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- International coronavirus instances now exceed 10 million and greater than half one million individuals have died from the respiratory illness, in keeping with Johns Hopkins College. The US accounts for a couple of quarter of all deaths.
- The US well being secretary Alex Azar has warned the “window is closing” for decisive motion to curb the virus as instances there surge.
Listed here are the newest updates:
Monday, June 29
02:30 GMT – ‘Completely regarding’: Spike in instances in Australia’s Victoria state
The state of Victoria in southern Australia has discovered 75 new instances of coronavirus prior to now 24 hours, one thing its Chief Medical Officer Brett Sutton has described as “completely regarding”.
The state has already launched into a testing blitz, however Sutton says social distancing measures is also reintroduced within the type of localised lockdowns.
“Now we have to do no matter is required to show this round,” he advised reporters.
Monday’s day by day instances are the very best in two months.
Victoria’s Chief Well being Officer Brett Sutton has stated Victoria’s 75 new COVID-19 instances are “completely regarding” and the state’s coronavirus scenario would “worsen earlier than it will get higher”. Learn extra: https://t.co/ACsASb1uY7 pic.twitter.com/jiik92KuxX
— The Age (@theage) June 29, 2020
02:00 GMT – China provides 12 new instances, in contrast with 17 on Sunday
China has reported 12 new confirmed instances of coronavirus together with 5 imported instances.
The seven home infections have been all in Beijing.
A few third of the town’s 20 million individuals have been examined for the virus since an outbreak tracked to the capital’s major wholesale meals market on June 11.
The primary two #Foton autos to facilitate #COVID19 nucleic acid assessments have been put into operation in #Beijing’s Chaoyang and Xicheng districts. Every car has 4 sampling factors and every level is able to testing 100 individuals inside one hour. pic.twitter.com/B02hDKSmLs
— International Occasions (@globaltimesnews) June 29, 2020
01:45 GMT – Korea experiences 42 new instances, concern over clusters
The Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC) has simply introduced 42 new instances of coronavirus – 30 of them native.
That is decrease than the numbers reported over the weekend, however Yonhap information company says South Korean authorities are involved about continued clusters of an infection, notably in church buildings.
On Sunday, South Korea introduced a 3 stage social distancing programme. The nation’s at the moment at Stage 1, the bottom stage. It can enhance to Stage 2 if the variety of instances exceed 50 for 14 days.
00:30 GMT – US accounts for 1 / 4 of deaths as international toll passes half one million
The latest numbers from Johns Hopkins present the loss of life toll now stands at 501,206 because the first instances emerged in China late final yr.
The US accounts for a couple of quarter of all deaths. Beneath are the 5 nations which have recorded the worst loss of life tolls:
- US – 125,768
- Brazil – 57,622
- UK – 43,634
- Italy – 34,738
- France – 29,781
Greater than 10.1 million individuals have been recognized with the illness.
23:30 GMT (Sunday) – LA bars advised to shut once more after instances surge
Bars in Los Angeles and 6 different counties in California – collectively house to about 13.5 million individuals – have been ordered to shut once more after a surge in coronavirus instances.
Bars reopened on June 19.
NEW: Because of the rising unfold of #COVID19, CA is ordering bars to shut in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare, whereas recommending they shut in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, & Ventura.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 28, 2020
Learn the updates from yesterday (June 28) right here.
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