- Worldwide coronavirus infections have surpassed 20 million, with Brazil and Mexico reporting a total of 27,000 cases in just one day. According to statistics from Johns Hopkins University, more than 12.2 million people have recovered and nearly 735,000 people died from the disease.
- According to the New York Times and Reuters, US President Donald Trump is considering a way to block US citizens and permanent residents from entering if they are suspected of having a new coronavirus.
- Australia’s second most populous state of Victoria on Tuesday reported 19 new deaths from the coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 331 new cases.
- India has recorded more than 2.2 million cases – the third highest number after the US and Brazil.
Here are the latest updates:
Tuesday, August 11
04:40 GMT – The upcoming United Nations National Assembly chairman praises Pakistan’s response to the pandemic
Volkan Bozkir, the forthcoming President of the United Nations General Assembly, praised Pakistan for being quick to stop the coronavirus, saying that the South Asian nation’s handling of the pandemic is a good example for the world, according to news agency AP.
The Turkish diplomat was recently elected as the chair of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly.
Bozkir’s visit to Islamabad comes as the number of COVID-19 deaths and infections in Pakistan is decreasing.
Pakistan on Monday reported 15 coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the country’s total COVID-19-related deaths to 6,097. It has a total of more than 284,000 cases.
04:20 GMT – Hong Kong reports another coronavirus death; 56 deaths
An elderly man died of coronavirus infection at a hospital in Hong Kong, pushing the number of deaths in the semi-autonomous city to 56.
According to Hoa Nam Post Office Tuesday morning, this 79-year-old patient has been hospitalized since July 27. He had some medical problems prior to being infected with COVID-19.
As of Monday, Hong Kong has recorded at least 4,148 coronavirus infections.
04:00 GMT – Papua New Guinea lifts door locks despite a skyrocketing number of COVID-19 cases
According to Reuters, Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape is pushing ahead with plans to lift containment measures in the Pacific this week, even as the recent spike in coronavirus infection causes Concerned health officials.
Marape said a two-week embargo in the capital, Port Moresby, will be lifted from Wednesday, despite the country’s reported COVID-19 cases having doubled in the past week.
“While the spread is still there, we have to adapt to living with COVID-19 this year, rather than taking drastic measures,” Marape said in a news conference on Monday.
The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that PNG has a total of 214 cases and 3 deaths, up from 104 cases and 1 death last week. More worryingly, the WHO said it is likely that the actual number of infections is much higher, due to low rates of testing nationwide.
03:30 GMT – Retirement homes in New Zealand are locked for a COVID-19 check
A retirement village in New Zealand was shut down after residents developed symptoms of respiratory disease, Reuters news agency reported in the New Zealand Herald City on Tuesday.
The retirement village of Village Palms in Christchurch announced the lock in a letter to family members on Tuesday, the newspaper said. No details are immediate.
New Zealand, which has largely controlled the spread of coronavirus, has spent more than 100 days without COVID-19 transmission in the community.
02:55 GMT – ‘The land of COVID-19’? The Philippines protests against the Thai newspaper headlines
The Philippine government sent a protest letter to a Bangkok-based newspaper titled the country “the land of COVID-19”, after it recorded the highest coronavirus infections in East Asia.
In a letter to the editor-in-chief of Thai Rath Saravut Vacharaphol, the Philippine Consul-General in Thailand Val Simon Roque said the description was “inappropriate, insensitive and in vain”.
In a report dated 8/8, Thai Rath said that 165 Filipino teachers came to Bangkok from “the land of COVID-19”. Thousands of Filipino teachers work in Thailand to fill the gap in the education sector.
The Philippines has recorded 136,638 cases and nearly 2,300 deaths as of the end of Monday. Number of cases ranked first in the whole East Asia region and 22nd in the world.
02:20 GMT – Greece reported 126 new cases, the Athens museum ordered its closure
Greece has confirmed at least 126 new coronavirus infections, bringing the country’s total to 5,749 cases with at least 213 deaths.
According to the government, 17 of the new cases involved migrants in Lesbos who came from Turkey.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Culture announced that in the next two weeks, the Museum of Ancient Agora in Athens will be closed for disinfection, after one of its workers tested positive for the disease, also known as COVID-19.
01:48 GMT – Korea reports 34 new COVID-19 cases
According to Yonhap news agency, new South Korean coronavirus infections rebounded to over 30 on Tuesday, due to an increase in church infections showing no signs of remission, Yonhap news agency reported.
According to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), the country has identified 34 more cases of the virus, including 23 domestic infections, bringing the total to 14,660 cases, according to the Center. Korea Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
No new deaths were reported for the second day in a row, leaving the death toll at 305.
01:30 GMT – Pharmaceutical company reviews 500-600 million doses of vaccine by 2021
According to the report, the US-listed pharmaceutical company, Novavax Inc, said its production capacity was sufficient to meet demand for the US COVID-19 vaccine by 2021.
Company executives said vaccine demand could reach 500 million to 600 million doses.
Last week, Novavax said its experimental COVID-19 vaccine produced high levels of antibodies against COVID, according to preliminary data from a small, early-stage clinical trial.
Novavax hopes to be able to produce more than 2 billion doses of the vaccine annually overall, executives told reporters.
01:10 GMT – UK eliminated 6,000 COVID-19 contact trackers
The British government is removing 6,000 coronavirus contact trackers and deploying the rest to work in local groups, admitting that the centralized tracking and tracking system is working, the AP news agency reported. good.
The UK has been criticized for failing to track early contacts of infected people during the pandemic, a factor contributing to the country’s high death toll with more than 46,500 people, the most in Europe.
The country monitoring and inspection program says it has officially adopted that localization approach. About 6,000 exposure trackers will be shut down this month, and the remaining 12,000 will work with local public health agencies across the country.
00:47 GMT – Mexico reported more than 5,500 new cases, 705 deaths
According to Reuters, at least 5,558 new coronavirus infections and 705 other deaths have been reported in Mexico, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 485,836 and 53,003 deaths, according to Reuters news agency. .
The country’s health minister said the actual number of people infected is likely to be significantly higher than confirmed cases.
00:20 GMT – Brazil recorded 22,048 new coronavirus infections and 703 new deaths
Brazil has recorded 22,048 new coronavirus infections and 703 deaths, Reuters reported, citing the Ministry of Health.
Overall, Brazil currently has 3,057,470 confirmed cases, while the death toll has risen to 101,752.
00:05 GMT –Trump is considering blocking American citizens from going home if they fear a coronavirus infection
According to the New York Times and Reuters news agency, the administration of US President Donald Trump is considering a way to block US citizens and permanent residents from returning home if they are suspected of having a new coronavirus.
The draft regulations will authorize government authorization to prevent individuals who may “reasonably be” believed to have been infected with COVID-19 or other illnesses.
Trump has established a series of sweeping immigration restrictions since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, suspending some legitimate immigration operations and allowing U.S. border authorities to rapidly expel migrants. Immigrants were arrested at the border without standard legal process.
00:01 GMT – Australia reports 331 new cases, 19 deaths
Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria on Tuesday reported 19 new deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours and 331 new infections, Reuters News reported.
The state reported 322 infections and 19 deaths, the largest increase in casualties in the day, the day before.
Victoria last week started a six-week total shutdown, closing stores and businesses to stem the second wave of infections, requiring its five million residents to stay at home.
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s ongoing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. My name is Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur.
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