Portal:Current events/June 2020

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June 2020 was the sixth month of that leap year. The month, which began on a Monday, ended on a Tuesday after 30 days.

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  • A three-alarm fire causes major damage to Amazon's distribution center in Redlands, California. Despite the extent of the damage and the collapse of the roof, no injuries are reported as the staff was safely evacuated. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. (CNN)

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  • Multinational energy company BP announces in a conference call that it is cutting 15% of its workforce, which is roughly 10,000 jobs. (Reuters)

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  • COVID-19 pandemic in New Zealand
    • New Zealand has no active cases, as the last remaining patient is reported to have recovered. (Stuff)
    • New Zealand moves to its lowest alert level effective midnight local time (12 UTC), removing most restrictions but maintaining strict border controls. (Stuff)
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    • Most schools in South Africa re-open after Education Minister Angie Motshekga says that efforts to contain the virus allowed 95% of schools to return to classes. South Africa has recorded nearly 50,000 cases and almost 1,000 deaths. (Reuters)
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  • At least 19 people are killed and more than 172 injured Saturday after a liquefied gas tanker exploded on a Chinese highway near the city of Wenling. Close to 100 fire trucks responded. Some people are still missing. (UPI)

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  • COVID-19 pandemic in India
    • India surpasses 500,000 cases after reporting 18,552 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest toll to date. India also reports a total 15,685 deaths from the disease. (AP News)

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  • Following negotiations with creditors, Chesapeake Energy applies for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the United States. It will seek to restructure its debts in order to continue operations. The company is experiencing cash flow and liquidity issues due to low energy prices and large amounts of debt. (Reuters)

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  • At least 32 people die when their ferry collides with another vessel and sinks in the Buriganga River, near Bangladesh's capital Dhaka. There are still about 20 passengers missing. (BBC)

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  • A large explosion at a medical clinic in Tehran, Iran, kills at least 19 people, mostly women, according to Iranian authorities. A gas leak is suspected as being the cause. (BBC)

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