The United States has tested 25 million people, much more than in other countries, Trump said, adding, “When you test to this extent, you will find more people, you will find more cases. . So I told my people to slow the test down. ”
A White House official later told Reuters that the Trump was a joke.Across the United States, more than 119,654 people are confirmed to have been killed by Covid-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. It remains the country most affected by coronavirus, followed by Brazilwho now has over a million cases, and Russiawho has 576,162 infections.
Trump said that “the fake news radicals” of the media did not give him credit for what he called “a phenomenal job” of responding to the outbreak.
The rally campaign in Tulsa went ahead despite warnings from health officials that it was likely to fuel an outbreak of coronavirus cases. The crowd was smaller than expected, with many empty sections in the 19,000 arena seats, but a few participants wore masks.
Overall, 8,753,853 coronavirus cases have been recorded and 463,281 deaths confirmed, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The number of deaths in Chile rose particularly brightly on Saturday, almost doubling over 7,000, after the government adjusted its data to include deaths that are likely linked to Covid-19. According to official figures, there have been 236,748 infections in the country so far.
Meanwhile, several countries have reintroduced social curbs, or are considering doing so, to protect themselves from a second wave of cases.
In the State of Victoria, Australiasecond most populous in the state, the highest number of cases they have been over two months, prompting Chief Health Worker Brett Sutton to warn him: “We are absolutely at risk of a second peak ”.
The state extended the state of emergency for four weeks and limited the number of clients allowed to visit the people’s homes to five. Plans to relax the rules on the number of customers allowed in cafes, restaurants and pubs have also been put on hold.
German Health officials have also reported an increase in transmission, following clusters of cases related to meatpacking factories, logistics centers and shelters.
Greece also announced another extension of the coronavirus lockdown on its immigrant camps, despite warnings that migrants’ rights are undermined by restrictions.
The The Palestinian Authority among those tightening restrictions, after announcing on Saturday that he would temporarily close the cities of Hebron and Nablus in the occupied West Bank after a sharp rise in infections.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said he plans to make it mandatory in the days to wear masks in public places, after the counting of confirmed coronavirus cases past 200,000.
Developments to follow last week warned the head of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, that the world had entered “a new and dangerous phase” of the coronavirus pandemic.
“Countries are naturally impatient to open their societies and economies, but the virus continues to spread rapidly, it is still fatal and most people are still susceptible,” he said on Friday. “We call on all countries and all people to be extremely vigilant.”
In other developments:
- China reported 26 new confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, piloted by the epidemic linked to a large food center in southwest Beijing.
The Philippines reported 578 new cases of coronavirus on Saturday, a record number. This includes the results of tests that have been published for patients in the past three days.
Two new Covid-19 cases were detected in New Zealandaccording to the Ministry of Health. One is the child of the couple returning from Delhi who revealed that as of Saturday’s cases, the second is a 59-year-old woman who also returned from Delhi but no later than June 15.
Serbs Going to the polls Sunday to elect a new European parliament in the first national election since Coronavirus bans took effect three months ago.
A Italian The collective brought 67 migrants to safety on Saturday, as the first charitable rescue vessel to hit Italian shores since, authorities had decided to close all ports due to the pandemic coronavirus in April.