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Lebanon is days away from a “social explosion”, said the country’s caretaker prime minister, Hassan Diab.

黎巴嫩看守總理哈?!さ蟻啿?Hassan Diab)表示,黎巴嫩距“社會爆炸”僅剩幾天時間。

Mr Diab appealed for help with a long-running economic crisis that has seen the value of the currency plummet and left much of the population short of food, fuel and medicine.

迪亞布呼吁外界幫助解決長期的經濟危機,這場危機導致該國貨幣貶值,很多民眾缺乏食物、燃料和藥品。

The state legislature in Texas prepared to meet in a special session. Republicans are trying to pass a bill on election procedures that critics say is intended to curb voting by blacks and Hispanics. The Republicans have the wind in their sails. The federal Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision, recently limited the scope for challenging state voting laws on racial grounds.

德克薩斯州的州議會準備召開一次特別會議。共和黨人正試圖通過一項關于選舉程序的法案,批評者稱,該法案旨在限制黑人和拉美裔選民的投票。共和黨人正一路高歌猛進。聯邦最高法院最近以6票贊成、3票反對的結果,限制了以種族為由挑戰州選舉法的范圍。

Eric Adams was deemed to have won the Democratic primary for mayor of New York, maintaining a lead over his rivals in a ranked-choice tally. Mr Adams, a black former police captain, ran on a law-and-order ticket; he soaked up votes in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens and north Manhattan.

埃里克·亞當斯(Eric Adams)被認為贏得了紐約市長的民主黨初選,在排名選擇票數中保持著領先于對手的優勢。亞當斯是一名黑人前警察隊長,以“維護法律秩序”的口號參選;他獲得了布魯克林、布朗克斯、皇后區和曼哈頓北部的選票。

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Less than a week after it opened the resort island of Phuket to fully jabbed international visitors, Thailand recorded its first case of covid-19 in a tourist. Thailand hopes its “sandbox” model, where visitors can avoid quarantine if they stay in Phuket for 14 days, will allow it to reopen more parts of its tourism-dependent economy.

在旅游勝地普吉島向完全接種疫苗的國際游客開放不到一周后,泰國報告了首例游客感染新冠肺炎的病例。泰國希望其“沙盒計劃”——游客在普吉島停留14天即可免隔離——此舉能讓更多依賴旅游的經濟部門重新開放。

Indonesia’s COVID-19 outbreak worsened as daily cases doubled from a fortnight ago. Hospitals are approaching capacity and some have reported running out of oxygen.

印度尼西亞的新冠肺炎疫情進一步惡化,每日新增病例比兩周前增加了一倍。醫院已經接近飽和狀態,一些醫院的氧氣已經耗盡。

Britain’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, confirmed that COVID-19 restrictions would end in England on July 19th. The vaccination campaign has gone well, and although cases are surging and hospital admissions rising sharply, the number of deaths remains low. Social distancing will end, as will the mandatory use of face masks, a controversial topic in Britain. The chief medical officer, when asked, named three situations where he would still wear a mask.

英國首相鮑里斯·約翰遜證實,英國將于7月19日結束對新冠疫情的限制措施。疫苗接種運動進展順利,盡管感染病例激增,住院人數急劇上升,不過死亡病例仍然保持低位。社交距離限制將結束,口罩令也將取締,這在英國是一個頗具爭議的話題。首席醫務官受訪時列舉了他仍然會戴口罩的三種情況。

Coronavirus briefs

全球疫情一覽

Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, was in a serious but stable condition in hospital after contracting COVID-19.

盧森堡首相貝泰爾(Xavier Bettel)在感染新冠肺炎后入院治療,病情雖嚴重但總體狀況穩定。

In a reciprocal deal Israel said it would send 700,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine that are about to expire to South Korea, where infections are rising. South Korea will return the same number of freshly produced jabs to Israel in September and October.

在一項互惠協議中,以色列表示將向韓國運送70萬劑即將過期的輝瑞疫苗,韓國的感染病例正在上升。韓國將在9月和10月向以色列返還同等數量的新生產的疫苗。

Sydney’s two-week lockdown was extended for another week. Australia’s vaccine programme is not going well.

悉尼為期兩周的封鎖又延長了一周。澳大利亞的疫苗接種計劃進展不順利。

A study found that men in England have been 30% more likely than women to test positive for COVID-19 recently. It blamed football fans cramming into pubs to watch the Euro tournament. England beat Denmark 2-1 to reach its first international final since the World Cup in 1966, which, as one or two locals recall, England won.

一項研究發現,近期英格蘭男性新冠肺炎檢測呈陽性的可能性比女性高30%。該研究將矛頭對準那些擠在酒吧觀看歐洲杯的球迷。英格蘭2-1擊敗丹麥,這是自1966年世界杯以來首次闖入決賽,據一兩名當地人回憶,英格蘭奪得了那場世界杯的冠軍。

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