- The European Union plans to bar travellers from america, Brazil and Russia on account of a continued surge in coronavirus infections within the three nations, diplomats stated.
- Sixteen NBA gamers within the US have examined optimistic for the brand new coronavirus within the first wave of necessary assessments because the league restart approaches.
- United States Vice President Mike Pence has stated that 16 states throughout the nation are seeing a rise in instances of the novel coronavirus.
- Greater than 9.7 million folks world wide have been recognized with COVID-19, whereas some 4.9 million have recovered, in keeping with Johns Hopkins College. Greater than 493,000 folks have died.
Listed here are the most recent updates:
Saturday, June 27
02:11 GMT – UK to ditch quarantine guidelines for ‘low-risk’ nations
The UK stated it should elevate its two-week coronavirus quarantine rule for guests arriving from some “low-risk” nations, after strain from airways and the tourism sector.
The federal government stated it should publish a listing subsequent week of the nations from the place folks can be allowed to enter Britain without having to self-isolate for 14 days, as presently required. The announcement will observe discussions with nations together with France, Greece and Spain in “the approaching days”, with the modifications set to take impact within the week starting July 6.
An skilled panel will put nations into three classes: inexperienced, amber and pink. Passengers arriving from inexperienced and amber nations will now not must quarantine themselves for 14 days after their arrival.
1000’s of jobs in danger within the UK amid COVID-19 disaster (2:54)
“Our new risk-assessment system will allow us to fastidiously open a variety of secure journey routes world wide,” a authorities spokeswoman stated. “However we won’t hesitate to placed on the brakes if any dangers re-emerge.”
The principles for red-category nations won’t change.
02:06 GMT – Venezuela is a well being ‘time bomb’, says Colombian president
Colombian President Ivan Duque referred to as Venezuela a public well being “time bomb”, saying the dearth of dependable details about the standing of its neighbour’s coronavirus outbreaks was a fear as his authorities tries to manage its personal infections.
Venezuela has acknowledged simply 4,600 coronavirus instances and 39 deaths, whereas Colombia has reported round 80,600 confirmed instances and greater than 2,600 deaths.
“Within the case of Venezuela the knowledge is non-existent,” Duque stated in an interview with Reuters. “There’s not good hospital capability or good epidemiological capability; for a very long time they have not had critical vaccination packages.”
“I feel Venezuela is a time bomb from the general public well being perspective.”
01:20 GMT – Decide blocks 25 % capability rule for New York non secular companies
A federal decide blocked New York state from implementing coronavirus restrictions limiting indoor non secular gatherings to 25 % capability when different sorts of gatherings are restricted to 50 %.
Decide Gary Sharpe stated the plaintiffs’ non secular actions “can be burdened and proceed to be handled much less favourably than comparable secular actions”.
He additionally lifted restrictions limiting the quantity of people that can attend outside non secular gatherings, noting that each state Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio had expressed approval for protests towards racism and police brutality final month whereas persevering with to assist curbs on non secular gatherings.
Christopher Ferrara, an legal professional for the plaintiffs, referred to as the unequal restrictions “an irrational focusing on of homes of worship”.
00:49 GMT – EU to bar travellers from US, Russia, Brazil
The European Union (EU) is about to exclude travellers from america, Brazil and Russia when the bloc reopens its borders to outsiders on July 1, diplomats instructed AFP and Reuters, citing the uncontrolled transmission of the brand new coronavirus within the three nations.
Ambassadors from the 27 EU member states convened on Friday afternoon to ascertain standards for granting quarantine-free entry from subsequent Wednesday.
The assembly ended with a tentative listing of about 18 nations from which individuals are free to journey to Europe, however the listing didn’t embody america, Brazil or Russia, in keeping with Reuters and AFP. Nationwide governments got till 16:00 GMT to approve the listing.
Travellers from China can be accepted to enter, however solely topic to reciprocity from Beijing, the businesses stated.
US coronavirus instances could also be as much as 10 occasions larger than information reveals (2:30)
00:12 GMT – Argentina tightens Buenos Aires lockdown
Alberto Fernandez, the president of Argentina, stated the South American nation will prolong and tighten a lockdown in and round Buenos Aires following a pointy rise in new coronavirus instances.
Total instances in Argentina have risen fivefold since late Might, surpassing 50,000 on Thursday when there have been 2,606 new confirmed day by day instances. The dying toll stands at over 1,150.
Fernandez stated restrictions on motion within the densely populated capital can be tightened once more till July 17. “We have to acquire time to ensure that our well being system is prepared and might serve everybody … The quarantine is a treatment for the pandemic, the one one we all know of.”
He added: “The financial system is deteriorating, however the financial system will recuperate. What sadly we aren’t going to recuperate are these thousand Argentines who’ve left us.”
Hey and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
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