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Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (9) 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 (9) globally summarizes the events from the 29th of November 2020 until the 15th of December 2020. Only odd dates are published alternately.

Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (9) Globally

News Updates 15-12-2020
Headlines
06:54 am

  • After reports that Trump and other White House staff would be offered the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, the US president said that he was not scheduled to receive the vaccine, tweeting, “People working in the White House should receive the vaccine somewhat later in the program, unless specifically necessary. I have asked that this adjustment be made. I am not scheduled to take the vaccine but look forward to doing so at the appropriate time. Thank you!” Although Trump has had coronavirus and does not need to have the vaccine, his taking is meant to instill Americans' confidence that the vaccine is safe.
  • London mayor said the surge in cases “deeply concerning.” The surge in coronavirus cases across London is “deeply concerning” and requires further Government action to be brought under control, Sadiq Khan has said. He wrote to Boris Johnson on Sunday requesting an immediate increase in Covid-19 testing provision across the capital to respond to the rising number of infections.
  • Vaccination clinics run by family doctors will begin across England from Monday. Still, people have been warned that a rise in cases after Christmas socializing could disrupt protective jabs' rollout. GP practices in more than 100 locations will have the approved Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine delivered to them on Monday, with some offering vaccinations within hours.
  • South Korea ordered schools to shut. South Korea ordered schools to close from Tuesday in the capital Seoul and surrounding areas. It battles its worst outbreak of novel coronavirus since the pandemic began, surpassing the previous peak in February.
  • The US is on the brink of marking the sad milestone of 300,000 dead from coronavirus in just under a year. According to Johns Hopkins University, the US death toll, a fifth of the global total, currently stands at 299,168.
  • Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini, who tested positive for COVID-19 four weeks ago, has died at age 52 after being hospitalized in neighboring South Africa, the tiny absolute monarchy’s government said late on Sunday.
  • The Dutch government will decide on stricter measures to fight the coronavirus outbreak in the Netherlands on Monday. The country reported the most significant rise in infections in more than six weeks.
  • Schools in Greenwich, south-east London, have been asked to close from Monday evening after “exponential growth” of coronavirus demanded “immediate action,” the council said, amid reports that the capital is likely to enter tier 3 soon.
  • Bahrain has approved a Covid-19 vaccine developed by China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm) and launched online registration for citizens' and residents' vaccines. Citizens and residents above 18 years of age could register online to receive the vaccine for free.
  • Mauritania has reimposed a night-time curfew in the face of a “worrying surge” in Covid-19 cases and deaths, the president’s office said.
  • Greece has reported 693 new coronavirus cases – the lowest daily figure since mid-October. There have been a further 85 deaths.
  • Algeria’s President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has said he is recovering from Covid-19 in his first televised appearance since he was treated in a German hospital almost two months ago.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian 

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News Updates 11-12-2020
Headlines
06:59 am

  • Half of Americans would take the vaccine, poll shows. A survey from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows about a quarter of US adults aren’t sure if they want to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Roughly another quarter say they won’t.
  • A citizen journalist detained for more than six months after reporting on the COVID-19 outbreak has had a feeding tube forcibly inserted and her arms restrained to stop her pulling it out, her lawyer has claimed. Zhang Zhan, a 37-year-old former lawyer, has been on a hunger strike at the shanghai detention facility. In May,  Zhang was arrested and accused of “picking quarrels and stirring up trouble,” an accusation frequently used against critics and activists inside China after reporting on social media and streaming accounts. Last month she was formally indicted on charges of spreading false information.
  • The US to confirm record daily death toll for Wednesday – reports. It looks like the US will again confirm a record new death toll for Wednesday, for the first time exceeding 3,000 deaths – higher than the toll of 9/11 – in 24 hours. The Guardian relies on Johns Hopkins for official data, and they have not yet posted 9 December’s toll, but the Washington Post, New York Times, and Covid-tracking Project’s figures each suggest that it will be a record day.
  • South Africa now experiencing Covid-19 ‘second wave’, the health minister declared Wednesday.“ As it stands as a country, we now meet that criteria,” Zweli Mkhize said in a statement, as the country registered nearly 7,000 new cases in the last 24-hour cycle. The government now counts 828,598 infections after 6,709 new cases were detected between Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • On Thursday, Australian scientists had developed a rapid genome sequencing method that would cut to within four hours the time taken to trace the source of coronavirus cases, helping contain any future outbreaks quickly.
  • Japan has reported a record daily number of coronavirus cases, prompting health experts to urge people not to travel in the run-up to the New Year holidays. The country reported 2,811 new infections on Wednesday, as well as a record 555 people with serious Covid symptoms, the Kyodo news agency said.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian 

News Updates 09-12-2020
Headlines
08:46 am

  • The UK is set to administer the first doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine on Tuesday. The NHS gives top priority to people over 80, frontline healthcare workers and care, home staff, and residents.
  • Hong Kong to impose new virus restrictions. Hong Kong will ban evening dining at restaurants, and close fitness centers, the city’s leader said Tuesday, as part of new measures aimed at stemming the fourth wave of coronavirus infections. Chief Executive Carrie Lam said the rules aim to reduce the “number of people on the streets,” echoing moves taken by authorities when cases spiked earlier this year.
  • The World Health Organization said Monday that persuading people on the merits of a Covid-19 vaccine would be far more effective than trying to make the jabs mandatory. The WHO said it would be down to individual countries as to how they want to conduct their vaccination campaigns against the coronavirus pandemic.
  • South Korea ordered vaccines for 44 million people. According to Yonhap, South Korea has secured 64 million doses for 44 million people (three of the vaccines need two shots). Vaccines for 34 million will come directly from the drugmakers and 10 million via the WHO. The vaccines ordered are sufficient to cover 88% of the population.
  • US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order on Tuesday to ensure that priority access for Covid-19 vaccines is given to the American people, for doses procured by the US government, before assisting other nations, senior administration officials said on Monday.
  • Armed police raid home of Florida scientist fired over Covid-19 data. Rebekah Jones, the Florida data scientist, embroiled in a dispute with the state’s Republican governor over the handling of coronavirus figures, had her home raided on Monday by armed police who confiscated her computers.
  • India reports the lowest daily rise in coronavirus cases since 10 July. India reported 26,567 new coronavirus infections, data from the health ministry showed on Tuesday, the lowest daily increase since July 10. Daily cases have been falling in India since hitting a peak in September. The country has 9.7 million patients, the second-highest caseload in the world after the United States. Deaths rose by 385, the health ministry said, with the total now at 140,958.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian 

News Updates 05-12-2020
Headlines
06:22 am

  • Seoul to shut down most establishments at 9 p.m. to contain coronavirus
  • India records under 40,000 new cases for the fifth day in a row
  • South Korean authorities are concerned that university entrance exams - which nearly half a million students sat on Thursday - and admissions tests over the next two weeks could prove another source of contagion, Reuters reports.
  • In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, US president-elect Joe Biden says that he will ask Americans to commit to 100 days of wearing masks as one of his first acts as president. Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris also committed to receiving coronavirus vaccinations as soon as possible, when approved by US regulators:
  • Mainland China reported 17 new Covid-19 cases on 3 December, up from 16 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Friday.
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 23,449 to 1,130,238, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Friday.
  • Families across the UK are being allowed to gather over Christmas, even as tens of thousands of new coronavirus cases are recorded each day. Is it possible to have a safe holiday?
  • Costa Rica has signed an agreement with pharmaceutical companies Pfizer Inc and its German partner BioNTech SE to manufacture and deliver 3 million Covid-19 vaccines next year, President Carlos Alvarado's office said on Thursday.
  • California has announced sweeping plans for a new, regional stay-at-home order that is likely to affect nearly all of the state within days.
  • The order is pegged to hospital capacity – regions, where ICU capacity falls below 15% will come under the new restrictions.
  • South Korea said it is considering tightening its social distancing rules. It reported 629 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the most since the first wave of infections in the country peaked in late February, Reuters reports.
  • Japan’s prime minister, Yoshihide Suga, is set to hold a news conference to provide an update on the country’s pandemic response on Friday, local media reported, his first since coronavirus case numbers surged in November.
  • South Korea reported 629 new coronavirus cases on Friday, the highest number in nine months.
  • New Zealand’s Covid-19 minister has called for patience in its vaccine roll-out program, saying he was unlikely to follow the UK using emergency provisions to fast-track approval.
  • On Thursday, Mexico’s health ministry reported 11,030 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infection and 608 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 1,144,643 cases and 108,173 deaths.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian 

News Updates 01-12-2020
Headlines
06:31 am

  • Vietnam sees the first case in three months
  • WHO ‘will do everything’ to find Covid origin
  • Mexico and Brazil seeing ‘alarming’ case surge; Scott Atlas resigns as special adviser to Trump on coronavirus
  • The US may begin vaccinations before Christmas
  • Moderna Covid vaccine has 94% efficacy; final results confirm
  • Scott Atlas resigns as Trump’s pandemic adviser after controversial tenure
  • With more than 530,000 infections and nearly 17,000 deaths, the country has the highest tallies in Southeast Asia. However, some health experts say limited testing and contact tracing is masking a far higher caseload.
  • Anies Baswedan, the governor of the Indonesian capital Jakarta, said on Tuesday he had tested positive for Covid-19, as the world’s fourth most populous country struggles to contain a spike in the number of infections.
  • Los Angeles, which on Tuesday entered stay-at-home order, has shut down a “heavily visited” testing site to allow a film shoot to happen there,
  • The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 13,604 to 1,067,473, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Tuesday.
  • India recorded 31,118 new coronavirus cases, the lowest daily tally since 17 November, data from the health ministry showed on Tuesday.
  • According to Johns Hopkins University, Indonesia confirmed a national record case rise on 29 November, with 6,267 new infections reported. There are a total of 538,883 cases in the country, and 16,945 people have died.
  • According to New Zealand's health ministry, three more touring Pakistan cricket parties have returned positive tests to Covid-19.
  • The Japan Skating Federation has decided to cancel a competition this month in Yamanashi prefecture, west of the capital Tokyo, after eight-speed skaters were confirmed to have been infected with the coronavirus, Reuters reports.
  • On Monday, the World Health Organization head said that Mexico is in “bad shape” regarding the coronavirus as infections and deaths surge. The Mexican government forecast the pandemic would likely continue worsening until January.
  • In the UK, local authorities in tier 3, with the most rigid Covid restrictions, will be invited to apply for funds to run mass testing programs of people with no symptoms to drive down the virus and move to tier 2; the government has said.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian 

News Updates 29-11-2020
Headlines
08:05 am

  • Britain has secured an additional two million doses of Moderna Covid-19 vaccine candidate, meaning it will have access to enough doses of the vaccine for around 3.5 million people. Overall, it has access to 357 million doses of vaccines from seven different developers.
  • In the UK, a further 479 people died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Saturday, down from 521 the previous day. Police confirmed that 155 people were arrested at anti-lockdown protests in central London, with offenses including breaching coronavirus regulations, assaulting a police officer, and possession of drugs.
  • North Korea has further toughening restrictions on entering seawater as part of elevated steps to fight the coronavirus pandemic. State media said Sunday, two days after South Korea said the North had banned sea fishing.
  • South Korean authorities will consider tighter social distancing restrictions on Sunday to clamp down on economic activities after last week saw the fastest spread of infections since the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • According to the country's health ministry, Brazil has registered 51,922 additional coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours and 587 new deaths.
  • Mexico reported 10,008 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 586 additional deaths on Saturday. This brings the official number of cases to 1,100,683, with a total death toll of 105,459.
  • The Australian state of Victoria, which has recorded 30 days with no confirmed coronavirus cases, has eased some of its restrictions. From 11.59 pm tonight, businesses will be allowed to open their workplaces to a quarter of their employees.
  • South Australian health authorities urge anyone who visited several “high-risk” locations to get tested for coronavirus immediately after a Covid-19-positive man broke his required home quarantine in Adelaide.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

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