Hiya and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
- Spain is to start 10 days of mourning on Wednesday in reminiscence of the greater than 27,000 individuals who have misplaced their lives to the coronavirus. Flags will fly at half-mast.
- A brand new research is warning that Brazil may very well be going through a dying toll of 125,000 folks by early August whereas the WHO has warned the Americas are the brand new epicentre.
- President Donald Trump continues to place strain on US states to reopen the economic system.
- Almost 5.6 million instances of coronavirus have been confirmed around the globe, based on knowledge from Johns Hopkins College. Greater than 350,000 folks have died, whereas almost 2.Three million have recovered.
Listed here are the newest updates:
Wednesday, Could 27
04:20 GMT – South Korea sees spike in instances with new cluster at retail logistics centre
South Korea has seen its largest surge in new coronavirus instances in 49 days with a brand new cluster rising at a retail logistics centre west of Seoul.
The Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC) says it confirmed 40 new instances as much as midnight on Tuesday.
At the least 36 instances have been linked to the Coupang warehouse, which was closed for disinfection on Monday. All 3,600 individuals who work there are being examined for coronavirus. Coupang loved a surge of enterprise as South Koreans stayed indoors though a few of its staff complained about circumstances.
“We’re very nervous about neighborhood infections and we’re maintaining an in depth eye on the scenario,” vice minister for well being Kim Kang-lip mentioned at a briefing.
04:15 GMT – ‘I exploit it as a prophylaxis’: El Salvador’s chief touts hydroxychloroquine
El Salvador’s Nayib Bukele has joined US President Donald Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to extol the advantages of hydroxychloroquine.
Bukele mentioned he wasn’t selling it as a remedy of coronavirus – given medical concern about its use – however as a preventative measure.
“I exploit it as a prophylaxis, President Trump makes use of it as a prophylaxis, many of the world’s leaders use it as a prophylaxis,” he claimed.
In case you are questioning concerning the drug, learn what our resident physician needed to say about it right here. There are some fairly nasty side-effects.
WHO suspends scientific trial of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19
04:00 GMT – New Zealand expects protected journey plan with Australia by June
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is anticipating a draft blueprint for resuming journey between the 2 nations might be prepared by early June.
“We’re working to maneuver on this as shortly as we will can,” Ardern instructed reporters this morning. “We’re each very eager on it… throughout either side of the ditch.”
The thought is to create a journey bubble that may permit Australians and New Zealanders to journey to one another’s nations with out the necessity for a 14-day coronavirus quarantine.
03:25 GMT – Singapore units up merchandising machines for masks
Singapore has arrange merchandising machines at neighborhood centres across the island to dispense free, resuable face masks.
The town-state made face masks obligatory on April 14 and gave out free masks to each family.
02:05 GMT – Australia data youngest coronavirus dying
A 30-year-old man with underlying well being circumstances has died in Queensland turning into the youngest sufferer of the coronavirus in Australia.
The authorities are tracing a potential hyperlink between the person and the Ruby Princess cruise ship which triggered the most important cluster of instances within the nation after it docked in Sydney in March. His associate can be displaying signs of the illness.
Some 103 folks in Australia have now died from coronavirus.
01:30 GMT – International dying toll exceeds 350,000: Johns Hopkins
Information compiled by Johns Hopkins College reveals the confirmed dying toll from coronavirus around the globe is now 350,417. with roughly 28 % of these deaths in the US. The precise toll may very well be a lot greater.
- US – 98,902
- United Kingdom – 37,130
- Italy – 32,955
- France – 28,533
- Spain – 27,117
China, the place the illness was first recorded late final yr, has confirmed 4,638 deaths.
Now we have been attempting to doc a number of the lives misplaced over the previous few months.
You’ll be able to learn extra on a number of the victims right here. If there may be somebody you want to pay tribute to please do get in contact.
00:00 GMT – Spain to start 10 days of nationwide mourning
Spain, one of many nations worst-hit by the coronavirus, will start 10 days of nationwide mourning on Wednesday to recollect the greater than 27,000 individuals who have misplaced their lives to the illness.
Flags might be flown at half-mast on the hundreds of public buildings throughout the nation, in addition to on the ships of the Spanish navy.
On the finish of the mourning interval on June 5, King Felipe VI will even lead an official ceremony in remembrance of the useless.
23:30 GMT (Tuesday) – Police in Brazil raid house of Bolsonaro rival in coronavirus probe
Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the houses of Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel as a part of a COVID-19 corruption investigation.
Witzel is a political rival of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro.
The federal police mentioned the search warrants have been a part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving the usage of public cash earmarked for the coronavirus pandemic. Learn extra on that story right here.
23:00 GMT (Tuesday) – ‘Nonetheless accelerating’ – WHO warns on coronavirus in Americas
The WHO’s regional Latin American well being authority has warned that the brand new coronavirus is “nonetheless accelerating” in Brazil, Peru, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua, with the Americas turning into the brand new epicentre of the worldwide pandemic.
Learn all of the updates from yesterday (Could 26) right here.