Barack Obama launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, calling it “an absolute chaotic disaster.”
France posted its lowest death toll in a month, with 80 deaths reported on Saturday, as authorities set to ease restrictions on public traffic.
Authorities in the South Korean capital, Seoul, have closed more than 2,100 nightclubs, hostess bars and nightclubs after a series of cases linked to a popular entertainment district.
- Globally, more than 279,000 people have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, while the number of confirmed infections has exceeded four million. Over 1.3 million people have recovered.
Here are all the latest updates:
Sunday May 10
01:27 GMT – A third of all coronavirus deaths in the United States related to nursing homes
According to a New York Times database, at least 25,600 residents and workers have died from coronavirus in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities for the elderly in the United States.
“While around 10% of cases in the country have occurred in long-term care facilities, deaths from COVID-19 in these facilities account for a third of all deaths from a pandemic in the country,” said the Times.
The virus has infected more than 143,000 people in some 7,500 establishments, he added.
|COVID-19 Lockout Fueling Mental Health Crisis in the United States (2:33)|
1:12 GMT – US CDC, FDA leaders in auto-quarantine following exposure to COVID-19
According to a spokesperson and a press article, two US cabinet-level officials were quarantined after contacting someone who had tested positive for COVID-19.
Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “will be teleworking for the next two weeks” after a “low risk exposure” Wednesday to someone with the disease in the White House, the Washington Post reported. , quoting a spokesperson.
Stephen Hahn, US Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, is also in self-quarantine for the next two weeks after coming into contact with a person tested positive for COVID-19, an FDA spokesperson told Reuters on Friday .
Hahn immediately took a diagnostic test for the coronavirus and the results were negative, the FDA said.
00:25 GMT – Brazil registers 10,000 deaths
The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic in Brazil has exceeded 10,000, according to figures from the Ministry of Health.
There are now 10,627 deaths and 155,939 confirmed cases in the country, but scientists believe the actual toll could be 15, even 20 times worse, given the country’s inability to carry out large-scale testing.
After Brazil surpassed the 10,000 death mark, the National Congress declared an official mourning period of three days and asked the Brazilians to follow the recommendations of the health authorities to reduce the rates of infection while the country is prepare to>.
00:12 GMT – Musk threatens to leave California due to restrictions
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has threatened to remove the factory and company headquarters from California and has sued local officials who prevented the company from reopening its electric vehicle plant.
In a lawsuit in federal court, Tesla accused the Alameda County health department of exceeding federal and state restrictions against coronaviruses by preventing Tesla from restarting production at its Fremont plant. The lawsuit argues that workers at the Tesla plant are allowed to work during the California home stay order because the facility is considered “critical infrastructure”.
“Frankly, this is the final straw,” Musk tweeted. “Tesla will now move its headquarters and future programs to Texas / Nevada. “
He wrote that maintaining manufacturing at Fremont depends on how Tesla will be treated in the future.
Alameda County said it was working with Tesla to develop a safety plan that “allows reopening while protecting the health and well-being of the thousands of workers” who work at the plant and that it looks forward to reaching an agreement on a security plan very soon.
But Fremont mayor Lily Mei said he was concerned about the potential economic implications of continuing to order shelters on the spot without manufacturers such as Tesla being able to take over. Mei urged the county to work with companies on “acceptable guidelines for reopening.”
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Zaheena Rasheed from Male, Maldives.
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