Saturday, November 27, 2021

State of Emergency

NY Guv declares state of emergency over Hurricane Ida

The NWS issued its first-ever flash flood emergency alert for New York City, warning more than 9 million residents of imminent danger.

Japan set to extend virus emergency in Tokyo through May 31

Tokyo logged 591 new cases of coronavirus infection on Thursday, a slight dip from when the state of emergency began in the capital last month.

Japan PM vows no virus rebound as emergency measures end

The lifting of the measure comes just days before the Olympic torch relay starts from Fukushima, northeast of Tokyo.

Italy extends state of emergency as Covid-19 deaths exceed 80,000

This came one day after Italy's Covid-19 death toll has exceeded the 80,000 mark. The country first declared a national state of emergency due to the pandemic on January 31, 2020, Xinhua news agency reported on Thursday.

Malaysia’s king rejects PM’s proposal to declare emergency

The king can declare a state of emergency that allows the country to be governed through ordinances that cannot be challenged in court.

Thai authorities seek to censor coverage of student protests

The monarchy has long been considered sacrosanct in Thailand, and is protected by a law that makes defaming senior royals punishable by a prison term of three to 15 years.

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