PARIS, Aug. 5, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People wear masks while enjoying the sea in Nice, southern France, Aug. 4, 2020. Amidst fears of a second pandemic wave, France has made wearing mask compulsory in busy pedestrian streets and uncovered markets in addition to tourists spots in many cities, including Lille, Nice and La Mayenne.
VANCOUVER, Aug. 5, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Passengers wearing face masks get on and off a bus in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Aug 4, 2020. The British Columbia Provincial health officer asked the public transit authorities to implement a mandatory mask policy like some other provinces in Canada instead of recommendation of mask wearing to help control the COVID-19 cases.
LONDON, Aug. 5, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People dine in an outdoor area of a restaurant in London, Britain, Aug. 4, 2020. The British government launched a discount scheme on Monday to boost the hospitality sector which has been hit hard by coronavirus. The so-called Eat Out to Help Out Scheme offers customers a 50 percent discount when they eat in at registered restaurants every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between Aug. 3 and 31.
AYIA NAPA (CYPRUS), Aug. 5, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People cool off in the sea near Ayia Napa, Cyprus, August 4, 2020. This July has become the hottest month over the last 37 years in Cyprus since related records started to be kept, the countrys Meteorological Service said on Monday. It said that the daily mean temperature of the month was 39.7 degrees Celsius, the highest of any month since 1983.
BALIKESIR, Aug. 5, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People enjoy themselves at a beach in Ayvalik district of the northwestern province of Balikesir, Turkey, Aug. 4, 2020. Turkish people flocking to shores to spend the four-day holiday of Eid al-Adha last week has raised health concerns over the further surge of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The total number of infected cases across the country climbed to 233,851, while 5,747 people have died so far, the ministrys data revealed.
LONDON, Aug. 5, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Customers use the ATM machines outside a HSBC bank in central London, Britain, Aug. 4, 2020. British multinational investment bank HSBC on Aug. 3 announced a profit slump for the first half of 2020, with profit before tax dropping to 4.3 billion U.S. dollars in the period, down 65 percent year-on-year.