Hello and welcome on Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
- The top medical expert in the united states, Dr. Anthony Fauci is the warning that the country, which has been “hit badly” by the sars coronavirus, is faced with a dangerous surge in new cases. The warning came as Arizona, Texas and Nevada have declared a record number of daily cases.
- European Union countries are planning to ban entry to the Americans that the united states has failed to control the spread of coronavirus, according to the New York Times.
- In the world, nearly 9.2 million people have been confirmed to have coronavirus. More than $ 4.6 million have been recovered, while more than 474,000 were killed, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the latest updates:
Wednesday, June 24,
03:00 GMT – Washington state face masks mandatory
Jay Inslee, the governor of the state of Washington in the united states, has ordered residents to wear masks in public, after the region has seen its number of positive tests increasing from 35% last week.
“It’s about saving lives. It is about the re-opening of our business. And that is show respect and care for one another, ” Inslee said.
Of displacement as the states of Arizona, California, Mississippi and Nevada recorded the number of new cases of COVID-19. Texas has set a record on Monday. A dozen other U.S. states and some major cities have in front relating to the rules.
02:42 GMT – Mexico saves a record rise in cases
Mexico posted a record one-day increase in sars coronavirus cases, the registration 6,288 infections confirmed Tuesday. The Ministry of Health has also reported 793 more deaths.
That has brought Mexico’s total case load to 191,410 and dead to 23,377.
Officials acknowledge the two are undercounts due to very low rates of screening. Mexico has carried out only about a half-million tests, or approximately one for every 250 inhabitants.
Mexico has also had a very high rate of infection among health care professionals. About 39,000 of the country, the confirmed cases are health care workers, about 20 percent of the total. There were 584 deaths among the doctors, the nurses, the technicians and employees of the hospital.
02:00 GMT – MSF calls for the alliance to get rid of the drug companies to sell vaccines at a cost
Medecins Sans Frontieres, and 40 civil society groups, called the alliance reviews its pricing mechanism for future coronavirus vaccines, ahead of a meeting of the board of directors of Gavi at the start Geneva on Wednesday.
The issue is the COVAX Installation, a new mechanism for the Gavi alliance has developed to pay pharmaceutical companies to front for potential future COVID-19 vaccine.
MSF is concerned about the lack of transparency on prices, which is required of drug companies, as well as the two-level system access to the future COVID-19 vaccines (purchased through the COVAX Installation) countries at the economic level. Gavi requires only that countries funded by aid donors to join the next world fair allocation framework, which ensures that the most vulnerable populations are given priority treatment, MSF said.
“Some pharmaceutical companies agree to sell future COVID-19 vaccines in a” not-for-profit ” price, but with pharma track record, why should we believe that, when there is no transparency to prove it? “Kate Elder, the head of the vaccines policy advisor for MSF’s Access Campaign said in a statement. “With governments profess to the left and right that in future the COVID-19 vaccines are global public goods, we need to see strong measures taken to actually make these proclamations a reality. COVID-19 vaccine must be sold at cost now is not the time to try and make a profit on the back of a global pandemic. “
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01:30 GMT – Australia records first coronavirus death for more than a month
Australia has recorded its first case of coronavirus in more than a month, as new cases continue to spike in the southern state of Victoria.
The man who died was in his 80’s, health authorities said.
Victoria has recorded 20 new cases overnight, taking the state total to 1 900.
23:45 GMT – Trump’s claims border wall “stopped” virus
The US President, Donald Trump has visited the border with Mexico, Tuesday, and claimed his new wall had stopped two undocumented immigration and the coronavirus.
In the scorching heat, Trump briefly stopped to inspect a new section of the wall and affix his signature on the concrete and the rebar of the structure.
“It has stopped COVID, he stopped everything,” he said.
Trump is looking to regain of the campaign after a poor turnout for a weekend rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
23:00 GMT (Tuesday) – ” We have been hit badly “: Fauci warns US about the coronavirus thrust
Dr. Anthony Fauci, warned that the coming weeks will be crucial for the eradication of coronavirus hotspots around the united States.
“We have been hit badly,” Fauci told a House committee. He said he was “very concerned” by the rise of the community spread in some states, including Arizona, where the AMERICAN President Donald Trump was the organization of a rally on Tuesday, and the visualization of the construction of a border wall.
“The next two weeks are going to be critical in our ability to respond to these surges,” Fauci said.
Fauci, who also stressed that the tests will be intensified, spoke to the committee and the heads of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and a senior official in the Department of Health and human Services.
Learn more about what they had to say here.
Read all the updates of yesterday (23 June) here.