Russia’s coronavirus circumstances surpassed 980,000 after the nation reported 4,829 new circumstances within the final 24 hours.
The variety of coronavirus circumstances in Latin America surpassed seven million, as legislators in Argentina’s capital handed a legislation permitting relations to keep up a bedside vigil for sufferers dying of COVID-19.
- South Korea prolonged social-distancing guidelines within the capital, Seoul, amid a triple-digit rise in circumstances, whereas India reported one other document bounce in day by day circumstances. New Delhi has reported the world’s highest single-day caseload on daily basis since August 7.
Greater than 24.56 million folks all over the world have been recognized with the coronavirus, and 16 million have recovered, in line with Johns Hopkins College. Greater than 835,000 folks have died.
Listed here are the most recent updates:
Saturday, August 29
06:50 GMT – Mexico data 5,824 new coronavirus circumstances
Mexico’s well being ministry reported 5,824 new confirmed circumstances of coronavirus infections and 552 further fatalities, bringing the overall within the nation to 585,738 circumstances and 63,146 deaths.
The federal government has stated the actual variety of contaminated folks is probably going considerably larger than the confirmed circumstances.
05:50 GMT – Malaysia extends ban on overseas vacationers
Malaysia has prolonged its pandemic motion restrictions together with a ban on overseas vacationers till the top of the yr.
UN: COVID-19 ‘grave risk’ to the world’s Indigenous folks
Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin stated in a televised tackle that world circumstances have been rising and the nation has seen sporadic virus clusters although the scenario was beneath management.
Malaysia has recorded greater than 9,000 circumstances with 125 deaths.
04:27 GMT – Australia’s Victoria posts lowest case rise in two months
Australia’s Victoria state recorded its lowest rise in new coronavirus circumstances in virtually two months, however authorities warned there can be no rush to elevate social distancing restrictions.
State officers on Saturday reported 94 new COVID-19 infections and 18 deaths. It was the primary time new day by day case numbers have fallen beneath 100 in eight weeks, and continues a gradual trajectory downward this week.
“Every single day we see the technique working is an effective day however we simply want a bit extra time to have the ability to be assured that we’re, in actual fact, defeating this and that we are able to open up, regularly, steadily, safely,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews stated at a televised information briefing.
03:52 GMT – German court docket provides go forward for protest towards coronavirus curbs
A court docket within the German capital, Berlin, upheld an earlier choice giving the go-ahead for weekend demonstrations towards coronavirus restrictions, in response to an attraction by police.
The choice is ultimate.
Authorities had introduced the ban earlier this week after an occasion by the identical organisers in the beginning of the month was damaged up as a result of the individuals – numbering tens of 1000’s – weren’t carrying masks or protecting the required distance from each other.
03:11 GMT – Argentina studies document circumstances however relaxes lockdown
Argentina logged 11,717 new coronavirus circumstances on Friday, its highest day by day bounce, however the authorities moved forward with its plans to ease nationwide lockdown measures.
“At the moment we are able to take a brand new step by authorizing conferences of as much as ten folks within the open air, sustaining the space of two meters and using a masks. This shall be in pressure all through the nation,” President Alberto Fernandez stated in a televised tackle.
Restrictions associated to the pandemic within the nation began on March 20. The brand new, extra relaxed guidelines are scheduled to final till not less than September 20.
Argentina rushes to provide COVID-19 vaccine (2:40)
02:40 GMT – Colombia soccer league to restart in September
Colombia’s prime soccer league will restart play in September, sports activities minister Ernesto Lucena stated on Friday, although video games will happen with out spectators.
The league was suspended in March because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“At the moment the excellent news for Colombia is that the third week of September on the newest we’ll have soccer,” Lucena stated throughout President Ivan Duque’s nightly TV broadcast. “Will probably be closed door – we have stated that from the start – there is not going to be capability for the general public.”
01:33 GMT – Researchers establish first case of reinfection in US
Researchers in Nevada reported what will be the first documented case of coronavirus reinfection in the USA, following comparable studies earlier this week from Hong Kong and Europe.
A 25-year-old Reno man with delicate COVID-19 signs initially was discovered to have the virus in April, recovered and examined damaging twice, after which examined optimistic once more in June. He was a lot sicker the second time, with pneumonia that required hospitalisation and oxygen therapy.
The findings haven’t but been printed or reviewed by different scientists, however had been posted on a analysis web site.
Overweight folks extra more likely to die from COVID-19: Examine (3:48)
Scientists on the College of Nevada, Reno College of Medication and the Nevada State Public Well being Laboratory stated they had been in a position to present by way of refined genetic testing that the virus related to every occasion of the Reno man’s an infection represented genetically totally different strains.
The case “ought to cement in our minds that there is not any such factor … as invulnerability” to the virus, even for those who’ve already had it, stated Mark Pandori, director of the Nevada State Public Well being Laboratory.
“One can get sick once more and that sickness might be fairly extreme.”
01:05 GMT – Most US states reject Trump administration’s new testing steering
A majority of states in the USA have rejected new steering on COVID-19 testing from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC), the Reuters information company reported, in a transfer public well being consultants stated confirmed deepening mistrust of the dealing with of the pandemic by the administration of US President Donald Trump.
Not less than 33 states proceed to suggest testing individuals who have been uncovered to COVID-19 and don’t have any signs, spurning steering printed by the CDC this week that stated testing could also be pointless.
Reuters stated 16 states didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark and North Dakota stated it had not decided.
Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology on the Harvard TH Chan College of Public Well being, instructed the company: “That is states virtually all-out rebelling towards the brand new pointers.”
00:49 GMT – Rio de Janeiro governor suspended over alleged COVID-19 graft
A Brazilian court docket quickly eliminated Wilson Witzel, the governor of Rio de Janeiro, from workplace over alleged graft within the buy of medical provides and companies.
In a press release to reporters, the governor referred to as his 180-day suspension by a federal physique a politically-motivated “circus” led by a public prosecutor with ties to President Jair Bolsonaro’s household, and primarily based on false testimony by his former well being secretary.
Along side the court docket choice, federal police arrested 9 folks and carried out 83 raids on associates of Witzel on Friday as a part of their graft investigation, prosecutors stated.
00:10 – Canada extends ban on most overseas travellers
Canada is extending restrictions on travellers arriving within the nation for an additional month to assist fight the unfold of COVID-19, Public Security Minister Invoice Blair introduced on Twitter.
Canadian residents and everlasting residents getting back from overseas will proceed to be topic to strict quarantine measures, he added.
Arrivals in Canada are required to bear a 14-day quarantine interval.
Canadian residents and everlasting residents returning to Canada will proceed to be topic to strict quarantine measures. Exemptions and different particulars might be discovered right here: https://t.co/zESXaTXBNj (2/2)
— Invoice Blair (@BillBlair) August 28, 2020
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