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Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (5) 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 (5) globally summarizes the events from the 29th of July until the 28th of August 2020. Only odd dates are published alternately.

Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (5) Globally

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News Updates 27-08-2020

Headlines
07:58 am

  • According to the country's health ministry, India has passed 60,000 deaths from Covid-19 and reported its highest daily case to rise more than 75,000. There are growing concerns about the spread of the virus to rural areas. The previous highest daily count was 70,488 (22 August), according to The Times of India. On Wednesday, 925,000 tests were carried out, according to the ministry.
  • South Korea has recorded its highest daily tally since March, as the country’s central bank cut its growth outlook, predicting the world’s 12th-largest economy would shrink more than 1%. There were 441 new cases reported on Thursday, the highest since 5 March. Of them, 434 were locally transmitted.
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 1,507 to 237,936; data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Thursday.
  • In Australia, numbers of new infections in the southern state of Victoria appeared to be stabilizing. On Thursday, 113 cases were reported – the lowest increase since 5 July, when 74 cases were reported. However, the state reported 23 deaths associated with Covid-19 on Thursday.
  • New Zealand reported seven new cases, including one imported infection. The six other cases were all linked to the Auckland cluster.
  • France and Italy reported post-lockdown daily case highs on Wednesday. France’s 5,429 new cases raised concerns ahead of the new school year starting next week. Italy reported 1,367 new coronavirus cases, its highest daily tally since May when the country was still in lockdown.
  • Argentina posted a record daily rise of 10,550 confirmed Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. The health ministry said, taking the total caseload to 370,188 as the South American nation struggled to rein in the spread of infections while trying to ease open its crisis-hit economy.
  • Gaza will remain in lockdown at least until Sunday, health officials said on Wednesday, after reporting two deaths and 26 cases in the first public outbreak of coronavirus in the blockaded Palestinian enclave.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

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Updates:
08:07

  • 1,974 new cases and 49 recent deaths in Ukraine 
  • 144 new cases and seven further deaths in El Salvador 
  • 231 new cases and four further deaths in Uzbekistan  
  • Ten new cases in Bhutan 
  • One new death in Fiji 
  • 561 new cases in Israel 
  • 101 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  
  • 445 new cases and seven new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Six new cases in Myanmar 
  • One new case in Thailand 
  • 2,485 new cases in India  
  • 72 new cases in Jamaica 
  • Four new cases in Curaçao 
  • One new case in Mongolia 
  • One new death in Vietnam 
  • 168 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 583 new cases and one new death in Belgium 
  • 33 new cases and one new death in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • 772 new cases and 44 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 1,095 new cases and 62 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • One new death in China, Hong Kong SAR 
  • 24 new cases in Sint Maarten 
  • 441 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 118 new cases and 23 new deaths in Australia     
  • Seven new cases in New Zealand 
  • 5,267 new cases and 626 new deaths in Mexico 
  • Eight new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 23-08-2020

Headlines
07:28 am

  • India’s coronavirus caseload has topped 3 million as the virus spreads in the country’s southern states. There is concern that authorities are using cheaper, faster, but less accurate tests to scale up testing and that cases may be going undetected.
  • Mexico’s confirmed coronavirus deaths have now passed 60,000, though new cases have eased since reaching a daily record number at the start of August.
  • Since early March on Sunday, South Korea reported its highest daily rise in coronavirus cases, as outbreaks continued to spread from a Seoul church and from political demonstrations its members had attended.
  • In Australia, the Covid-19 death toll has topped 500, with many new fatalities again coming from the aged care sector in virus-hit Victoria.
  • England’s chief medical officer, Chris Whitty, said it would be “foolish” to plan for winter based on having a coronavirus vaccine. “I would obviously be delighted if it came earlier, but I’d be quite surprised if we had a highly effective vaccine ready for mass use in a large percentage of the population before the end of winter,” he said.
  • Irish premier Micheal Martin announced that he would recall parliament following a scandal over politicians breaching coronavirus rules on Sunday.
  • US President Donald Trump accused members of an alleged “deep state” at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), without providing evidence, of working to slow testing of Covid-19 vaccines until after the November presidential election.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) said children aged 12 and over should wear masks to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic under the same conditions as adults.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
07:50

  • 46 new cases and two new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • Seven new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 286 new cases and four new deaths in Uzbekistan 
  • 134 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan  
  • 67 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 62 new cases and two new deaths in the Bahamas 
  • 147 new cases in Israel 
  • 591 new cases and four new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Five new cases in Thailand 
  • 1,504 new cases in India  
  • One new case in Bhutan 
  • 209 new cases and 17 new deaths in Australia     
  • 230 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 36 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • 602 new cases and 11 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 574 new cases and Three new deaths in Belgium 
  • 992 new cases and 76 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • One new death in Sri Lanka 
  • Two new cases in Curaçao 
  • 397 new cases in South Korea 
  • Three new cases in New Zealand 
  • 6,482 new cases and 644 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 12 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 19-08-2020

Headlines
12:54 am

  • According to the World Trade Organization, global trade in goods suffered an unprecedented fall in the second quarter of 2020, as fear of the coronavirus pandemic shut down large parts of the world economy.
  • South Korea’s health ministry has warned that the country faces a “desperately dangerous crisis” of spreading coronavirus after the country reported its highest daily rise in cases since early March.
  • It took a weekend to take Italy back three months in its struggle against the pandemic, writes Lorenzo Tondo in Caltanissetta.
  • The first nine days of coronavirus movement restrictions in New Zealand were unlawful, a court has found.
  • Iran surpassed 20,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday; the health ministry said: the highest death toll for any Middle East country so far in the pandemic.
  • Nepal temporarily banned public and religious gatherings and most transportation in its capital, Kathmandu, and surrounding areas on Wednesday, asking residents to stay home to control the spread of the coronavirus as cases surge.
  • Indonesia reported 1,902 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the south-east Asian country to 144,945; data from the country’s health ministry showed. The data recorded an additional 69 deaths, taking the total to 6,346.
  • The Philippine health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 4,650 new coronavirus infections and 111 additional deaths.
  • In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had risen to 173,774, the highest in south-east Asia, while deaths had increased to 2,795.
  • On Wednesday, Finland would bring back travel restrictions for several countries that it had for months considered safe destinations, including Germany and its Nordic neighbors, to stop the spread of Covid-19.
  • A fresh outbreak of infections in Australia’s coronavirus hot zone of Victoria eased further on Wednesday. Simultaneously, the country agreed to secure a potential Covid-19 vaccine to roll out cost-free to citizens.
  • The British government said on Wednesday it would expand its Covid-19 national testing study, to reach 400,000 people to provide weekly data on the spread of the infection and better locate future local outbreaks.
  • In the UK, the coronavirus pandemic has prompted a rise in a new cohort of rough sleepers. Charities warn as data shows reports of homelessness witnessed by members of the public surged during lockdown months.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
12:38

  • Four new cases in Vietnam 
  • 65 new cases in Madagascar 
  • 311 new cases and four new deaths in Switzerland  
  • 681 new cases and six new deaths in Nepal 
  • 2,747 new cases and 41 new deaths in Bangladesh 
  • One new case in Liechtenstein 
  • 47 new cases in Malta 
  • 141 new cases and two new deaths in Senegal 
  • 5,332 new cases and 32 new deaths in India  
  • 435 new cases and one new death in the United Arab Emirates 
  • 1,409 new cases and 32 new deaths in Romania 
  • 230 new cases and 18 new deaths in the United States
  • 255 new cases and eight new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 20 new cases and three new deaths in the DR Congo 
  • Three new cases in Myanmar 
  • 188 new cases and six new deaths in Oman 
  • 29 new cases in Finland 
  • 735 new cases and 17 new deaths in Poland 
  • 16 new cases in Malaysia 
  • 26 new cases and two new deaths in China, Hong Kong SAR 
  • 587 new cases and 11 new deaths in Israel 
  • 1,902 new cases and 69 new deaths in Indonesia 
  • One new case in Brunei Darussalam 
  • 37 new cases in Slovenia  
  • 100 new cases and two new deaths in Slovakia 
  • 255 new cases in Austria 
  • 4,650 new cases and 111 new deaths in the Philippines 
  • 1,967 new cases and 28 new deaths in Ukraine 
  • 22 new cases in Lithuania 
  • 4,828 new cases and 117 new deaths in Russia 
  • 93 new cases in Singapore 
  • Seven new cases in Estonia 
  • 220 new cases and 12 new deaths in Australia     
  • Three new cases in Latvia 
  • 210 new cases and one new death in Armenia 
  • 32 new cases in Hungary 
  • 61 new cases and three new deaths in Sudan 
  • Ten new cases in Georgia 
  • 166 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan 
  • 613 new cases and 11 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 78 new cases in Belize 
  • One new case in Bhutan 
  • One new case in Thailand 
  • 363 new cases and 15 new deaths in Belgium 
  • 271 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 17 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • Seven new cases in Sint Maarten 
  • 675 new cases and ten new deaths in Honduras 
  • 1,796 new cases and 49 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 297 new cases in South Korea 
  • Six new cases in New Zealand 
  • 17 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 5,506 new cases and 751 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 17 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 15-08-2020

Headlines
06:31 am

  • Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases
  • Restrictions tighten in Europe
  • The Australian death toll stands at 379
  • France removed from UK travel corridor
  • Greece and Croatia impose midnight curfew on bars and restaurants
  • France could add British visitors to the quarantine list after UK measures
  • The UK adds France to the COVID-19 14-day quarantine list
  • ‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again
  • US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day.’

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:35

  • 196 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan 
  • 747 new cases and nine new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 32 new cases and one new death in Belize 
  • 21 new cases and four new deaths in Haiti 
  • Two new cases in Bhutan 
  • One new case in Mongolia 
  • Six new cases in Sint Maarten 
  • 16 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • 439 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 922 new cases and eight new deaths in Belgium 
  • 425 new cases and six new deaths in Honduras 
  • 1,491 new cases and 55 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 292 new cases and four new deaths in Australia     
  • 166 new cases in South Korea 
  • Seven new cases in New Zealand 
  • 11 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 5,618 new cases and 615 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 22 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 13-08-2020

Headlines
06:45 am

  • Global deaths near 750,000. According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, there are 749,358 known coronavirus deaths globally, as the world nears the somber milestone of 750,000 dead in nearly eight months since the first coronavirus cases were reported. Two days ago, cases passed the staggering total of 20m. Already, they stand at 20,620,847.
  • India reported another record daily rise in novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, while the death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 47,000. Infections grew by 66,999 on Thursday from a day earlier to reach a total of nearly 2.4 million to date, India’s health ministry said. With the world’s most significant caseload behind the United States and Brazil, the country has now reported a jump of 50,000 cases or more each day for 15 straight days.
  • France sees most new daily virus cases since May. More than 2,500 new coronavirus cases were registered in France 24 hours in the sharpest increase since May, government data showed on Wednesday, as officials said indicators were “clearly worsening.” Of 600,000 tests over the past week, more than 11,600 were positive, the health ministry’s DGS public health division said.
  • Jordan will close its border with Syria for a week starting Thursday after staff at their only open land crossing tested positive for coronavirus, state media said. Jordan has seen a drop in virus cases, with new infections recorded mainly among travelers arriving abroad. Still, it registered 25 cases of the Covid-19 illness in the past two days, mostly at the Jaber crossing with its war-torn northern neighboVictoria'sThe Australian state has recorded 278 new coronavirus cases overnight, consistent with a recent downward trend that brings numbers closer to those seen in mid-July, after increases to the 600s in early August. Eight people have died overnight.
  • Venezuela’s communications minister and close adviser to President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with the coronavirus as its daily cases steadily rise. Jorge Rodríguez becomes the latest of several high-ranking officials in Maduro’s government to become infected in the pandemic, following the July announcement by Venezuela’s socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello, who says he is recovering.
  • On Wednesday, Germany added Bucharest and several other Romania areas to a list of places considered high risk for coronavirus infections, forcing a German minister to cancel a work trip to the Romanian capital.
  • Peru extended its lockdowns following a surge in coronavirus cases. The Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra has banned family gatherings and extended lockdowns to five more regions of the country amid a fresh surge in coronavirus cases. Rolling lockdowns already covered fifteen of Peru’s 25 regions.
  • Italy has ordered travelers arriving from Croatia, Greece, Malta, and Spain to be tested for Covid-19 and added Colombia to a list of countries under a complete travel ban amid growing concern over new infections. With the annual summer holiday reaching its peak, health services are bracing for a return of travelers from destinations where social distancing, face masks, and other protective measures appear to have been widely ignored.
  • France reported 2,524 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, a new post-lockdown daily record. Despite the rise in infections, the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 continued to fall and was down by 121 to 4,891, the first time it fell below 5,000 since 19 March.
  • Turkey is to delay the reopening of schools by almost a month. Students will return to classrooms in Turkey in late September, nearly a month after the start of the new academic year, the government announced, as daily coronavirus cases remain above 1,000. It will be a gradual transition, starting with online learning before transitioning to in-person education.
  • Chile will lift one of the world’s longest lockdowns on Monday. The capital Santiago’s central business district and adjoining Central Station will move to a “transitional” stage under a “Step by Step” reopening. The mayor said citizens should remain indoors whenever possible, wear masks in public and wash their hands. People may leave their homes on weekdays without the previously required police permissions and meet in small groups, while businesses can gradually reopen.

    Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:35

  • 1,592 new cases and 22 new deaths in Ukraine 
  • One new case in Fiji 
  • Five new cases in Georgia 
  • 38 new cases and five new deaths in Haiti 
  • 12 new cases in Bhutan 
  • 79 new cases and nine new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • Seven new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 1,932 new cases and 11 new deaths in India 
  • 403 new cases in Israel 
  • 372 new cases and three new deaths in Uzbekistan  
  • 86 new cases in Belize 
  • 310 new cases and three new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  
  • 753 new cases and ten new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 231 new cases and nine new deaths in Australia     
  • Three new cases in Thailand 
  • Four new cases in Cambodia   
  • 18 new cases in Jamaica 
  • Four new cases in Mongolia 
  • 17 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • 29 new cases in Sint Maarten 
  • 517 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • One new death in Vietnam 
  • 639 new cases and 15 new deaths in Belgium 
  • 254 new cases and 18 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 1,743 new cases and 66 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 56 new cases in South Korea 
  • Ten new cases in New Zealand 
  • 5,858 new cases and 737 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 19 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 09-08-2020

Headlines
06:45 am

  • The US nears 5m cases as Australian border closures ramp-up
  • Border restrictions tightened in the Australian state of New South Wale
  • Brazil passes 100,000 deaths. Ex-health minister attacks Bolsonaro as Brazil Covid-19 deaths tops 100,000
  • Trump signs order for relief, with less help for jobless
  • ‘Queensland first’: Palaszczuk closes the borders and amps up election rhetoric
  • Boris Johnson ‘would close pubs before schools’ in local Covid-19 lockdown
  • India: seven coronavirus patients have died in a fire that broke out early on Sunday at a hotel being used as a Covid-19 facility, officials said, in the second such incident this month.
  • New South Wales: Anyone who attended a church service at St Agatha’s in Pennant Hills on Wednesday 5 August and Thursday 6 August has been warned to be alert for symptoms of Covid-19.
  • A projection on a building honoring the 100,000 victims who died of Covid-19 in
  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has ordered the distribution of aid to Kaesong's border city after the area was locked down last month to fight the coronavirus, state media said Sunday.
  • Authorities raised the state of emergency to the city's maximum level in July, saying they had discovered the country’s first suspected virus case.
  • On Saturday, Mexico’s health ministry reported 6,495 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 695 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 475,902 cases and 52,006 deaths.
  • Officials have said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:35

  • 141 new cases and one new death in Israel 
  • 545 new cases and three new deaths in Uzbekistan 
  • Three new cases in Thailand 
  • 990 new cases in India  
  • 872 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 12 new cases and five new deaths in Haiti 
  • 608 new cases and 11 new deaths in Honduras 
  • Two new cases in Cambodia  
  • 617 new cases and four new deaths in Belgium 
  • 386 new cases and 17 new deaths in Australia     
  • 1,164 new cases and 63 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 36 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 16 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 6,495 new cases and 695 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 23 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 05-08-2020

Headlines
06:45 am

  • The global death toll passes 700,000 as Europe faces the second wave
  • US health secretary Alex Azar to visit Taiwan in a veiled attack on China
  • France could lose control ‘at at any time.’
  • US: Biden tells Trump to ‘step up and do your job.’
  • We’re fighting a ghost: six months on, victories over the virus remain fragile.
  • UK's largest firms fail to cut CEO pay to navigate the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Keeping England's schools open 'must take priority' in the second wave of Covid-19.
  • One death every 15 seconds around the world

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:35

  • 569 new cases and 11 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 444 new cases in Israel 
  • 675 new cases and 15 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Seven new cases in Thailand 
  • 21 new cases and five new deaths in Haiti 
  • 15 new cases in Belize 
  • 1,641 new cases in India  
  • One new case in Myanmar 
  • Two new cases in Bhutan 
  • 1,062 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 505 new cases and 16 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 334 new cases and two new deaths in Belgium 
  • 714 new cases and 15 new deaths in Australia     
  • Three new cases in Cambodia  
  • One new death in China, Hong Kong SAR 
  • 1,515 new cases and 92 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 33 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • 15 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 6,148 new cases and 857 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 27 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 01-08-2020

Headlines
07:05 am

  • For the third consecutive day, new cases of Covid-19 cases topped 1,300 in France.
  • The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in Tokyo; Japan was around 472 on Saturday, a new record, NHK public television quoted Tokyo officials as saying.
    On the second day in a row, the number of capital cases rose by more than 400.
  • A week is a long time in a coronavirus pandemic – a fact the UK government has learned all too painfully. Avoiding a one-week delay to lockdown in March would potentially have halved the death toll it has previously emerged.
  • Health officials in the Australian state of Victoria say there are now 1,008 active cases within the aged care sector, which has emerged as a critical area of concern for authorities.
  • There are 399 people in Australian hospitals, including 50 people in intensive care units and 28 on ventilators, authorities say. The overwhelming majority of those were in Victoria.
  • Gambling revenue in Macau plunged 94.5% in July year-on-year, with casinos reeling from a lack of visitors in the world’s biggest casino hub despite a loosening of quarantine restrictions, which have led to only a modest rise in gamblers.
  • China recorded 45 new cases on Friday, mostly from outbreaks in Xinjiang and Liaoning provinces, the National Health Commission has announced.
  • According to Reuters, Egypt reported 321 new Covid-19 infections on Friday, the health ministry said, the lowest figure since 3 May.
  • In total, 94,078 cases have been reported in Egypt, of which 39,638 have recovered, and 4,188 have died, including 31 on Friday, the ministry said in a statement late on Friday.
  • Japan’s Okinawa region has declared a state of emergency and asked people to stay home for two weeks as the popular tourist destination sees an “explosive spread” of coronavirus cases.
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 955 to 209,653, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
07:51

  • 4,253 new cases and 32 new deaths in India  
  • Three new cases in Georgia 
  • Seven new cases in Taiwan 
  • 35 new cases and 11 new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • 170 new cases and five new deaths in the United States
  • 377 new cases and four new deaths in Australia     
  • Two new deaths in China, Hong Kong SAR 
  • 494 new cases and 19 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 295 new cases and two new deaths in Uzbekistan 
  • Two new cases in Thailand 
  • 12 new cases and one new death in Vietnam 
  • 1,289 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 12 new cases in Haiti 
  • Five new cases in Cambodia  
  • 588 new cases and 25 new deaths in Honduras  
  • 745 new cases and one new death in Belgium 
  • 1,555 new cases and 83 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 14 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 31 new cases in South Korea 
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • 8,458 new cases and 688 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 45 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 31-07-2020

Headlines
07:05 am

  • Some French cities to introduce more mask rules
  • Several French cities will introduce additional face mask requirements from Friday (masks are already required in all enclosed public spaces nationwide, including public transport).
  • The UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, said “households gathering and not abiding by the social-distancing rules” was a reason for the stricter rules, announced late on Thursday evening, and that the move was to “keep the country safe.”
  • Tens of thousands of people in the north of England are waking up to new restrictions that came into force at midnight on Thursday night (approximately 6 hours ago). The new requirements (below) will apply in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, and East Lancashire after increasing cases. (Specifically: Greater Manchester, Pendle, Hyndburn, Burnley, Rossendale, Blackburn with Darwen, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leicester City).
    • People in the affected areas will not be permitted to mix with other households (apart from those in their support bubbles) in private homes or gardens.
    • Some exemptions will be put in place, including for the vulnerable.
    • The government will sign new regulations to make these changes legally enforceable.
    • The regulations will give local authorities and police forces the powers to enforce these restrictions, and more details on these will be set out when the rules are published.
    • Households may go to hospitality, for instance, bars and pubs, but new guidance will clarify that two households should not go to hospitality together.

  • In case you missed it, the US economy shrank by an annual rate of 32.9% between April and June, its sharpest contraction since the second world war, government figures revealed on Thursday.
  • China has recorded its highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases since early March, the vast majority of them in the northwestern region of Xinjiang.
  • On Thursday, health authorities confirmed 127 new cases, including four imported and 123 local transmissions. There were 112 in Xinjiang, and 11 were in the province of Liaoning.
  • Vietnam has reported 45 new coronavirus infections in the city of Danang, marking the country’s most significant single-day jump in cases, as the health ministry sent more health experts to the central city in a bid to combat the outbreak.
  • US economy shrinks massively in the second quarter.
  • New patients aged between 27 and 87 are linked to three hospitals and two Danang clinics. On this tourism hot spot, Vietnam last week detected its first locally transmitted infections in more than three months, the ministry said in a statement.
  • The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, says restrictions in the capital Manila will remain until mid-August. He also announced free vaccines to combat a surge in infections that have overwhelmed health care workers and facilities.
  • On Thursday, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro took antibiotics for an infection that left him feeling weak. Reuters reported that he was chuckling in an online video about 'mold' in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation after catching coronavirus.
  • Mexico’s health ministry posted 639 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday bring the country’s toll to 46,000, almost the same as the United Kingdom, which has the third-highest death toll worldwide from the pandemic.
  • Japan does not need to reimpose a state of emergency, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, reiterating the government’s stance amid a surge in new infections across the country.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
07:51

  • 123 new cases and two new deaths in Malawi 
  • Two new deaths in China, Hong Kong SAR 
  • One new death in Fiji 
  • 396 new cases and eight new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 903 new cases and 27 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Nine new cases in Papua New Guinea 
  • Six new cases in Thailand 
  • 1,414 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 671 new cases and four new deaths in Belgium 
  • 482 new cases and 53 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 34 new cases and two new deaths in Haiti 
  • 1,700 new cases and 86 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 36 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • 600 new cases and seven new deaths in Australia     
  • Eight new cases in Jamaica 
  • 7,730 new cases and 639 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 127 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 29-07-2020

Headlines
06:41 am

  • US deaths near 150,000 as Hong Kong warns hospitals could collapse
  • Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical system, says Carrie Lam; Pilgrims quarantined in Mecca as hajj begins; WHO warns pandemic is “one big wave,” not seasonal. Follow the latest updates
  • Covid-19 still accelerating, warns WHO, as restrictions return in Europe
  • Trump praises doctor who dismissed face masks after viral video
  • Global report: downsized hajj pilgrimage begins amid Covid-19 restrictions
  • The outbreak in Xinjiang prompts fears of a spread inside Uighur camps

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:41

  • 1,801 new cases and 16 new deaths in India  
  • 748 new cases and 18 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • One new case in Thailand 
  • 1,063 new cases and 27 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 1,544 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • Two new cases in Mongolia 
  • One new case in Myanmar 
  • 234 new cases and 11 new deaths in Belgium 
  • 719 new cases and 48 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 276 new cases and nine new deaths in Australia    
  • 1,146 new cases and 73 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 48 new cases in South Korea 
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • Two new cases in Jamaica 
  • 7,208 new cases and 854 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 101 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

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Irish premier Micheal Martin announced that he would recall parliament following a scandal over politicians breaching coronavirus rules on Sunday. US President Donald Trump accused members of an alleged “deep state” at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), without providing evidence, of working to slow testing of Covid-19 vaccines until after the November presidential election. The World Health Organization (WHO) said children aged 12 and over should wear masks to help tackle the coronavirus pandemic under the same conditions as adults. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 07:50 46 new cases and two new deaths in Afghanistan  Seven new deaths in El Salvador  286 new cases and four new deaths in Uzbekistan  134 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan   67 new cases in Jamaica  62 new cases and two new deaths in the Bahamas  147 new cases in Israel  591 new cases and four new deaths in Pakistan  Five new cases in Thailand  1,504 new cases in India   One new case in Bhutan  209 new cases and 17 new deaths in Australia      230 new cases in Kazakhstan  36 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands  602 new cases and 11 new deaths in Honduras  574 new cases and Three new deaths in Belgium  992 new cases and 76 new deaths in Bolivia  One new death in Sri Lanka  Two new cases in Curaçao  397 new cases in South Korea  Three new cases in New Zealand  6,482 new cases and 644 new deaths in Mexico  12 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 19-08-2020 Headlines 12:54 am According to the World Trade Organization, global trade in goods suffered an unprecedented fall in the second quarter of 2020, as fear of the coronavirus pandemic shut down large parts of the world economy. South Korea’s health ministry has warned that the country faces a “desperately dangerous crisis” of spreading coronavirus after the country reported its highest daily rise in cases since early March. It took a weekend to take Italy back three months in its struggle against the pandemic, writes Lorenzo Tondo in Caltanissetta. The first nine days of coronavirus movement restrictions in New Zealand were unlawful, a court has found. Iran surpassed 20,000 confirmed deaths from the coronavirus on Wednesday; the health ministry said: the highest death toll for any Middle East country so far in the pandemic. Nepal temporarily banned public and religious gatherings and most transportation in its capital, Kathmandu, and surrounding areas on Wednesday, asking residents to stay home to control the spread of the coronavirus as cases surge. Indonesia reported 1,902 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday, bringing the total number of cases in the south-east Asian country to 144,945; data from the country’s health ministry showed. The data recorded an additional 69 deaths, taking the total to 6,346. The Philippine health ministry on Wednesday confirmed 4,650 new coronavirus infections and 111 additional deaths. In a bulletin, the ministry said total confirmed cases had risen to 173,774, the highest in south-east Asia, while deaths had increased to 2,795. On Wednesday, Finland would bring back travel restrictions for several countries that it had for months considered safe destinations, including Germany and its Nordic neighbors, to stop the spread of Covid-19. A fresh outbreak of infections in Australia’s coronavirus hot zone of Victoria eased further on Wednesday. Simultaneously, the country agreed to secure a potential Covid-19 vaccine to roll out cost-free to citizens. The British government said on Wednesday it would expand its Covid-19 national testing study, to reach 400,000 people to provide weekly data on the spread of the infection and better locate future local outbreaks. In the UK, the coronavirus pandemic has prompted a rise in a new cohort of rough sleepers. Charities warn as data shows reports of homelessness witnessed by members of the public surged during lockdown months. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 12:38 Four new cases in Vietnam  65 new cases in Madagascar  311 new cases and four new deaths in Switzerland   681 new cases and six new deaths in Nepal  2,747 new cases and 41 new deaths in Bangladesh  One new case in Liechtenstein  47 new cases in Malta  141 new cases and two new deaths in Senegal  5,332 new cases and 32 new deaths in India   435 new cases and one new death in the United Arab Emirates  1,409 new cases and 32 new deaths in Romania  230 new cases and 18 new deaths in the United States 255 new cases and eight new deaths in El Salvador  20 new cases and three new deaths in the DR Congo  Three new cases in Myanmar  188 new cases and six new deaths in Oman  29 new cases in Finland  735 new cases and 17 new deaths in Poland  16 new cases in Malaysia  26 new cases and two new deaths in China, Hong Kong SAR  587 new cases and 11 new deaths in Israel  1,902 new cases and 69 new deaths in Indonesia  One new case in Brunei Darussalam  37 new cases in Slovenia   100 new cases and two new deaths in Slovakia  255 new cases in Austria  4,650 new cases and 111 new deaths in the Philippines  1,967 new cases and 28 new deaths in Ukraine  22 new cases in Lithuania  4,828 new cases and 117 new deaths in Russia  93 new cases in Singapore  Seven new cases in Estonia  220 new cases and 12 new deaths in Australia      Three new cases in Latvia  210 new cases and one new death in Armenia  32 new cases in Hungary  61 new cases and three new deaths in Sudan  Ten new cases in Georgia  166 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan  613 new cases and 11 new deaths in Pakistan  78 new cases in Belize  One new case in Bhutan  One new case in Thailand  363 new cases and 15 new deaths in Belgium  271 new cases in Kazakhstan  17 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands  Seven new cases in Sint Maarten  675 new cases and ten new deaths in Honduras  1,796 new cases and 49 new deaths in Bolivia  297 new cases in South Korea  Six new cases in New Zealand  17 new cases in Jamaica  5,506 new cases and 751 new deaths in Mexico  17 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 15-08-2020 Headlines 06:31 am Victoria in Australia adds 303 cases Restrictions tighten in Europe The Australian death toll stands at 379 France removed from UK travel corridor Greece and Croatia impose midnight curfew on bars and restaurants France could add British visitors to the quarantine list after UK measures The UK adds France to the COVID-19 14-day quarantine list ‘Critical moment’: Spain sees cases rise again US coronavirus death toll ‘to hit 200,000 by Labor Day.’ Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 06:35 196 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan  747 new cases and nine new deaths in Pakistan  32 new cases and one new death in Belize  21 new cases and four new deaths in Haiti  Two new cases in Bhutan  One new case in Mongolia  Six new cases in Sint Maarten  16 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands  439 new cases in Kazakhstan  922 new cases and eight new deaths in Belgium  425 new cases and six new deaths in Honduras  1,491 new cases and 55 new deaths in Bolivia  292 new cases and four new deaths in Australia      166 new cases in South Korea  Seven new cases in New Zealand  11 new cases in Jamaica  5,618 new cases and 615 new deaths in Mexico  22 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 13-08-2020 Headlines 06:45 am Global deaths near 750,000. According to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, there are 749,358 known coronavirus deaths globally, as the world nears the somber milestone of 750,000 dead in nearly eight months since the first coronavirus cases were reported. Two days ago, cases passed the staggering total of 20m. Already, they stand at 20,620,847. India reported another record daily rise in novel coronavirus infections on Thursday, while the death toll from Covid-19 surpassed 47,000. Infections grew by 66,999 on Thursday from a day earlier to reach a total of nearly 2.4 million to date, India’s health ministry said. With the world’s most significant caseload behind the United States and Brazil, the country has now reported a jump of 50,000 cases or more each day for 15 straight days. France sees most new daily virus cases since May. More than 2,500 new coronavirus cases were registered in France 24 hours in the sharpest increase since May, government data showed on Wednesday, as officials said indicators were “clearly worsening.” Of 600,000 tests over the past week, more than 11,600 were positive, the health ministry’s DGS public health division said. Jordan will close its border with Syria for a week starting Thursday after staff at their only open land crossing tested positive for coronavirus, state media said. Jordan has seen a drop in virus cases, with new infections recorded mainly among travelers arriving abroad. Still, it registered 25 cases of the Covid-19 illness in the past two days, mostly at the Jaber crossing with its war-torn northern neighboVictoria'sThe Australian state has recorded 278 new coronavirus cases overnight, consistent with a recent downward trend that brings numbers closer to those seen in mid-July, after increases to the 600s in early August. Eight people have died overnight. Venezuela’s communications minister and close adviser to President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with the coronavirus as its daily cases steadily rise. Jorge Rodríguez becomes the latest of several high-ranking officials in Maduro’s government to become infected in the pandemic, following the July announcement by Venezuela’s socialist party boss Diosdado Cabello, who says he is recovering. On Wednesday, Germany added Bucharest and several other Romania areas to a list of places considered high risk for coronavirus infections, forcing a German minister to cancel a work trip to the Romanian capital. Peru extended its lockdowns following a surge in coronavirus cases. The Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra has banned family gatherings and extended lockdowns to five more regions of the country amid a fresh surge in coronavirus cases. Rolling lockdowns already covered fifteen of Peru’s 25 regions. Italy has ordered travelers arriving from Croatia, Greece, Malta, and Spain to be tested for Covid-19 and added Colombia to a list of countries under a complete travel ban amid growing concern over new infections. With the annual summer holiday reaching its peak, health services are bracing for a return of travelers from destinations where social distancing, face masks, and other protective measures appear to have been widely ignored. France reported 2,524 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours, a new post-lockdown daily record. Despite the rise in infections, the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 continued to fall and was down by 121 to 4,891, the first time it fell below 5,000 since 19 March. Turkey is to delay the reopening of schools by almost a month. Students will return to classrooms in Turkey in late September, nearly a month after the start of the new academic year, the government announced, as daily coronavirus cases remain above 1,000. It will be a gradual transition, starting with online learning before transitioning to in-person education. Chile will lift one of the world’s longest lockdowns on Monday. The capital Santiago’s central business district and adjoining Central Station will move to a “transitional” stage under a “Step by Step” reopening. The mayor said citizens should remain indoors whenever possible, wear masks in public and wash their hands. 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Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 06:35 1,592 new cases and 22 new deaths in Ukraine  One new case in Fiji  Five new cases in Georgia  38 new cases and five new deaths in Haiti  12 new cases in Bhutan  79 new cases and nine new deaths in Afghanistan  Seven new deaths in El Salvador  1,932 new cases and 11 new deaths in India  403 new cases in Israel  372 new cases and three new deaths in Uzbekistan   86 new cases in Belize  310 new cases and three new deaths in Kyrgyzstan   753 new cases and ten new deaths in Pakistan  231 new cases and nine new deaths in Australia      Three new cases in Thailand  Four new cases in Cambodia    18 new cases in Jamaica  Four new cases in Mongolia  17 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands  29 new cases in Sint Maarten  517 new cases in Kazakhstan   One new death in Vietnam  639 new cases and 15 new deaths in Belgium  254 new cases and 18 new deaths in Honduras  1,743 new cases and 66 new deaths in Bolivia  56 new cases in South Korea  Ten new cases in New Zealand  5,858 new cases and 737 new deaths in Mexico  19 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 09-08-2020 Headlines 06:45 am The US nears 5m cases as Australian border closures ramp-up Border restrictions tightened in the Australian state of New South Wale Brazil passes 100,000 deaths. 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Authorities raised the state of emergency to the city's maximum level in July, saying they had discovered the country’s first suspected virus case. On Saturday, Mexico’s health ministry reported 6,495 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 695 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 475,902 cases and 52,006 deaths. Officials have said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 06:35 141 new cases and one new death in Israel  545 new cases and three new deaths in Uzbekistan  Three new cases in Thailand  990 new cases in India   872 new cases in Kazakhstan  12 new cases and five new deaths in Haiti  608 new cases and 11 new deaths in Honduras  Two new cases in Cambodia   617 new cases and four new deaths in Belgium  386 new cases and 17 new deaths in Australia      1,164 new cases and 63 new deaths in Bolivia  36 new cases and one new death in South Korea  16 new cases in Jamaica  6,495 new cases and 695 new deaths in Mexico  23 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 05-08-2020 Headlines 06:45 am The global death toll passes 700,000 as Europe faces the second wave US health secretary Alex Azar to visit Taiwan in a veiled attack on China France could lose control ‘at at any time.’ US: Biden tells Trump to ‘step up and do your job.’ We’re fighting a ghost: six months on, victories over the virus remain fragile. UK's largest firms fail to cut CEO pay to navigate the Covid-19 crisis. Keeping England's schools open 'must take priority' in the second wave of Covid-19. One death every 15 seconds around the world Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 06:35 569 new cases and 11 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  444 new cases in Israel  675 new cases and 15 new deaths in Pakistan  Seven new cases in Thailand  21 new cases and five new deaths in Haiti  15 new cases in Belize  1,641 new cases in India   One new case in Myanmar  Two new cases in Bhutan  1,062 new cases in Kazakhstan  505 new cases and 16 new deaths in Honduras  334 new cases and two new deaths in Belgium  714 new cases and 15 new deaths in Australia      Three new cases in Cambodia   One new death in China, Hong Kong SAR  1,515 new cases and 92 new deaths in Bolivia  33 new cases and one new death in South Korea  Two new cases in New Zealand  15 new cases in Jamaica  6,148 new cases and 857 new deaths in Mexico  27 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 01-08-2020 Headlines 07:05 am For the third consecutive day, new cases of Covid-19 cases topped 1,300 in France. The number of new coronavirus cases confirmed in Tokyo; Japan was around 472 on Saturday, a new record, NHK public television quoted Tokyo officials as saying. On the second day in a row, the number of capital cases rose by more than 400. A week is a long time in a coronavirus pandemic – a fact the UK government has learned all too painfully. Avoiding a one-week delay to lockdown in March would potentially have halved the death toll it has previously emerged. Health officials in the Australian state of Victoria say there are now 1,008 active cases within the aged care sector, which has emerged as a critical area of concern for authorities. There are 399 people in Australian hospitals, including 50 people in intensive care units and 28 on ventilators, authorities say. The overwhelming majority of those were in Victoria. Gambling revenue in Macau plunged 94.5% in July year-on-year, with casinos reeling from a lack of visitors in the world’s biggest casino hub despite a loosening of quarantine restrictions, which have led to only a modest rise in gamblers. China recorded 45 new cases on Friday, mostly from outbreaks in Xinjiang and Liaoning provinces, the National Health Commission has announced. According to Reuters, Egypt reported 321 new Covid-19 infections on Friday, the health ministry said, the lowest figure since 3 May. In total, 94,078 cases have been reported in Egypt, of which 39,638 have recovered, and 4,188 have died, including 31 on Friday, the ministry said in a statement late on Friday. Japan’s Okinawa region has declared a state of emergency and asked people to stay home for two weeks as the popular tourist destination sees an “explosive spread” of coronavirus cases. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 955 to 209,653, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 07:51 4,253 new cases and 32 new deaths in India   Three new cases in Georgia  Seven new cases in Taiwan  35 new cases and 11 new deaths in Afghanistan  170 new cases and five new deaths in the United States 377 new cases and four new deaths in Australia      Two new deaths in China, Hong Kong SAR  494 new cases and 19 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  295 new cases and two new deaths in Uzbekistan  Two new cases in Thailand  12 new cases and one new death in Vietnam  1,289 new cases in Kazakhstan  12 new cases in Haiti  Five new cases in Cambodia   588 new cases and 25 new deaths in Honduras   745 new cases and one new death in Belgium  1,555 new cases and 83 new deaths in Bolivia  14 new cases in Jamaica  31 new cases in South Korea  Two new cases in New Zealand  8,458 new cases and 688 new deaths in Mexico  45 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 31-07-2020 Headlines 07:05 am Some French cities to introduce more mask rules Several French cities will introduce additional face mask requirements from Friday (masks are already required in all enclosed public spaces nationwide, including public transport). The UK’s health secretary, Matt Hancock, said “households gathering and not abiding by the social-distancing rules” was a reason for the stricter rules, announced late on Thursday evening, and that the move was to “keep the country safe.” Tens of thousands of people in the north of England are waking up to new restrictions that came into force at midnight on Thursday night (approximately 6 hours ago). The new requirements (below) will apply in Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire, and East Lancashire after increasing cases. (Specifically: Greater Manchester, Pendle, Hyndburn, Burnley, Rossendale, Blackburn with Darwen, Bradford, Calderdale, Kirklees, Leicester City). People in the affected areas will not be permitted to mix with other households (apart from those in their support bubbles) in private homes or gardens. Some exemptions will be put in place, including for the vulnerable. The government will sign new regulations to make these changes legally enforceable. The regulations will give local authorities and police forces the powers to enforce these restrictions, and more details on these will be set out when the rules are published. Households may go to hospitality, for instance, bars and pubs, but new guidance will clarify that two households should not go to hospitality together. In case you missed it, the US economy shrank by an annual rate of 32.9% between April and June, its sharpest contraction since the second world war, government figures revealed on Thursday. China has recorded its highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases since early March, the vast majority of them in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. On Thursday, health authorities confirmed 127 new cases, including four imported and 123 local transmissions. There were 112 in Xinjiang, and 11 were in the province of Liaoning. Vietnam has reported 45 new coronavirus infections in the city of Danang, marking the country’s most significant single-day jump in cases, as the health ministry sent more health experts to the central city in a bid to combat the outbreak. US economy shrinks massively in the second quarter. New patients aged between 27 and 87 are linked to three hospitals and two Danang clinics. On this tourism hot spot, Vietnam last week detected its first locally transmitted infections in more than three months, the ministry said in a statement. The Philippines president, Rodrigo Duterte, says restrictions in the capital Manila will remain until mid-August. He also announced free vaccines to combat a surge in infections that have overwhelmed health care workers and facilities. On Thursday, Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro took antibiotics for an infection that left him feeling weak. Reuters reported that he was chuckling in an online video about 'mold' in his lungs, having spent weeks in isolation after catching coronavirus. Mexico’s health ministry posted 639 new deaths from coronavirus on Thursday bring the country’s toll to 46,000, almost the same as the United Kingdom, which has the third-highest death toll worldwide from the pandemic. Japan does not need to reimpose a state of emergency, chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday, reiterating the government’s stance amid a surge in new infections across the country. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 07:51 123 new cases and two new deaths in Malawi  Two new deaths in China, Hong Kong SAR  One new death in Fiji  396 new cases and eight new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  903 new cases and 27 new deaths in Pakistan  Nine new cases in Papua New Guinea  Six new cases in Thailand  1,414 new cases in Kazakhstan  671 new cases and four new deaths in Belgium  482 new cases and 53 new deaths in Honduras  34 new cases and two new deaths in Haiti  1,700 new cases and 86 new deaths in Bolivia  36 new cases and one new death in South Korea  600 new cases and seven new deaths in Australia      Eight new cases in Jamaica  7,730 new cases and 639 new deaths in Mexico  127 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 29-07-2020 Headlines 06:41 am US deaths near 150,000 as Hong Kong warns hospitals could collapse Hong Kong outbreak ‘overwhelming’ medical system, says Carrie Lam; Pilgrims quarantined in Mecca as hajj begins; WHO warns pandemic is “one big wave,” not seasonal. Follow the latest updates Covid-19 still accelerating, warns WHO, as restrictions return in Europe Trump praises doctor who dismissed face masks after viral video Global report: downsized hajj pilgrimage begins amid Covid-19 restrictions The outbreak in Xinjiang prompts fears of a spread inside Uighur camps Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 06:41 1,801 new cases and 16 new deaths in India   748 new cases and 18 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  One new case in Thailand  1,063 new cases and 27 new deaths in Pakistan  1,544 new cases in Kazakhstan  Two new cases in Mongolia  One new case in Myanmar  234 new cases and 11 new deaths in Belgium  719 new cases and 48 new deaths in Honduras  276 new cases and nine new deaths in Australia     1,146 new cases and 73 new deaths in Bolivia  48 new cases in South Korea  Two new cases in New Zealand  Two new cases in Jamaica  7,208 new cases and 854 new deaths in Mexico  101 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian Cover photo  Tiffany Tertipes  on Unsplash Before you go! 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