328 tourist arrivals during the month. In April 2020, during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic when most of BiH’s hotels and other accommodation facilities were closed, only 1,539 tourist arrivals were recorded in the country. (Bosnian -Tourism)
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