Howdy and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
The World Well being Group has warned of the dangers of an “fast second peak” as international locations ease up on lockdowns, urging governments in Europe and the US to step up surveillance, testing and monitoring measures to maintain the illness underneath management.
Spain has revised its demise toll downwards by almost 2,000 individuals after checking knowledge from the areas and discovering some deaths had been recorded twice whereas others had not been the results of the coronavirus.
- Public anger continues to simmer within the UK over Dominic Cummings, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s chief political adviser, who apparently flouted lockdown to drive from his dwelling in London to his mother and father’ home within the north when he suspected he had coronavirus. Cummings adopted a conciliatory tone at a unprecedented information convention on Monday however didn’t apologise.
Greater than 5.four million circumstances of coronavirus have been confirmed around the globe, in keeping with Johns Hopkins College. Practically 345,000 individuals have died, whereas greater than 2.2 million have recovered.
Listed below are the newest updates:
Tuesday, Could 26
01:35 GMT – Saudi Arabia to loosen curfew from Thursday
Saudi Arabia will loosen its curfew for all over the place however Mecca from Thursday, in keeping with the state information company.
The curfew can be in drive from 3pm (12:00 GMT) to 6am (03:00 GMT) native time.
From Could 31 to June 20, it can additionally enable prayers in mosques except Mecca. The curfew and restrictions on prayer there can be relaxed from June 21, it mentioned.
01:25 GMT – South Koreans required to put on masks on public transport
South Koreans now should put on masks each time they use public transport or take taxis.
Well being Ministry official Yoon Taeho says masks can even be required on all home and worldwide flights from Wednesday.
South Korea was reporting 500 new circumstances each in early March earlier than it largely stabilised its outbreak with aggressive monitoring and testing. However infections have been rising barely since early Could, with extra individuals going out throughout hotter climate and eased social distancing pointers.
“Till remedies and vaccines are developed, we are going to by no means know when the COVID-19 disaster may finish, and till then we must discover ways to reside with COVID-19,” Yoon mentioned.
00:00 GMT – WHO warns of “second peak” the place COVID-19 apparently in decline
The World Well being Group (WHO) is warning that international locations by which coronavirus seems to be in retreat may nonetheless face an “fast second peak” in the event that they let up too quickly on measures to halt the outbreak.
WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan informed an internet briefing that, whereas circumstances had been declining in lots of international locations, they had been nonetheless rising in Central and South America, South Asia and Africa.
Ryan mentioned there was an opportunity an infection charges may rise once more extra rapidly if measures to halt the primary wave had been lifted too quickly.
“We should be cognizant of the truth that the illness can leap up at any time,” he mentioned. “We can’t make assumptions that simply because the illness is on the way in which down now it’s going to hold taking place and we’re get quite a few months to prepare for a second wave. We might get a second peak on this wave.”
He mentioned international locations in Europe and North America ought to “proceed to place in place the general public well being and social measures, the surveillance measures, the testing measures and a complete technique to make sure that we proceed on a downwards trajectory and we do not have a right away second peak.”
Reopened retailers in Europe eagerly await the return of tourism
Learn the updates from yesterday (Could 25) right here.
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