Eid al-Fitr celebrated below coronavirus lockdown: Live updates

  • Iraq’s well being ministry reported the steepest single-day spike in coronavirus instances with 308 new infections for the reason that authorities started recording instances in late February. As the nation welcomes Eid al-Fitr, marking Islam’s holiest month of Ramadan, it has reported a minimum of 4,200 instances and 152 deaths.

  • Turkey’s well being minister introduced 32 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the nation’s loss of life toll to 4,308. Fahrettin Koca additionally reported 1,186 confirmed infections within the earlier 24 hours, the very best variety of the week, pushing the nationwide whole to 55,686. An Eid al-Fitr weekend lockdown has been imposed in Turkey.
  • Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim-majority nation, reported 949 new coronavirus instances, bringing the nationwide whole to 21,745 with 1,351 deaths. As Indonesians head out to buy in preparation for the Eid celebration, a big market in Central Java was shut resulting from a COVID-19 outbreak. 

  • More than 5.28 million folks all over the world at the moment are confirmed to have the coronavirus, in keeping with knowledge compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 340,000 folks have died globally, whereas greater than two million folks have recovered.

Here are the most recent updates:

Sunday, May 24

01:57 GMT – New York Times entrance web page lists virus victims; US deaths near 100,000

The New York Times newspaper has devoted Sunday’s complete entrance web page to a protracted checklist of names of people that have died within the coronavirus pandemic.

The names and temporary descriptions culled from obituaries from across the nation fill six columns below the headline: “US Deaths Near 100,000, an Incalculable Loss,” with a subheadline studying: “They Were Not Simply Names on a List. They Were Us.”

The all-text checklist takes the place of the same old articles, pictures and graphics in an effort to convey the vastness and number of lives misplaced, in keeping with Simone Landon, assistant editor of the graphics desk.

A tally saved by Johns Hopkins University says greater than 97,000 folks have died of COVID-19 within the United States, whereas the Worldometers web site confirmed greater than 98,000 US deaths.

01:35 GMT – Mexico stories 65,856 coronavirus instances, 7,179 deaths

Mexican well being authorities registered 3,329 new instances of the novel coronavirus within the nation and 190 new deaths, Reuters information company reported, quoting a well being official. The whole variety of instances within the nation has hit 65,856 with a minimum of 7,179 deaths. 

01:01 GMT – Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine trial has 50% likelihood of success – report

The University of Oxford’s COVID-19 vaccine trial has solely a 50 % likelihood of success because the coronavirus instances ebb in Britain, the professor co-leading the event of the vaccine instructed the Daily Telegraph newspaper.

Adrian Hill, director of Oxford’s Jenner Institute, which has teamed up with drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc to develop the vaccine, ChAdOx1, stated an upcoming trial, involving 10,000 volunteers, threatened to return “no result” resulting from low transmission of COVID-19 in the neighborhood.

“It’s a race against the virus disappearing, and against time”, Hill instructed the British newspaper. “At the moment, there’s a 50 percent chance that we get no result at all.” Human trials of the vaccine began in April.

00:40 GMT – Greece stories two coronavirus fatalities

Two fatalities from COVID-19 had been reported in Greece throughout the latest 24-hour interval, bringing the loss of life toll to 171, AP information company reported quoting well being authorities.

Another three new infections have been recorded since Friday afternoon, elevating the nation’s whole to 2,876. The variety of sufferers on ventilators stands at 20, whereas 99 have left intensive care.

Greek authorities say they’ve carried out 152,998 exams for the illness.

00:10 GMT – Brazil registers 965 new coronavirus deaths, instances hit 347,398

Brazil registered 965 new coronavirus deaths on Saturday, taking the full variety of fatalities to 22,013, the Ministry of Health stated.

The nation now has 347,398 confirmed instances, in keeping with the ministry, up 16,508 from Friday, when it surpassed Russia to grow to be the world’s virus scorching spot behind the United States.

00:01 GMT – Argentina extends lockdown for Buenos Aires till June 7

Argentina prolonged a compulsory lockdown for the capital, Buenos Aires, till June 7, President Alberto Fernandez has introduced, after town noticed a gentle enhance of coronavirus instances in current days.

Argentina’s lockdown, which was resulting from expire on Sunday, has been in place since March 20, although officers relaxed restrictions in some areas of the nation.


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 of the updates from yesterday, May 23, right here.

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and information companies