The variety of deaths in a single day reached a report in Brazil – the nation with the world’s third greatest outbreak of coronavirus.
World Well being Group (WHO) member states agreed on a assessment of the worldwide pandemic response at a digital assembly of the World Well being Meeting.
China has accused the USA of smearing Beijing and shirking obligations to the UN well being company after President Donald Trump threatened to give up the organisation.
Globally, there have been greater than 4.eight million confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 and almost 323,000 folks have died, based on Johns Hopkins College. Almost 1.7 million folks have recovered.
Listed below are all the newest updates:
Wednesday, Might 20
04:05 GMT – Estonia begins testing digital immunity passport for workplaces
The Baltic nation of Estonia has began testing one of many world’s first digital immunity passports, based on Again to Work, a coalition of know-how corporations, medical specialists and native authorities officers that are creating the app.
The gadget collects testing knowledge and permits folks to share their well being standing with a 3rd get together by way of a brief QR code.
Taavet Hinrikus, founding father of Transferwise and a member of Again to Work, informed Reuters the immunity passport was supposed to “diminish fears and stimulate societies all around the globe to maneuver on with their lives amid the pandemic.”
02:00 GMT – Venezuela imposes new curfews in key border cities
Venezuela has imposed new curfews in plenty of cities alongside its border with Colombia and Brazil after a leap in coronavirus circumstances.
Data Minister Jorge Rodriguez stated the nation had confirmed 131 new circumstances previously 24 hours – probably the most in a single day – with 110 of these in individuals who had returned from abroad.
Many Venezuelans have left the nation due to financial collapse, discovering work in close by international locations together with Colombia, Peru and Ecuador. These returning should spend 14 days in quarantine in shelters on the border.
01:45 GMT – US praises Taiwan’s pandemic response in inauguration message
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday praised the Taiwan’s coronavirus response and referred to as it a dependable companion, in an announcement congratulating President Tsai Ing-wen on her inauguration for a second time period that stood in sharp distinction with current US criticism of China.
“We’ve a shared imaginative and prescient for the area – one that features rule of legislation, transparency, prosperity, and safety for all, Pompeo stated in an announcement. “The current COVID-19 pandemic supplied a possibility for the worldwide group to see why Taiwan’s pandemic-response mannequin is worthy of emulation.”
Tsai received a landslide victory in elections held in January and her inauguration ceremony started on Wednesday morning. China claims self-ruled Taiwan as its personal.
⚡️ 2020 🇹🇼 inauguration actions are underway in Taiwan, so please be a part of me as I take the oath of workplace, ship my inaugural tackle, & greet mates & allies from across the globe.https://t.co/Rj89TQoRiA
— 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen (@iingwen) Might 20, 2020
01:10 GMT – Australia’s New South Wales to ease home journey restrictions
Premier Gladys Berejiklian says folks residing in New South Wales will be capable of take holidays inside the Australian state from the start of June.
Artwork galleries and museums may also reopen, however Berejiklian warned folks they would wish to adapt as a result of some social distancing measures would stay.
“We would like folks to take pleasure in themselves, to be free, however on the identical time please know that nothing we do is similar throughout a pandemic,” she stated in a televised media convention.
00:10 GMT – Brazil stories report every day loss of life toll
Brazil’s every day loss of life toll from the brand new coronavirus reached a report 1,179 on Tuesday.
The very best every day toll earlier than that had been on Might 12 when 881 folks died. The pandemic has killed at the very least 17,971 folks in Brazil, based on the Well being Ministry.
Proper-wing President Jair Bolsonaro has been extensively criticised for his dealing with of the outbreak, and has been a vocal opponent to coronavirus lockdowns that he sees as too damaging to the economic system.
Brazil has third-highest variety of circumstances on this planet after the US and Russia.
Whats up and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
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