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The Old Normal. Who Wants To Go Back? Corona News

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Coronavirus, COVID-19  Worldwide News Updates. Updates from around the world from different news sources. Stay safe and take the right precautions if you are going to travel to potentially contaminated areas! All times mentioned are according to UK time.

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The Old Normal! Who Wants To Go Back?

The Old Normal! Who Wants To Go Back?

Do you want to go back to our old polluting consuming society? I thought so! Probably your answer is "no"! What we learned from the past half-year is that if the urgent is strong enough, we can change 'our' habits very fast. It's like in a war situation. During the second world war, we changed the existing industry quickly in production lines, which benefitted us at that time the best. Innovations came faster than ever, and improvisation, and adjusting to new circumstances became the 'new but fortunate temporary normal.' 

After the second world war, we had enormous economic growth, which lasted 30 years. Housing, general hygienic, education, health care food supplies, etc. improved. In the 70th appeared the report the 'Limits of Growth' from the Club of Rome, a group of people which consists of current and former heads of state, UN bureaucrats, high-level politicians, and government officials, diplomats, scientists, economists, and business leaders from around the globe. People, in general, got convinced that the growth we experienced after the second WW came at a cost.

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An enormous amount of initiatives have been taken from the moment the report got published to limit pollution in any form, unfortunately, with little effect. We never used so much fossil fuel, used resources at an unprecedented speed, and are pollution our ‘nest’ in such a way that recovery is hardly possible anymore. We needed probably another 'shock moment again! And it came with bird flu, swine fever, ebola, Q-fever(Netherlands), Mers, Sars and...COVID-19!

So COVID-19 came. We suddenly realized that less transport on the road, fewer flights, working and education at home, and less traveling brought many benefits for nature and humans: less air- and water pollution, no traffic jams, less stress.

Of course, it did come at a cost too. There was domestic violence, food security in a lot of countries is in decline, and companies went broke. Many people will suffer around the world because they will have a lack of food, and other vital issues like climate change and greening business got hardly any attention anymore in the media.

The Old Normal Came To An End: Welcome Humanity 2.0

With the experience and knowledge gained in the last half-year, many are convinced that the way society is organizing can be done differently; better! It is possible to travel less, commute less, work at home, pollute less, etc. Now we have to find a way so everybody can benefit from this experience. What about giving all people on this planet a basic income. Improve education with virtual reality, so if there are no human teachers, the 'virtual one' can replace humans. We have to take commerce out of healthcare and need to reorganize agriculture.

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Backyard food 'forest.' 

Our politicians worldwide should have learned from COVID-19 that industrial farming is old fashion and only brings suffering for animals and humans. They should have been convinced that the production of unhealthy food costs society and healthcare billions. Our politicians should have learned that sports need to come back in education, and sports, in general, require the same promotion and financial support, which now goes to unhealthy practices.

But the most important lesson is that creating inequality between people and destroying nature worldwide is the worst 'quality' of the Old Normal, which needs to be avoided at all costs.

Coronavirus, COVID-19 Global News

News Updates 06-08-2020

Headlines
06:45 am

  • Donald Trump on Wednesday repeated that he believes coronavirus will “go away,” despite his top public health expert warning that it could take most of 2021 or longer to get the pandemic under control and that it is “unlikely” the virus can ever be eradicated. At a White House briefing, the US president said of Covid-19: “It’s going away, it will go away, things go away. No question in my mind, sooner rather than later.”
  • Facebook has removed a post from Donald Trump’s page for spreading false information about the coronavirus, a first for the social company that has been harshly criticized for repeatedly allowing the president to break its content rules.
  • Michelle Obama has said she has been suffering from “low-grade depression,” prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, racial problems in the US, and what she describes as the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration.
  • WHO surge team arrives in South Africa. The World Health Organization has deployed a “surge team” of 43 health experts to South Africa to help the country deal with the pandemic, which has seen nearly 530,000 cases confirmed in the country – the fifth-highest in the world – and 9,298 deaths.
  • In Australia, Victorian state premier Daniel Andrews has announced that 471 new coronavirus cases were confirmed overnight, along with eight new deaths. Both figures are lower than Wednesday’s, which marked Victoria’s most devastating day of Covid-19 cases and deaths, with a man in his 30s among 15 people who died overnight including many from aged care, and 725 new cases of the virus identified.
  • Global deaths pass 700,000. The coronavirus pandemic death toll passed 700,000 late on Wednesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official government data. The US accounts for the highest portion of those deaths, with 157,690. The next worst-affected in terms of the number of lives lost in Brazil with 95,819.
  • A fire killed eight coronavirus patients at a hospital in western India early Thursday, fire officials said. Firefighters and 15 fire engines contained the fire to the intensive care unit at Shrey Hospital, and it was extinguished in half an hour. The cause of the fire at the hospital in the city of Ahmadabad was being investigated.
  • Amsterdam enforces face masks in crowded places. Amsterdam and the port of Rotterdam on Wednesday made face masks compulsory in some busy regions, including the Dutch capital’s Red Light district, as coronavirus infections showed a worrying spike. The new measures come as the number of infections doubled in a week in the country, where more than 55,000 people have now been infected, and some 6,150 have died.
  • Italy threatens to ban Ryanair for alleged virus rule-breaking. Italy’s national civil aviation authority has threatened to suspend Ryanair’s permit to fly in the country over suspected non-compliance with coronavirus safety rules, but the low-cost carrier denied flouting them.
  • France’s daily Covid-19 cases highest since the end of May. France’s daily Covid-19 infections reached the highest in more than two months on Wednesday, with 1,695 new cases. The seven-day moving average stood above the 1,300 thresholds for the first time since the end of April when the country was still in lockdown.
  • Covid-19 job losses see record numbers in the UK seeking temporary work. Record numbers of people in Britain are looking for temporary work as job losses across the country mount, according to recruitment firms that have been flooded with CVs.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the accountancy firm KPMG said the number of people signing up to find temporary work rose in July at the fastest pace since records began in 1997.
  • Fears grow in Turkey as daily virus cases top 1,000. Officials have expressed concern over the rising number of coronavirus cases as the daily infection toll exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row.
  • Florida tops 500,000 virus cases as testing resumes after the storm. The state has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases as testing ramps up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias.
  • Former Colombian president Uribe tests positive for coronavirus. Colombia’s former president Álvaro Uribe has tested positive for Covid-19, just a day after he was placed under house arrest as part of a witness tampering probe.
  • Germany adds Belgium’s virus-hit Antwerp to the quarantine list. Antwerp province was added to the list of coronavirus risk zones, requiring travelers arriving from the region to go into quarantine for 14 days unless they can produce a negative Covid-19 test.

 

                 
                                  
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Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
06:35

  • 233 new cases and two new deaths in Armenia 
  • 2,762 new cases and 22 new deaths in India  
  • Four new cases in Sint Maarten 
  • 173 new cases and six new deaths in the United States
  • One new case in Taiwan 
  • Nine new cases in Georgia 
  • 15 new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 67 new cases and four new deaths in Afghanistan 
  • 276 new cases and two new deaths in Uzbekistan 
  • 405 new cases in Israel 
  • 549 new cases and nine new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 727 new cases and 21 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Two new cases in Thailand 
  • 1,060 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • 14 new cases in Belize 
  • 12 new cases in Haiti 
  • 13 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • Eight new cases in Jamaica 
  • 799 new cases and 23 new deaths in Honduras 
  • One new death in Vietnam 
  • 510 new cases and seven new deaths in Belgium 
  • 446 new cases and eight new deaths in Australia     
  • 1,780 new cases and 65 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 43 new cases in South Korea 
  • 6,139 new cases and 829 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 37 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 05-08-2020

Headlines
06:45 am

  • 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 ‘any time.’
  • US: Biden tells Trump to ‘step up and do your job.’
  • We’re fighting a ghost: six months on victories over virus remain fragile
  • UK's largest firms fail to cut CEO pay to navigate 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

 

                    
                                  A new documentary on how the CCP covered up the coronavirus outbreak

 

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 04-08-2020

Headlines
07:15 am

  • Authorities in the Philippines have reimposed curbs after infections surged past 100,000, forcing more than 27 million people – including in the capital, Manila – back into lockdown for two weeks from Tuesday.
  • China reported 36 new cases of Covid-19, including six imported cases. Of the 30 local cases, 28 were in the western province of Xinjiang and two in the eastern province of Liaoning. Of the six imported cases, four were in Guangdong, one in Shanghai and one in Sichuan.
  • Iran reported its highest single-day infection count in nearly a month, warning that most of its provinces were facing a resurgence. One person was dying from Covid-19 every seven minutes in the country, state television said on Monday, as another 215 new deaths from the disease were reported, taking total fatalities to 17,405 from 312,000 infections.
  • For the first time in two weeks, Hong Kong reported fewer than 100 new cases of Covid-19 in a day. The city is experiencing its third and worst wave of the outbreak since the virus first appeared there in January. Driven largely by community transmission, 2,342 of Hong Kong’s 3,590 total cases have been recorded in the past month.
  • New Zealand has recorded no new cases of Covid-19. There are 22 cases of the disease in the country, all in managed isolation. The country’s health director-general, Ashley Bloomfield, warned that a single case outside of quarantine facilities could turn into a wider outbreak if people were not vigilant. “We have worked too hard to let that happen here,” he said at a news conference.
  • Global report: COVID risks 'generational catastrophe' warns UN; Latin America exceeds 5m cases.
  • Brazil has continued to drive the regional surge of the virus in Latin America, with more than 2.75m infections and close to half of the 202,000 deaths. On Monday, it was revealed that President Jair Bolsonaro’s chief of staff, General Walter Souza Braga Netto, had tested positive for Covid-19. Last week Bolsonaro’s wife tested positive, following the president’s infection in early July.
  • Mexico has racked up record numbers of new confirmed infections in recent days, registering more than 9,000 daily cases for the first time on Saturday, a day after overtaking Britain as the country with the third-highest number of deaths in the pandemic.
  • In Australia, the state of Victoria recorded another 439 cases and 11 deaths, all in aged care settings, the day after the premiere, Daniel Andrews, announced a six-week lockdown with much more significant restrictions including a night-time curfew in the state capital, Melbourne, for the next six weeks, the closure of non-essential businesses, and a ban on weddings.

 

                    
                                  A new documentary on how the CCP covered up the coronavirus outbreak

 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
07:09

  • 268 new cases and five new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • One new case in Thailand 
  • 432 new cases and 15 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 1,423 new cases and 13 new deaths in India  
  • 1,158 new cases in Kazakhstan  
  • One new death in Vietnam 
  • 597 new cases and seven new deaths in Honduras 
  • 35 new cases and one new death in Haiti 
  • Four new cases in Sint Maarten 
  • 465 new cases and five new deaths in Belgium 
  • 1,693 new cases and 75 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 410 new cases and 11 new deaths in Australia     
  • 34 new cases in South Korea 
  • 11 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 4,767 new cases and 266 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 36 new cases in China 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 03-08-2020

Headlines
07:15 am

  • The United States reported a record 1.87 million cases in July, more than twice the figure for the previous record month, April, when 860,000 new cases were reported, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. May saw 690,200 new infections, while June saw 820,000 cases. US infections are approaching 5 million, with 4,657,693 confirmed, or more than a quarter of the global total.
  • India reported nearly 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, down from the previous day’s record of 57,118. At least 37,364 people have died in India during the pandemic so far.
  • Residents in the Australian city of Melbourne will be subject to an overnight curfew for the next six weeks and be banned from traveling more than 5km to go shopping or to exercise, as Victoria attempts to get the number of new coronavirus cases under control. The premier, Daniel Andrews, announced that from 6 pm on Sunday, residents in the Melbourne metropolitan area would be under curfew for six weeks until 13 September.
  • Vietnam is rushing to build a 700-bed makeshift hospital to cope with an outbreak in the central city of Da Nang, as the health minister warned the current strain of the virus is more contagious than those previously seen in the country.
  • Honduras will extend its curfew for another week to curb the pandemic. Honduras first imposed a curfew, which is in effect daily between 5 pm and 7 am, in March.
  • The number of new Covid-19 cases in China’s far north-western region of Xinjiang continues to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of them imported and eight in the north-eastern province of Liaoning.
  • Seven Chinese health officials arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday, the first of a 60-person team that will carry out widespread Covid-19 testing in the territory as it races to halt another wave. A group of local Hong Kong councilors said on Sunday that some residents fear China may use their presence as an opportunity to collect DNA samples for surveillance purposes.
  • A major incident has been declared in Greater Manchester in England in response to increases in coronavirus infection rates across “multiple localities.”
  • Nancy Pelosi says she has no confidence in Deborah Birx over the handling of a pandemic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi escalated an attack on Dr. Deborah Birx, a senior scientist on Donald Trump’s coronavirus taskforce, in television comments on Sunday as Birx defended the administration’s handling of the pandemic.
  • Media to be banned from the Republican convention due to coronavirus restrictions. The media will reportedly not be allowed to witness Donald Trump’s formal renomination as the Republican party’s choice for president at its national convention later this month.
  • UK prime minister Boris Johnson is considering new lockdown measures in England should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections. Plans are being assessed after a rise in Covid-19 cases forced the prime minister to slow the lockdown easing on Friday, with proposed relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors delayed.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
07:09

  • 395 new cases and 13 new deaths in Australia   
  • Three new deaths in China, Hong Kong SAR 
  • 217 new cases and two new deaths in Uzbekistan
  • Three new cases in Thailand
  • 331 new cases and eight new deaths in Pakistan
  • One new case in Bhutan
  • 1,136 new cases and 15 new deaths in India 
  • 447 new cases in Belgium 
  • 512 new cases and nine new deaths in Honduras 
  • 1,069 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • Two new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • 1,360 new cases and 89 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 11 new cases and two new deaths in Jamaica 
  • 43 new cases in China 
  • 23 new cases in South Korea  
  • Two new cases in New Zealand 
  • One new case in Vietnam 
  • 4,853 new cases and 274 new deaths in Mexico 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

News Updates 02-08-2020

Headlines
07:25 am

  • South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus infections had surpassed half a million, the health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million.
  • The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Belgium has doubled in one week, as an average of 448.1 people per day tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week of July.
  • Travelers entering France from 16 countries where coronavirus is spread widely must now undergo tests upon arrival at French airports and ports.
  • At least 14 members of the US House of Representatives and Senate - seven Republicans and seven Democrats - have tested positive or are presumed to have had Covid-19 since the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year.
  • Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the official residence of Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, as weeks of protests against the Israeli leader showed no signs of slowing.
  • Thirty-six crew members confined on the Norwegian cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Saturday.
  • Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos will allow churches and mosques to resume in-person services from 7 August, and restaurants, social clubs, and recreational centers will also be allowed to reopen with limited capacity from 14 August as the state, the center of Nigeria’s coronavirus outbreak, eases restrictions despite a continued rise in infections.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday; the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm.
  • Ireland’s chief medical officer described a recent spike in Covid-19 infections as “concerning,” as the average number of cases per day doubled from around 20 in the last weeks to over 40 over the past five days.
  • Spain’s labor minister, Yolanda Díaz Pérez, suggested on Saturday that the government would extend its coronavirus furlough scheme for an extra three months.
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                                  A new documentary on how the CCP covered up the coronavirus outbreak

 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
07:20

  • 420 new cases and 12 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 65 new cases and one new death in Israel 
  • 2,198 new cases and 12 new deaths in India  
  • Eight new deaths in El Salvador 
  • 257 new cases and two new deaths in Uzbekistan 
  • 1,226 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • Five new cases in Thailand 
  • 613 new cases and seven new deaths in Australia     
  • One new case in Bhutan 
  • 44 new cases and four new deaths in Haiti 
  • Two new cases in Mongolia 
  • 671 new cases and 31 new deaths in Honduras  
  • 651 new cases and four new deaths in Belgium 
  • One new case in Cambodia 
  • One new case in Saint Barthélemy 
  • Eight new cases in Belize 
  • Five new cases in Jamaica 
  • 2,004 new cases and 87 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 30 new cases in South Korea 
  • Three new cases in New Zealand 
  • 9,556 new cases and 784 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 49 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.
    It was the second day in a row that the number of cases in the capital 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 key 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 the provinces of Zinjiang and Liaoning, the National Health Commission has announced.
  • Egypt reported 321 new Covid-19 infections on Friday, the health ministry said, the lowest figure since 3 May, according to Reuters.
  • 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.

                    
                                  A new documentary on how the CCP covered up the coronavirus outbreak

 

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 an increase in 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 make clear 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 clinics in Danang. 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.
  • Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he was taking 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 30-07-2020

Headlines
07:55 am

  • Australia has reported a record rise in coronavirus infections and deaths, with the state of Victoria announcing more than 700 new cases and 13 deaths, as the state continues to battle significant outbreaks in the aged care sector and among healthcare workers. It comes as global cases passed 17m after five of the last seven days saw one-day jumps of more than 250,000 new infections.
  • The United States, meanwhile, continues to have by far the highest number of cases and deaths, passed 150,000 fatalities late on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University figures.
  • Brazil’s outbreak set a national daily record on Wednesday with 69,074 new confirmed cases and 1,595 related deaths.
  • Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak and urged people to stay indoors as much as possible as strict new measures take effect.
  • In New Zealand, a 32-year-old man has been arrested after attempting to escape a managed quarantine facility.
  • In Saudi Arabia, a scaled-down hajj has begun. This year, for the first time in modern history, Saudi officials have drastically restricted the number of pilgrims allowed to participate and enforced strict new health measures. Just 10,000 Muslims, all already inside the kingdom, is being allowed to perform the hajj – 0.4% of last year’s 2.5 million attendees from across the globe.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
07:51

  • 259 new cases and five new deaths in Armenia 
  • Four new cases in Latvia 
  • 1,197 new cases and 23 new deaths in Ukraine 
  • Five new cases in Georgia 
  • Eight new cases in Cambodia 
  • 257 new cases in Israel 
  • 287 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan 
  • 3,598 new cases and 32 new deaths in India  
  • Two new cases in Myanmar 
  • 11 new cases in Sint Maarten 
  • One new case in Grenada 
  • Two new cases in Bhutan 
  • 631 new cases and 17 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • 1,114 new cases and 32 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • Six new cases in Thailand 
  • Five new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands 
  • 1,472 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • Seven new cases and one new death in Haiti 
  • 484 new cases and 45 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 673 new cases and three new deaths in Belgium 
  • 1,207 new cases and 88 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 18 new cases in South Korea 
  • One new case in New Zealand 
  • 716 new cases and 13 new deaths in Australia     
  • One new case in Jamaica 
  • 5,752 new cases and 485 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 105 new cases in China 
  • 338 new cases and five new deaths in the United States

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

News Updates 28-07-2020

Headlines
07:41 am

  • Global virus deaths passed 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh curbs. More than 100,000 deaths have been recorded since 9 July, and the global toll has doubled in just over two months.
  • Donald Trump wore a mask and talked up the possibility of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year in the battleground state North Carolina. During a visit to a Fujifilm plant in Morrisville, the president wore a mask publicly for a second time and expressed confidence in the country’s economic recovery.
  • Spain’s PM said the UK quarantine decision not justified. Britain’s decision to impose a two-week quarantine on people traveling from Spain is unfair, Pedro Sánchez said. He added that the Spanish government is in touch with British authorities in a bid to get the country to reconsider its position.
  • Google employees will work from home until at least the summer of 2021. The company will keep its employees home until at least next July, the Wall Street Journal reported, marking the largest tech firm to commit to such a timeline in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Lebanon reimposed severe Covid-19 restrictions for the next two weeks. It has shut places of worship, cinemas, bars, nightclubs, sports events, and popular markets, after a sharp rise in infections.
  • The International Monetary Fund approved $4.3bn in aid to South Africa to help it fight the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, in June predicted the economy would shrink 7.2% in 2020, its deepest slump in 90 years.
  • Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli issued scathing criticism of the Italian government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. He said he was humiliated by a recent lockdown, surprise comments as the 61-year-old superstar was a symbol of national unity at the height of the lockdown.

Source Worldometers, The Guardian

Updates:
07:03

  • Five new cases in Taiwan 
  • 239 new cases and eight new deaths in Armenia 
  • One new case in Latvia 
  • 105 new cases and one new death in Afghanistan 
  • 45 new cases and four new deaths in Malawi 
  • Eight new cases in Georgia 
  • 473 new cases in Israel 
  • 297 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan 
  • 936 new cases and 23 new deaths in Pakistan 
  • 422 new cases and 28 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan 
  • Two new cases in Thailand 
  • Four new cases in Bhutan 
  • 1,526 new cases in Kazakhstan 
  • 1,633 new cases and 13 new deaths in India  
  • 2,917 new cases and 58 new deaths in Brazil 
  • One new case in Mongolia 
  • 25 new cases and one new death in Haiti 
  • 465 new cases and 50 new deaths in Honduras 
  • 402 new cases and one new death in Belgium 
  • 367 new cases and six new deaths in Australia      
  • One new case in Cambodia  
  • 1,752 new cases and 64 new deaths in Bolivia 
  • 28 new cases and one new death in South Korea 
  • One new case in New Zealand 
  • 11 new cases in Jamaica 
  • 4,973 new cases and 342 new deaths in Mexico 
  • 68 new cases in China 

 

Source Worldometers, The Guardian 

5 Online Tools Provide Up-to-Date Tracking of The New Coronavirus Spread

WHO and Centres for Disease Control data to track outbreaks and recoveries, while others are aimed only at a Chinese audience, and focused on controlling the infection be helping people track who they might have contacted.

Using these tools, along with preventative measures like handwashing and avoiding contact with sick people, could slow the spread of the coronavirus. The outbreak originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and is now in at least 26 countries. Experts are now calling it a 'mild pandemic' and theorizing that it could become a permanent virus that humans face, akin to the seasonal flu.

Here are five tools to follow the coronavirus:

  1. Johns Hopkins CSSE map

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This online dashboard from Johns Hopkins uses CDC and WHO data to track the outbreak in real-time. Click here for Johns Hopkins CSSE map.

  1. Health Map

This map also tracks outbreaks of the virus, but it uses AI to scrape posts on news sites and social media to create a heat map of the virus, which can be useful to health officials.

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Click here for the Health Map, which tracks outbreaks of the coronavirus worldwide.

  1. Coronavirus app

This app from two French ex-pats in Taiwan has a useful breakdown of infections, deaths, and recoveries by region.

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Click here for the Coronavirus Map

  1.     Baidu map

Chinese search engine Baidu has created an epidemic map alongside its usual route, which shows real-time locations of confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases.

Click here for the Baidu map

  1. Chinese flight and train checker

A Chinese cybersecurity firm created a tool available in China that lets people input flight or train numbers to see if they have traveled with anyone infected with the coronavirus.

Click here for the Chinese flight and train tracker.

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Coronavirus, COVID-19  Worldwide News Updates. Updates from around the world from different news sources. Stay safe and take the right precautions if you are going to travel to potentially contaminated areas! All times mentioned are according to UK time. The Coronavirus Worldwide News Updates 06-08-2020 Coronavirus, COVID-19: 711.301 Death, and 18.981.548 proven infected worldwide. The Coronavirus, COVID-19 News Jump quickly to 5 Online Tools by clicking on: 5 Online Tools Provide Up-to-Date Tracking History global updates about the coronavirus, COVID-19: Recommended:  Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (1) Globally, the 24 of January till the 13th of April Recommended:  Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (2) Globally, the 15th of April till the 13th of May Recommended:  Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (3) Globally, the 14th of May till the 12th of July Recommended: Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (4) Globally, the 13th of July till the 27th of July Recommended: Coronavirus, COVID-19 Travel Updates By Tu i   The Old Normal! Who Wants To Go Back? The Old Normal! Who Wants To Go Back? Do you want to go back to our old polluting consuming society? I thought so! Probably your answer is "no"! What we learned from the past half-year is that if the urgent is strong enough, we can change 'our' habits very fast. It's like in a war situation. During the second world war, we changed the existing industry quickly in production lines, which benefitted us at that time the best. Innovations came faster than ever, and improvisation, and adjusting to new circumstances became the 'new but fortunate temporary normal.'  After the second world war, we had enormous economic growth, which lasted 30 years. Housing, general hygienic, education, health care food supplies, etc. improved. In the 70th appeared the report the 'Limits of Growth' from the Club of Rome, a group of people which consists of current and former heads of state, UN bureaucrats, high-level politicians, and government officials, diplomats, scientists, economists, and business leaders from around the globe. People, in general, got convinced that the growth we experienced after the second WW came at a cost. An enormous amount of initiatives have been taken from the moment the report got published to limit pollution in any form, unfortunately, with little effect. We never used so much fossil fuel, used resources at an unprecedented speed, and are pollution our ‘nest’ in such a way that recovery is hardly possible anymore. We needed probably another 'shock moment again! And it came with bird flu, swine fever, ebola, Q-fever(Netherlands), Mers, Sars and...COVID-19! So COVID-19 came. We suddenly realized that less transport on the road, fewer flights, working and education at home, and less traveling brought many benefits for nature and humans: less air- and water pollution, no traffic jams, less stress. Of course, it did come at a cost too. There was domestic violence, food security in a lot of countries is in decline, and companies went broke. Many people will suffer around the world because they will have a lack of food, and other vital issues like climate change and greening business got hardly any attention anymore in the media. The Old Normal Came To An End: Welcome Humanity 2.0 With the experience and knowledge gained in the last half-year, many are convinced that the way society is organizing can be done differently; better! It is possible to travel less, commute less, work at home, pollute less, etc. Now we have to find a way so everybody can benefit from this experience. What about giving all people on this planet a basic income. Improve education with virtual reality, so if there are no human teachers, the 'virtual one' can replace humans. We have to take commerce out of healthcare and need to reorganize agriculture. Backyard food 'forest.'  Our politicians worldwide should have learned from COVID-19 that industrial farming is old fashion and only brings suffering for animals and humans. They should have been convinced that the production of unhealthy food costs society and healthcare billions. Our politicians should have learned that sports need to come back in education, and sports, in general, require the same promotion and financial support, which now goes to unhealthy practices. But the most important lesson is that creating inequality between people and destroying nature worldwide is the worst 'quality' of the Old Normal, which needs to be avoided at all costs. Coronavirus, COVID-19 Global News News Updates 06-08-2020 Headlines 06:45 am Donald Trump on Wednesday repeated that he believes coronavirus will “go away,” despite his top public health expert warning that it could take most of 2021 or longer to get the pandemic under control and that it is “unlikely” the virus can ever be eradicated. At a White House briefing, the US president said of Covid-19: “It’s going away, it will go away, things go away. No question in my mind, sooner rather than later.” Facebook has removed a post from Donald Trump’s page for spreading false information about the coronavirus, a first for the social company that has been harshly criticized for repeatedly allowing the president to break its content rules. Michelle Obama has said she has been suffering from “low-grade depression,” prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, racial problems in the US, and what she describes as the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration. WHO surge team arrives in South Africa. The World Health Organization has deployed a “surge team” of 43 health experts to South Africa to help the country deal with the pandemic, which has seen nearly 530,000 cases confirmed in the country – the fifth-highest in the world – and 9,298 deaths. In Australia, Victorian state premier Daniel Andrews has announced that 471 new coronavirus cases were confirmed overnight, along with eight new deaths. Both figures are lower than Wednesday’s, which marked Victoria’s most devastating day of Covid-19 cases and deaths, with a man in his 30s among 15 people who died overnight including many from aged care, and 725 new cases of the virus identified. Global deaths pass 700,000. The coronavirus pandemic death toll passed 700,000 late on Wednesday, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker, which relies on official government data. The US accounts for the highest portion of those deaths, with 157,690. The next worst-affected in terms of the number of lives lost in Brazil with 95,819. A fire killed eight coronavirus patients at a hospital in western India early Thursday, fire officials said. Firefighters and 15 fire engines contained the fire to the intensive care unit at Shrey Hospital, and it was extinguished in half an hour. The cause of the fire at the hospital in the city of Ahmadabad was being investigated. Amsterdam enforces face masks in crowded places. Amsterdam and the port of Rotterdam on Wednesday made face masks compulsory in some busy regions, including the Dutch capital’s Red Light district, as coronavirus infections showed a worrying spike. The new measures come as the number of infections doubled in a week in the country, where more than 55,000 people have now been infected, and some 6,150 have died. Italy threatens to ban Ryanair for alleged virus rule-breaking. Italy’s national civil aviation authority has threatened to suspend Ryanair’s permit to fly in the country over suspected non-compliance with coronavirus safety rules, but the low-cost carrier denied flouting them. France’s daily Covid-19 cases highest since the end of May. France’s daily Covid-19 infections reached the highest in more than two months on Wednesday, with 1,695 new cases. The seven-day moving average stood above the 1,300 thresholds for the first time since the end of April when the country was still in lockdown. Covid-19 job losses see record numbers in the UK seeking temporary work. Record numbers of people in Britain are looking for temporary work as job losses across the country mount, according to recruitment firms that have been flooded with CVs.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and the accountancy firm KPMG said the number of people signing up to find temporary work rose in July at the fastest pace since records began in 1997. Fears grow in Turkey as daily virus cases top 1,000. Officials have expressed concern over the rising number of coronavirus cases as the daily infection toll exceeded 1,000 for the second day in a row. Florida tops 500,000 virus cases as testing resumes after the storm. The state has surpassed 500,000 coronavirus cases as testing ramps up following a temporary shutdown of some sites because of Tropical Storm Isaias. Former Colombian president Uribe tests positive for coronavirus. Colombia’s former president Álvaro Uribe has tested positive for Covid-19, just a day after he was placed under house arrest as part of a witness tampering probe. Germany adds Belgium’s virus-hit Antwerp to the quarantine list. Antwerp province was added to the list of coronavirus risk zones, requiring travelers arriving from the region to go into quarantine for 14 days unless they can produce a negative Covid-19 test.   {youtube}                                                     Is the world facing a second wave of COVID-19? | Inside Story   Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 06:35 233 new cases and two new deaths in Armenia  2,762 new cases and 22 new deaths in India   Four new cases in Sint Maarten  173 new cases and six new deaths in the United States One new case in Taiwan  Nine new cases in Georgia  15 new deaths in El Salvador  67 new cases and four new deaths in Afghanistan  276 new cases and two new deaths in Uzbekistan  405 new cases in Israel  549 new cases and nine new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  727 new cases and 21 new deaths in Pakistan  Two new cases in Thailand  1,060 new cases in Kazakhstan   14 new cases in Belize  12 new cases in Haiti  13 new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands  Eight new cases in Jamaica  799 new cases and 23 new deaths in Honduras  One new death in Vietnam  510 new cases and seven new deaths in Belgium  446 new cases and eight new deaths in Australia      1,780 new cases and 65 new deaths in Bolivia  43 new cases in South Korea  6,139 new cases and 829 new deaths in Mexico  37 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 05-08-2020 Headlines 06:45 am 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 ‘any time.’ US: Biden tells Trump to ‘step up and do your job.’ We’re fighting a ghost: six months on victories over virus remain fragile UK's largest firms fail to cut CEO pay to navigate 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   {youtube}                                                       A new documentary on how the CCP covered up the coronavirus outbreak   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 04-08-2020 Headlines 07:15 am Authorities in the Philippines have reimposed curbs after infections surged past 100,000, forcing more than 27 million people – including in the capital, Manila – back into lockdown for two weeks from Tuesday. China reported 36 new cases of Covid-19, including six imported cases. Of the 30 local cases, 28 were in the western province of Xinjiang and two in the eastern province of Liaoning. Of the six imported cases, four were in Guangdong, one in Shanghai and one in Sichuan. Iran reported its highest single-day infection count in nearly a month, warning that most of its provinces were facing a resurgence. One person was dying from Covid-19 every seven minutes in the country, state television said on Monday, as another 215 new deaths from the disease were reported, taking total fatalities to 17,405 from 312,000 infections. For the first time in two weeks, Hong Kong reported fewer than 100 new cases of Covid-19 in a day. The city is experiencing its third and worst wave of the outbreak since the virus first appeared there in January. Driven largely by community transmission, 2,342 of Hong Kong’s 3,590 total cases have been recorded in the past month. New Zealand has recorded no new cases of Covid-19. There are 22 cases of the disease in the country, all in managed isolation. The country’s health director-general, Ashley Bloomfield, warned that a single case outside of quarantine facilities could turn into a wider outbreak if people were not vigilant. “We have worked too hard to let that happen here,” he said at a news conference. Global report: COVID risks 'generational catastrophe' warns UN; Latin America exceeds 5m cases. Brazil has continued to drive the regional surge of the virus in Latin America, with more than 2.75m infections and close to half of the 202,000 deaths. On Monday, it was revealed that President Jair Bolsonaro’s chief of staff, General Walter Souza Braga Netto, had tested positive for Covid-19. Last week Bolsonaro’s wife tested positive, following the president’s infection in early July. Mexico has racked up record numbers of new confirmed infections in recent days, registering more than 9,000 daily cases for the first time on Saturday, a day after overtaking Britain as the country with the third-highest number of deaths in the pandemic. In Australia, the state of Victoria recorded another 439 cases and 11 deaths, all in aged care settings, the day after the premiere, Daniel Andrews, announced a six-week lockdown with much more significant restrictions including a night-time curfew in the state capital, Melbourne, for the next six weeks, the closure of non-essential businesses, and a ban on weddings.   {youtube}                                                       A new documentary on how the CCP covered up the coronavirus outbreak   Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 07:09 268 new cases and five new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  One new case in Thailand  432 new cases and 15 new deaths in Pakistan  1,423 new cases and 13 new deaths in India   1,158 new cases in Kazakhstan   One new death in Vietnam  597 new cases and seven new deaths in Honduras  35 new cases and one new death in Haiti  Four new cases in Sint Maarten  465 new cases and five new deaths in Belgium  1,693 new cases and 75 new deaths in Bolivia  410 new cases and 11 new deaths in Australia      34 new cases in South Korea  11 new cases in Jamaica  4,767 new cases and 266 new deaths in Mexico  36 new cases in China  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 03-08-2020 Headlines 07:15 am The United States reported a record 1.87 million cases in July, more than twice the figure for the previous record month, April, when 860,000 new cases were reported, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. May saw 690,200 new infections, while June saw 820,000 cases. US infections are approaching 5 million, with 4,657,693 confirmed, or more than a quarter of the global total. India reported nearly 55,000 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, down from the previous day’s record of 57,118. At least 37,364 people have died in India during the pandemic so far. Residents in the Australian city of Melbourne will be subject to an overnight curfew for the next six weeks and be banned from traveling more than 5km to go shopping or to exercise, as Victoria attempts to get the number of new coronavirus cases under control. The premier, Daniel Andrews, announced that from 6 pm on Sunday, residents in the Melbourne metropolitan area would be under curfew for six weeks until 13 September. Vietnam is rushing to build a 700-bed makeshift hospital to cope with an outbreak in the central city of Da Nang, as the health minister warned the current strain of the virus is more contagious than those previously seen in the country. Honduras will extend its curfew for another week to curb the pandemic. Honduras first imposed a curfew, which is in effect daily between 5 pm and 7 am, in March. The number of new Covid-19 cases in China’s far north-western region of Xinjiang continues to fall, with 28 reported on Monday. China reported 43 new cases nationwide, seven of them imported and eight in the north-eastern province of Liaoning. Seven Chinese health officials arrived in Hong Kong on Sunday, the first of a 60-person team that will carry out widespread Covid-19 testing in the territory as it races to halt another wave. A group of local Hong Kong councilors said on Sunday that some residents fear China may use their presence as an opportunity to collect DNA samples for surveillance purposes. A major incident has been declared in Greater Manchester in England in response to increases in coronavirus infection rates across “multiple localities.” Nancy Pelosi says she has no confidence in Deborah Birx over the handling of a pandemic. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi escalated an attack on Dr. Deborah Birx, a senior scientist on Donald Trump’s coronavirus taskforce, in television comments on Sunday as Birx defended the administration’s handling of the pandemic. Media to be banned from the Republican convention due to coronavirus restrictions. The media will reportedly not be allowed to witness Donald Trump’s formal renomination as the Republican party’s choice for president at its national convention later this month. UK prime minister Boris Johnson is considering new lockdown measures in England should there be a second wave of coronavirus infections. Plans are being assessed after a rise in Covid-19 cases forced the prime minister to slow the lockdown easing on Friday, with proposed relaxations for the leisure and beauty sectors delayed. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 07:09 395 new cases and 13 new deaths in Australia    Three new deaths in China, Hong Kong SAR  217 new cases and two new deaths in Uzbekistan Three new cases in Thailand 331 new cases and eight new deaths in Pakistan One new case in Bhutan 1,136 new cases and 15 new deaths in India  447 new cases in Belgium  512 new cases and nine new deaths in Honduras  1,069 new cases in Kazakhstan  Two new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands  1,360 new cases and 89 new deaths in Bolivia  11 new cases and two new deaths in Jamaica  43 new cases in China  23 new cases in South Korea   Two new cases in New Zealand  One new case in Vietnam  4,853 new cases and 274 new deaths in Mexico  Source Worldometers, The Guardian News Updates 02-08-2020 Headlines 07:25 am South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus infections had surpassed half a million, the health ministry said on Saturday, while cases in Africa as a whole approached a million. The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Belgium has doubled in one week, as an average of 448.1 people per day tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week of July. Travelers entering France from 16 countries where coronavirus is spread widely must now undergo tests upon arrival at French airports and ports. At least 14 members of the US House of Representatives and Senate - seven Republicans and seven Democrats - have tested positive or are presumed to have had Covid-19 since the coronavirus pandemic began earlier this year. Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the official residence of Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, as weeks of protests against the Israeli leader showed no signs of slowing. Thirty-six crew members confined on the Norwegian cruise ship MS Roald Amundsen have tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Saturday. Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos will allow churches and mosques to resume in-person services from 7 August, and restaurants, social clubs, and recreational centers will also be allowed to reopen with limited capacity from 14 August as the state, the center of Nigeria’s coronavirus outbreak, eases restrictions despite a continued rise in infections. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Saturday; the coronavirus pandemic was likely to be “lengthy” after its emergency committee met to evaluate the crisis six months after sounding the international alarm. Ireland’s chief medical officer described a recent spike in Covid-19 infections as “concerning,” as the average number of cases per day doubled from around 20 in the last weeks to over 40 over the past five days. Spain’s labor minister, Yolanda Díaz Pérez, suggested on Saturday that the government would extend its coronavirus furlough scheme for an extra three months.   {youtube}                                                       A new documentary on how the CCP covered up the coronavirus outbreak   Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 07:20 420 new cases and 12 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  65 new cases and one new death in Israel  2,198 new cases and 12 new deaths in India   Eight new deaths in El Salvador  257 new cases and two new deaths in Uzbekistan  1,226 new cases in Kazakhstan  Five new cases in Thailand  613 new cases and seven new deaths in Australia      One new case in Bhutan  44 new cases and four new deaths in Haiti  Two new cases in Mongolia  671 new cases and 31 new deaths in Honduras   651 new cases and four new deaths in Belgium  One new case in Cambodia  One new case in Saint Barthélemy  Eight new cases in Belize  Five new cases in Jamaica  2,004 new cases and 87 new deaths in Bolivia  30 new cases in South Korea  Three new cases in New Zealand  9,556 new cases and 784 new deaths in Mexico  49 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. It was the second day in a row that the number of cases in the capital 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 key 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 the provinces of Zinjiang and Liaoning, the National Health Commission has announced. Egypt reported 321 new Covid-19 infections on Friday, the health ministry said, the lowest figure since 3 May, according to Reuters. 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. {youtube}                                                       A new documentary on how the CCP covered up the coronavirus outbreak   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 an increase in 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 make clear 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 clinics in Danang. 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. Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he was taking 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 30-07-2020 Headlines 07:55 am Australia has reported a record rise in coronavirus infections and deaths, with the state of Victoria announcing more than 700 new cases and 13 deaths, as the state continues to battle significant outbreaks in the aged care sector and among healthcare workers. It comes as global cases passed 17m after five of the last seven days saw one-day jumps of more than 250,000 new infections. The United States, meanwhile, continues to have by far the highest number of cases and deaths, passed 150,000 fatalities late on Wednesday, according to Johns Hopkins University figures. Brazil’s outbreak set a national daily record on Wednesday with 69,074 new confirmed cases and 1,595 related deaths. Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam has warned the city is on the brink of a large-scale outbreak and urged people to stay indoors as much as possible as strict new measures take effect. In New Zealand, a 32-year-old man has been arrested after attempting to escape a managed quarantine facility. In Saudi Arabia, a scaled-down hajj has begun. This year, for the first time in modern history, Saudi officials have drastically restricted the number of pilgrims allowed to participate and enforced strict new health measures. Just 10,000 Muslims, all already inside the kingdom, is being allowed to perform the hajj – 0.4% of last year’s 2.5 million attendees from across the globe. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 07:51 259 new cases and five new deaths in Armenia  Four new cases in Latvia  1,197 new cases and 23 new deaths in Ukraine  Five new cases in Georgia  Eight new cases in Cambodia  257 new cases in Israel  287 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan  3,598 new cases and 32 new deaths in India   Two new cases in Myanmar  11 new cases in Sint Maarten  One new case in Grenada  Two new cases in Bhutan  631 new cases and 17 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  1,114 new cases and 32 new deaths in Pakistan  Six new cases in Thailand  Five new cases in the Turks and Caicos Islands  1,472 new cases in Kazakhstan  Seven new cases and one new death in Haiti  484 new cases and 45 new deaths in Honduras  673 new cases and three new deaths in Belgium  1,207 new cases and 88 new deaths in Bolivia  18 new cases in South Korea  One new case in New Zealand  716 new cases and 13 new deaths in Australia      One new case in Jamaica  5,752 new cases and 485 new deaths in Mexico  105 new cases in China  338 new cases and five new deaths in the United States 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 News Updates 28-07-2020 Headlines 07:41 am Global virus deaths passed 650,000 as new surges prompt fresh curbs. More than 100,000 deaths have been recorded since 9 July, and the global toll has doubled in just over two months. Donald Trump wore a mask and talked up the possibility of a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year in the battleground state North Carolina. During a visit to a Fujifilm plant in Morrisville, the president wore a mask publicly for a second time and expressed confidence in the country’s economic recovery. Spain’s PM said the UK quarantine decision not justified. Britain’s decision to impose a two-week quarantine on people traveling from Spain is unfair, Pedro Sánchez said. He added that the Spanish government is in touch with British authorities in a bid to get the country to reconsider its position. Google employees will work from home until at least the summer of 2021. The company will keep its employees home until at least next July, the Wall Street Journal reported, marking the largest tech firm to commit to such a timeline in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Lebanon reimposed severe Covid-19 restrictions for the next two weeks. It has shut places of worship, cinemas, bars, nightclubs, sports events, and popular markets, after a sharp rise in infections. The International Monetary Fund approved $4.3bn in aid to South Africa to help it fight the coronavirus pandemic. The country’s finance minister, Tito Mboweni, in June predicted the economy would shrink 7.2% in 2020, its deepest slump in 90 years. Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli issued scathing criticism of the Italian government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis. He said he was humiliated by a recent lockdown, surprise comments as the 61-year-old superstar was a symbol of national unity at the height of the lockdown. Source Worldometers, The Guardian Updates: 07:03 Five new cases in Taiwan  239 new cases and eight new deaths in Armenia  One new case in Latvia  105 new cases and one new death in Afghanistan  45 new cases and four new deaths in Malawi  Eight new cases in Georgia  473 new cases in Israel  297 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan  936 new cases and 23 new deaths in Pakistan  422 new cases and 28 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan  Two new cases in Thailand  Four new cases in Bhutan  1,526 new cases in Kazakhstan  1,633 new cases and 13 new deaths in India   2,917 new cases and 58 new deaths in Brazil  One new case in Mongolia  25 new cases and one new death in Haiti  465 new cases and 50 new deaths in Honduras  402 new cases and one new death in Belgium  367 new cases and six new deaths in Australia       One new case in Cambodia   1,752 new cases and 64 new deaths in Bolivia  28 new cases and one new death in South Korea  One new case in New Zealand  11 new cases in Jamaica  4,973 new cases and 342 new deaths in Mexico  68 new cases in China    Source Worldometers, The Guardian .    5 Online Tools Provide Up-to-Date Tracking of The New Coronavirus Spread WHO and Centres for Disease Control data to track outbreaks and recoveries, while others are aimed only at a Chinese audience, and focused on controlling the infection be helping people track who they might have contacted. Using these tools, along with preventative measures like handwashing and avoiding contact with sick people, could slow the spread of the coronavirus. The outbreak originated in Wuhan, China, in December 2019 and is now in at least 26 countries. Experts are now calling it a 'mild pandemic' and theorizing that it could become a permanent virus that humans face, akin to the seasonal flu. Here are five tools to follow the coronavirus: Johns Hopkins CSSE map This online dashboard from Johns Hopkins uses CDC and WHO data to track the outbreak in real-time. Click here for Johns Hopkins CSSE map . Health Map This map also tracks outbreaks of the virus, but it uses AI to scrape posts on news sites and social media to create a heat map of the virus, which can be useful to health officials. Click here for the Health Map, which tracks outbreaks of the coronavirus worldwide . Coronavirus app This app from two French ex-pats in Taiwan has a useful breakdown of infections, deaths, and recoveries by region. Click here for the Coronavirus Map     Baidu map Chinese search engine Baidu has created an epidemic map alongside its usual route, which shows real-time locations of confirmed and suspected coronavirus cases. Click here for the Baidu map Chinese flight and train checker A Chinese cybersecurity firm created a tool available in China that lets people input flight or train numbers to see if they have traveled with anyone infected with the coronavirus. Click here for the Chinese flight and train tracker . Recommended previous updates from this article back to the 24th of January 2020:  Coronavirus History Updates 2020 Globally 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. 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