Hello and welcome on Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
There are concerns about the outbreak of coronavirus in the US is ‘snowball’ as the members re-open and the Americans rejected the masks and social distancing.
UNESCO says that the pandemic has only exacerbated conditions left nearly 260 million children out of school in 2018, calling on governments to do more to help the most disadvantaged.
- In the world, more than 9 million people have been confirmed to have coronavirus. Nearly 4.5 million have been recovered, while almost 471,000 people are dead, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the latest updates:
Tuesday, June 23
02:45 GMT – Australian state of Victoria battles COVID-19 resurgence
South australia the state of Victoria, it is to see a jump in the coronavirus in the community and has extended the state of emergency on 12 July.
Victoria is the second largest population in the country and officials say the cases have spread because people are not careful enough about keeping their distance with the other, wearing a mask and the other of the control phase of the disease.
The main COVID-19 hot spots are in Melbourne.
Community transmission #COVID19 is on the rise in the state of Victoria. Yesterday saw an increase of 12 such cases, the largest single-day increase of its kind since more than two months. This graph shows the uptick. Read more: https://t.co/Ewkjf2FAKb pic.twitter.com/0rBs2mPIDv
— The Age (@theage) On June 22, 2020
02:30 GMT – South Korea adds 46 new cases, focus on the ship to Busan
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the country has added 46 new cases of coronavirus, most of which were imported, including a cluster related to a Russian flying the flag of the vessel at the port of Busan.
Some 16 members of the 21 crew members have been confirmed to have the virus. The captain who left the ship before it set sail from Vladivostok, have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Russia. South Korea has made 160 workers in the port who came in contact with the crew in Busan, not in isolation.
Cluster infections in Seoul and outside of the capital continue to grow, Yonhap news agency reported. The city authorities have said they may need to tighten the movement restrictions again in order to control the spread of the disease.
01:15 GMT – China reports 22 new cases, especially in Beijing
China’s National Health Commission has confirmd 22 new cases of coronavirus, 13 of them in Beijing.
The capital is facing a resurgence of COVID-19, which is centered around the city’s main wholesale food market.
Beijing has reported 13 newly confirmed at the national level, transmitted COVID-19 cases, two suspected cases and one asymptomatic case Monday https://t.co/pav2r1j0tk pic.twitter.com/G6zcuSoz5M
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) On the 23rd of June 2020
00:30 GMT with the Red Cross to provide 800,000 masks for migrant workers in Thailand
The Red Cross says it will provide about 800 000 masks for migrant workers, village health volunteers, and other front-line workers to help protect people at risk of COVID-19 in Thailand.
Migrant workers are particularly at risk because many are undocumented migrants.
Thai Red cross will provide reusable cloth masks, gel alcohol and information materials, while the migrant workers in quarantine will also receive relief kits, including food and personal hygiene items.
“Migrants, in particular those who are undocumented, face daily challenges which are exacerbated by health and socio-economic impacts of this pandemic,” said Christopher Stale, Head of the Delegation, Bangkok, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC). ” The red Cross supports the migrant workers, who are some of the most vulnerable people in our communities and that it is essential that everyone can be safe from COVID-19. “
00:00 GMT – COVID-19 has exacerbated the exclusion from school: UNESCO
Nearly 260 million children missed school in 2018 and the coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the problem, according to UNESCO.
The agency 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report, said poorer children, girls, persons with disabilities and immigrants are among the disadvantaged, and that the situation has worsened with COVID-19 when more than 90% of the students found learning to be affected by the closures.
While those of better-off families had internet and wifi connections, and have been able to use laptops and mobile phones, millions of young people have been left out.
“Health Crises can leave many behind, especially the poorest girls, many of whom may never return to school,” wrote Audrey Azoulay, director-general of UNESCO.
The report has found that 258 million children and young people have been excluded entirely from education, to poverty as the main barrier to access. Low-income and middle-income countries, adolescents from the richest 20 per cent of all households are three times more likely to complete lower secondary school, as were those of the poorest houses.
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He said that the pandemic was an opportunity for change.
“COVID-19 gave us a real opportunity to reflect on our education systems,” said Manos Antoninis, Director of Education in the world Follow-up Report. “But a world that values and welcomes diversity will not happen overnight. There is an obvious tension between teaching all the children under the same roof and creating an environment where students learn best. But, COVID-19 we showed that it is possible to do things differently, if we put our minds to it. “
23:30 GMT – Alarm in case of “ball of snow” in parts of US
An alarming surge of coronavirus cases in some parts of the united States following moves at ease, these prohibitions are concerned that the epidemic is spiraling out of control because the American resistance to the wearing of masks and keeping their distance with the other.
The event has exceeded 100 000 in Florida, hospitalizations increase dramatically in Houston, and seizing a person in five among those tested in Arizona have been confirmed to have the virus.
“It is the snow ball effect. We’ll definitely see more people die because of this outbreak, ” said Dr. Marc Boom, ceo and president of Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. You can read more about what is happening in the US here.
23:00 GMT – Saudi Arabia boundary Hajj attendance
Saudi Arabia does not have a “very limited” Hajj this year because of the sars coronavirus pandemic.
Only people already residing in the country will be allowed to take part.
“It has been decided to organize the pilgrimage this year with very little numbers … with different nationalities in the kingdom,” the official Saudi Press Agency said on Monday, citing the Hajj ministry.
More than two million Muslims take part in the annual pilgrimage to Islam’s holy city of Mecca each year. This year, the event will take place at the end of July.
Read all the updates from yesterday (22 June) here.