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Troops Open Fire At Funeral As Myanmar Mourns Bloodiest Day Since Coup

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Myanmar's Military Is Waging War On Its Citizens. Some Say It's Time To Fight Back

Myanmar’s security forces opened fire on a young man’s funeral on Sunday, just a day after more than one hundred persons were killed.

The funeral was held for 20-year-old Thae Maung Maung, who was one of those killed on Saturday in the bloodiest day since the military junta seized power.

Eyewitness says mourners fled the funeral in Bago and there were no immediate reports of casualties.

The United Nations has condemned the actions and has also urged the security council to hold members of the military accountable for their crimes.

In another developing story from Myanmar, 3,000 persons from southeastern Karen state have fled to Thailand to take refuge after the military bombed an area held by an ethnic armed group.

The Karen women’s organization disclosed the military launched air raids on five areas in Mutraw district near the eastern border, including a displacement camp.

The group confirmed villagers are now hiding in the jungle.

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India: Delhi Announces Lockdown As COVID Cases Surge

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India Has Recorded More Than 200,000 Daily COVID-19 Cases For The First Time

India’s capital city, Delhi, has announced a week-long lockdown effective today, Monday, after the city recorded a spike in number of infections that has now overwhelmed the city’s healthcare system.

Government offices and essential services, such as hospitals, pharmacies and grocers, are open during the lockdown.

Delhi recorded nearly twenty-five hundred cases of the coronavirus infections on Sunday alone.

India has been reeling from a deadly second wave since early April causing a shortage of hospital beds and oxygen supplies.

India has the fourth highest number of deaths after the United States, Brazil and Mexico – though, among a population of nearly one and a half billion.

Delhi state’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal says the healthcare system is at a breaking point, and if a lockdown is not put in place now, the country will be looking at a bigger disaster.

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Families Reunite As Australia-New Zealand ‘Travel Bubble’ Begins

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Hundreds of passengers from Australia have started arriving at New Zealand airports on Monday after authorities reopened borders, in a process that allows quarantine-free travel between the countries for the first time in more than a year.

New Zealand had enforced isolation for arrivals from its neighbour, citing concerns about sporadic virus outbreaks there.

New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern told reporters in wellington, this bubble marks a significant step in New Zealand’s reconnection with the world.

Ardern said Australian prime minister Scott Morrison and foreign minister Marise Payne would visit New Zealand very soon.

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Boris Johnson Cancels India Trip Amid COVID Surge

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Boris Johnson Cancels India Trip Amid COVID Surge

British prime minister Boris Johnson has cancelled a planned trip to India, originally planned for next week, because of the rise in India’s COVID-19 cases.

India is enduring a second wave of the virus, with infections passing the 15 million mark.

Johnson had already postponed the trip once in January, when COVID-19 infections were high in Britain.

Now that the trip has been cancelled, prime ministers Modi and Johnson will speak later this month to agree and launch their ambitious plans for the future partnership between the UK and India.

Britain has invited India to attend the G7 summit it will host in June.

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