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Emergency measures launched to stem tsunami of cash machine closures during Covid-19

People must be told at least 12 weeks in advance if they are to lose their local cash machine under new guidelines amid concerns so many are being lost because of Covid-19. 

The financial watchdog has fired a warning shot against banks, which have removed thousands of cash points in the past few years, and said they must give customers three months’ notice before removing one. Lenders will also have to consider alternatives so communities can continue having access to cash, according to new proposals outlined by the Financial Conduct Authority.

This could include sharing hole-in-the-walls with other banks or

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Beijing district in ‘wartime emergency mode’ after virus spike

BEIJING (Reuters) — A district of Beijing was on a “wartime” footing and the capital banned tourism on Saturday after a cluster of novel coronavirus infections centred around a major wholesale market sparked fears of a new wave of COVID-19.

Concern is growing of a second wave of the pandemic, which has infected more than 7.66 million people worldwide and killed more than 420,000, even in many countries that seemed to have curbed its spread.

The virus was first reported at a seafood market in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei province, in December.

Chu Junwei, an official of

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Coronavirus latest: Tokyo cases jump after emergency lifted

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 6,259,887, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 375,208.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Tuesday, June 2

3:30 p.m. Tokyo confirms over 30 new cases of coronavirus infections, sources tell Nikkei, as schools, shopping malls and gyms reopened after the state of emergency was lifted on May 25 . It is

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Coronavirus latest: Thai government extends state of emergency

The Nikkei Asian Review is tracking the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in the central Chinese city of Wuhan.

Global cases have reached 5,495,061, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The worldwide death toll has hit 346,232.

To see how the disease has spread, view our virus tracker charts:


(Source photo by AP) 

Here are the latest developments (Tokyo time):

Tuesday, May 26

7:42 p.m. The Thai government has decided to keep the kingdom under a state of emergency until June 30. It had been scheduled to end on May 31. This is an expected move by

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