Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, is present process remedy in hospital for pneumonia after he examined constructive for COVID-19 this week, the federal government stated. His spokesman stated, “his normal well being standing is nice.” Hernandez’s spouse, Ana Garcia, additionally examined constructive for COVID-19.
Peru topped 240,000 whole circumstances of coronavirus, surpassing hard-hit Italy, authorities information confirmed, even because the tempo of infections has begun to average within the South American nation. Greater than 7,000 Peruvians have died from the illness, the federal government reported.
A genetic evaluation of COVID-19 sufferers means that blood kind would possibly affect whether or not somebody develops extreme illness, based on a New England Journal of Medication report. Scientists who in contrast the genes of 1000’s of sufferers in Europe discovered that those that had Sort A blood have been extra more likely to have extreme illness whereas these with Sort O have been much less doubtless.
Greater than 8.three million folks have been confirmed to have the brand new coronavirus all over the world. Greater than 4 million have recovered, whereas 447,000 have died, based on information compiled by Johns Hopkins College. America has probably the most circumstances and deaths, adopted by Brazil.
Listed here are the newest updates:
Thursday, June 18
00:51 GMT – WHO stops hydroxychloroquine trial
The World Well being Group has halted the trial check of the drug hydroxychloroquine to deal with the coronavirus.
Based on the WHO latest trials confirmed that the anti-malaria drug doesn’t consequence within the discount of mortality of hospitalised COVID-19 sufferers.
“Sufferers who’ve already began hydroxychloroquine however who haven’t but completed their course within the trial could full their course or cease on the discretion of the supervising doctor,” the WHO assertion stated.
00:36 GMT – Qantas halts most worldwide flights till October on border closure
Qantas Airways Ltd stated on Thursday it had cancelled most worldwide flights till late October after the Australian authorities indicated its border closure due to the coronavirus was more likely to lengthen to 2021.
“We’ll nonetheless have some flights scheduled throughout the Tasman within the coming months with the anticipated journey bubble between Australia and New Zealand,” the airline stated in an announcement, referring to the Tasman Sea between the nations.
“Ought to journey between Australia and different nations open up and demand return, we will add extra flights again into our schedule,” it added.
00:15 GMT – Mexico stories 4,930 new coronavirus circumstances, 770 extra deaths
Mexico’s well being ministry has reported 4,930 new confirmed circumstances of coronavirus infections and 770 further fatalities, bringing the full within the nation to 159,793 circumstances and 19,080 deaths.
The federal government has stated the true variety of contaminated folks is probably going considerably increased than the confirmed circumstances, based on Reuters information company.
00:08 GMT – Biden calls on Trump to ‘get up’ to havoc attributable to virus
Joe Biden unleashed a stinging critique of President Donald Trump’s response to the coronavirus, calling on Trump to “get up” to the havoc attributable to the pandemic and do extra to stop additional hurt, AP information company reported.
“Donald Trump desires to type himself as a wartime president,” the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee stated at a recreation centre within the Philadelphia suburbs. “Not like another wartime chief, he takes no accountability; he workout routines no management. Now, he has simply flat surrendered the struggle.”
Biden has steadily stepped up his assaults on Trump’s management in latest weeks. However his remarks Wednesday have been particularly sharp, attempting to counter the populism Trump hopes to journey to reelection with stern warnings about how harmful such an strategy could be.
The US has topped 2.16 million confirmed coronavirus infections with not less than 117,000 deaths, and a few states are reporting will increase in circumstances after reopening their economies.
00:01 GMT – Honduran president hospitalised for COVID-19, handled for pneumonia
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, is present process remedy in hospital for pneumonia after he examined constructive for COVID-19 this week, Reuters information company reported quoting a authorities spokesperson.
Francis Contreras, a spokesperson for Honduran well being company SINAGER, stated that whereas Hernandez wanted specialised medical care in a navy hospital, together with receiving medicines by way of intravenous drip, he’s typically in good well being.
The well being information is a contemporary blow to the 51-year-old Hernandez, who has come below rising stress at residence as one among his brothers was swept up by a drug trafficking probe in america which has threatened to engulf him too.
“His normal well being standing is nice,” Contreras instructed reporters exterior the navy hospital. Nevertheless, he stated X-rays of Hernandez have revealed lung issues.
Hernandez’s spouse, Ana Garcia, additionally examined constructive for the coronavirus, together with two presidential aides, however has not offered any signs of the illness, Contreras stated.
Howdy 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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