More than 30.6 million people around the world have actually been detected with the unique coronavirus and practically 95,400 have actually passed away, according to Johns Hopkins University. Some 20.8 million individuals have actually recovered.
Here are the most recent updates:
Sunday, September 20
08:40 GMT – UK health minister: Second national lockdown possible
British Health Minister Matt Hancock said a second national lockdown was one possible step to curb the spread of the coronavirus, but it was not what he wished to happened.
” If everyone follows the rules then we can avoid additional national lockdowns, but we, obviously, need to be prepared to take action if thats whats necessary,” Hancock told the BBC.
” I dont rule it out, I dont wish to see it.”.
08:30 GMT – Indonesia reports 3,989 brand-new infections, 105 deaths.
Indonesia reported 3,989 new coronavirus cases, taking the overall to 244,676, data from the countrys health ministry revealed.
The data added 105 brand-new deaths, taking the overall to 9,553, the greatest death toll in Southeast Asia..
Australia reported 14 new cases on Sunday – the lowest daily boost in new coronavirus cases in 3 months as strict lockdown in Melbourne lowers infections greatly.
In spite of risks of heavy fines up to almost $1,300, more than a thousand individuals gathered in main London to object, defying lockdown measures targeted at slowing the resurgence of COVID-19.
Brazil and Argentina have actually revealed that they are signing up with an international alliance seeking to pool the purchase and distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines.
Indonesian medical workers at work during a drive through COVID-19 testing operation in front of a hospital in Jakarta [Ed Wray/Getty Images]
08:25 GMT – S.Korea keeps social distancing curbs ahead of significant legal holiday.
South Korea extended level 2 social distancing for a week till September 27, which limits indoor gatherings to listed below 50 and outside to less than 100, and might tighten limitations for the Chuseok holiday when individuals generally reunite with households.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun said the level 2 constraints need to be kept ahead of Chuseok as “cases with untraceable origins are steadily increasing and fewer tests being carried out on weekends indicates we need to be on high alert”.
Social distancing policies for the September 30-October 2 holiday will be announced in the coming days.
South Korea reported 82 brand-new cases as of midnight Saturday, the most affordable everyday infections considering that mid August, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
07:22 GMT – Czech republics everyday count of new cases drops to 2,046.
The Czech Republics daily count of new coronavirus cases dropped to 2,046 on Saturday, still a record number for a weekend day when fewer tests are done, data from the Health Ministry showed.
The total count of confirmed cases rose to 48,306 in the nation of 10.7 million individuals.
The Czechs have actually been reporting brand-new cases of the infection at one of Europes fastest rate in current weeks and the authorities have actually gone back to some of the steps used in spring when the pandemic first reached the nation..
07:19 GMT – Indonesia stops exports from seafood producer after infection tests.
Indonesia has suspended exports from an Indonesian seafood business PT Putri Indah into China after its frozen fish products checked positive for the coronavirus, the countrys fisheries ministry said in a statement.
The ministry stated that an examination was in progress and that the suspension would just use to PT Putri Indah “whereas the others can still do export activities as normal.”.
The virus was detected on the outermost side of the bundle, not on the fish, the ministry said.
The seven-day suspension began on Friday, it stated.
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05:45 GMT – WHO endorses protocol for virus natural medicine trials.
The World Health Organization has actually endorsed a protocol for testing African natural medications as possible treatments for the coronavirus and other upsurges.
WHO professionals and associates from two other organisations “endorsed a procedure for stage III clinical trials of organic medicine for Covid-19 along with a charter and terms of recommendation for the establishment of a data and security monitoring board for natural medication medical trials,” a declaration stated, according to an AFP new agency report.
” Phase III scientific trials are essential in fully evaluating the safety and effectiveness of a new medical item,” it kept in mind.
05:14 GMT – Indias coronavirus infections rise to 5.4 million.
India reported on Sunday at least 1,113 brand-new deaths, taking the nations death toll to 86,752 [Harish Tyagi/EPA]
Indias federal health ministry reported 92,605 new infections in the last 24 hours, raising the overall number of cases to 5.4 million – second just to the United States.
India also reported 1,113 brand-new deaths, taking the death toll to 86,752 – or about 1.6 percent of all cases.
04:34 GMT – Italy reports 1,638 COVID-19 cases.
The Italian health ministry reported another 1,638 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the variety of cases to more 297,000.
The federal government also included 24 deaths with the total toll increasing to 35,692 – the 2nd highest in Europe next to the UK.
04:10 GMT – Greece reports 240 coronavirus cases, 4 deaths.
Greek authorities have actually announced 240 coronavirus cases, bringing the overall variety of cases to 14,978..
Greece also reported four deaths, raising the death toll to 331.
03:38 GMT – Australia reports most affordable COVID-19 cases in three months.
Australia looked set to tape-record its lowest day-to-day boost in brand-new coronavirus cases in 3 months on Sunday as a tough lockdown in the city of Melbourne brought the countrys infection epicentre down greatly.
The second-most populous state Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, reported 14 new infections in the 24 hours to Sunday morning, below 21 new cases the day prior and its lowest since June 19, according to Reuters news agency.
That put Victoria, which has actually invested months under lockdown to slow a second wave of infections, on track to meet a target of keeping average daily increases below 50 by September 28 when the authorities have actually stated they may raise limitations.
03:20 GMT – Germanys reports 1,345 brand-new coronavirus cases.
Germanys agency for transmittable diseases has actually reported at least 1,345 new coronavirus cases, raising the countrys overall to 271,415.
The Robert Koch Institute also reported 2 brand-new deaths, with an overall death toll of 9,386.
02:29 GMT – Brazil reports 33,057 new COVID-19 cases, 739 deaths.
Brazils health ministry has recorded 33,057 extra verified cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the overall variety of cases to more than 4.5 million..
Brazil likewise reported 739 extra deaths for an overall death toll of more than 136,000 – the 2nd greatest worldwide next only to the United States.
02:18 GMT – China reports 10 new COVID-19 cases.
Chinas National Health Commission has reported 10 brand-new coronavirus cases, brining the total number of cases to almost 85,300.
All brand-new cases were imported. A minimum of 21 cases were also reported as “asymptomatic”.
No new deaths were reported keeping the death toll at 4,634.
All brand-new cases reported in China on Sunday were imported, although the origin of the other 21 asymptomatic cases was unclear [Alex Plavevski/EPA]
01:40 GMT – Mexico reports 5,167 brand-new coronavirus cases, 455 brand-new deaths.
Mexicos health ministry has reported at least 5,167 extra coronavirus cases, bringing the overall to 694,121 cases.
A minimum of 455 new deaths were also reported pushing the death toll to 73,258. Earlier, the federal government has actually reported an approximated 120,000 “excess deaths”.
01:10 GMT – South Korea reports least expensive daily infections in almost 40 days.
South Koreas Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has actually reported 82 new coronavirus cases – the most affordable day-to-day infections because mid August.
Of the brand-new cases reported, at least 72 were local transmission. The nation has an overall of 22,975 infections with 383 deaths.
00:35 GMT – Brazil, Argentina sign up with COVID-19 vaccine alliance.
Brazil and Argentina have actually announced that they are joining an international alliance seeking to pool COVID-19 vaccines, after missing an earlier due date.
Peru stated it signed an offer offering the nation access to 12 million dosages of coronavirus vaccine through the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX), a scheme for pooled purchase and circulation of future vaccines.
Argentina asked for more time to prepare the needed documents, however it anticipates on Wednesday to sign its dedication to the vaccine mechanism led by the World Health Organization (WHO), a health ministry authorities informed Reuters news agency.
The Brazilian federal government said in a declaration late on Friday that it will sign up for COVAX after settlements with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which is the COVAX secretariat.
00:05 GMT – Italy to allow fans at football games from Sunday.
Starting on Sunday, Italian football arenas will open their doors to a restricted variety of spectators, as the country handled to avoid a resurgence in coronavirus cases.
Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora revealed that as much as a thousand supporters will have the ability to participate in Serie A soccer matches nationwide, after the local governments, the sports departments and football clubs reached an agreement.
00:01 GMT – Frances economy minister tests favorable of COVID-19.
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has revealed that he has actually contracted the coronavirus – this as the nations number of infections is rising anew with almost 13,500 brand-new infections in 24 hours.
Le Maire stated that he has up until now not shown any signs but is under quarantine due to the disease. He is the 4th French minister to evaluate positive of COVID-19.
France has more than 467,000 cases and more than 31,200 deaths.
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