Coronavirus: what’s going on in the world on Saturday

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The last:IndiaConfirmed cases of coronavirus exceeded half a million on Saturday with another record jump of 18,552 infections over 24 hours.

The country’s health ministry reported 384 new deaths, bringing the total to 15,685.

The push prompted authorities in the northeastern Assam state to impose a two-week lockout in the state capital, Gauhati. About 700 new cases were reported there in just four days.

Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said the rest of Assam would be subject to a nighttime curfew and weekend closures.

He urged people to store essentials and reported a tighter lockdown where even grocery stores would be closed.

China reported an increase in new cases of coronaviruses, a day after health experts said they expected an epidemic in Beijing to be brought under control soon. The National Health Commission said on Saturday that 21 cases had been confirmed across the country in the past 24 hours, including 17 in the national capital.

City officials have temporarily closed a huge wholesale food market where the virus has spread widely, closed schools and closed some neighborhoods.

China has reported 83,483 confirmed cases and 4,634 deaths during the global pandemic.

South Korea has reported 51 new confirmed cases of coronavirus as new clusters continue to emerge in the densely populated region of Seoul.

They bring the national workforce to 12,653, including 282 deaths. Thirty-five of the new cases came from Seoul and neighboring towns and villages, which have been at the center of a COVID-19 resurgence since late May. Twelve others were linked to international arrivals.

According to a count by Johns Hopkins University, more than 9.82 million people are infected with the new coronavirus worldwide and more than 494,000 have died. Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

Russia On Saturday, 6,852 new cases of coronavirus were reported, a figure that keeps the daily increase below 7,000 for the second consecutive time for the first time since the end of April. The new cases bring the cumulative total to 627,646 nationally.

A woman cast her first vote in a national election on constitutional reform at a polling station in Moscow on Friday. Election officials opened polling stations before the official July 1 vote to avoid overcrowding, which could spread coronavirus infections. (Yuri Kadobnov / AFP via Getty Images)

The country’s coronavirus response center said that 188 people had died from the virus in the past 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 8,969.

Friday, United States registered 45,242 new cases of COVID-19, the largest day-long increase in the pandemic, according to a Reuters count, bringing the total number of Americans testing positive to at least 2.48 million.

The new record of positive COVID-19 tests comes as several states at the center of a new wave of infections have taken a step back from efforts to ease restrictions on businesses. COVID-19 is the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus.

Texas bars closed

Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered bars across the state to close Friday at noon Friday and demanded restaurants limit their seating capacity to 50%, while Florida state officials told bars immediately stop serving alcohol on their premises.

A woman wearing a face mask stands near people in cars lined up for a COVID-19 test as they drive to a parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Friday. (Mario Tama / Getty Images)

Abbott’s announcement stunned Texas bar owners, who said the governor, a Republican in his second term, gave them little notice. Mark Martinez, owner of a Lubbock beer garden, only learned of it when friends texted him around 8 a.m.

“I spent thousands of dollars on inventory to prepare for this weekend. I could really use it [money] for my rent, which is due next week, “said Martinez, 44.

WATCH | Houston hospital weeks away from the limit:

Health care officials in Houston say that most of the city’s hospitals work with 90% of the beds in occupied intensive care units. 1:47

“We were coming to a place where we could pay the bills,” said Tish Keller, owner of Triple J Chophouse and Brew Co., in downtown Lubbock. “Bringing us back to 50% capacity means we won’t have enough business to pay the staff, let alone the bills. ”

Keller said she didn’t know how long she could stay open and feared trying to save her business from ruin twice in a year.

Florida case outbreak

Florida released its new rules after recording a surprising 8,942 new COVID-19 cases, overshadowing the state’s 5,511 day record reached on June 24.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said Friday that the imperial county, southeast of Los Angeles, had become so swamped with the virus that he recommended that it issue a new strict stay at home order.

Imperial county health officials then tweeted that his March home order was still in effect. The county supervisory board has scheduled a meeting Friday evening to consider further action.

Newsom paused allowing counties to reopen their savings further in response to the increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations.

COVID-19 case in Arizona The number of people increased by 3,591 on Saturday, tied with June 23 for the largest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, the state health department said.

The state has registered more than 66,000 cases, up from just over 20,000 on June 1 – and 1,535 people have died from the infection.

In Alaska, Anchorage mayor Ethan Berkowitz has issued an emergency order requiring residents to wear masks in indoor public spaces after the state identified 836 cases on Friday, 387 of them in his city.

WATCH | An American specialist calls on young people to accept “social responsibility”:

The leading American infectious disease specialist has called on young people to accept “social responsibility” amid a wave of positive tests for the coronavirus. 1:03

This week, Alabama, Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming also reported record increases cases this week.

Nearly 125,000 Americans died from COVID-19, the highest number known to have died from the highly infectious disease in the world.


What is happening with COVID-19 in Canada

At 11:15 a.m.ET Saturday, Canada had 102,954 confirmed and suspected cases of coronavirus. The provinces and territories reported 65,908 cases as having been recovered or resolved. A count of CBC News deaths based on provincial reports, regional health information and CBC reports is 8,556.

WATCH | Air Canada and WestJet end physical distance on flights:

Air Canada and WestJet end their seat distancing policy. Transport Canada has listed physical distance as one of the main ways to help prevent the spread of the virus in a guide published for the aviation industry in April. 2:18


Elsewhere in the world

In Australia, the State of Victoria recorded 41 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Saturday, double the daily rate observed a week ago.

One of the new cases was a returning traveler. Australia requires all locals who return to quarantine in hotels for two weeks. But about 30 percent of Victoria residents refused a COVID-19 test before leaving quarantine, health officials said.

WATCH | Infectious disease specialist on the global response to COVID-19:

Dr. Michael Gardam says that the US figures suggesting that the coronavirus is 10 times more prevalent than what official statistics indicate could very well be accurate. 6:42

Despite the outbreak in Victoria, the number of infections in Australia of around 7,600 and 104 deaths has remained far lower than that of many other countries.

The government said on Friday that the country would continue to ease restrictions on social distancing, and Tennis Australia said on Saturday that a record number of people had reserved tennis courts.

Great Britain will remove a 14-day quarantine period for people from countries it considers to be at lower risk for COVID-19, and official advice against travel abroad, unless essential, will also be reduced for some countries and regions in Europe, the government announced on Friday. The changes will make it easier for Britons to travel abroad for summer vacations.

A full list of countries is expected to be released next week, but it is likely that Spain, Greece and France will receive a green light.

WATCH | Massive crowds ignoring the rules of physical distance flock to the beaches of the United Kingdom:

Local authorities say it is a “major incident”, castigating people for their “irresponsible behavior”. 1:15

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Saturday that the pandemic is far from over, as regional outbreaks have raised fears of a second wave.

Merkel said in her weekly video podcast that getting the European economy back on track is her main goal as Germany takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union next week, but stressed that everyone is sharing “Joint responsibility” while respecting physical distances and the rules of mask and hygiene. that the lock rules are relaxed.

German authorities renewed the foreclosure in a western region of around 500,000 people last week after 1,300 slaughterhouse workers tested positive for COVID-19 to prevent the spread of the epidemic in the region. .

WATCH | WHO takes stock of the development of the COVID-19 vaccine:

The chief scientist of the World Health Organization says that AstraZeneca appears to be leading the effort to develop a vaccine against the coronavirus, but Chinese companies are making significant progress. 2:10

Germany has recorded nearly 195,000 coronavirus infections and about 9,000 deaths, with more than 177,000 cures, according to Johns Hopkins.

“The risk posed by the virus is still serious,” said Merkel. “It’s easy to forget because Germany has weathered the crisis so far, but that doesn’t mean that we are protected, that the risk has been avoided; this is not the case, as these regional epidemics show. ”

Peru will lift coronavirus blocking measures in most parts of the country, including the capital Lima, in early July while keeping its borders closed after the daily case rate has slowed in recent days, the government announced on Friday.

Crisologo Enriquez, 85, remains stable on Friday as he receives a flu shot during a vaccination campaign and a COVID-19 test operation in the Villa El Salvador district of Lima, Peru. (Martin Mejia / The Associated Press)

A night curfew will still be in effect, according to a government decree, while officials aim to keep the pandemic under control as it grapples with a struggling economy and a near-collapse of its healthcare system.

Children under the age of 14 and people over the age of 65 will still need to be quarantined, the government said.

Peru has recorded 272,364 cases of coronavirus, with 8,939 deaths, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.

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