1. Some European Union member nations are lifting cross-border travel restrictions within the bloc starting on Monday. Such travel has been banned since March, when the coronavirus pandemic hit the continent. The European Commission earlier recommended that members ease restrictions ahead of the summer holiday period to boost tourism, which has been devastated by the pandemic.
  2. Officials in Beijing are stepping up measures to contain the coronavirus again after dozens of new cases were confirmed over the weekend. Health authorities say 72 people who visited a food market in the capital were confirmed to be infected on Saturday and Sunday.
  3. Prime Minister Abe Shinzo is warning against a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak in Japan. He urged people not to expect the virus to weaken in the coming hot summer months. Abe spoke during a program streamed live on Sunday night. He said people should not be complacent this summer because the virus is spreading even in extremely hot countries in the Middle East.
June 15, Monday, 2020 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline