United States President Donald Trump has insisted that the coronavirus shall be introduced “below management” at the same time as the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention reported a minimum of 67,574 new coronavirus instances and a minimum of 877 new deaths within the nation.
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ventured out of his official residence, Alvorada Palace, on Sunday to talk and greet his supporters at the same time as he recovers from COVID-19 illness.
Italy’s Lazio area, which incorporates Rome, is warning residents that native lockdowns may need to be ordered if there are extra clusters of coronavirus infections.
The variety of deaths from the coronavirus all over the world has surpassed 605,000, with the USA the worst-affected nation. There are over 14.Four million confirmed instances, in response to information from Johns Hopkins College.
Listed below are the newest updates.
Monday, July 20
03:16 GMT – Large majority of Japanese reject govt tourism marketing campaign amid new coronavirus fears
Most individuals in Japan are towards authorities plans to kickstart home tourism with a subsidised marketing campaign, in response to newspaper surveys printed on Monday, as fears develop over the variety of new coronavirus instances, notably in Tokyo, in response to Reuters information company.
The outcomes spotlight rising considerations that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s $16 billion “Go To” marketing campaign, set to start on Wednesday, may unfold the virus to rural components of the nation the place medical programs are fragile.
Broadcaster NHK stated greater than 500 new instances had been reported nationally on Sunday, of which 188 had been in Tokyo – down by about 100 from the day past however nonetheless properly above ranges seen when Abe’s authorities in late Might referred to as an finish to a state of emergency it had imposed to include the virus.
A phone survey carried out by the Asahi newspaper discovered 74 p.c of respondents had been against the marketing campaign. In the same survey by the Nikkei enterprise day by day, some 80 p.c of respondents stated it was too early to launch such a programme.
Japan has not seen the form of speedy unfold of the virus that has killed tens of hundreds in different nations. However Tokyo has raised its coronavirus alert to the best degree after a sequence of contemporary highs for brand new instances.
02:58 GMT – Extra instances reported in China’s Xinjiang
Numbers of confirmed coronavirus instances in Xinjiang’s metropolis of Urumqi proceed to rise, with one other 17 reported on Monday, bringing the entire in China’s newest outbreak to a minimum of 47.
One other 5 instances had been introduced from outdoors the nation, in response to AP information company quoting the Nationwide Well being Fee.
No new deaths had been reported, leaving the entire at 4,634 amongst 83,682 instances, and 249 folks stay in therapy. One other 158 folks had been being monitored in isolation for displaying indicators of getting the virus or for testing optimistic with out displaying signs.
China had largely contained native transmission of the virus earlier than the Urumqi outbreak and has taken swift motion together with a lockdown to convey it below management.
02:40 GMT – Germany’s confirmed coronavirus instances rise by 249 to 201,823
The variety of confirmed coronavirus instances in Germany elevated by 249 to 201,823, Reuters information company reported on Monday quoting information from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious illnesses.
The reported loss of life toll rose by two to 9,086, the tally confirmed.
02:05 GMT – Regardless of his COVID-19 an infection, Brazil’s Bolsonaro greets supporters
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro ventured out of his official residence, Alvorada Palace, on Sunday to talk and greet his supporters at the same time as he recovers from COVID-19 illness.
Bolsonaro, who introduced he examined optimistic for coronavirus on July 7 stepped out onto the grounds of official resident, walked in the direction of a bunch of supporters, and spoke with them for round one hour.
Brazilian President was carrying a masks and saved some meters (yards) of distance from his supporters.
Bolsonaro stated he’s feeling properly, regardless of the virus, and once more credited his well being to the usage of hydroxychloroquine to struggle COVID-19, regardless of no scientific proof.
01:50 GMT – Australia’s Victoria state experiences 275 new instances of coronavirus
Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria on Monday recorded one loss of life from the brand new coronavirus and logged 275 instances of infections in contrast with 363 instances a day earlier, in response to Reuters information company.
A girl in her 80s died from the virus in a single day, Premier Daniel Andrews stated in a media briefing in Melbourne, taking the nationwide loss of life toll to 123.
Coronavirus instances have spiked in Victoria in July, principally within the metropolis of Melbourne, prompting authorities to ask residents to put on face masks after they step outdoors their homes or threat fines of A$200 ($139.54) for not complying.
01:30 GMT – Imported coronavirus instances nonetheless rising in South Korea
South Korea’s imported coronavirus instances proceed to rise by double digit figures, in response to the newest figures on Monday, at the same time as new day by day virus instances fell beneath 30 for the primary time in additional than three weeks.
The nation recognized 26 new instances, elevating the entire caseload to 13,771, in response to the Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC). Of the newly added instances, simply 4 had been native infections, and 22 had been imported.
The nation has seen double-digit numbers of imported instances for 25 consecutive days as of Monday, in response to Yonhap information company.
One further loss of life was additionally reported, bringing the entire loss of life toll to 296.
01:00 GMT – El Salvador postpones financial reopening
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele has introduced that he’ll postpone the second section of the nation’s financial reopening, slated to start Tuesday, after evaluating inputs from specialists and the Salvadoran well being ministry, Reuters information company reported.
As just lately as Saturday, the president had reiterated his intention to maneuver ahead with the subsequent stage of restarting the economic system.
“After listening to the opinions of specialists and above all, the Ministry of Well being … I’ve determined to droop Part 2 of the financial reopening,” Bukele wrote in a social media submit on Sunday.
El Salvador has registered a complete of 11,846 coronavirus instances and 335 deaths.
00:30 GMT – Mexico experiences 5,311 new instances of coronavirus, 296 extra deaths
Mexico’s well being ministry reported 5,311 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 296 further fatalities, bringing the entire within the nation to 344,224 instances and 39,184 deaths, in response to Reuters information company early on Monday.
The federal government has stated the true variety of contaminated folks is probably going considerably larger than the confirmed instances.
00:12 GMT – US state of Florida provides 12,000 new instances
The USA state of Florida reported greater than 12,000 new instances of COVID-19 on Sunday, the fifth day in a row the state has recorded over 10,000 new infections, at the same time as President Donald Trump pledged that “it will be below management”.
The virus has claimed over 140,000 US lives for the reason that pandemic began, and Florida, California, and different Southern and Western states are creating new data day-after-day, in response to Reuters information company.
“Now we have embers and we do have flames. Florida grew to become extra flame-like, nevertheless it’s – it will be below management,” Trump stated in an interview with Fox Information tv channel.
00:01 GMT – Golf legend Jack Nicklaus reveals he had COVID-19
US golf legend Jack Nicklaus has revealed that he and his spouse examined optimistic for the coronavirus on the onset of the pandemic, AP information company reported.
Nicklaus and his spouse, Barbara, turned 80 a month aside firstly of the 12 months.
He stated his spouse had no COVID-19 signs, whereas he had a sore throat and a cough. Nicklaus stated they had been dwelling within the US state of Florida, from March 13 “till we had been performed with it” on about April 20.
“It did not final very lengthy, and we had been very, very lucky, very fortunate,” Nicklaus stated. “Barbara and I are each of the age, each of us 80 years previous, that’s an at-risk age. Our hearts exit to the individuals who did lose their lives and their households. We had been simply a few the fortunate ones.”
Good day and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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