Coronavirus: What’s happening in the world on Friday

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The last:Germany’s disease control center said the biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases in a month, as positive tests from an epidemic in a slaughterhouse entered the country’s official statistics.

The Robert Koch Institute listed 770 new cases on Friday, taking its total score since the start of the epidemic to 188,534. It was the largest daily newspaper since May 20.

Soldiers of the German army stay outside the headquarters of the slaughterhouse of the Toennies company in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck, west Germany, Friday. The military is helping set up a testing center for the new coronavirus there. (Ina Fassbender / AFP / Getty Images)

The German government has stuck to its course little by little the reopening of the country, while seeking to quickly repress local outbreaks.

Authorities in western Guetersloh County are testing thousands of workers at a slaughterhouse. At least 730 people have already tested positive for the new coronavirus there.

According to Johns Hopkins University, there are more than 8.5 million cases of coronavirus worldwide, with more than 454,000 deaths.

The United States accounts for more than 2.1 million cases, with more than 118,000 deaths.


What’s happening in Canada with COVID-19

WATCH | Canada exceeds 100,000 cases of coronavirus:

As of 7:30 am ET on Friday, Canada had 100,220 confirmed and presumed coronavirus cases, with 62,496 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 8,352.

Quebec and Ontario were the hardest hit, with Quebec accounting for more than 54,000 cases and Ontario for nearly 33,000 cases.


Singaporeans can wine and dine at restaurants, the gym and get together with no more than five people, after more lock restrictions were lifted on Friday.

The city-state has one of the highest infection rates in Asia with 41,473 confirmed cases, mostly linked to foreign dorm workers. The government says the infections have gone down, no news from large emerging groups.

Outside the dormitories were also stable despite partial economic reopening of two weeks.

A sign that reads “Maintain social distance” is mounted on a treadmill vacancy next to a woman at a fitness center in Singapore on Friday. Singaporeans can now wine and dine at restaurants, the gym and get together with up to five people after more lock-in restrictions were lifted on Friday. (YK Chan / Associated Press)

Shopping centers, gyms, massage parlors, parks and other public spaces reopened on Friday, with strict physical remoteness and health and safety regulations. Minor bans remain, particularly on contact sports and the mass of religious congregations.

Entertainment venues such as cinemas, karaoke rooms and bars are still closed, while large events, including fairs and concerts are prohibited.

The virus continues to spread in South Korea, particularly in the densely populated areas of the Seoul metropolitan area, which is home to half the population of 51 million people.

The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 49 new cases for the nation on Friday, 26 of them in Seoul and the nearby port city of Incheon. South Korea had a total of 12,306 infections, including the 280 dead.

Officials said around 30 to 50 new cases a day since late May, inspiring the second guess if officials were too quick to facilitate the physical removal of guidelines in April after the country’s first wave d infections decreased.

Hundreds of cases in the Seoul area have been linked to leisure and religious activities and low-income workers who cannot afford to stay at home.

New coronavirus cases remained stable in the capital of China on Friday, a day after a public health official said in Beijing, the latest outbreak under control.

Beijing has registered 25 new cases, by four as of Thursday, out of a total of 32 cases reported nationwide.

A woman wearing protective gear for shops inside a supermarket following a new COVID-19 outbreak in Beijing on Friday. (Carlos Garcia Rawlins / Reuters)

Beijing has confirmed 183 new cases in the past week, but an official with the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention said on Thursday that the number daily should start to decline rapidly. Wu Zunyou said that such outbreaks are inevitable, even if it has been larger than expected because it is spreading from Beijing, the main wholesale market.

City classes have been suspended and plans to open everything from sporting events to art shows are pending.

India recorded the highest one-day peak of 13,586 coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 380,532.

India’s death toll on Friday reached 12,573, an increase of 336. The number of recoveries affected by 52% to 204,711.

A drone used by police to monitor activities of people and to spread awareness of the ads is pictured after a lock was reimposed as a preventative measure against the spread of the coronavirus in Chennai on Friday. (Arun Sankar / AFP / Getty Images)

India is behind the United States, Brazil and Russia in the number of cases. But the country continues with the unlocking of the economy.

The foreclosure, imposed on March 25, is now limited to high-risk areas. The most affected, the states are Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and New Delhi. They represent 60% of all cases.

Argentina’s first successes in slowing the pandemic is in balance, with new outbreaks in recent weeks and a new daily record set for Thursday.

The total has more than doubled to nearly 38,000 since the start of June, but is still well below the number of cases in neighboring countries like Brazil and Peru.

The official death toll is nearly 1,000, while President Alberto Fernandez has been placed in solitary confinement at his Olivos residence this week due to the risk of rising cases.

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