The national government imposes a 15-day state of emergency in Madrid and nine surrounding cities in an attempt to bring down COVID-19 infection rates in the capital, after a court yesterday overturned a partial lockdown imposed last week.
Tonga and Fiji declare a state of emergency as part of an ongoing measles outbreak. Conditions worsen in Samoa where the death toll continues to rise and schools remain closed. There are 1,797 confirmed cases as of Saturday, with 153 detected on Friday alone.
Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva lifts a curfew in the capital Bangkok and 23 provinces in the aftermath of protests but a state of emergency would remain. [http:--www.bernama.com-bernama-v5-newspolitic.php?id=502046 (Bernama)] [http:--www.google.com-hostednews-ap-article-ALeqM5g3j-vAVG1fg3kEfnogTiH8_4EXvwD9G0GG0G2 (AP)] [http:--www.bangkokpost.com-news-local-179532-pm-abhisit-govt-to-lift-curfew ("Bangkok Post")]date=August 2019