Australia reported 14 new circumstances on Sunday – the bottom each day improve in new coronavirus circumstances in three months as strict lockdown in Melbourne reduces infections sharply.
Brazil and Argentina have introduced that they’re becoming a member of a world alliance looking for to pool the acquisition and distribution of future COVID-19 vaccines.
Despite threats of heavy fines as much as almost $1,300, greater than a thousand individuals gathered in central London to protest, defying lockdown measures geared toward slowing the resurgence of COVID-19.
More than 30.6 million individuals world wide have been recognized with the novel coronavirus and almost 95,400 have died, in accordance with Johns Hopkins University. Some 20.eight million individuals have recovered.
Here are the newest updates:
Sunday, September 20
05:45 GMT – WHO endorses protocol for virus natural drugs trials
The World Health Organization has endorsed a protocol for testing African natural medicines as potential remedies for the coronavirus and different epidemics.
WHO consultants and colleagues from two different organisations “endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for Covid-19 as well as a charter and terms of reference for the establishment of a data and safety monitoring board for herbal medicine clinical trials,” a press release stated.
“Phase III clinical trials are pivotal in fully assessing the safety and efficacy of a new medical product,” it famous.
05:14 GMT – India’s coronavirus infections surge to five.Four million
India reported on Sunday at the very least 1,113 new deaths, taking the nation’s dying toll to 86,752 [Harish Tyagi/EPA]
India’s federal well being ministry reported 92,605 new infections within the final 24 hours, elevating the full variety of circumstances to five.Four million – second solely to the US.
India additionally reported 1,113 new deaths, taking the dying toll to 86,752 – or about 1.6 p.c of all circumstances.
04:34 GMT – Italy studies 1,638 COVID-19 circumstances
The Italian well being ministry reported one other 1,638 new circumstances of coronavirus, bringing the variety of circumstances to extra 297,000.
The authorities additionally added 24 deaths with the full toll rising to 35,692 – the second highest in Europe subsequent to the UK.
04:10 GMT – Greece studies 240 coronavirus circumstances, Four deaths
Greek authorities have introduced 240 coronavirus circumstances, bringing the full variety of circumstances to 14,978.
Greece additionally reported 4 deaths, elevating the dying toll to 331.
03:38 GMT – Australia studies lowest COVID-19 circumstances in three months
Australia regarded set to document its lowest each day improve in new coronavirus circumstances in three months on Sunday as a tough lockdown within the metropolis of Melbourne introduced the nation’s virus epicentre down sharply.
The second-most populous state Victoria, of which Melbourne is the capital, reported 14 new infections within the 24 hours to Sunday morning, down from 21 new circumstances the day prior and its lowest since June 19, in accordance with Reuters information company.
That put Victoria, which has spent months below lockdown to sluggish a second wave of infections, on observe to satisfy a goal of maintaining common each day will increase beneath 50 by September 28 when the authorities have stated they might elevate restrictions.
03:20 GMT – Germany’s studies 1,345 new coronavirus circumstances
Germany’s company for infectious illnesses has reported at the very least 1,345 new coronavirus circumstances, elevating the nation’s whole to 271,415.
The Robert Koch Institute additionally reported two new deaths, with a complete dying toll of 9,386.
02:29 GMT – Brazil studies 33,057 new COVID-19 circumstances, 739 deaths
Brazil’s well being ministry has recorded 33,057 extra confirmed circumstances of the novel coronavirus prior to now 24 hours, bringing the full variety of circumstances to greater than 4.5 million.
Brazil additionally reported 739 extra deaths for a complete dying toll of greater than 136,000 – the second highest on the planet subsequent solely to the US.
02:18 GMT – China studies 10 new COVID-19 circumstances
China’s National Health Commission has reported 10 new coronavirus circumstances, brining the full variety of circumstances to almost 85,300.
All new circumstances had been imported. At least 21 circumstances had been additionally reported as “asymptomatic”.
No new deaths had been reported maintaining the dying toll at 4,634.
All new circumstances reported in China on Sunday had been imported, though the origin of the opposite 21 asymptomatic circumstances was unclear [Alex Plavevski/EPA]
01:40 GMT – Mexico studies 5,167 new coronavirus circumstances, 455 new deaths
Mexico’s well being ministry has reported at the very least 5,167 extra coronavirus circumstances, bringing the full to 694,121 circumstances.
At least 455 new deaths had been additionally reported pushing the dying toll to 73,258. Earlier, the federal government has reported an estimated 120,000 “excess deaths”.
01:10 GMT – South Korea studies lowest each day infections in almost 40 days
South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported 82 new coronavirus circumstances – the bottom each day infections since mid August.
Of the brand new circumstances reported, at the very least 72 had been native transmission. The nation has a complete of 22,975 infections with 383 deaths.
00:35 GMT – Brazil, Argentina be a part of COVID-19 vaccine alliance
Brazil and Argentina have introduced that they’re becoming a member of a world alliance looking for to pool COVID-19 vaccines, after lacking an earlier deadline.
Peru stated it signed a deal giving the nation entry to 12 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by way of the COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX), a scheme for pooled buy and distribution of future vaccines.
Argentina requested for extra time to organize the required paperwork, however it expects on Wednesday to signal its dedication to the vaccine mechanism led by the World Health Organization (WHO), a well being ministry official advised Reuters information company.
The Brazilian authorities stated in a press release late on Friday that it’ll join COVAX after negotiations with Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, which is the COVAX secretariat.
00:05 GMT – Italy to permit followers at soccer video games from Sunday
Beginning on Sunday, Italian soccer arenas will open their doorways to a restricted variety of spectators, because the nation managed to keep away from a resurgence in coronavirus circumstances.
Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora introduced that as much as a thousand supporters will be capable of attend Serie A soccer matches nationwide, after the regional governments, the sports activities departments and soccer golf equipment reached an settlement.
00:01 GMT – France’s financial system minister assessments constructive of COVID-19
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire has introduced that he has contracted the coronavirus – this because the nation’s variety of infections is surging anew with nearly 13,500 new infections in 24 hours.
Le Maire stated that he has thus far not proven any signs however is below quarantine because of the illness. He is the fourth French minister to check constructive of COVID-19.
France has over 467,000 circumstances and greater than 31,200 deaths.
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
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