More than 24.3 million individuals around the globe have actually been diagnosed with the coronavirus, and 15.8 million have recuperated, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 828,000 individuals have actually died.
South Korea extended social distancing rules in the capital, Seoul, in the middle of a triple-digit increase in cases while India reported another record jump in everyday cases. New Delhi has actually reported the worlds highest single-day caseload every day considering that August 7..
Africa Centers for Disease Control and Preventions John Nkengasong stated 23 of Africas 54 countries have reported a continual decrease in brand-new validated coronavirus cases in the past number of weeks.
Here are the most current updates:.
Friday, August 28.
07:10 GMT – UK transport minister: It is now safe to return to work.
The British government will prompt people to go back to workplaces and other workplaces where it is safe to do to help the economy recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, Transport Minster Grant Shapps said.
” Our main message is pretty simple: we are stating to people it is now safe to return to work,” he informed LBC radio describing a campaign set to be launched next week.
06:45 GMT – France wishing to avoid Switzerland quarantine procedures.
France is intending to avoid COVID-related quarantine steps enforced on its citizens taking a trip to and from Switzerland, French junior European affairs minister Clement Beaune informed Europe 1 radio.
06:15 GMT – Ukraine reports day-to-day record of 2,438 brand-new infection cases.
Ukraine signed up a record 2,438 cases of the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, officials said.
Ukraine today enforced a momentary ban on a lot of immigrants from going into the nation up until September 28 and extended lockdown procedures up until the end of October to contain a current spike in coronavirus cases.
The nation has up until now reported a total of 114,497 infections and 2,451 deaths from the infection.
05:50 GMT – Japans Abe aims to protect virus vaccine for all residents by mid-2021.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe revealed brand-new steps to eliminate the coronavirus pandemic, consisting of boosting testing ability to 200,000 tests per day and aiming to secure enough vaccines for all residents by mid-2021.
Abe likewise stated that Japan will allow immigrants with residence status to go into the nation from the start of next month.
The variety of coronavirus cases in Latin America went beyond seven million, as lawmakers in Argentinas capital passed a law enabling relatives to maintain a bedside vigil for patients passing away of COVID-19.
Abe states Japan will permit immigrants with home status to go into the nation from the start of next month [EPA]
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04:52 GMT – India reports record everyday dive of 77,266 infections.
India has reported a record daily jump of 77,266 coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, taking the countrys total to 3.39 million.
India has reported the greatest single-day caseload in the world every day because August 7, a Reuters tally revealed, and is the third-most afflicted nation behind only the United States and Brazil.
Deaths in the very same duration increased by 1,057, taking the total toll to 61,529.
Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the international order of nuns founded by Saint Mother Teresa, use protective face shields as they prepare to distribute complimentary snacks and tea amongst the bad in Kolkata, India [Rupak De Chowdhuri/ Reuters]
04:26 GMT – Venezuela utilizing COVID-19 to break down on critics, states HRW.
Venezuelan security forces and authorities under President Nicolas Maduro have actually used the coronavirus pandemic as a reason to punish dissenting voices, Human Rights Watch reported.
The New York-based rights group said Venezuelan authorities have actually targeted lots of journalists, health care workers, human rights lawyers and political opponents critical of the governments action to the pandemic.
Some critics have actually been physically abused to levels verging on torture, it stated in a report listing 162 such cases from March through June.
” In Venezuela today, you cant even share a personal message criticizing the Maduro government by means of WhatsApp without worry of being prosecuted,” stated Jose Miguel Vivanco, Americas director at Human Rights Watch..
03:57 GMT – Trump states United States will crush COVID-19 with vaccine this year.
United States President Donald Trump has promised to “crush” the coronavirus pandemic with a vaccine by the end of the year, as he accepted the Republican Partys presidential election for a second term.
” We are marshalling Americas scientific genius to produce a vaccine in record time,” Trump said.
” We will have a safe and effective vaccine this year and together we will squash the infection.”.
03:22 GMT – UN concern over widespread COVID-19 transmission in Syria.
Ramesh Rajasingham, the United Nationss deputy emergency relief coordinator, says COVID-19 is having a remarkable result on health care services in Syria, where limited testing is obscuring the real level of the pandemic.
Authorities COVID-19 figures recommend neighborhood transmission of the coronavirus is prevalent in Syria, he told the UN Security Council (UNSC), with most of the 2,440 cases validated by the Ministry of Health not traceable to any known source.
” Reports of health care facilities filling, of increasing numbers of death notices and burials, all seem to suggest that actual cases far go beyond main figures,” he informed the UNSC.
Healthcare workers still lack enough individual protective equipment (PPE) and a number of centers have actually suspended operations due to lack of capacity and staff falling ill from COVID-19, he stated.
02:43 GMT – S Korea extends coronavirus curbs as cases increase.
Chung Sye-kyun, the prime minister of South Korea, has extended social distancing guidelines in the Seoul city for one more week in the middle of another triple-digit increase in day-to-day coronavirus cases.
The stage two restrictions, which ban events of more than 50 individuals inside your home, was because of end this weekend.
Chung stated there are growing calls to raise the distancing requirements to the highest level on the three-phase level, but that remains “the option of last resort given its economic and social effects”.
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 371 new coronavirus cases since midnight on Thursday, bringing the nations total to 19,077, consisting of 316 deaths.
02:16 GMT – USs COVID-19 death toll passes 180,000.
The United States has added 931 new coronavirus deaths in the previous 24 hours, bringing the countrys overall death toll to 180,527.
An extra 42,859 brand-new infections brought its total caseload to 5,860,397.
01:39 GMT – Curfew in Cubas Havana.
Havanas governor has actually revealed an over night curfew and a ban on travel from the Cuban capital to other provinces and higher limitations on the circulation of vehicles in a quote to suppress a brand-new peak in coronavirus cases.
The new measures will enter into impact on September 1 for 15 days, Reinaldo García Zapata said on national tv, at which point the scenario will be reassessed.
01:01 GMT – Australias Victoria reports constant increase in cases.
Australias second-most populated state – the epicentre of the nations newest COVID-19 break out – states it found 113 new cases in the previous 24 hours, a number that stayed unchanged from the previous day.
Rigorous lockdown steps have assisted reduce the everyday rise of COVID-19 infections in Victoria after the state hit a one-day high of more than 700 cases about three weeks earlier.
Australia has now recorded almost 25,500 COVID-19 infections nationwide, while the death toll rose to 584 after 12 individuals died in Victoria.
00:54 GMT – Buenos Aires to allow relatives to go to client deaths.
Health care workers in the Argentine capital will be instructed to permit relative to preserve a bedside vigil for passing away COVID-19 clients under a brand-new law authorized on Thursday.
” In much of the world, the coronavirus has been specified as the illness of solitude. There are many cases where people said their enjoyed ones died because they felt alone,” stated Facundo Del Gaiso, the city congressman who presented the expense.
The step allows one relative, in between the ages of 18 and 60, to keep vigil with the dying client, with the exception of pregnant ladies or individuals with pre-existing medical conditions.
00:31 GMT – Severe or fatal COVID-19 very uncommon in children, study finds.
Children and youths are far less likely than adults to get extreme cases of COVID-19 infection, and death from the illness amongst children is incredibly uncommon, according to research released in the British Medical Journal.
A study of COVID-19 patients confessed to 138 health centers in the United Kingdom in between January 17 and July 13 discovered that less than 1 percent were children, and of those, fewer than 1 percent – or 6 in overall – passed away, all of whom were currently experiencing severe health problem or underlying health conditions.
” We can be quite sure that COVID in itself is not triggering harm to children on a considerable scale,” stated Calum Semple, a professor of outbreak medicine and child health at the University of Liverpool, who co-led the work.
” The highest-level message truly has to be that [in kids with COVID-19] serious disease is uncommon, and death is vanishingly unusual – which [moms and dads] ought to be comforted that their kids are not at direct damage by returning into school,” he told an instruction. While the total danger of children getting severe COVID-19 is “tiny”, the scientists said, kids of Black ethnicity and those with obesity are disproportionately impacted, as previous studies in adults have actually found.
00:18 GMT – Latin Americas coronavirus cases pass seven million.
Coronavirus cases have passed the seven-million-mark in Latin America, according to a Reuters tally, even as some nations start to reveal a small decrease in infections in the region with the worlds highest level of contagion.
The day-to-day average of cases fell to about 77,800 in the last seven days through Wednesday, against nearly 85,000 the previous week, the tally based upon government figures revealed.
Latin Americas boost from 6 million to seven million happened in 13 days, two more than the previous million mark.
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