Brazil has world’s second-highest coronavirus circumstances: Live updates

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  • South America has turn into an “epicentre” of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil the hardest-hit nation, the World Health Organization stated. 

  • Britain will introduce a 14-day quarantine for almost all worldwide travellers from June 8, inside minister Priti Patel has stated, with anybody breaking the rules going through a $1,218 advantageous.

  • Some 80 million infants might be liable to vaccine-preventable ailments like diphtheria, measles and polio attributable to disruption of routine immunisation attributable to the pandemic, UN businesses have warned.

  • More than 5.2 million individuals all over the world at the moment are confirmed to have the coronavirus, based on information compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 337,000 individuals have died globally whereas some two million individuals have recovered.

Here are all the most recent updates:

Saturday, May 23

02:06 GMT – Protesters demand meals help in Chile’s capital

Residents of a poor neighbourhood within the Chilean capital, Santiago, protested on Friday, demanding meals help to deal with the lockdown in place within the metropolis since late March.

One police officer was shot in an arm in the course of the protest in Cerrillos, wherein safety forces additionally used tear gasoline and water cannon vans to disperse the demonstrators.

“This is not the way, we have that clear,” one protester who didn’t give his identify informed The Associated Press information company. “But it is the only way to get things done in this country, this is how we fight here, like this, this is how you can see the hunger of some people.”

Protesters have been additionally seen holding a banner that learn: “The people are poor, rebel and subversive, to the street!”

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Santiago

People conflict with riot police whereas protesting towards the shortage of assist from the federal government at ‘Cerrillos’ space in Santiago, Chile, on May 22, 2020 [Ivan Alvarado/ Reuters]

01:54 GMT – Peru extends nationwide lockdown

Peru has prolonged its state of emergency and a nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic till the top of June, marking one of many longest durations of necessary isolation on this planet.

The Andean nation, which started the lockdown in mid-March, can have lived underneath it for greater than three months by a June 30 expiration, outlasting restrictions in Italy, Spain and China, a number of the hardest hit nations within the pandemic.

Friday’s extension, introduced by President Martin Vizcarra, got here as Peru’s confirmed coronavirus circumstances rose to 111,698, the second highest whole in Latin America. The dying toll stood at 3,244 on Friday.

01:20 GMT – France to permit religion gatherings

The French inside ministry says it is going to enable non secular gatherings to renew after a two-month hiatus attributable to the COVID-19 outbreak however worshippers must put on face masks.

The rules shall be outlined in a decree in “the coming hours” the ministry stated in an announcement on Friday.

Under the decree, a ban on gatherings imposed in March could be rescinded. But collective worship must observe situations, together with the carrying of masks, a distance of not less than one metre (3.2 toes) between worshippers and hand-washing.

France coronavirus

People carrying protecting face masks whereas queueing at an ice cream store on May 22, 2020, in Strasbourg, jap France [Frederick Florin/ AFP]

 01:07 GMT – New York eases ban on gatherings

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, dropped the coronavirus-hit state’s absolute ban on gatherings of any measurement, issuing an government order saying as much as 10 individuals at the moment are allowed to be collectively so long as they abide by social-distancing tips adopted in the course of the coronavirus pandemic.

That means individuals nonetheless want to remain not less than 6 toes (1.Eight metres) away from others, or put on a masks or face overlaying once they can not keep that distance in public.

The order represents one of many greatest steps but the hard-hit state has taken to loosen rules adopted in March which have barred anybody however important employees from getting collectively except they dwell in the identical family.

00:34 GMT – Brazil now has world’s second-highest coronavirus circumstances

Brazil confirmed a complete of 330,890 coronavirus circumstances on Friday, overtaking Russia to turn into the world’s second hotspot for COVID-19.

The Health Ministry stated there have been 1,001 deaths within the earlier 24 hours, bringing Brazil’s whole dying toll to 21,408.

In Sao Paulo, the worst-hit metropolis, aerial video confirmed rows of open plots on the Formosa Cemetery because it rushed to maintain up with demand.

00:18 GMT – Mexico cancels soccer season over virus issues

Mexico’s prime league has determined to cancel its soccer season with out crowning a champion for the primary time in its historical past.

Liga MX cited uncertainty generated by the coronavirus pandemic for the choice and declared the season over regardless of having performed 10 of its 17 dates.

“It’s indisputable that we live in an unprecedented situation in this country that obliges the football industry in Mexico to act with absolute sensitivity and respond with unity to the demands that have presented themselves,” the league stated in an announcement.


Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives. 

You can discover all of the updates from yesterday, May 22, right here