In South Korea, authorities have reported 48 new cases. Half were in the capital, Seoul. Ten have been in downtown Daejong, suggesting that the virus is spreading more broadly anti-illness measures are relaxed.
The head of the World Health Organization warned on Friday the virus from spreading worldwide has accelerated after a daily high of 150,000 new cases was reported the previous day.
The new coronavirus has killed more than 454,000 people and infected more than 8.5 million dollars, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. The actual number is thought to be much higher, since many cases do not test it.
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In a rally campaign, Trump said on Saturday that he had told his administration to slow down virus testing. He said the United States has tested 25 million people, but the “bad part” is that more cases have been found.
“When you test this measure, you will find more people, you will find more cases,” Trump said in Tulsa, Okla. “So I told my people, Slow, test down, please.” ”
The campaign of his likely Democratic rival in November of the presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden, accused of Trump, in a state of “putting the future policy of security and the economy of good- to be of the American people. ”
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Some governments, including Spain, Britain and France are easing controls and boosting business activity. But the number of cases is increasing in South Africa, Brazil, the United States and in some other countries.
Brazil’s Ministry of Health said on Saturday the total number of cases increased by more than 50,000 from the previous day. President Jair Bolsonaro is to minimize the risks despite nearly 50,000 deaths in three months.
South Africa reported a high day of 4,966 new cases on Saturday and 46 deaths. Despite the increase, President Cyril Ramaphosa this week announced further relaxation of one of the world’s strictest bans. Casinos, beauty salons and seated service restaurant will be allowed to reopen.
Thousands of new infections in Arizona
In the United States, the state of Arizona reported 3,109 new infections, just short of Friday, the file and 26 deaths. The state of Nevada also announced a new high of 445 cases.
The epidemic has killed an estimated 120,000 people in the United States, according to Johns Hopkins University.
China, where the epidemic started in December, and South Korea, the second country to report a spike in infections, has relaxed controls on business travel and as new cases have eased. They have reimposed surveillance and certain other restrictions following their recent spike in infections.
Beijing health commission has given no details of where the latter case may have originated. The Chinese capital’s largest food market was closed on June 13, after dozens of people working there were tested positive.
The agency in charge of the Ming Tombs, a tourist site northwest of Beijing, said an interior area will be closed for security reasons. Visitors are allowed in the outdoor areas, but are required to wear masks and to be checked for fever.
In South Korea, nearly 200 infections have been attributed to employees at a door-to-door sales company in Seoul, which has mostly recruited people over the age of 60, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 70 infections have been linked to a table tennis club in Seoul, whose members also transmitted the virus to a church.
South Korean authorities are reluctant to apply stronger social-remoteness to avoid hurting the fragility of the economy.
In the Middle East, the Palestinian Authority reimposed restrictions in the West Bank after 86 people tested positive on Saturday. Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh announced access to the city of Hebron has been suspended and residents put under a five-day curfew. Another city, Nablus, is to be isolated for two days.
In Europe, Germany has reported 687 new cases, its more a day free of charge in a month, after earlier, managing the epidemic better in comparison with the major European nations.
Spain has dropped the 14-day quarantine requirement for British visitors starting on Sunday. British travelers supply much of Spain’s tourism sector, which has been hit hard.
What’s happening in Canada
As of 7:30 am ET on Saturday, Canada had 101,019 confirmed and presumptuous COVID-19 cases, with 63,488 of the cases considered to be recovered or resolved. A CBC News death score based on provincial, regional health information and CBC reporting data amounted to 8,455.
Quebec and Ontario continue to lead the other provinces and territories to have the most daily counts of confirmed infections.
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Ontario added 206 new cases on Saturday, for a total of more than 33,300. Quebec has recorded 124 cases, bringing in the province, a total of more than 54,600.
All regions of Ontario except Toronto, Peel and Windsor-Essex entered Phase 2 of the progressive province’s reopening plan on Friday.
The second stage includes restaurant terraces, hairdressing salons and swimming pools. Childcare centers across Ontario may also reopen.
Quebec’s finance minister says the pandemic has hit the province hard. Eric Girard delivered an economic update on Friday, showing a return to multi-billion dollar deficits.
Only three months ago, it presented a balanced budget, thanks to a stronger economy and better employment figures than Quebec had seen in a generation.
Now, gone from its 1.9 billion surplus, passed on measures to keep the economy and private businesses afloat.