Highest each day coronavirus demise toll in Australia: Live updates

  • Australia recorded its highest ever each day tally of deaths from the novel coronavirus, all in Victoria as authorities within the state battled scores of clusters of an infection.
  • The variety of coronavirus infections has hit 16 million worldwide, whereas greater than 644,500 have died, in keeping with a tally by Johns Hopkins University. More than 9.26 million individuals have recovered.
  • North Korean chief Kim Jong Un positioned the town of Kaesong near the border with South Korea underneath complete lockdown over coronavirus considerations, and declared a state of emergency to include a possible outbreak, North Korea’s state media reported on Sunday.
  • Vietnam is once more 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.


Here are the most recent updates:

Sunday, July 26

11:04 GMT – Tokyo confirms 239 new coronavirus instances on Sunday- native media

Tokyo officers confirmed 239 new coronavirus infections, Japanese media reported, because the capital struggles with a resurgence in instances after the federal government lifted a state of emergency.

The complete marks the sixth straight day new instances within the metropolis have exceeded 200.

While Japan was spared the sort of surge in infections which have killed tens of hundreds in different international locations, Tokyo has raised its coronavirus alert to the best degree after a sequence of recent instances

10:40 GMT – Indonesia stories 1,492 new coronavirus instances, 67 deaths

Indonesia reported 1,492 new coronavirus infections, bringing the whole tally to 98,778, information from the nation’s Health Ministry web site confirmed.

The variety of deaths within the Southeast Asian nation associated to COVID-19 rose by 67, bringing the whole to 4,781, the information confirmed.

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Indonesia has the best variety of instances within the South East Asia area [Jessica Washington/Al Jazeera]

10:16 GMT – Government “shambolic” on making Spanish quarantine resolution, says UK’s Labour

The method the federal government decided to impose a quarantine on these individuals travelling from Spain to Britain was “shambolic”, the well being coverage chief for Britain’s most important opposition Labour Party stated on Sunday.

“I can understand why the government have made this decision … but of course the way in which this decision has been made in the last 24 hours is frankly shambolic,” Jonathan Ashworth advised Sky News, saying the federal government had given these Britons holidaying in Spain no time to plan for a quarantine by bringing within the new rule with little discover.

10:52 GMT – Russia stories 5,765 new coronavirus instances in previous 24 hours

Russia reported 5,765 new coronavirus instances and 77 extra deaths, a steep decline from the 146 deaths reported a day earlier.

The nationwide tally of infections has risen to 812,485, Russia’s coronavirus disaster response centre stated. 

Russia's coronavirus cases exceed 806,000

The COVID-19 demise toll now stands at 13,269 and 600,250 individuals have recovered [Sefa Karacan/Anadolu]

10:31 GMT – Brazil stories over 1,200 deaths

Brazil reported 1,211 deaths from the novel coronavirus over the previous 24 hours, in keeping with its Health Ministry.

The South American nation, one of many worst-hit international locations on the planet, registered a demise toll of 86,449 with the most recent fatalities, in keeping with the ministry.

10:07 GMT – South Africa stories over 12,000 new instances

South Africa has introduced greater than 12,000 new confirmed coronavirus instances as the whole in one of many world’s worst affected international locations reaches 434,200 with 6,655 deaths.

South Africa makes up nicely over half the confirmed instances on the African continent, the place consultants say the virus may smoulder in areas poorly served by well being providers.

Africa now has greater than 828,000 instances. The true variety of instances on the continent of 1.Three billion individuals is unknown due to testing shortages and inadequate information.

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06:42 GMT – Israel arrests protestors demonstrating in opposition to pandemic coverage

Israeli police arrested 12 individuals and used water cannons earlier than daybreak on Sunday to disperse livid protesters in opposition to authorities coronavirus insurance policies in Jerusalem, spokesman Micky Rosenfeld stated.

Tens of hundreds of Israelis demonstrated in opposition to joblessness, corruption, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s dealing with of the pandemic.

06:01 GMT – Restrictions reimposed in Vietnam after first domestically transmitted instances 

Vietnam reimposed restrictions in one among its hottest seaside locations after a second individual examined constructive for COVID-19, the primary domestically transmitted instances within the nation in over three months.

Da Nang authorities in central Vietnam banned gatherings of greater than 30 individuals in public locations in addition to all sport, cultural and spiritual occasions within the metropolis of 1.1 million. Theme parks, magnificence salons, bars and golf equipment had been additionally ordered shut.

Hello, that is Usaid Siddiqui in Doha taking on from my colleague Ted Regencia.

 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 resolution by their authorities to make everybody arriving from the Mediterranean nation spend 14 days in quarantine.

The UK’s resolution late on Saturday to take Spain off a safe-travel listing over an increase in coronavirus instances took impact from midnight (23:00 GMT on Saturday), leaving travellers with no time to dodge it, and with main considerations about their returns, vacationers at Madrid’s Barajas airport stated.

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

04:25 GMT – Australia’s Victoria state information 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 stated the deaths included seven males and three ladies. A person in his 40s grew to become one of many youngest COVID-19 victims in Australia.

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

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

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

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

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

Campania Govenor Vincenzo De Luca signed an ordinance on Friday, provisioning for fines of as much as 1,000 euros for not carrying masks in closed public locations. Similar fines had 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 keeping with the Ministry of Health. Five deaths had been reported within the nation of 60 million since Friday, elevating its COVID-19 demise toll to 35,102.

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

Greek authorities have introduced 31 new instances within the final 24 hours, with eight from arrivals from overseas. There had been no reported deaths, AP information company reported.

This developed as authorities introduced that guests from Bulgaria and Romania might want to current a damaging check 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 in opposition to the coronavirus won’t be obligatory, however “strongly recommended.” Kikilias says “vulnerable groups” such because the aged and people with critical underlying ailments, may 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 toddler mannequin presents a creation throughout a vogue 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 underneath 60 on Sunday, a day after the nation recorded its highest determine in nearly 4 months as a result of a surge in infections amongst individuals arriving from overseas, Yonhap information company reported.

The nation added 58 new instances, together with 46 instances from overseas, bringing the whole to 14,150, in keeping 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 had been no extra deaths, maintaining the whole demise 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 ailments.

The reported demise 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 exams accessible 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 exams, which detect COVID-19 infections brought on by the novel coronavirus, will probably be freely accessible on demand underneath 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 keeping 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 had been eased in May, following two months of confinement.

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

Lebanon has reported the best each day depend of coronavirus instances with 175, bringing the whole to greater than 3,500, in keeping 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 individuals 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 file 931 new coronavirus instances and 11 deaths

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry has reported a file 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 because the starting of this month.

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

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

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

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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 had been within the far western area of Xinjiang, in keeping with an announcement by the National Health Commission. Thirteen had been within the northeastern province of Liaoning, whereas the remaining 11 had been imported instances.

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

As of the top of Saturday, mainland China had 83,830 confirmed coronavirus instances, the well being authority stated. The COVID-19 demise toll remained at 4,634.

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

North Korean chief Kim Jong Un positioned the town of Kaesong near the border with South Korea underneath complete lockdown over coronavirus considerations and declared a state of emergency to include 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 stated. It stated the individual 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 individual is formally declared a virus affected person, she or he can be the North’s first confirmed coronavirus case. North Korea has steadfastly stated it has no single virus case on its territory, a declare questioned by exterior consultants.

01:00 GMT – Mexico stories 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 extra fatalities, bringing the whole within the nation to 385,036 instances and 43,374 complete deaths.

The authorities has stated the true variety of contaminated individuals is probably going considerably larger than the confirmed instances, in keeping with Reuters information company.

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

Brazil registered a further 1,211 deaths attributable to the novel coronavirus over the past 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 top of Saturday.

00:16 GMT – Israelis protest in opposition to Netanyahu’s dealing with of pandemic

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Police use water cannons throughout a protest in opposition to 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 a number of the protesters clashing with police exterior the residence of Netanyahu on Saturday evening.

The variety of individuals to check constructive for coronavirus in Israel topped 60,000 on Saturday as the federal government struggled to include 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 international locations 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 stories 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 carry potential tornadoes to part of the nation making an attempt 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 components of Texas, together with the realm the place Hanna got here ashore, have been coping with a surge in coronavirus instances in current weeks, however native officers stated they had been ready for regardless of the storm would possibly carry.


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.