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Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (3) Globally

by: The Guardian, Worldometer
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Public health experts worldwide are scrambling to understand, track, and contain the coronavirus COVID-19 - a new virus - that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. The World Health Organization named the disease caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, which references the type of virus and the year it emerged. The WHO declared that the virus is a pandemic. Coronavirus updates 2020 history (3) globally summarizes the events from the 17th of May until the 14th of June 2020. Only odd dates are published alternately.

Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (3) Globally

Public health experts worldwide are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. The World Health Organization named the disease caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, which references the type of virus and the year it emerged. The WHO declared that the virus is a pandemic.

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Below the 'Coronavirus History 2020 Globally'. Only plane text. All photos and clips removed!

Below a continuation of the updates of the last days.

Updates 13-06-2020

Headlines
06:30

  • Dr. Anthony Fauci, a senior US infectious disease official, has warned of the dangers of holding Trump election rallies during the pandemic, adding that rising coronavirus hospitalizations in some states could get out of control unless robust contact-tracing regimes were in place.
  • Globally, there are now more than 7.6 million cases, with more than 425,000 deaths recorded, according to the Johns Hopkins tracker. In the US, there have been 2,048,986 cases and 114,669 deaths.
  • In Brazil, the city of São Paulo has said it will reveal bodies buried years ago and store their bagged remains in large metal containers in a bid to free up space during the crisis.
  • The public funeral service said in a statement on Friday the remains would be placed in numbered bags, then stored temporarily in 12 containers it has bought. The boxes would be delivered to several cemeteries within 15 days.
  • In Argentina, a pastor turned his church into a bar in protest at the uneven easing of restrictions in his Santa Fe province. Church leaders were dressed as waiters carrying Bibles on their trays in a mock service. Pastor Daniel Cattaneo said: “So, apart from the breaded veal headed for table four, here goes the word of God.”
  • China reported 11 new cases on Saturday, including six domestic incidents in Beijing, which raised concerns about a resurgence. Most of China’s cases in recent months have been overseas nationals tested as they returned home. The new cases have prompted Beijing officials to delay students' return to primary schools and suspend all sporting events and group dining. City authorities on Friday also closed two markets visited by one of the known cases.
  • New Zealand has now gone for 22 days in a row without recording a new case. Following the recovery of an Auckland woman on Monday, it has no known active cases of Covid-19, and no one is in the hospital with the virus.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

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Updates:
06:04

  • 556 new cases and five new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • 32 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • 81 new cases in Israel 
  • 366 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 41 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 6,472 new cases and 88 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Four new cases in Australia     
  • 463 new cases and 12 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 764 new cases and 26 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 48 new cases in South Korea 
  • 11 new cases in China 
  • 421 new cases and 17 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 5,222 new cases and 504 new deaths in Mexico  
  • Three new cases in Jamaica 

Updates 09-06-2020

Headlines
06:30

  • Global infections have risen to 7,119,454, with deaths at 406,540, according to Johns Hopkins data. The US still has the most infections (1,961,185) and deaths (111,007).
  • The UK has the second-highest death toll globally (40,680).
  • University of Washington researchers have estimated that 145,728 people could die of Covid-19 in the United States by August. Infectious disease experts have said that large street protests held in major cities after George Floyd’s death could spark a new outbreak.
  • Brazil continues its steep trajectory of Covid-19 cases, passing 700,000 infections on Monday (second only to the US), with 37,134 deaths. It passed 500,000 cases on 1 June.
  • The World Health Organization has warned against complacency, saying the coronavirus pandemic situation is worsening worldwide. The WHO said it had recorded its highest daily tally of new infections on Sunday (136,000), with
  • Covid-19 is raging in the Americas. “Although Europe's situation is improving, globally it is worsening,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
  • Russia will lift a range of lockdown measures on Tuesday, including Moscow's lockdown, the city’s mayor has announced. The capital’s restriction on movement end on Tuesday, allowing residents to travel freely for the first time since March. Some measures have gradually eased, with some shops opening.
  • New Zealanders have enjoyed their first day of level-1 restrictions,
    where all coronavirus measures have been lifted, except at its international borders.
  • A report by the charity CARE international found a ‘global absence’ of women in leadership roles in response to coronavirus. A survey of 30 countries and found, on average, that women made up only 24% of national response committees.
  • Mexico has reported 354 new deaths and 2,999 new infections from Covid-19.

Updates:
06:24

  • 305 new cases and seven new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • 1,118 new cases in India  
  • 57 new cases in Israel 
  • Eight new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • Two new cases in Thailand 
  • 215 new cases and two new deaths in Kazakhstan  
  • 23 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan 
  • Two new cases in Suriname  
  • One new death in Costa Rica  
  • 4,646 new cases and 105 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 204 new cases and three new deaths in Haiti 
  • 306 new cases and ten new deaths in Bolivia 
  • Two new cases in Australia     
  • One new death in El Salvador 
  • 38 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 123 new cases and four new deaths in Honduras 
  • 447 new cases and 15 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 2,999 new cases and 354 new deaths in Mexico 
  • One new case in Jamaica 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates 05-06-2020
05:34

  • The number of known coronavirus infections has passed 6.6 million, with 6,601,349 confirmed, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. Deaths are approaching 390,000, with the current toll at 389,645. The figures, which are based on official and media reports, are likely to significantly underestimate the scale of the pandemic due to differing testing and recording regimes, as well as suspected under-reporting.
  • Brazil’s total Covid-19 death toll passed that of Italy on Thursday, as the Health Ministry reported 1,437 deaths in the last 24 hours and 30,925 additional coronavirus cases. The Latin American nation has now reported 34,021 deaths from the coronavirus, trailing only the US and the UK.
  • The antiviral drug rem..siv.r has been recommended to treat Covid-19 patients in Australia. The National Covid-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce said Australian doctors treating adults with moderate, severe, or critical Covid-19 should consider using the drug to aid recovery times. The antiviral drug is the first medication to be recommended as a considered treatment for patients in the hospital after contracting coronavirus.
  • South Africa has recorded 3,267 coronavirus cases in 24 hours, the biggest increase since its pandemic. Africa’s biggest industrial power now has a total of 40,792 infections, the health ministry said. It saw a rise of 56 deaths, bring the total to 848. More than half of the cases are in the Western Cape region, where health services are under pressure.
  • The thousands of people protesting over George Floyd's death have a “civic duty” to be tested for the coronavirus and help New York avoid a spike in new cases as it slowly restarts its economy, Governor Andrew Cuomo said. An estimated 20,000 people have demonstrated in New York City alone, Cuomo said, as he expanded the state’s testing criteria to include people who attended recent protests.
  • Mexicans have responded with outrage after a man was found beaten to death hours after police arrested him for not wearing a face mask in public. Giovanni López, a 30-year-old bricklayer, was detained on 4 May in Ixtlahuacán de Los Membrillos near Guadalajara. Video of the incident emerged on Wednesday and shows officers with assault rifles forcing López into a truck as bystanders plead for his release. Meanwhile, Mexico’s health ministry reported a record 4,442 additional cases on Thursday, and 816 more deaths, bringing the total to 105,680 cases and 12,545 deaths.
  • According to official figures, almost 10,000 unexplained extra deaths among people with dementia in April in the UK have prompted alarm about the severe impact of social isolation on people with the condition. The Office for National Statistics data reveals that, beyond deaths directly linked to Covid-19, 83% more deaths from dementia than usual, with charities warning that a reduction in essential medical care and family visits took a devastating toll.
  • Argentina extended a mandatory lockdown in Buenos Aires and other parts of the country until 28 June, as confirmed cases continued to rise, passing 20,000 earlier in the day. The three-week extension of the lockdown will affect the capital, the province of Buenos Aires, and other areas with the highest concentration of confirmed infections, President Alberto Fernandez said.
  • Patients with high blood pressure admitted to hospital with coronavirus are twice as likely to die as those without the condition, researchers said on Friday. For in-patients with the virus that had stopped taking medication for high blood pressure, the risk of dying doubled again. They reported in the European Heart Journal after reviewing Wuhan cases.
  • A Tokyo 2020 executive board member said on Friday that organizers would need to monitor the coronavirus situation until spring next year to decide whether to hold the Summer Olympics, Kyodo News reported. The comment by lawmaker Toshiaki Endo, one of six vice presidents on the board and a former Olympics minister, marks the first time an executive from the organizing committee has commented on the timing for a decision on going through with the Games, the news agency said. The Games were postponed from this year because of the pandemic.

Updates 01-06-2020

Headlines
08:05

  • Manila eases lockdown. Traffic jams and crowds of commuters returned to the Philippine capital on Monday. Manilla relaxed antivirus measures in a high-stakes gamble to slowly reopen the economy while fighting the coronavirus outbreak. Public transport was still limited, and many commuters waited for hours to ride despite the government deploying special buses. School classes remain suspended for the next two weeks. Barbershops and beauty salons can open next week at a third of their capacity. The Philippines remains a south-east Asian hotspot for Covid-19, with more than 18,000 infections and 957 deaths.
  • Japan may open doors to travelers from selected countries. Japan is considering reopening its borders to travelers from selected countries with low levels of coronavirus infections. It begins to ease restrictions put in place earlier this year to control the outbreak. As schools, cinemas, sports clubs, and department stores reopened in Tokyo on Monday; the media has reported that the government is also planning to allow travelers from Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, and New Zealand in the coming months. There was no immediate comment from the foreign ministry.
  • Hong Kong reports the first locally transmitted case in two weeks. Hong Kong has confirmed its first locally transmitted coronavirus cases in more than two weeks, fuelling concerns over its spread as restrictions on movement are relaxed, Reuters reports. The Centre for Health Protection said it was investigating two confirmed coronavirus cases, taking the number of cases so far to 1,085. Four people have died of the disease in Hong Kong.
  • Wuhan reports zero new asymptomatic cases. According to Chinese health officials, Wuhan, the Chinese city of around 11 million people where the Covid-19 pandemic began, reported no new asymptomatic cases on Sunday. Xinhua said that more than 60,000 nucleic acid tests were conducted on Sunday, finding no asymptomatic cases. Mainland China reported 16 new cases overall on Sunday, the highest daily number in three weeks. All were reported as imported cases – 11 in Sichuan province, three in Inner Mongolia, and two in Guangdong.
  • Brazil passes 500,000 Covid-19 cases. Brazil has reported 16,409 new cases, taking the total of infected cases to 514,849. It keeps the country in second place in terms of infections, behind the US, on 1.78 million cases. According to the health ministry, Brazil has moved into fourth in terms of deaths, with 29,314 fatalities. President Jair Bolsonaro has repeatedly dismissed the severity of the virus and continued to mock social distancing measures. On Sunday, he rode a horse to a rally calling for the supreme court to be shut down for investigating him.
  • Moscow eases lockdown despite high virus caseload. Shopping malls and parks are set to reopen in Moscow on Monday as the Russian capital eases coronavirus restrictions despite having the world’s third-largest caseload, with 405,843 infections. The relaxation of the confinement orders in Moscow, the epicenter of Russia’s outbreak with a population of more than 12 million, comes after President Vladimir Putin announced the epidemic had passed its peak in the country.
  • North Korea to reopen schools. North Korea will reopen schools this month after shuttering them over the coronavirus pandemic, reports said Monday. Pyongyang has not confirmed a single infection but has imposed strict rules, including closing its borders and putting thousands of people into isolation. The new school term – initially scheduled to start in early April – has been repeatedly postponed, although some universities and high schools were allowed to resume classes in mid-April.
  • The Queen makes a first public appearance. The Queen has been pictured riding in Windsor Castle's grounds in the UK – her first public appearance since the lockdown began. Windsor is said to be the Queen’s favorite royal residence, and she has been photographed over the weekend riding one of her ponies, a 14-year-old Fell pony called Balmoral Fern. The 94-year-old regularly rides in Windsor's grounds and has been a passionate horse lover and breeder of thoroughbred racehorses throughout her reign.
  • Spain to extend lockdown. Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has said the country needs 15 more days of lockdown until 21 June “to finish with the pandemic once and for all,” and that he would ask parliament to approve a final two-week extension to the stay home rule. “We have almost achieved what we set out to do,” Sanchez told a press conference, as he expressed his intense relief that the number of new cases in Spain, one of the nations hardest-hit by the virus, had fallen dramatically.
  • Bangladesh lifts lockdown. Bangladesh lifted its coronavirus lockdown on Sunday, with millions heading back to work in densely populated cities and towns even as the country logged a record spike in deaths and new infections. “The lockdown has been lifted, and we are heading almost towards our regular life,” health department spokeswoman Nasima Sultana said, calling on those returning to work to wear masks and observe social distancing. It comes as Bangladesh – which on Friday took an emergency pandemic loan from the International Monetary Fund – reported its biggest daily jump in infections Sunday, with 2,545 new cases and a record 40 deaths.

Updates:
06:31

  • 182 new cases in India  
  • 35 new cases in Israel 
  • Six new cases in Bulgaria 
  • 39 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • One new case in Thailand 
  • 69 new cases in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 450 new cases and one new death in Kazakhstan  
  • 2,964 new cases and 60 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • One new death in Sri Lanka 
  • Six new cases in Mongolia 
  • Four new cases in Myanmar 
  • 143 new cases and 27 new deaths in Brazil 
  • 390 new cases and three new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 108 new cases and 11 new deaths in Honduras  
  • 189 new cases in Ghana 
  • Seven new cases in Australia     
  • 259 new cases and three new deaths in Haiti 
  • 35 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 348 new cases and six new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 16 new cases in China 
  • 3,152 new cases and 151 new deaths in Mexico 
  • Five new cases in Jamaica 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates 29-05-2020

Headlines
08:05

  • According to Johns Hopkins University data compiled, the number of people infected by Covid-19 has exceeded 5.8 million. At least 360,000 people have died from the virus. The US accounts for about 30% of cases, way ahead of Brazil (7.2%), Russia (6.6%), the UK (4.7%), Spain (4.1%), and Italy (4%).
  • The Philippines records its highest daily infection rate- 539 new cases - but will ease lockdowns. Residents in Manila will see their lockdown – one of the toughest and longest in the world – ease from Monday, despite the Philippines seeing its biggest spike in coronavirus cases on Thursday. The Philippines reported 539 infections on Thursday, its highest-ever daily tally, to make a total of 15,588. It has recorded 921 deaths. “For me, this does not look bad,” Duterte said in a late-night televised address, citing what he described as the country’s low mortality rate. His health minister, Francisco Duque, said 90% of the country’s Covid-19 cases were “mild,” and only less than 2% are “severe and critical.”
  • India’s health system is at risk of being overwhelmed by the Covid-19 spread. In Mumbai’s Sion hospital emergency ward, there are two people in a bed. Patients, many with coronavirus symptoms and strapped two to a single oxygen tank, were captured lying almost on top of each other, top-to-toe on shared stretchers, or just lying on the floor, in footage shared on social media in India this week. Mumbai, a city of more than 20 million people, is weeks into the pandemic, but with new cases showing no sign of slowing down, the city’s already weak healthcare system appears to be on the brink of collapse. State hospitals such as Sion, overcrowded in normal times, are overrun. With frontline doctors and nurses falling sick with the virus in their droves, it also leads to a shortage of medical staff. Life during the coronavirus lockdown has reinforced gender inequality across
  • Europe, with research emphasizing that the economic and social consequences of the crisis are far greater for women and threaten to push them back into traditional roles in the home, which they will struggle to shake off once it is over. Throughout the continent, campaign groups warn that the burdens of the home office and homeschooling, together with additional household duties and extra cooking, have been unequally carried by women. Improvements made in their lives by the growing inequality over the past decades are in danger of being rolled back by the health crisis.
  • The number of Americans who have lost their jobs in the past ten weeks soared to more than 40 million, with 2.1 million people filing for unemployment last week. The growth in the number of claims has slowed, but millions more have continued to file for unemployment each week, bringing the total number to a rate not seen since the Great Depression.
  • New York governor Andrew Cuomo said he would sign an executive order allowing businesses to deny entry to customers not wearing masks. He said: “That store owner has a right to protect himself. You don’t want to wear a mask, fine. But you don’t have a right to then go into that store if that store owner doesn’t want you to.”
  • According to Johns Hopkins University, the US has now recorded more than 100,000 deaths from Covid-19, as many states continued to relax mitigation measures. The US has recorded more deaths from the disease than any other country in the pandemic. Almost three times as many as the second-ranking country, the UK.
  • Since early March, more than 159,000 excess deaths in Europe during the coronavirus epidemic heightened the World Health head.
  • The organization’s regional office for the continent said. Hans Kluge said 2 million people had been confirmed to have caught the coronavirus since it was first detected on the continent four months ago. About 175,000 had died.
  • Up to six people will meet outside in the UK from Monday, providing members of different households continue to stay two meters apart, the prime minister has said. This will be allowed in gardens and other private outdoor spaces, Boris Johnson added.
  • Paris is no longer a “red” coronavirus danger zone, the risks posed by the virus moving down a notch to “orange,” according to France’s prime minister, Edouard Philippe. The rating means Paris is not as free as the majority of French regions designated “green.”
  • Health officials in Moscow updated their figures on coronavirus deaths to add those who “died with” the virus. On top of 636 deaths in April directly caused by Covid-19 reported earlier, the health department added 756 people who tested positive for the virus but died of other causes.

Updates:
07:55

  • 25 new cases and eight new deaths in Hungary  
  • 15 new cases in Israel 
  • 11 new cases in Thailand 
  • 2,801 new cases and 57 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 356 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • 413 new cases in India  
  • 18 new cases in Mongolia 
  • 123 new cases and one new death in Haiti 
  • 619 new cases and 13 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 15 new cases in Australia    
  • 203 new cases and 12 new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 58 new cases in South Korea 
  • 112 new cases and two new deaths in Honduras  
  • One new case in the Bahamas 
  • 3,377 new cases and 447 new deaths in Mexico 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates 25-05-2020

Headlines
08:21

  • Cummings 'fatally' undermines virus response, says, government adviser
  • Boris Johnson's pressure to sanction Dominic Cummings is already being ratcheted up after a member of the government’s advisory group on behavioral science told morning TV that said the “debacle” has “fatally undermined” efforts to fight coronavirus.
  • Germany enters the recession in the first quarter. Falling consumer spending, capital investments, and exports pushed the German economy into a recession in the first three months of the year. The national statistics office said this morning as the virus continued to hurt the major economies.
  • Capital investments slumped by 6.9%, private consumption by 3.2%, and exports by 3.1% between January and March compared with the last three months of 2019.
  • More than 100 prominent writers, including several top Asian American authors, have called for an end to a surge in anti-Asian hostility in the US, which they say has been “egged on” during the Trump administration’s pandemic’s pandering to racist tropes.
  • Asian stock markets have given back earlier gains amid concerns about growing US-Sino antagonism over the coronavirus crisis and trade. Hong Kong has slumped 1.4% to a two-month low after sinking 5.5% on Friday
  • Spain is easing lockdown restrictions today, with the country entering Phase 1 of the relaxed restrictions, while some parts will enter Phase 2, which is more relaxed
  • Thailand confirmed two new coronavirus cases and one additional death on Monday, a health ministry spokesman said. The new numbers brought the total number of cases in the Southeast Asian country to 3,042 and deaths to 57 since the outbreak began in January, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the Covid-19 Administration Centre

Updates:
08:22

  • Two new cases in Latvia 
  • 452 new cases and six new deaths in Armenia 
  • One new case in Georgia 
  • 259 new cases and six new deaths in Ukraine 
  • Three new cases and one new death in Israel 
  • 513 new cases in India    
  • Four new cases in Australia      
  • 16 new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • Six new cases in Bulgaria 
  • 72 new cases in Nepal 
  • 1,748 new cases and 34 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 68 new cases in El Salvador 
  • Two new cases and one new death in Thailand 
  • 15 new cases and five new deaths in Hungary  
  • 30 new cases and two new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 1,595 new cases and 30 new deaths in Brazil 
  • 93 new cases and one new death in Haiti  
  • Three new cases in Bhutan 
  • 370 new cases and three new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 209 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 348 new cases and ten new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 207 new cases and six new deaths in Honduras  
  • 16 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 11 new cases in China 
  • 192 new cases and 19 new deaths in Sudan 
  • Three new cases in Tunisia 
  • Two new cases in Jamaica 
  • 2,764 new cases and 215 new deaths in Mexico 

Source world meters, the guardian

Updates 21-05-2020

Headlines
06:30

  • Global cases near 5 million. After the biggest single-day increase in cases worldwide so far in the pandemic, the number of confirmed infections is close to 5 million, with the Johns Hopkins University data currently listing 4,996,634. The true number is likely to be significantly higher due to differing testing rates, delays, and underreporting. This is true for deaths, too. At least 328,120 people have lost their lives in the pandemic so far.
  • Japan to lift the state of emergency in Osaka and two other prefectures. Japan’s economy minister says experts have approved a government plan to remove a coronavirus state of emergency in Osaka and two neighboring prefectures in the west where the infection is deemed slowing while keeping the measure in place in the Tokyo region and Hokkaido.
  • Migrant boat crossings to UK surge during virus lockdown. The number of unaccompanied young migrants crossing the Channel from France to Britain has spiked during the coronavirus outbreak, as travel restrictions force them onto boats rather than trucks. In southeast England, Kent County Council, which includes Dover's major port, dealt with “230 to 250” young migrants a year ago, its chief executive, Roger Gough, said.
  • Mexico suffers a record one-day death toll. On Wednesday, Mexico’s health ministry registered 2,248 new coronavirus infections and an additional 424 fatalities, a record one-day death toll since the start of the pandemic. According to the official tally, the new infections brought confirmed coronavirus cases to 56,594 and 6,090 deaths in total. Mexico registered its biggest daily increase yet in infections on Tuesday, when it reported 2,713 new cases. Mexico’s highest daily death toll was on 12 May, when health authorities reported 353 fatalities.
  • The world sees the largest daily rise in cases. The World Health Organization gave a stark warning on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic is far from over after 106,000 new cases were recorded worldwide over the past 24 hours – the most in a single day so far. In Geneva, the WHO’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said the virus was spreading in poorer countries, just as wealthier nations were emerging from lockdown.
  • According to the EU agency director, Europe should brace itself for the second wave of coronavirus infections responsible for advising governments on disease control. “The question is when and how big. That is the question in my view,” said Dr. Andrea Ammon, director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.
  • Donald Trump has said he may seek to revive a face-to-face meeting of Group of Seven leaders near Washington, after earlier canceling the gathering due to the coronavirus pandemic. “I am considering rescheduling the G-7, on the same or similar date, in Washington, DC, at the legendary Camp David,” the US president tweeted on Wednesday. “The other members are also beginning their COMEBACK. It would be a great sign to all – normalization!”
  • According to World Trade Organization figures, international imports and exports have fallen to their lowest level for at least four years. Warning that there was little prospect of the downturn ending soon, the global authority on trade said it believed import and export activity would fall precipitously in the first half of 2020.
  • Tourists will be welcomed back to Greece from 15 June, the prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has announced. “The tourism period begins June 15, when seasonal hotels can reopen, and direct international flights to our tourist destinations will gradually begin 1 July,” Mitsotakis said in a televised address.
  • South Africa records its first neonatal coronavirus death. South Africa has recorded its first neonatal coronavirus death, the country’s health ministry has said. The two-day-old baby was born prematurely and had lung difficulties that required ventilation support immediately after birth, Zweli Mkhize said.
  • More than 100 virus infections in the French slaughterhouse. More than 100 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a slaughterhouse in western France, the regional health authorities said Wednesday. The cases follow coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants in France and Germany, Spain, Australia, the United States, and Brazil - where people tend to work nearby.

Updates:
06:33

  • One new case in Uzbekistan 
  • 43 new cases and three new deaths in Hungary  
  • Three new cases in Thailand 
  • 414 new cases and four new deaths in India  
  • 43 new cases in Kyrgyzstan 
  • Four new cases in Botswana 
  • 316 new cases and five new deaths in the United States
  • 410 new cases and ten new deaths in Sudan  
  • 265 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 2,193 new cases and 32 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • One new death in El Salvador 
  • 145 new cases and four new deaths in Honduras  
  • 17 new cases in Nepal 
  • 438 new cases and ten new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 132 new cases and two new deaths in Guatemala 
  • Two new cases in Australia    
  • 12 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • Two new cases in China 
  • Nine new cases in Jamaica 
  • 2,248 new cases and 424 new deaths in Mexico 

Source: Worldometer, the Guardian

Updates 17-05-2020

Headlines
08:30

  • Brazil’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose past Spain and Italy, making its outbreak the fourth largest globally. Brazil’s health ministry announced 14,919 new cases on Saturday, taking the total to 233,142, behind the United States, Russia, and the United Kingdom.
  • Barack Obama attacked the Trump administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, stating that many of the country’s leaders “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.”
  • Australia warned China'sunpredictable’ trade interventions might force its producers to sell to other markets. After Australia called for an independent investigation into the origins of Covid-19, the Chinese ambassador in Australia, Cheng Jingye, threatened a consumer boycott against Australian goods.
  • The number of coronavirus cases in Mexico has risen to 47,144, while its death toll has increased to 5,045. The government plans to reopen parts of the economy from Monday, despite concerns that its outbreak has not yet peaked.
  • Millions of casual laborer’s and domestic workers remain stranded across India after they abruptly lost their incomes when the country was placed under lockdown.
  • The World Health Organization has warned countries ending lockdown that now should be a ‘time for preparation, not celebration.’
  • More countries have begun easing restrictions. This includes Thailand, which has allowed shopping malls to reopen and shortened a nighttime curfew. 
  • New Orleans has also allowed malls and retail stores to operate, while New York has allowed horse racing tracks to reopen. Victoria, Australia’s second-most-populous state, announced that from 1 June, cafes, restaurants, and the dining areas of pubs and clubs would reopen with up to 20 patrons indoors.

Updates:
08:33

  • 682 new cases in Singapore  
  • 189 new cases and five new deaths in Armenia 
  • 11 new cases in Latvia 
  • Two new cases and one new death in Czechia 
  • 73 new cases and one new death in El Salvador 
  • 36 new cases and three new deaths in Bulgaria 
  • 307 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • Three new cases in Uzbekistan 
  • 36 new cases and three new deaths in Hungary  
  • Three new cases in Thailand 
  • Two new cases in Zimbabwe 
  • 21 new cases in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 1,352 new cases and 39 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 279 new cases and one new death in India 
  • One new case in Mongolia 
  • Eight new cases in Australia    
  • 105 new cases and four new deaths in Honduras 
  • Six new cases in Jamaica 
  • Ten new cases in Nepal 
  • 249 new cases and one new death in Bolivia 
  • 181 new cases and three new deaths in Panama 
  • 120 new cases and three new deaths in Guatemala 
  • 369 new cases and 29 new deaths in Brazil 
  • 13 new cases in South Korea 
  • 2,112 new cases and 278 new deaths in Mexico 
  • One new case in New Zealand 
  • Three new cases in Sri Lanka 
  • Six new cases in China 

Source: Worldometer, the Guardian

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Warning that there was little prospect of the downturn ending soon, the global authority on trade said it believed import and export activity would fall precipitously in the first half of 2020. Tourists will be welcomed back to Greece from 15 June, the prime minister, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, has announced. “The tourism period begins June 15, when seasonal hotels can reopen, and direct international flights to our tourist destinations will gradually begin 1 July,” Mitsotakis said in a televised address. South Africa records its first neonatal coronavirus death. South Africa has recorded its first neonatal coronavirus death, the country’s health ministry has said. The two-day-old baby was born prematurely and had lung difficulties that required ventilation support immediately after birth, Zweli Mkhize said. More than 100 virus infections in the French slaughterhouse. More than 100 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus at a slaughterhouse in western France, the regional health authorities said Wednesday. The cases follow coronavirus outbreaks at meat plants in France and Germany, Spain, Australia, the United States, and Brazil - where people tend to work nearby. Updates: 06:33 One new case in Uzbekistan  43 new cases and three new deaths in Hungary   Three new cases in Thailand  414 new cases and four new deaths in India   43 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Four new cases in Botswana  316 new cases and five new deaths in the United States 410 new cases and ten new deaths in Sudan   265 new cases in Kazakhstan  2,193 new cases and 32 new deaths in Pakistan  One new death in El Salvador  145 new cases and four new deaths in Honduras   17 new cases in Nepal  438 new cases and ten new deaths in Bolivia  132 new cases and two new deaths in Guatemala  Two new cases in Australia     12 new cases and one new death in South Korea  Two new cases in China  Nine new cases in Jamaica  2,248 new cases and 424 new deaths in Mexico  Source: Worldometer, the Guardian Updates 17-05-2020 Headlines 08:30 Brazil’s confirmed coronavirus cases rose past Spain and Italy, making its outbreak the fourth largest globally. Brazil’s health ministry announced 14,919 new cases on Saturday, taking the total to 233,142, behind the United States, Russia, and the United Kingdom. Barack Obama attacked the Trump administration’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, stating that many of the country’s leaders “aren’t even pretending to be in charge.” Australia warned China'sunpredictable’ trade interventions might force its producers to sell to other markets. After Australia called for an independent investigation into the origins of Covid-19, the Chinese ambassador in Australia, Cheng Jingye, threatened a consumer boycott against Australian goods. The number of coronavirus cases in Mexico has risen to 47,144, while its death toll has increased to 5,045. The government plans to reopen parts of the economy from Monday, despite concerns that its outbreak has not yet peaked. Millions of casual laborer’s and domestic workers remain stranded across India after they abruptly lost their incomes when the country was placed under lockdown. The World Health Organization has warned countries ending lockdown that now should be a ‘time for preparation, not celebration.’ More countries have begun easing restrictions. This includes Thailand, which has allowed shopping malls to reopen and shortened a nighttime curfew.  New Orleans has also allowed malls and retail stores to operate, while New York has allowed horse racing tracks to reopen. Victoria, Australia’s second-most-populous state, announced that from 1 June, cafes, restaurants, and the dining areas of pubs and clubs would reopen with up to 20 patrons indoors. Updates: 08:33 682 new cases in Singapore   189 new cases and five new deaths in Armenia  11 new cases in Latvia  Two new cases and one new death in Czechia  73 new cases and one new death in El Salvador  36 new cases and three new deaths in Bulgaria  307 new cases in Kazakhstan  Three new cases in Uzbekistan  36 new cases and three new deaths in Hungary   Three new cases in Thailand  Two new cases in Zimbabwe  21 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  1,352 new cases and 39 new deaths in Pakistan  279 new cases and one new death in India  One new case in Mongolia  Eight new cases in Australia     105 new cases and four new deaths in Honduras  Six new cases in Jamaica  Ten new cases in Nepal  249 new cases and one new death in Bolivia  181 new cases and three new deaths in Panama  120 new cases and three new deaths in Guatemala  369 new cases and 29 new deaths in Brazil  13 new cases in South Korea  2,112 new cases and 278 new deaths in Mexico  One new case in New Zealand  Three new cases in Sri Lanka  Six new cases in China  Source: Worldometer, the Guardian Before you go! 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