Global report: Russia becomes new hotspot as South Korea shuts bars

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Belarus defies coronavirus concerns with VE Day parade, mayor of Milan issues warning, while football returns … in the Faroe Islands

As coronavirus infections approached 4 million worldwide, and Russia became a new hotspot for the outbreak, Belarus defied worries to hold a parade marking the 75th anniversary of victory over the Nazis, with thousands of people in attendance including elderly veterans.

South Korea, which is trying to relax physical distancing regulations, on Saturday shut down more than 2,100 clubs and bars in the capital after a new cluster of cases emerged, apparently linked to a single individual who had gone out while infected.

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