COVID-19 daily round up of Catholic news. 12th August 2020

UK

Rev Dr Peter Phillips, director of the Centre for Digital Religion, Durham University, claims more than half of 18-24 year olds are praying online during pandemic

http://dailym.ai/2PHRLZI

Influenza & pneumonia caused more deaths in UK than COVID-19 between June 19 and July 31, 6,626 compared to 2,992

http://dailym.ai/2XTJdng

Commonwealth

New Zealand officials are investigating the possibility that its first COVID-19 cases in more than three months were imported by freight

https://bit.ly/2PKyNSh

India overtakes US in highest rise in daily coronavirus cases globally

https://bit.ly/3gWCSio

Europe

How Spain lost control of coronavirus — again — averaging 3,400 confirmed new cases per day

https://bit.ly/2DDhJLL

USA

South Dakota bishop tells Catholic flock they’re obliged to return to Sunday Mass

https://bit.ly/31O71Kp

World

Thai kindergartners are sealed in perspex boxes at playtime while masks are mandatory for older kids in fight against coronavirus

http://dailym.ai/3itKWao

And finally, another Christian sign about COVID-19 hygiene