India has registered its greatest leap of coronavirus circumstances in 24 hours with 6,000 new circumstances because the nation loosens a nationwide lockdown.
Russia has reported 150 new deaths, a document day by day rise, taking the nation’s official nationwide loss of life toll from the virus to three,249.
China won’t set an annual progress goal for 2020 because it tries to rebuild its economic system within the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
More than 5 million individuals around the globe at the moment are confirmed to have the coronavirus, in response to knowledge compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 328,000 individuals have died globally whereas some 1.9 million individuals have recovered.
Here are all the most recent updates:
09:15 GMT – Virus, lockdowns and the looming second wave
One by one, governments worldwide are regularly easing robust restrictions meant to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus – whilst, in some nations, an infection numbers proceed to rise.
The move highlights the urgent must cautiously reopen economies and restore livelihoods, however the path in the direction of post-coronavirus normality is arduous and lengthy.
With no identified remedy or vaccine out there, consultants warn that an in depth lifting of controls might spark a second – and maybe deadlier – wave of a pandemic that has thus far sickened greater than 5 million individuals and prompted greater than 330,000 associated deaths.
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09:00 GMT – Malaysia experiences 78 new coronavirus circumstances with one loss of life
Malaysian well being authorities have reported 78 new coronavirus circumstances, elevating the cumulative whole to 7,137 circumstances.
The well being ministry additionally reported one new loss of life, bringing the whole toll as much as 115.
08:45 GMT – Turkish overseas customer arrivals plummet 99 p.c in April
The variety of overseas guests arriving in Turkey has plummeted by 99.26 p.c year-on-year in April to 24,238, knowledge from the tourism ministry confirmed, because the coronavirus outbreak within the nation shut down airports and tourism.
In the primary 4 months of the 12 months, the variety of overseas guests fell 51.2 p.c to 4.26 million, the info confirmed.
08:30 GMT – Thailand to increase coronavirus emergency to finish of June
Thailand will preserve its state of emergency over the coronavirus till the top of June, its COVID-19 job drive stated, in an effort to maintain infections underneath management as the federal government prepares to ease restrictions additional.
Shopping malls and malls reopened on the weekend after almost two months of closure because the variety of circumstances slowed, however bars, nightclubs, cinemas, playgrounds and a few sport stay off-limits.
The authorities’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration proposed the extension in response to developments with the worldwide pandemic and to permit time to organize for additional easing initially of subsequent month.
08:10 GMT – Britain extends COVID-19 mortgage fee vacation
Britain has prolonged its mortgage fee vacation scheme for householders in monetary issue through the coronavirus pandemic for an additional three months.
The Treasury stated greater than 1.Eight million mortgage fee holidays had been taken up from a scheme that was launched in March. Homeowners nonetheless struggling financially might even have the choice of creating diminished funds.
“Everyone’s circumstances will be different, so when homeowners can pay some or all of their mortgage, they should work with their lender on a plan; but if they are still struggling, I want them to know that help is there,” John Glen, financial secretary to the Treasury stated in a press release.
07:45 GMT – Russia experiences document day by day rise in new coronavirus deaths
Russia has reported 150 new deaths from the novel coronavirus up to now 24 hours, a document day by day rise, taking the nation’s official nationwide loss of life toll from the virus to three,249.
The nation’s coronavirus disaster response centre reported 8,894 new coronavirus circumstances, bringing the whole variety of infections to 326,448.
07:30 GMT – Interactive: How did we get to 5 million COVID-19 circumstances?
More than 5 million individuals have now been contaminated by the brand new coronavirus worldwide.
Here is an interactive made by Al Jazeera to assist individuals perceive how the outbreak has globally developed.
07:00 GMT – India experiences greatest 24-hour rise in virus circumstances
India has registered some 6,000 new circumstances of the novel coronavirus, the nation’s greatest leap in 24 hours, as New Delhi eases a nationwide lockdown and airways put together to renew some home flights.
The nation of 1.Three billion individuals reported a complete of over 118,000 confirmed circumstances, a roughly 5 p.c improve from Thursday’s figures. Included within the whole are 3,583 deaths.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi prolonged a lockdown, that began on March 25, to May 31, however relaxed rules in areas with decrease numbers of circumstances and allowed state governments to concern their very own pointers on some issues.
06:40 GMT – UK to set out quarantine measures for worldwide arrivals
The United Kingdom will set out particulars of its plans for a quarantine for worldwide arrivals, Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis stated.
Home Secretary Priti Patel will set out the small print at a briefing later, he instructed Sky News.
06:10 GMT – Bulgaria to permit entry of residents from EU, Schengen nations
Bulgaria, which has began to ease its lockdown, has scrapped a ban on the entry of holiday makers from the European Union and Schengen visa zone nations, the well being ministry stated in a press release.
In mid-March European Union member Bulgaria banned entry to its territory to travellers from many nations in an try to comprise the unfold of the novel coronavirus.
The well being ministry stated that the lifting of the ban additionally covers San Marino, Andorra, Monaco and Vatican City. The ministry stated that folks arriving in Bulgaria would proceed to spend 14 days in quarantine.
Hello, that is Umut Uras in Doha taking on from my colleague Zaheena Rasheed.
I will probably be handing over this weblog to my colleagues in Doha shortly. Here are the important thing developments from this morning:
- Japan’s central financial institution is launching a $279bn programme to spice up lending to small companies
- New Zealand’s opposition switched leaders to counter hovering help for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern over her dealing with of the coronavirus
- The IMF and Ukraine agreed in precept on a brand new $5bn assist bundle
05:25 GMT – Japan central financial institution to spice up lending to small companies
The Bank of Japan is providing 30 trillion yen ($279bn) in extra lending to assist small companies battling the financial devastation wrought by the coronavirus.
The central financial institution says it’ll begin offering the funding to banks in June. The new measure brings the Bank of Japan’s whole bundle of economic help to small and medium-sized companies to 75 trillion yen ($700bn).
It comes as knowledge confirmed that Japan has slipped again into deflation for the primary time in additional than three years, with costs falling 0.2 p.c in April.
05:17 GMT – Philippine legislator proposes tax focusing on tech giants
Joey Salceda, a Philippine Congressman, has launched a invoice in Parliament geared toward taxing huge tech companies akin to Facebook, Alphabet’s Google and YouTube, Netflix and Spotify, to lift funds to battle the coronavirus.
The invoice seems to lift 29 billion pesos ($571m) by imposing a value-added tax on digital providers supplied within the Philippines, a key progress space for e-commerce transactions as its persons are among the many world’s heaviest customers of social media.
“We spent to fight COVID-19 and we need more to continue fighting it and recover,” Salceda, the invoice’s principal creator, instructed Reuters News Agency.
05:05 GMT – Thailand experiences no new circumstances, no new deaths
Thailand reported no new coronavirus infections or deaths on Friday, sustaining the whole of three,037 confirmed circumstances and 56 fatalities for the reason that outbreak began in January.
There are 2,910 sufferers who’ve recovered and returned home for the reason that outbreak began, the federal government’s coronavirus taskforce stated in an replace.
04:46 GMT – Malaysia confirms extra circumstances at migrant detention centre
Malaysia has reported 35 new coronavirus circumstances at an immigration detention centre on the outskirts of the capital, Kuala Lumpur.
Noor Hisham Abdullah, director-general on the Malaysian well being ministry, stated the optimistic circumstances on the Bukit Jalil immigration detention centre embody 17 individuals from Myanmar, 15 from India and one every from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Egypt.
Malaysian authorities have arrested greater than 1,800 migrants in at the least two raids as a part of efforts to comprise the unfold of the coronavirus, elevating issues they might as a substitute elevate an infection dangers in overcrowded detention centres.
04:29 GMT – Australia’s most populous state to calm down curbs on hospitality sector
New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, has stated restrictions imposed to gradual the unfold of coronavirus will probably be eased to permit cafes, eating places and pubs to have as much as 50 seated patrons.
“Losing 221,000 jobs in April was a disaster,” state premier Gladys Berejiklian instructed reporters in Sydney, referring to state-wide job losses. “We don’t want to see that continue.”
The measure will take impact on June 1. Nationally, nearly 600,000 individuals had been compelled out of labor in April by the coronavirus restrictions.
04:05 GMT – New Zealand opposition modifications chief
New Zealand’s conservative opposition has switched leaders in a last-gasp bid to counter the document help Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is having fun with for holding the coronavirus.
National Party legislators voted to ditch Simon Bridges after opinion polls steered he was headed for a wipeout at a basic election on September 19. His substitute is former agri-business government Todd Muller.
A 1 News Colmar Brunton ballot launched on Thursday night time put help for Ardern’s Labour Party up 18 factors at 59 p.c, a document for the centre-left grouping.
Ardern’s ranking as most popular prime minister was 63 p.c, up 21 factors to the best determine recorded by any legislator within the survey’s 25-year historical past.
03:40 GMT – Australia extends bans on cruise ships
Australia prolonged its ban on cruise ship visits for 3 months till September 17.
Australian Border Force stated any cruise ship able to carrying greater than 100 passengers is prohibited from working cruises within the nation.
The ban has been in place since March 27, following lethal outbreaks linked to cruise ships.
02:07 GMT – No annual progress goal for China, a primary in a long time
China took the uncommon move of not setting an annual progress goal this 12 months after the coronavirus battered the world’s second-largest economic system and ravaged world progress.
Instead, given “great uncertainty” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Beijing will “give priority to stabilising employment and ensuring living standards”, Premier Li Keqiang instructed the opening of the National People’s Congress.
It is the primary time China has not set a gross home product (GDP) aim for the reason that authorities began to publish such targets in 1990.
01:33 GMT – Dozens take a look at optimistic at centres for stranded migrants in Panama
A Panama well being official stated 59 migrants stranded at Panamanian migration centres have examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
More than 2,500 migrants grew to become stranded in Panama in March when the border with neighbouring Costa Rica was closed. The overwhelming majority of these persons are being held in migration centres within the southern Darien province.
“It is not easy to have 1,900 people in a small place,” Dr Juan Rosales instructed Reuters. “The work has been hard.”
01:02 GMT – Australia seeks exemption from UK quarantine
Australia is searching for an exemption from a requirement that travellers arriving within the United Kingdom quarantine for 14 days to forestall the unfold of COVID-19.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham stated in a press release: “Australia has led the world in the successful containment of COVID-19, which clearly means that travellers coming from Australia would pose a low risk to the rest of the world.”
Birmingham stated Australia has no plans to open its borders to non-citizens, whereas all returning locals will nonetheless need to quarantine for 2 weeks upon arrival.
00:46 GMT – IMF, Ukraine agree in precept on new $5bn assist bundle
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Ukraine have reached an settlement in precept on a brand new $5bn assist bundle to assist Kyiv battle the coronavirus disaster.
The settlement on the 18-month assist programme is topic to the approval of the IMF’s administration and government board, which can have a look at the deal “in the coming weeks”, the Washington-based lender stated.
Ivanna Vladkova Hollar, the official who led the IMF negotiating group, stated the deal would supply “budget support” to Kyiv whereas “consolidating achievements to date, and moving forward on important structural reforms to reduce key vulnerabilities”.
00:08 GMT – Trump orders US flags lowered to half-mast for virus victims
Donald Trump, the president of the United States, says he’ll order the US flag to be flown at half-mast over the subsequent three days because the loss of life toll from COVID-19 approaches 100,000.
“I will be lowering the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the next three days in memory of the Americans we have lost to the CoronaVirus,” he stated in a Twitter publish.
I will probably be decreasing the flags on all Federal Buildings and National Monuments to half-staff over the subsequent three days in reminiscence of the Americans now we have misplaced to the CoronaVirus….
— Donald J. Trump (@actualDonaldTrump) May 21, 2020
The move follows a request from Democratic leaders to take action to recognise a “sad day of reckoning when we reach 100,000 deaths”.
00:03 GMT – Brazil passes 20,000 virus deaths after document 24-hour toll
The coronavirus loss of life toll in Brazil surpassed 20,000 after a document variety of deaths in a 24-hour interval, the well being ministry stated.
The nation is the epicentre of the outbreak in Latin America and its highest one-day toll of 1,188 pushed the general loss of life tally to 20,047.
Brazil has now recorded greater than 310,000 circumstances, with consultants saying a scarcity of testing means the true figures are in all probability a lot larger.
With its curve of infections and deaths rising sharply, the nation of 210 million ranks third on this planet by way of whole circumstances, behind the US and Russia.
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
You can discover all of the updates from yesterday, May 21, right here.