Authorities reported 5,462 new cases, bringing the total to 845,443.
Russia prepares mass vaccination campaign
Global cases of coronavirus mapped
More than 100 possible vaccines are under development around the world in an attempt to stop the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), at least four are in the final stages of human trials, including three developed in China and another in Britain.
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Britons urged to follow social distancing guidelines
11:30 am update: Cornwall residents ‘too scared’ to go out when tourists arrive
Cornwall residents have said they are ‘too scared’ to go out as hundreds flock to the idyllic UK holiday hotspot during the coronavirus crisis.
Locals have criticized, saying visitors to Cornwall’s popular seaside resorts ignore social distancing rules and towns have become ‘Benidorm on steroids’.
It comes as Prime Minister Boris Johnson has urged Britons to take advantage of stays in the UK and Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed he will be heading to Cornwall this summer for a short break.
Claire Harris, 37, who lives in St Ives, told how her family was ‘too scared to go shopping’.
10:48 a.m. update: Keir Starmer denounces coronavirus deaths
The Labor leader tweeted: ‘This week we had official confirmation that England has the worst death rate in Europe.
“Urgent action is needed when we see local peaks.
“But we also need mass testing and better communication from the government. ”
9:50 am update: Poland reports highest number of coronavirus cases
Poland reported its highest number of new daily coronavirus cases since the start of the global pandemic for the third day in a row on Saturday, with 658 new infections, the health ministry said.
More than 200 cases have been reported in the mining region of Silesia in southern Poland, which is struggling with an epidemic among miners.
The ministry also reported five new deaths.
Poland has now reported a total of 46,346 coronavirus cases and 1,721 deaths.
UK returns to a new normal
People are encouraged to wear face masks
9:13 am update: coronavirus spreads among young people
Professor Graham Medley of SAGE said the rise in coronavirus infections appeared to concern young people, but warned there was a danger it could ‘spread’ to other parts of the population.
The chair of Sage’s subgroup on pandemic modeling told BBC Radio 4’s Today program: ‘The age distribution of infections has changed, it has moved to younger age groups and it is therefore likely we will not see this increase in hospital admissions. related to the infection the same way we did in March.
“But the big fear is that the virus will get out of hand and we will end up in a situation where there are so many viruses that it inevitably spreads to all segments of the population. ”
Professor Medley said increased lockdown measures in areas of north-west England were “highly unlikely” as the “last regional intervention to be made”.
8:51 a.m. update: pubs could close to reopen schools
Professor Graham Medley, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said England may have to consider closing pubs in order to reopen schools next month.
Asked about Chief Medical Officer Professor Chris Whitty ‘prediction that the country was “close to the limits” of opening up society, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine scholar told the show Today from BBC Radio 4: “I think it’s quite possible.
“I think we are in a situation where most people think that opening schools is a priority for the health and well-being of children and that when we do, we will reconnect many households.
“And so in fact, by shutting down some of the other networks, some of the other activities may well be needed to allow us to open schools.
“It can come down to a question of what tradeoffs are you making against each other, and then it’s all about prioritizing, do we think pubs are more important than schools?
8:40 a.m. update: Coronavirus outbreak at the pub
A coronavirus outbreak in a pub has infected 16 people as more than 350 await COVID-19 test results.
Health bosses are awaiting the results of hundreds of publicists linked to an outbreak at Crown and Anchor in Stone, North Staffordshire.
Eyewitnesses have told how the pub was ‘packed like sardines’ after a private party, with up to 200 people in attendance.
Five people have tested positive for the invisible killer disease after coming into contact with someone who visited the pub.
Visitors and pub staff between July 16-18 are advised to self-isolate.
Boris Johnson said the UK shouldn’t get complacent
Coronavirus continues to spread across the UK
8:36 am update: death toll in Russia increases
Russia reported 95 new deaths from the novel coronavirus on Saturday, bringing its national tally to 14,058.
Authorities also reported 5,462 new cases of the novel coronavirus in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total to 845,443.
7:54 a.m. update: Coronavirus cases in Germany continue to rise
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased from 955 to 209,653, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for Infectious Diseases showed.
The reported death toll increased by seven to 9,148.
7:37 a.m. update: Tokyo reports new cases of COVID-19
The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Tokyo was around 472 on Saturday, a new record, NHK public television said citing Tokyo officials.
This is the second day in a row that the number of cases in the capital has increased by more than 400.
Although Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has said the city may declare its own state of emergency, the central government has said there is still no need to do so nationally despite a record high in several cities of the country.
7:30 am update: Boris cancels plans to ease lockdown restrictions today
Boris Johnson rolled back plans to ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions today, as cases of the invisible killer disease continue to ‘climb’.
Fears that the British will be forced to reenter are mounting after Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the release of the lockdown scheduled for Saturday was postponed to August 15 “at the earliest”. Mr Johnson has warned that COVID-19 cases are ‘creeping up’ and he is ‘pressing the brake pedal’.
He warned that the country “cannot be complacent” in the face of an increase in the prevalence of the coronavirus in the community.
Measures to be lifted on Saturday, including allowing small wedding receptions and reopening bowling alleys and casinos, have been postponed for at least two weeks.
Face masks will also become mandatory in indoor environments such as museums and places of worship from August 8.
And England Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty has warned that it may not be possible to further facilitate the lockdown.
Speaking at a press conference in Downing Street on Friday, Mr Johnson said: ‘As we see these increases around the world, we cannot go wrong by being exempt. We must be prepared to respond to the first signs of trouble. ”
He said that with the numbers increasing, “our assessment is that we should step on that brake pedal … in order to keep the virus under control.”
It comes after the Office for National Statistics reported an increase in the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in England.