Guadeloupe faces new Covid-19 restrictions as it reels from economic hardship
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The French overseas territory of Guadeloupe is among the locations placed on maximum alert over a spike in new coronavirus infections. Bars and restaurants must shut down from Saturday. The new restrictive measures deal a heavy blow to the Caribbean islands' tourism industry, already hard hit by the pandemic. Plus, Germany is running a five-year pilot programme on universal basic income. Once viewed as far-fetched, the concept has gained momentum in recent months as a possible way to reduce inequality in the post-Covid world.