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Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (7) Globally

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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 (7) globally summarizes the events from the 3d of October until the 28th of October 2020. Only odd dates are published alternately.

Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (7) Globally

News Updates 27-09-2020
Headlines
06:36 am

  • France records more than 14,000 new COVID cases
  • Colombia passes 800,000 infections
  • Saudi Arabia plans to resume tourist visas by early 2021.
  • Boris Johnson faces revolt over forcing through COVID measures.
  • Ex-care home bosses charged over dozens of COVID deaths in Massachusetts
  • According to the country's official figures, India recorded 88,600 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, taking its official toll to just under 6 million (5,992,532). Deaths increased by 1,124 to 94,503.
  • Australia: ‘We should not pretend everybody is suffering equally.’
  • Victoria reaches the end of its second wave of the coronavirus; the focus is now on ensuring a third wave doesn’t hit as Australia heads into summer.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian  

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News Updates 23-10-2020
Headlines
08:56 am

  • Trump and Biden sparred over the coronavirus pandemic in the final presidential debate, with the president defending his response to a pandemic that has already claimed 223,000 American lives. Trump said of the pandemic, “I take full responsibility. I don't believe that it’s my fault that it came here. It’s China’s fault.” Biden argued Trump had “no clear plan” to bring the virus under control.
  • Australia will slightly lift the cap on the number of citizens and permanent residents allowed to return each week, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as local Covid-19 cases slow to single digits. Australia has since July capped the number of locals allowed to return home each week in an attempt to reduce the threat of spreading Covid-19 once they enter a mandatory 14-day quarantine in hotels. Morrison said the current cap would rise to 5,865 people in November, an increase of 290, after Western Australia and Queensland states said they would accommodate more locals.
  • The US Food and Drug Administration has approved the first drug to treat Covid-19: remdesivir, an antiviral medicine given through an IV for patients needing hospitalization. The drug, which California-based Gilead Sciences Inc is calling Veklury, cut the time to recovery from 15 days to 10 on average in a large study led by the US National Institutes of Health.
  • The study finds between 130,000 and 210,000 US deaths could have been avoided. According to a report from a team of disaster preparedness and public health experts, the Trump administration’s botched response to the pandemic has led to between 130,000 and 210,000 preventable deaths. The team calculated avoidable deaths by estimating how many people would have died in other nations, like Japan and South Korea, if they had the same population as the US and comparing those figures to the US death rate.
  • French health authorities reported another 41,622 confirmed Covid-19 cases over 24 hours on Thursday, an all-time daily high published shortly after the government announced a broad extension of the curfew put in place a week ago in Paris and other major cities.
  • Trump tests negative for virus pre-debate. The White House chief of staff says President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus ahead of Thursday night’s second and final presidential debate.
  • EU’s flagship Covid-19 recovery cash will come late -diplomat. States hit hardest by the pandemic will have to wait longer for €750bn meant to help restart their economies, a senior diplomat said, as a fresh rise in infections shuts down business on the continent again.
  • Supermarkets in Wales sell only essentials during the lockdown. They will not be allowed to sell items such as clothing and hardware during the Covid-19 firebreak lockdown, first minister Mark Drakeford said, to ensure a “level playing field” as many retailers will be forced to shut.
  • Greece will impose a curfew in areas most affected by Covid-19, including Athens. Prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said the movement would be banned from Saturday between 12.30 am, and 5 am in high-risk locations.
  • The Canary Islands, the Maldives, Denmark, and Mykonos were added to England’s travel corridor list. Travelers from those destinations will no longer need to self-isolate for 14 days from 4 am on Sunday 25 October. The opposite is true for travelers arriving from Liechtenstein, which was removed from the list.
  • France extended a night-time curfew to more regions, affecting two-thirds of the French population. Prime minister Jean Castex said the 9 pm-6 am curfew would be extended to 38 departments and some overseas territories for six weeks, starting from midnight on Friday.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian  

News Updates 19-10-2020
Headlines
06:35 am

  • Global coronavirus infections are nearing a staggering 40m cases, with 39.8m currently confirmed on the Johns Hopkins University tracker.
  • China became the first major economy to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. According to government data, the Chinese economy grew 4.9% between July and September, as China becomes the first major economy to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic. While slightly lower than analyst expectations, the year-on-year expansion represents a dramatic reversal from the first quarter of this year when the economy shrunk by 6.8%, China’s first contraction since 1992 when officials began keeping quarterly GDP data.
  • Dr. Anthony Fauci said he was “absolutely not” surprised that Donald Trump contracted coronavirus. In an interview with 60 Minutes aired on Sunday, shortly before Trump held a rally in Nevada, the top US infectious diseases expert and sidelined White House coronavirus taskforce member said: “I was worried that he was going to get sick when I saw him in a completely precarious situation of crowded, no separation between people, and almost nobody wearing a mask.”
  • Europe’s death toll has passed 250,000, according to an AFP tally based on official sources.
  • At his rally in Nevada, Trump claimed that the US was “rounding the turn” of the pandemic, a common claim at his appearances, despite the weekly case average rising in 48 of the country’s 50 states. Friday saw the highest 24-hour infection total since July, with 68,000 new cases reported in one day. The US has 8.1m cases and nearly 220,000 deaths. Biden responded to Trump’s repeated claims: “As my grandfather would say, this guy’s gone around the bend if he thinks we’ve turned the corner. Turning the corner? Things are getting worse,” Biden said.
  • Italy’s mayors were given new coronavirus powers amid a record case rise. Among the authorities is the ability to impose 9 pm curfews in their towns and cities. Italy reported a record figure of 11,705 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours; the health ministry has said, up from the previous peak of 10,925 posted on Saturday.
  • Restrictions have eased in the Australian city of Melbourne, which has been under a strict lockdown for more than 100 days. On Monday, hairdressers, dog grooming businesses, and real estate inspections reopened.
  • South Africa’s health minister tested positive for coronavirus. Zweli Mkhize announced that he and his wife had tested positive and were quarantined at home. South Africa reported 1,928 new cases on Saturday, pushing the total to just over 700,000 and 18,408 deaths.
  • Slovenia’s prime minister has said on Twitter that a 30-day epidemic would be declared on Monday, with stricter measures to be imposed nationally.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian  

News Updates 15-10-2020
Headlines
01:53 pm

  • EU governments not yet prepared for new Covid-19 surge says the commission. The European Commission has warned that EU governments are unprepared for the recent wave of Covid-19 infections and recommended standard measures to roll out vaccines should they become available.
  • The UK to impose tougher restrictions on London. The UK government will impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions on London from midnight on Friday. Household mixing indoors will be banned, and public transport use discouraged, but businesses will remain open.
  • French health minister’s home searched in Covid inquiry. French police searched the home of the health minister, Olivier Véran, on Thursday as part of an inquiry into the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis.
  • The Czech Republic to build field hospitals after record daily cases. The Czech Republic will start building Covid-19patients' capacity outside of hospitals as the daily rise in new coronavirus cases hits fresh records.
  • Third of newborns with Covid infected before or during birth – study. Nearly one-third of coronavirus infections in newborn babies are picked up in the womb or from the mother during labor; a review of reported cases has been found.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian  

News Updates 11-10-2020
Headlines
07:07 am

  • Trump no longer ‘a transmission risk to others’ says White House doctor. White House physician Sean Conley said President Donald Trump took a COVID-19 test on Saturday, which showed no longer a “transmission risk to others.” Conley said in a statement that tests show there is no longer evidence “of actively replicating virus.” The White House had no immediate comment on whether Conley’s report indicated that the president had tested negative for the virus.
  • India cases pass 7m. India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday, with many new cases dipping in recent weeks. The Health Ministry reported another 74,383 infections in the past 24 hours. India is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country in the coming weeks, surpassing the US, where more than 7.7 million infections have been reported.
  • US President Donald Trump made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after a three-day hospital stay, an appearance seen as the first step toward returning to the election campaign trail next week.
  • The number of new infections in France jumped to over 26,000 in one day for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
  • The UK recorded 15,166 new daily coronavirus cases on Saturday, a rise in the 13,864 cases reported the day before, bringing the total official death toll to 42,760.
  • The Australian state of Victoria has reported 12 new cases and one death over the past 24 hours, while the 14-day rolling average has slightly dropped.
  • Brazil surpassed the grim milestone of 150,000 coronavirus deaths on Saturday.
  • Iran made mask-wearing mandatory in public in Tehran on Saturday, with violations punishable by fines after the daily death toll from Covid-19 peaked at 239 this week.
  • Ireland reported 1,012 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the highest daily figure since April and up from an average of 523 over the previous seven days.
  • The number of people in New Yorkers hospitalized with the coronavirus continues to rise, state governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday.
  • Here is a summary of Australian news:
  • Australian state premier Daniel Andrews and his senior staff will hand over their text message and telephone records to the inquiry into Victoria’s hotel quarantine system after the board of inquiry requested the data on Saturday. The premier revealed the request at his press conference on Sunday morning, when Victoria recorded a further 12 cases of Covid-19 and one death, ending a three-day stretch without a fatality.
  • Andrews also announced new Covid-19 rules to come into effect from 11.59 pm on 11 October, which includes forcing close contacts who refuse a test on their 11th day of isolation to isolate for a further 10 days. Under another rule to come into effect simultaneously, regional Victorian businesses will have to take “all reasonable steps” to ensure patrons are not from Melbourne before seating them.
  • Andrews said the state of emergency and state of disaster in Victoria had been extended until 11.59 pm on 8 November, but no one should read the four-week extension as a guide to shifting rules.
  • Two new cases in Western Australia. The Western Australia state health department has confirmed two new coronavirus cases overnight in the state.
  • ‘New outbreak’ declared in Western Australia after a case confirmed among Vega Dream crew. The WA department of health has confirmed a crew member from the Vega Dream ship off Port Hedland has been transferred to the hospital overnight and has tested positive for coronavirus. A “new outbreak” has been declared by the department, which said in a statement that the situation is “a rapidly evolving situation.
  • The state of Queensland has recorded no new Covid-19 cases as health authorities urge Townsville residents to get tested after traces of the virus were detected in local sewage.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian  

News Updates 09-10-2020
Headlines
07:51 am

  • Donald Trump, who is still recovering from Covid-19, suggested he might organize a rally in Florida on Saturday while continuing to ignore questions on whether he has yet tested negative for the disease. On Thursday night, Trump said: “I think I’m going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we can if we have enough time to put it together. “But we want to do a rally in Florida, probably in Florida on Saturday night, might come back and do one in Pennsylvania, on the following night.”
  • The United States passed 7.6m cases. The US will likely have more than 8m cases by Thursday next week when Biden hosts a Town Hall in place of the virtual debate Trump refused to agree to. The US case total accounts for just over a fifth of the global case total. At more than 212,000, the US death toll accounts for over one in five deaths worldwide, too.
  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that Democrats in the US Congress would meet to discuss the 25th amendment to the constitution, which contains a clause that allows a president to be removed from office against his will because of physical or mental incapacity.
  • Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said he anticipated Trump would be able to return to public engagements on Saturday after initially suggesting that the president might not be able to return to public life until Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Covid-19 patients can be around others 10 days after their symptoms first appear, provided they have not had a fever in the preceding 24 hours.
  • It emerged that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows held a 70-person indoor wedding for his daughter in Atlanta in May in defiance of state and municipal guidelines, the New York Times reported.
  • Wisconsin opened a field hospital amid a surge in cases that has overwhelmed the state’s health care system. Governor Tony Evers said in a statement, “We’re in a crisis right now and need to change our behavior to save lives immediately.”
  • In non-US news:
  • According to the ministry of foreign affairs, China has officially joined a global vaccine initiative for distributing 2bn doses of Covid-19 vaccines around the world by the end of next year. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday that Beijing had joined the initiative known as Covax, making China the largest economy to join to coalition aimed at countering so-called “vaccine nationalism.”
  • Cuba to open for tourism starting next week. Prime Minister Manuel Marrero said late on Thursday that most of the Caribbean island nation would open to international tourism starting next week as it moved towards a “new normality” after containing its coronavirus outbreak.
  • India nears 7m cases. India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 70,496 in the last 24 hours to 6.91 million on Friday morning, data from the health ministry showed. Deaths from Covid-19 infections rose by 964 to 106,490, the ministry said. India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 100,000 on Saturday, only the third country in the world to reach that bleak milestone, after the United States and Brazil and its epidemic shows no sign of abating.
  • Australia reported its second straight day without any Covid-19 deaths on Friday, the longest stretch without any virus fatalities in three months. Australian states and territories reported 16 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, down from 28 on Thursday, and no deaths for two days, the first time Australia has gone 48 hours without a Covid-19 death since July 11. The results cement optimism that Australia has contained the second wave of Covid-19 infections.
  • Romania suspends flights to and from high-risk countries to stem a sharp rise in new coronavirus infections. Travelers from 49 high-risk countries will need to self-isolate for 10-14 days upon arrival, except those traveling for less than three days, who must have a negative coronavirus test. On Thursday, the government suspended flights from the countries on the list, except the European Union states, the UK, the UAE, and Qatar.
  • Madrid must impose travel restrictions or face a state of emergency, the Spanish government says. Madrid must enforce travel restrictions ordered by the health ministry to limit coronavirus outbreaks, or the national government will impose a state of emergency that would force it to comply, the Spanish government said late on Thursday.
  • Paris hospitals move into emergency mode amid rising in Covid-19 patients. Hospitals in the Paris region have moved into emergency mode, canceling staff holidays and postponing non-essential operations, as coronavirus patients made up close to half of all patients in intensive care units (ICUs).

Source Worldometers, The Guardian  

News Updates 05-10-2020
Headlines
07:39 am

  • The UK reported 22,961 new cases on Sunday – a staggering figure that Public Health England has said is ‘artificially high’ due to case reporting backlogs. This has meant the 15,841 cases that went unreported between 25 September and 2 October were added onto Saturday and Sunday’s figures, with worrying implications for the country’s contact tracing system.
  • A new three-tier lockdown system is being planned for England, with leaked government documents paving the way for potential harsher restrictions, including the closure of pubs and a ban on all social contact outside of household groups.
  • Nine New York neighborhoods headed for lockdown. New York City’s mayor said Sunday that he had asked the state for permission to close schools and reinstate restrictions on nonessential businesses in several neighborhoods because of the coronavirus's resurgence. As many as 500,000 people live in the communities affected by the proposed shutdown, Bill de Blasio said. He said the lockdown could be lifted in 14 days or 28 days if the percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 declines.
  • Auckland coronavirus restrictions to be lifted from Wednesday night. Coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand’s largest city will be lifted this week, prime minister Jacinda Ardern said, as she expressed confidence, the second wave of Covid-19 infections in Auckland has been almost eliminated.
  • Australia’s Bondi beach closed in response to holiday crowds. Sydney’s Bondi Beach was closed on Monday afternoon after as thousands of Sydneysiders flocked to the seaside to enjoy warm public holiday weather. The decision to close the beach came as New South Wales's state – home to Bondi – celebrated its 10th straight day with no new locally acquired coronavirus cases – its longest stretch without community transmission since the pandemic began.
  • India recorded more than 74,000 cases. India’s coronavirus case tally rose by 74,442 in the last 24 hours to 6.63 million on Monday morning, data from the health ministry showed. Deaths from coronavirus infections rose by 903 to 102,685, the ministry said. India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 100,000 on Saturday, only the third country in the world to reach that bleak milestone, after the United States and Brazil and its epidemic shows no sign of abating. Last week, India further eased restrictions and permitted states to open schools and movie theatres.
  • Ireland’s National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended that the entire country transition to the highest level of restrictions, Level 5. It follows 364 new coronavirus cases being reported on Sunday.
  • Reuters reported that all Paris bars would close from Tuesday after the capital was put on maximum alert level. It comes as France’s caseload rose by 12,565 to 619,190.
  • Brazil has reported 8,456 more cases, taking the total to 4,915,289. Deaths rose by 365, bringing the toll to 146,352, the health ministry said.
  • South Africa’s health minister said a further 1,573 coronavirus cases were confirmed on Sunday, bringing the total up to 681,289. Deaths rose by 38 to 16,976.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian  

News Updates 03-10-2020
Headlines
07:37 am

  • Donald Trump tweeted an update from Walter Reed Hospital, saying he was “going well, I think.” He had earlier posted a video statement, saying: “I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure things work out.” He is expected to spend several days at Walter Reed.
  • Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, revealed the president is being treated with the therapeutic drug redeliver. The physician said Trump was “doing very well” and did not require supplemental oxygen. We already know that Trump has been given a cocktail of antibodies to treat Covid-19.
  • A growing list of Trump allies tested positive for Covid-19. His former counsel, Kellyanne Conway, tested positive, as did his campaign manager, Bill Stepien. We already know that Hope Hicks has tested positive.
  • The developments focused further attention on an event at the Rose Garden this week, during which Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his supreme court nominee. At least seven figures in attendance tested positive for coronavirus, including the president himself. Health experts have suggested the event may have been a “super spreader.”
  • Eric and Lara Trump said they had tested negative for Covid-19.
  • Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will maintain a distance of 12 feet at their vice presidential debate on Wednesday, CNN reported, following concerns about the initial length of seven feet.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian  

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Restrictions have eased in the Australian city of Melbourne, which has been under a strict lockdown for more than 100 days. On Monday, hairdressers, dog grooming businesses, and real estate inspections reopened. South Africa’s health minister tested positive for coronavirus. Zweli Mkhize announced that he and his wife had tested positive and were quarantined at home. South Africa reported 1,928 new cases on Saturday, pushing the total to just over 700,000 and 18,408 deaths. Slovenia’s prime minister has said on Twitter that a 30-day epidemic would be declared on Monday, with stricter measures to be imposed nationally. Source Worldometers, The Guardian    News Updates 15-10-2020 Headlines 01:53 pm EU governments not yet prepared for new Covid-19 surge says the commission. The European Commission has warned that EU governments are unprepared for the recent wave of Covid-19 infections and recommended standard measures to roll out vaccines should they become available. The UK to impose tougher restrictions on London. The UK government will impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions on London from midnight on Friday. Household mixing indoors will be banned, and public transport use discouraged, but businesses will remain open. French health minister’s home searched in Covid inquiry. French police searched the home of the health minister, Olivier Véran, on Thursday as part of an inquiry into the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. The Czech Republic to build field hospitals after record daily cases. The Czech Republic will start building Covid-19patients' capacity outside of hospitals as the daily rise in new coronavirus cases hits fresh records. Third of newborns with Covid infected before or during birth – study. Nearly one-third of coronavirus infections in newborn babies are picked up in the womb or from the mother during labor; a review of reported cases has been found. Source Worldometers, The Guardian    News Updates 11-10-2020 Headlines 07:07 am Trump no longer ‘a transmission risk to others’ says White House doctor. White House physician Sean Conley said President Donald Trump took a COVID-19 test on Saturday, which showed no longer a “transmission risk to others.” Conley said in a statement that tests show there is no longer evidence “of actively replicating virus.” The White House had no immediate comment on whether Conley’s report indicated that the president had tested negative for the virus. India cases pass 7m. India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday, with many new cases dipping in recent weeks. The Health Ministry reported another 74,383 infections in the past 24 hours. India is expected to become the pandemic’s worst-hit country in the coming weeks, surpassing the US, where more than 7.7 million infections have been reported. US President Donald Trump made his first public appearance since returning to the White House after a three-day hospital stay, an appearance seen as the first step toward returning to the election campaign trail next week. The number of new infections in France jumped to over 26,000 in one day for the first time since the start of the pandemic. The UK recorded 15,166 new daily coronavirus cases on Saturday, a rise in the 13,864 cases reported the day before, bringing the total official death toll to 42,760. The Australian state of Victoria has reported 12 new cases and one death over the past 24 hours, while the 14-day rolling average has slightly dropped. Brazil surpassed the grim milestone of 150,000 coronavirus deaths on Saturday. Iran made mask-wearing mandatory in public in Tehran on Saturday, with violations punishable by fines after the daily death toll from Covid-19 peaked at 239 this week. Ireland reported 1,012 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, the highest daily figure since April and up from an average of 523 over the previous seven days. The number of people in New Yorkers hospitalized with the coronavirus continues to rise, state governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday. Here is a summary of Australian news: Australian state premier Daniel Andrews and his senior staff will hand over their text message and telephone records to the inquiry into Victoria’s hotel quarantine system after the board of inquiry requested the data on Saturday. The premier revealed the request at his press conference on Sunday morning, when Victoria recorded a further 12 cases of Covid-19 and one death, ending a three-day stretch without a fatality. Andrews also announced new Covid-19 rules to come into effect from 11.59 pm on 11 October, which includes forcing close contacts who refuse a test on their 11th day of isolation to isolate for a further 10 days. Under another rule to come into effect simultaneously, regional Victorian businesses will have to take “all reasonable steps” to ensure patrons are not from Melbourne before seating them. Andrews said the state of emergency and state of disaster in Victoria had been extended until 11.59 pm on 8 November, but no one should read the four-week extension as a guide to shifting rules. Two new cases in Western Australia. The Western Australia state health department has confirmed two new coronavirus cases overnight in the state. ‘New outbreak’ declared in Western Australia after a case confirmed among Vega Dream crew. The WA department of health has confirmed a crew member from the Vega Dream ship off Port Hedland has been transferred to the hospital overnight and has tested positive for coronavirus. A “new outbreak” has been declared by the department, which said in a statement that the situation is “a rapidly evolving situation. The state of Queensland has recorded no new Covid-19 cases as health authorities urge Townsville residents to get tested after traces of the virus were detected in local sewage. Source Worldometers, The Guardian    News Updates 09-10-2020 Headlines 07:51 am Donald Trump, who is still recovering from Covid-19, suggested he might organize a rally in Florida on Saturday while continuing to ignore questions on whether he has yet tested negative for the disease. On Thursday night, Trump said: “I think I’m going to try doing a rally on Saturday night if we can if we have enough time to put it together. “But we want to do a rally in Florida, probably in Florida on Saturday night, might come back and do one in Pennsylvania, on the following night.” The United States passed 7.6m cases. The US will likely have more than 8m cases by Thursday next week when Biden hosts a Town Hall in place of the virtual debate Trump refused to agree to. The US case total accounts for just over a fifth of the global case total. At more than 212,000, the US death toll accounts for over one in five deaths worldwide, too. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced on Thursday that Democrats in the US Congress would meet to discuss the 25th amendment to the constitution, which contains a clause that allows a president to be removed from office against his will because of physical or mental incapacity. Trump’s physician, Dr. Sean Conley, said he anticipated Trump would be able to return to public engagements on Saturday after initially suggesting that the president might not be able to return to public life until Monday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that Covid-19 patients can be around others 10 days after their symptoms first appear, provided they have not had a fever in the preceding 24 hours. It emerged that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows held a 70-person indoor wedding for his daughter in Atlanta in May in defiance of state and municipal guidelines, the New York Times reported. Wisconsin opened a field hospital amid a surge in cases that has overwhelmed the state’s health care system. Governor Tony Evers said in a statement, “We’re in a crisis right now and need to change our behavior to save lives immediately.” In non-US news: According to the ministry of foreign affairs, China has officially joined a global vaccine initiative for distributing 2bn doses of Covid-19 vaccines around the world by the end of next year. Foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said on Friday that Beijing had joined the initiative known as Covax, making China the largest economy to join to coalition aimed at countering so-called “vaccine nationalism.” Cuba to open for tourism starting next week. Prime Minister Manuel Marrero said late on Thursday that most of the Caribbean island nation would open to international tourism starting next week as it moved towards a “new normality” after containing its coronavirus outbreak. India nears 7m cases. India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 70,496 in the last 24 hours to 6.91 million on Friday morning, data from the health ministry showed. Deaths from Covid-19 infections rose by 964 to 106,490, the ministry said. India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 100,000 on Saturday, only the third country in the world to reach that bleak milestone, after the United States and Brazil and its epidemic shows no sign of abating. Australia reported its second straight day without any Covid-19 deaths on Friday, the longest stretch without any virus fatalities in three months. Australian states and territories reported 16 cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, down from 28 on Thursday, and no deaths for two days, the first time Australia has gone 48 hours without a Covid-19 death since July 11. The results cement optimism that Australia has contained the second wave of Covid-19 infections. Romania suspends flights to and from high-risk countries to stem a sharp rise in new coronavirus infections. Travelers from 49 high-risk countries will need to self-isolate for 10-14 days upon arrival, except those traveling for less than three days, who must have a negative coronavirus test. On Thursday, the government suspended flights from the countries on the list, except the European Union states, the UK, the UAE, and Qatar. Madrid must impose travel restrictions or face a state of emergency, the Spanish government says. Madrid must enforce travel restrictions ordered by the health ministry to limit coronavirus outbreaks, or the national government will impose a state of emergency that would force it to comply, the Spanish government said late on Thursday. Paris hospitals move into emergency mode amid rising in Covid-19 patients. Hospitals in the Paris region have moved into emergency mode, canceling staff holidays and postponing non-essential operations, as coronavirus patients made up close to half of all patients in intensive care units (ICUs). Source Worldometers, The Guardian    News Updates 05-10-2020 Headlines 07:39 am The UK reported 22,961 new cases on Sunday – a staggering figure that Public Health England has said is ‘artificially high’ due to case reporting backlogs. This has meant the 15,841 cases that went unreported between 25 September and 2 October were added onto Saturday and Sunday’s figures, with worrying implications for the country’s contact tracing system. A new three-tier lockdown system is being planned for England, with leaked government documents paving the way for potential harsher restrictions, including the closure of pubs and a ban on all social contact outside of household groups. Nine New York neighborhoods headed for lockdown. New York City’s mayor said Sunday that he had asked the state for permission to close schools and reinstate restrictions on nonessential businesses in several neighborhoods because of the coronavirus's resurgence. As many as 500,000 people live in the communities affected by the proposed shutdown, Bill de Blasio said. He said the lockdown could be lifted in 14 days or 28 days if the percentage of people testing positive for Covid-19 declines. Auckland coronavirus restrictions to be lifted from Wednesday night. Coronavirus restrictions in New Zealand’s largest city will be lifted this week, prime minister Jacinda Ardern said, as she expressed confidence, the second wave of Covid-19 infections in Auckland has been almost eliminated. Australia’s Bondi beach closed in response to holiday crowds. Sydney’s Bondi Beach was closed on Monday afternoon after as thousands of Sydneysiders flocked to the seaside to enjoy warm public holiday weather. The decision to close the beach came as New South Wales's state – home to Bondi – celebrated its 10th straight day with no new locally acquired coronavirus cases – its longest stretch without community transmission since the pandemic began. India recorded more than 74,000 cases. India’s coronavirus case tally rose by 74,442 in the last 24 hours to 6.63 million on Monday morning, data from the health ministry showed. Deaths from coronavirus infections rose by 903 to 102,685, the ministry said. India’s death toll from the novel coronavirus rose past 100,000 on Saturday, only the third country in the world to reach that bleak milestone, after the United States and Brazil and its epidemic shows no sign of abating. Last week, India further eased restrictions and permitted states to open schools and movie theatres. Ireland’s National Public Health Emergency Team has recommended that the entire country transition to the highest level of restrictions, Level 5. It follows 364 new coronavirus cases being reported on Sunday. Reuters reported that all Paris bars would close from Tuesday after the capital was put on maximum alert level. It comes as France’s caseload rose by 12,565 to 619,190. Brazil has reported 8,456 more cases, taking the total to 4,915,289. Deaths rose by 365, bringing the toll to 146,352, the health ministry said. South Africa’s health minister said a further 1,573 coronavirus cases were confirmed on Sunday, bringing the total up to 681,289. Deaths rose by 38 to 16,976. Source Worldometers, The Guardian    News Updates 03-10-2020 Headlines 07:37 am Donald Trump tweeted an update from Walter Reed Hospital, saying he was “going well, I think.” He had earlier posted a video statement, saying: “I think I’m doing very well, but we’re going to make sure things work out.” He is expected to spend several days at Walter Reed. Trump’s physician, Sean Conley, revealed the president is being treated with the therapeutic drug redeliver. The physician said Trump was “doing very well” and did not require supplemental oxygen. We already know that Trump has been given a cocktail of antibodies to treat Covid-19. A growing list of Trump allies tested positive for Covid-19. His former counsel, Kellyanne Conway, tested positive, as did his campaign manager, Bill Stepien. We already know that Hope Hicks has tested positive. The developments focused further attention on an event at the Rose Garden this week, during which Trump announced Amy Coney Barrett as his supreme court nominee. At least seven figures in attendance tested positive for coronavirus, including the president himself. Health experts have suggested the event may have been a “super spreader.” Eric and Lara Trump said they had tested negative for Covid-19. Mike Pence and Kamala Harris will maintain a distance of 12 feet at their vice presidential debate on Wednesday, CNN reported, following concerns about the initial length of seven feet. Source Worldometers, The Guardian    Cover photo by  Edwin Hooper Unsplash Before you go! Recommended:  Travel The World: Keeping The Environment Healthy Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about the coronavirus? 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