Greater than 450,00Zero folks have died because of the brand new coronavirus, in response to information compiled by Johns Hopkins College greater than 8.four million folks have been confirmed to have the brand new coronavirus around the globe and greater than 4 million have recovered.
With the world’s worst outbreak exterior the US, Brazil now has 978,142 confirmed circumstances and 47,748 deaths.
In Honduras, President Juan Orlando Hernandez turned the most recent world chief to be hospitalised after testing optimistic for the coronavirus.
The World Well being Group (WHO) introduced that testing of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine in its massive multi-country trial of therapies for COVID-19 sufferers had been halted after new information and research confirmed no profit.
Listed below are the most recent updates:
Friday, June 19
04:50 GMT – South Korea on ‘cusp of erasing features in virus struggle’
South Korea reported 49 circumstances of COVID-19 on Friday, of which 26 got here from the capital Seoul and the close by port metropolis of Incheon.
Six domestically transmitted circumstances had been additionally reported in Daejon, some 160 km south of Seoul, stoking considerations that neighborhood unfold might speed up exterior the Seoul space, the Yonhap information company reported, describing South Korea as being “on the cusp of erasing features in virus struggle”.
The nation has been reporting round 30 to 50 new circumstances per day since late Could, inspiring second-guessing on whether or not officers had been too fast to ease social distancing tips in April after the nation’s first wave of infections waned.
“It’s worrisome that cluster infections have been reported exterior Seoul, and we’ll pace up the testing of potential circumstances and get in touch with tracing, to stem additional unfold,” stated Son Younger-rae, an official with the Central Catastrophe and Security Countermeasure Headquarters.
03:46 GMT – Brazil sees return of soccer at empty Maracana stadium
Brazilian soccer resumed after a three-month hiatus on Thursday night time, with Flamengo beating Bangu 3-Zero at an empty Maracana stadium within the first recreation of the restarted Rio de Janeiro state championship.
The match marked the return of Brazil’s state leagues, most of which had been halted in March because the novel coronavirus unfold.
A lot of the different state championships, that are often performed between January and April earlier than the nationwide leagues happen within the second half of the 12 months, haven’t but set a date for resuming.
The resumption in Brazil has brought about controversy, with two prime golf equipment, Botafogo and Fluminense, saying they won’t flip up for scheduled video games this weekend.
03:04 GMT – Japan lifts all home journey curbs
Japan lifted all coronavirus-related curbs on home journey, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling on folks to go sightseeing or attend concert events and different occasions to assist the nation’s financial system bounce again from a pandemic recession.
Japan started lifting its pandemic lockdown in Could as coronavirus infections fell. The newest easing on Thursday comes after the top of an emergency declaration that allowed folks to return to work and for bars and eating places implementing social distancing measures to reopen.
“I would love folks, whereas observing social distancing, to exit on sightseeing journeys. We wish you to make an effort to have interaction in social and financial exercise,” Abe stated in an handle to the nation late on Thursday.
Along with ending the home journey advisory, Japan can also be permitting as much as 1,00Zero folks to assemble at indoor and outside occasions. Japanese skilled baseball groups may also restart video games on Friday, though spectators will probably be locked out.
02:25 GMT – UN seeks pressing funding to move pandemic help
The United Nations meals company is warning that with out fast funding its international transport system must cease delivering hundreds of tonnes of masks, gloves and different essential tools to 132 nations by the third week of July.
Amer Daoudi, the World Meals Programme’s director of operations and COVID-19 response, informed a video press convention that the Rome-based company wants $965m to maintain its transport companies by way of 2020.
However up to now it has obtained about $132m – solely 14 p.c – though “the COVID-19 virus is just not slowing down” and “the whole humanitarian and well being neighborhood is counting on WFP’s logistic companies now greater than ever,” Daoudi stated.
‘We’re dealing with a double pandemic’: UN physique warns of ‘mega-famines’ (1:53)
02:06 GMT – Mexico posts document variety of new infections
Mexico reported one other document one-day improve in confirmed coronavirus circumstances – 5,662.
The nation now has 165,455 confirmed circumstances and 19,747 confirmed deaths.
01:34 GMT – Honduras president steady, fatigued after hospitalisation
Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez is in steady situation and being handled for pneumonia after testing optimistic for COVID-19, one among his docs stated Thursday.
Dr Cesar Aaron Carrasco on the Navy Hospital informed Reuters Information Company that Hernandez’s situation had improved since he was admitted on Wednesday with problem respiration, fever and fatigue.
“Within the two days that he is been hospitalised an enchancment in his scenario has been noticed,” Carrasco stated. “He is in an excellent normal state, recovering.”
Carrasco stated the president now not laboured in his respiration, however nonetheless suffered fatigue when strolling. He stated it was unclear how lengthy Hernandez would stay hospitalised.
00:53 GMT – Additional lockdowns not wanted in US, Fauci tells AFP
The US doesn’t require extra widespread lockdowns to get its COVID-19 outbreak underneath management, a number one authorities professional informed the AFP information company, amid considerations about an uptick of circumstances in some 20 states, together with California, Florida and Texas.
“I do not suppose we will be speaking about going again to lockdown,” Anthony Fauci stated when requested if states which can be seeing a surge of their caseload ought to reissue stay-at-home orders.
“I believe we will be speaking about attempting to raised management these areas of the nation that appear to be having a surge of circumstances.”
Stressing the necessity for localised approaches, Fauci stated one factor that bothered him was the general public’s lack of compliance to authorities’ suggestions about carrying masks.
“We’ve got a rustic the place even when the suggestions are to put on a masks, a advice that I have been concerned in making, there are some teams that truly do the suggestions very strictly they usually adhere to it,” he stated.
“After which … you see footage of individuals in bars and in congregations with out that. So once more, it is a blended bag. Some persons are doing it nice, and a few aren’t.”
00:18 GMT – Nursing properties symbolize greater than 1 in four coronavirus deaths in US
Within the US, nursing house residents account for almost one in 10 of all of the coronavirus circumstances and greater than 1 / 4 of the deaths, in response to an Related Press evaluation of presidency information.
The evaluation of knowledge from the Facilities for Medicare and Medicaid Providers discovered that just about half of the greater than 15,00Zero nursing properties have reported suspected or confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 as of June 7. About one in 5 services – or 21 p.c – have reported deaths.
Nationwide, nursing properties reported almost 179,00Zero suspected or confirmed circumstances amongst residents and 29,497 deaths.
00:01 GMT – Brazil nears 50,00Zero coronavirus deaths and 1 million circumstances
New statistics from Brazil’s Well being Ministry reveals the nation quick approaching a million confirmed coronavirus circumstances and 50,00Zero deaths.
With the world’s worst outbreak exterior the US, Brazil now has 978,142 confirmed circumstances and 47,748 deaths, up 1,238 from Wednesday, the ministry stated.
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