Coronavirus instances hit 16 million worldwide: Live updates

  • The variety of coronavirus infections has hit 16 million worldwide, whereas greater than 644,500 have died, in line with a tally by Johns Hopkins University. More than 9.26 million folks have recovered.
  • North Korean chief Kim Jong Un positioned the town of Kaesong near the border with South Korea below complete lockdown over coronavirus considerations, and declared a state of emergency to comprise a possible outbreak, North Korea’s state media reported on Sunday.
  • Vietnam was again on excessive alert for the coronavirus after medical officers within the central metropolis of Da Nang detected the nation’s first domestically transmitted case in three months.
  • Thousands of protests hit the streets of Jerusalem to denounce Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to alleged corruption in his authorities.

Here are the newest updates:

Sunday, July 26

05:08 GMT – UK vacationers in Spain ‘panicking’ over quarantine order

British vacationers flying home on Sunday after a vacation in Spain angrily reacted to an abrupt determination by their authorities to make everybody arriving from the Mediterranean nation spend 14 days in quarantine.

Britain’s determination late on Saturday to take Spain off a safe-travel record over an increase in coronavirus instances took impact from midnight (2300 GMT on Saturday), leaving travellers with no time to dodge it, and with main considerations about their returns, vacationers at Madrid’s Barajas airport mentioned.

“It’s really bad because it’s just come all of a sudden, it’s not given very much time to prepare so everyone is now panicking,” Emily Harrison informed Reuters information company.

Spain was one of many worst hit nations in Europe by the coronavirus pandemic, with greater than 290,000 instances and over 28,000 deaths. It imposed very strict lockdown measures to comprise the unfold, regularly easing them earlier in the summertime.

04:25 GMT – Australia’s Victoria state data 10 deaths in a single day

Australia’s Victoria state has recorded 10 deaths in a single day from COVID-19, its highest each day toll amid a seamless surge in coronavirus instances.

State Premier Daniel Andrews mentioned the deaths included seven males and three girls. A person in his 40s grew to become one of many youngest COVID-19 fatalities in Australia.

There are 459 new infections, the 21st straight day of triple-figure will increase.

The fatalities convey Victoria’s toll to 71 and Australia’s nationwide tally to 155. A complete of 228 individuals are hospitalised in Victoria, 42 in intensive care. Australia has greater than 14,400 instances.

04:05 GMT – Italian metropolis slaps $1,150 fines towards violators of masks rule

Failure to put on a masks inside shops within the southern metropolis of Salerno has confirmed pricey, AP information company reported.

Three folks within the port metropolis within the Campania area acquired 1,000-euro ($1,150) fines on Saturday, Corriere della Sera reported.

Campania Govenor Vincenzo De Luca signed an ordinance on Friday establishing fines as much as 1,000 euros for not carrying masks in closed public locations. Similar fines have been handed out on the vacationer island of Ischia, in three cafes and in a restaurant, additionally within the Campania area.

Campania accounted for 21 of Italy’s 275 new virus instances on Saturday, in line with Health Ministry officers. Five deaths have been reported within the nation of 60 million since Friday, elevating Italy’s confirmed loss of life toll to 35,102.

03:50 GMT – Greece studies 31 new COVID-19 instances

Greek authorities have introduced 31 new coronavirus instances within the final day, with eight from arrivals from overseas. There have been no reported deaths, AP information company reported.

This developed as authorities introduced that guests from Bulgaria and Romania might want to current a detrimental take a look at for the virus, taken over the 72 hours previous their arrival. This measure will go into impact Tuesday.

Greece’s well being minister Vassilis Kikilias says eventual vaccination towards the coronavirus won’t be necessary, however “strongly recommended.” Kikilias says “vulnerable groups” such because the aged and people with severe underlying illnesses, could have precedence.

Total confirmed instances in Greece stand at 4,166 infections and 201 deaths.

03:30 GMT – South Korea COVID-19 instances down as imported infections fall

South Korea

A baby mannequin presents a creation throughout a style present, carrying a masks as a measure to keep away from the unfold of the coronavirus illness, in Seoul on Friday [Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters]

South Korea’s new coronavirus instances dropped to below 60 on Sunday, a day after the nation recorded its highest determine in nearly 4 months because of a surge in infections amongst folks arriving from overseas, Yonhap information company reported.

The nation added 58 new instances, together with 46 instances from overseas, bringing the full to 14,150, in line with the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

The variety of new infections was down 55 from Saturday, when the nation’s new instances surged to 113, together with 86 instances from South Korean employees’ returning home from Iraq and Russian sailors. It marked the primary time since April 1 for the nation to report greater than 100 instances.

There have been no further deaths, maintaining the full loss of life toll at 298.

03:19 GMT – Germany’s confirmed coronavirus instances rise by 305 to 205,269

The variety of confirmed coronavirus instances in Germany elevated by 305 to 205,269, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting information from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious illnesses.

The reported loss of life toll was unchanged with 9,118, the tally confirmed.

02:43 GMT – France expands free COVID-19 testing as an infection charges rise

French well being authorities are making COVID-19 assessments obtainable freed from cost with out prescription as they intently monitor an uptick in infections after the lifting of lockdown measures, Reuters information company reported on Sunday.

PCR nasal swab assessments, which detect COVID-19 infections brought on by the novel coronavirus, will likely be freely obtainable on demand below authorities orders revealed on Saturday.

France has recorded 30,192 deaths attributed to the coronavirus, amongst a complete of 180,528 instances of the illness, in line with statistics revealed on Friday.

The variety of new each day infections rose above 1,000 for a second day operating – round their each day degree when lockdown measures have been eased in May, following two months of confinement.

02:30 GMT – Lebanon studies highest each day depend of COVID-19 instances

Lebanon has reported the best each day depend of coronavirus instances with 175, bringing the full to greater than 3,500, in line with AP information company.

Lebanese officers warn of a spike in infections following the easing of restrictions after the nation’s solely airport opened on July 1. Government officers have urged folks to look at social distancing and put on masks.

The nation of about 5 million has 47 confirmed deaths and three,582 reported instances. The authorities is contemplating reintroducing restrictions, together with closing gyms and nightclubs, which reopened for enterprise after the nation relaxed its lockdown.

02:09 GMT – Costa Rica registers report 931 new coronavirus instances and 11 deaths

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry has reported a report 931 new coronavirus instances and 11 deaths, each single-day highs for the small Central American nation the place 72 % of all its confirmed instances have been registered for the reason that starting of this month.

In complete, Costa Rican authorities have reported 14,600 instances and 98 deaths within the nation of 5 million folks, in line with Reuters information company.

Despite the rise in instances, lodges are operational and the federal government has introduced European, British, and Canadian vacationers will likely be allowed to enter the nation starting August 1. 

01:40 GMT – Mainland China studies 46 new coronavirus instances, together with 22 in Xinjiang

China - theatre

Beijing partially reopened film theatres on Friday because the risk from the coronavirus continues to recede in China’s capital [Mark Schiefelbein/AP]

China reported 46 instances of the brand new coronavirus within the mainland for July 25, up from 34 instances a day earlier, Reuters reported on Sunday, quoting the nation’s well being fee.

Of the brand new infections, 22 have been within the far western area of Xinjiang, in line with an announcement by the National Health Commission. Thirteen have been within the northeastern province of Liaoning, whereas the remaining 11 have been imported instances.

China reported two new asymptomatic instances, down from 74 a day earlier.

As of the tip of Saturday, mainland China had 83,830 confirmed coronavirus instances, the well being authority mentioned. The COVID-19 loss of life toll remained at 4,634.

01:04 GMT – North Korea’s Kaesong positioned below lockdown

North Korean chief Kim Jong Un positioned the town of Kaesong near the border with South Korea below complete lockdown over coronavirus considerations and declared a state of emergency to comprise a possible outbreak, AP information company reported on Sunday quoting North Korea’s state media.

The “maximum emergency system” was applied after an individual was discovered with suspected COVID-19 signs within the metropolis, the Korean Central News Agency mentioned. It mentioned the particular person is a runaway who had fled to South Korea years in the past earlier than illegally crossing the border into the North early final week.

If that particular person is formally declared a virus affected person, she or he could be the North’s first confirmed coronavirus case. North Korea has steadfastly mentioned it has no single virus case on its territory, a declare questioned by outdoors specialists.

01:00 GMT – Mexico studies 6,751 new coronavirus instances, 729 new deaths

Mexico’s Health Ministry has reported 6,751 new confirmed instances of coronavirus an infection and 729 further fatalities, bringing the full within the nation to 385,036 instances and 43,374 complete deaths.

The authorities has mentioned the true variety of contaminated folks is probably going considerably larger than the confirmed instances, in line with Reuters information company.

00:29 GMT – Brazil registers 1,211 coronavirus deaths, well being ministry says

Brazil registered an extra 1,211 deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus during the last 24 hours and one other 51,147 confirmed instances, Reuters information company reported quoting the well being ministry.

The South American nation has now registered 86,449 deaths and a pair of,394,513 complete confirmed instances as of the tip of Saturday.

00:16 GMT – Israelis protest towards Netanyahu’s dealing with of pandemic

Israel protest

Police use water cannons throughout a protest towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s alleged corruption and his authorities’s dealing with of the coronavirus illness disaster, near his residence in Jerusalem early on Sunday [Ronen Zvulun/Reuters]

Thousands of protesters hit the streets of Jerusalem to denounce Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic, in addition to alleged corruption in his authorities.

Images from Jerusalem confirmed among the protesters clashing with police outdoors the residence of Netanyahu on Saturday evening.

The variety of folks to check optimistic for coronavirus in Israel topped 60,000 on Saturday as the federal government struggled to comprise a resurgence in an infection charges.

With a inhabitants of 9 million, Israel has reported a complete of 455 fatalities from the pandemic.

Israel was one of many first nations to impose a nationwide lockdown and initially was profitable in clamping down on the outbreak, earlier than instances surged anew.

00:01 GMT – US state of Arizona studies over 3,700 new instances

Hurricane Hanna roared ashore on the United States’ Gulf Coast within the state of Texas, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge – and even threatening to convey potential tornadoes to part of the nation attempting to deal with a spike in coronavirus instances.

The first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season made landfall Saturday afternoon at 22:00 GMT. As of Saturday night, it had most sustained winds of 90 mph (145 kph).

Many elements of Texas, together with the world the place Hanna got here ashore, have been coping with a surge in coronavirus instances in current weeks, however native officers mentioned they have been ready for regardless of the storm would possibly convey.


Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

You can discover all the important thing developments from yesterday, July 25, right here.