Sweeping new coronavirus restrictions were imposed from Sunday night, after a disaster was declared in the virus-hit Australian state.
The tenor also cast doubts over the "gravity" of the coronavirus pandemic.
The US president recognised that in some areas schools may need to reopen a few weeks later.
Matt Hancock claimed the lockdown in the UK started on March 16, but the Prime Minister Boris Johnson didn't enforce a lockdown until March 23.
Fast fashion and a lockdown boom in online shopping have exacerbated poor working conditions in Leicester and could have helped fuel a local spike in COVID-19 cases.
Protests began against renewed lockdown restrictions but have mushroomed into an expression of wider frustration with the hard-line rule of President Aleksandar Vučić.
Frankie Leach argues that "there is no redemption for fast fashion" in the wake of the Boohoo slavery scandal.
Wearing a mask will now be mandatory in Catalonia, where one county is already under lockdown due to coronavirus.
The EU's ban on Russians and Ukrainians from entering the bloc has boosted the popularity of Black Sea resorts like Odesa and Sochi.
Austria has also imposed a travel warning for six western Balkans countries, Bosnia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro and Serbia, in view of high COVID-19 figures.
It comes as the country reports yet another daily record of COVID-19 infections.
Thousands packed the streets of Soho.
A Mariña and El Segriá, both in the north of Spain, were locked down over the weekend.
London's 'hot summer' continues as police confront revellers for the second consecutive weekend.
The partial local lockdowns were imposed last week after a significant cluster of new coronavirus infections.
The UK government has reportedly recommended extending Leicester's lockdown amid a spike in cases. But the city's mayor is not convinced.
The WHO warned against a "significant resurgence" in cases in several European states, while US and India set new coronavirus infection records.
European countries are now focussing on testing and tracing coronavirus cases in an effort to avoid issuing a second lockdown.
Local authorities in Bournemouth have also declared a "major incident" after thousands of people were pictured on local beaches on Wednesday.
Face-masks are still compulsory in public when it's not possible to observe social distancing.
Part of the funds will cover a tutoring scheme while the rest will help the schools to "lift" their "educational outcomes" in the 2020/21 year when classes resume after the long coronavirus lockdown.
More than one-in-six people aged 18-29 have stopped working since the onset of the pandemic, according to the UN’s International Labour Organization
Company officials say the outbreak could be linked to a recent easing of travel restrictions. The new cluster of cases comes as hundreds of households in Berlin are back under quarantine after a spike in infections.
Souvenir shops and restaurants have largely reopened and the tourists are back on the gondolas, but authorities call for a more sustainable tourism model.
Despite gatherings of more than 10 people remain banned in Paris, thousands took to the streets to protest against police brutality on Saturday.
Families of COVID-19 victims claim business concerns delayed lockdowns being imposed on two Lombardy towns.