- The United Nations Safety Council has unanimously adopted a decision demanding an “fast cessation of hostilities” for at the very least 90 days in key conflicts together with Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
- New United States coronavirus circumstances rose by almost 50,000, based on a Reuters tally, marking the largest one-day spike because the begin of the pandemic. Greater than half of recent circumstances every day come from US states of Arizona, California, Florida and Texas, house to 30 p.c of the nation’s inhabitants.
- New Zealand’s well being minister, David Clark, resigned on Thursday, following current slip-ups within the authorities’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and private errors.
- Italy’s hard-hit northern area of Lombardy accounted for significantly greater than half of the nation’s newest confirmed 187 coronavirus circumstances – elevating the overall to 240,760 nationwide. The Well being Ministry additionally reported 21 new deaths, elevating to 34,788 the overall of identified deaths.
- Greater than 10.6 million folks around the globe have been recognized with the coronavirus, over 5.6 million have recovered, and greater than 515,000 have died, based on Johns Hopkins College.
Listed below are the newest updates.
Thursday, July 2
04:04 – Tokyo confirms greater than 100 coronavirus circumstances on Thursday, NHK says
Tokyo confirmed greater than 100 new coronavirus an infection circumstances on Thursday, public broadcaster NHK stated, the Japanese capital’s highest day by day tally in two months.
The town of 14 million initially sought to carry new day by day circumstances beneath 20 since Japan lifted a state of emergency on Could 25, however its tally has constantly exceeded 50 lately, based on Reuters information company.
This week, the metropolitan authorities stated it could transfer away from numerical targets and rely extra on knowledgeable recommendation to rein within the virus and avert additional financial slowdown. Tokyo’s day by day depend final exceeded 100 on Could 2.
03:19 GMT – South Korea experiences 54 new circumstances
South Korea reported 54 new circumstances because the virus continues to unfold past the capital space and attain cities like Gwangju, which has shut colleges and tightened social restrictions after dozens have been discovered contaminated this week.
Well being Minster Park Neung-hoo throughout a virus assembly expressed alarm over the rise of infections in Gwangju, which had one of many smallest caseloads amongst main South Korean cities earlier than this week.
Park urged the town’s residents to chorus from pointless gatherings, preserve distance from others and put on masks.
The entire circumstances nationwide has reached 12,904, based on the Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC), with the loss of life toll staying at 282.
02:55 GMT – Australia units up checkpoints to comprise Melbourne virus hotspots
Australian police arrange suburban checkpoints in new coronavirus scorching spots in Melbourne on Thursday as authorities struggled to comprise new outbreaks within the nation’s second-largest metropolis, at the same time as journey restrictions eased elsewhere, based on Reuters information company.
Pictures revealed by the Australian Broadcasting Corp on Thursday confirmed police flagging down automobiles in suburban streets after 36 suburbs in Melbourne in Victoria state went into lockdown following a spike in new infections there. The state reported 77 new circumstances on Thursday, up barely from the day before today and in step with two weeks of double-digit day by day will increase.
Australia has fared higher than many nations within the pandemic, with round 8,000 circumstances and 104 deaths. Nevertheless, the current leap in Victoria has stoked fears of a second wave of COVID-19, echoing issues expressed in different nations.
02:07 GMT – Colombia tops 100,000 coronavirus circumstances, posts new day by day file
Colombia’s confirmed coronavirus infections tipped throughout the 100,000 case threshold on Wednesday, because the nation’s quarantine measures roll on and intensive care models fill, Reuters information company reported.
Confirmed coronavirus circumstances now quantity 102,009, the well being ministry stated, 54,941 of that are energetic. Some 3,470 folks have died.
Wednesday additionally marked the highest-ever day by day improve in confirmed circumstances with an uptick of 4,163.
The mayor of the nation’s capital Bogota stated over the weekend the town ought to put together for a stricter lockdown as ICUs reached 70 p.c capability, however dominated out more durable measures after the nationwide authorities turned over a whole bunch of further ventilators.
01:44 GMT – China experiences 5 new coronavirus circumstances in mainland on July 1
China on Thursday reported three new coronavirus circumstances and two new asymptomatic case within the mainland for July 1, in contrast with three circumstances a day earlier, the well being authority stated.
Two of the brand new infections have been imported circumstances, the Nationwide Well being Fee stated in a press release, whereas the capital metropolis of Beijing reported one new case. There have been no new deaths.
As of July 1, mainland China had a complete of 83,537 confirmed coronavirus circumstances, it stated. China’s loss of life toll from the coronavirus remained at 4,634.
01:15 GMT – Mexico coronavirus loss of life toll hits 28,510, exceeding Spain
Mexico’s well being ministry has reported 5,681 new circumstances of coronavirus an infection and 741 further fatalities, bringing the overall within the nation to 231,770 circumstances and 28,510 deaths.
With the extra deaths, Mexico’s coronavirus toll exceeded Spain’s complete variety of fatalities from the virus, which on Wednesday was 28,363, based on a Reuters tally.
00:37 GMT – US coronavirus circumstances rise to nearly 50,000 to set new day by day file
Coronavirus circumstances in the US rose by nearly 50,000, the largest day by day improve because the pandemic began, based on the newest Reuters tally late on Wednesday.
The variety of US COVID-19 infections has surged over the previous week, with day by day figures setting new information a number of occasions prior to now week, based on the tally. America reported at the very least 49,286 circumstances as of the tip of Tuesday.
Arizona, California, Florida and Texas have led the will increase and have been amongst 14 states which have reported a greater than doubling of case numbers in the course of the month of June, based on a Reuters evaluation as of the tip of Wednesday.
The US has reported at the very least 2.68 million circumstances with over 128,000 deaths.
The World Well being Group (WHO) on Wednesday warned any nation that fails to make use of each mechanism out there to fight the nonetheless raging novel coronavirus is in for a “lengthy, onerous” battle.
00:01 GMT – New Zealand’s well being minister Clark resigns
New Zealand’s well being minister, David Clark, resigned on Thursday, following current slip-ups within the authorities’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and private errors.
“It has develop into more and more clear to me that my continuation within the position is distracting for the federal government’s general response to COVID-19 and the worldwide pandemic,” he stated in a information convention in parliament.
Clark stated Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had accepted his resignation.
Hiya and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Learn all of the updates from yesterday (July 1) right here.