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  • The demise toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus has surpassed 200,000, a Reuters tally confirmed, after Peru reported one other 191 deaths from the pandemic early on Sunday.

  • The Philippines has reported 5,032 extra coronavirus infections, its largest single-day enhance on report, taking the nation’s confirmed instances to 103,185.

  • Indian Interior Minister Amit Shah has introduced that he examined optimistic for the brand new coronavirus and was hospitalised.

  • More than 17.79 million individuals around the globe have been identified with the brand new coronavirus. Almost 10.5 million sufferers have recovered and greater than 684,000 have died, in response to knowledge from Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the most recent updates:

Sunday, August 2

15:10 GMT – White House says not optimistic on near-term deal for coronavirus aid invoice

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows mentioned he was not optimistic on reaching settlement quickly on a deal for the following spherical of laws to supply aid to Americans hit arduous by the coronavirus pandemic.

“I’m not optimistic that there will be a solution in the very near term,” Meadows mentioned on CBS’ “Face the Nation” as workers members from either side had been assembly to attempt to iron out variations on the invoice

14:45 GMT – Dozens of police injured in Berlin protests towards virus curbs    

Some 45 law enforcement officials had been injured in a wave of weekend demonstrations in Berlin together with protests towards coronavirus restrictions, police mentioned as protesters gathered once more in smaller numbers on Sunday.     

The unruly protests, through which many demonstrators did not put on masks or respect social distancing rules, have sparked a refrain of condemnation together with requires more durable penalties towards those that violate restrictions aimed toward curbing transmission of the lethal virus.  

A complete of 133 individuals had been arrested throughout Saturday’s protests, which included an enormous “day of freedom” demo towards coronavirus restrictions, police mentioned in an announcement on Sunday.

The arrests had been for offences together with resisting law enforcement officials, breach of the peace and the usage of unconstitutional symbols. Three officers required hospital remedy, police mentioned.

14:15 GMT – South Africa coronavirus instances surpass 500,000 

South Africa’s confirmed instances of COVID-19 have crossed half one million, its well being ministry has introduced, whereas instances in Africa as an entire approached one million.

Africa’s most industrialised nation recorded 10,107 new confirmed instances of COVID-19, the respiratory sickness brought on by the novel coronavirus, pushing the full to 503,290, the ministry mentioned.

Slightly greater than three million individuals have to date been examined for the virus in South Africa, which confirmed its first case 5 months in the past, and eight,153 deaths have been recorded.

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14:00 GMT – Flights between Turkey, Iraq suspended over coronavirus 

Flights between Turkey and Iraq have been suspended due to rising coronavirus infections in Turkey, Iraq’s Aviation Authority has introduced.

Iraq reopened Baghdad and southern airports final week for worldwide travel after months of closure brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. 

13:50 GMT – Pelosi says she has no confidence in White House coronavirus adviser Birx

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi mentioned she doesn’t believe in White House coronavirus process drive coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx, linking her to disinformation in regards to the virus unfold by President Donald Trump.

“I think the president has been spreading disinformation about the virus and she is his appointee so, I don’t have confidence there, no,” Speaker Pelosi advised ABC’s “This Week” when requested is she has confidence in Birx. 


Hello, that is Ramy Allahoum in Doha taking up from my colleague Umut Uras.


 

12:50 GMT – Amitabh Bachchan leaves hospital after virus remedy

Infamous Indian actor Amitabh Bachchan has examined unfavorable for coronavirus and has left the hospital, in response to a tweet by his son Abhishek.

“My father, thankfully, has tested negative on his latest COVID-19 test and has been discharged from the hospital. He will now be at home and rest. Thank you all for all your prayers and wishes for him,” Abhishek Bachchan tweeted.

Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati hospital after he examined optimistic for coronavirus on July 11.

12:20 GMT – Vietnam well being ministry: COVID-19 infections rise to 620

Vietnam reported 34 new novel coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the full variety of instances within the Southeast Asian nation to 620.

The nation’s COVID-19 demise toll rose by two on Sunday to 5, the well being ministry mentioned in an announcement.

11:45 GMT – India’s inside minister exams optimistic for coronavirus, hospitalised

India’s Interior Minister Amit Shah mentioned that he had examined optimistic for coronavirus and had been admitted to hospital.

Amit Shah, an in depth aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and one of many nation’s strongest politicians, heads a key ministry that has been on the forefront of managing India’s coronavirus outbreak.

“I request all of you who came in contact with me in the last few days to isolate yourselves and get tested,” Shah mentioned in a tweet.

India's Home Minister Amit Shah

Amit Shah is an in depth aide to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and one of many nation’s strongest politicians [Reuters]

11:10 GMT – Switzerland ought to tighten coronavirus restrictions: govt adviser

Switzerland ought to tighten restrictions to curb the coronavirus once more following a current spike in instances, so as to stop the necessity for a lot harsher lockdown measures in future, the brand new head of the nation’s coronavirus taskforce mentioned.

Switzerland has seen the variety of new instances of COVID-19 surge to greater than 200 a day lately after a median of 35 per day in June.

Martin Ackermann, who heads the physique that gives scientific recommendation to the Swiss authorities, mentioned the nation was on the point of an enormous enhance in infections and had little room to manoeuvre.

“We should intervene early to prevent exponential growth,” Ackermann advised newspaper SonntagsZeitung. “Otherwise there’s a risk of drastic and expensive restrictions. This must be prevented under all circumstances.”

10:30 GMT – Brazil stories 45,392 new coronavirus instances

Brazil recorded 45,392 extra confirmed instances of the novel coronavirus in addition to 1,088 deaths from the illness brought on by the virus up to now 24 hours, its well being ministry mentioned.

Brazil has registered greater than 2.7 million instances of the virus for the reason that pandemic started, whereas the official demise toll has risen to 93,563, in response to ministry knowledge.

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Brazil has recorded greater than 2.7 million infections for the reason that pandemic started [Reuters]

10:00 GMT – Vietnam stories 4 new COVID-19 instances

Vietnam’s well being ministry reported 4 new coronavirus instances, together with two regionally transmitted and two imported instances.

The Southeast Asian nation has registered a complete of 590 instances, of which 144 infections are linked to the current outbreak within the costal metropolis of Danang. Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the well being ministry mentioned in an announcement.

09:30 GMT – China sends workforce to Hong Kong for widespread testing

Seven Chinese well being officers had been because of arrive in Hong Kong on Sunday, the primary members of a 60-person workforce that can perform widespread testing for COVID-19 within the territory as the worldwide monetary hub races to halt a 3rd wave of sickness.

China’s National Health Commission on Saturday introduced their scheduled arrival.

Members of the workforce are from public hospitals in Guangdong province whereas a specialist workforce of six from Wuhan, the place the novel coronavirus first appeared, will assist put together a part of the AsiaWorld Expo conference centre as a facility for COVID-19 sufferers.

The initiative is the primary time mainland well being officers have assisted Hong Kong in its battle to manage the coronavirus.

08:45 GMT – Philippines’ confirmed coronavirus instances exceed 100,000

The Philippines reported 5,032 extra coronavirus infections, its largest single-day enhance on report, taking the nation’s confirmed instances to 103,185.

In a bulletin, the Department of Health additionally mentioned the Southeast Asian nation’s coronavirus demise toll had jumped by 20 to 2,059.

President Rodrigo Duterte was scheduled to fulfill key cupboard members on Sunday to debate a name by medical frontliners’ teams to place the capital, Manila, which accounts for the majority of infections, again beneath a stricter lockdown, his spokesman mentioned.

08:15 GMT – Russia’s coronavirus instances surpass 850,000

Russia reported 5,427 new instances of the novel coronavirus, bringing its nationwide tally to 850,870, the fourth-largest caseload on the planet.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce mentioned 70 individuals had died over the past 24 hours, pushing the official demise toll within the nation of round 145 million individuals to 14,128.

Russia's coronavirus cases exceed 806,000

Russian authorities say 70 individuals died over the past 24 hours due to the brand new coronavirus [Anadolu]

07:50 GMT – Indonesia stories 1,519 new coronavirus infections, 43 deaths

Indonesia reported 1,519 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the full to 111,455, knowledge from the nation’s COVID-19 process drive confirmed.

The knowledge additionally confirmed 43 new COVID-19 associated deaths, bringing the toll to five,236.

07:20 GMT – Tokyo confirms 292 new coronavirus instances on Sunday – NHK

Tokyo confirmed 292 new coronavirus infections, after instances rose by greater than 400 up to now two days, public broadcaster NHK mentioned.

Governor Koike Yuriko mentioned on Friday Tokyo might declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus scenario within the Japanese capital deteriorates additional, as debate deepened over how to answer report will increase in new infections.

Coronavirus - Japan

Passengers sporting protecting face masks move by way of the automated entrance at a station in Tokyo [Reuters]

07:00 GMT – Mexico registers report 9,556 new day by day instances

Mexico’s well being ministry reported a report 9,556 new confirmed instances of coronavirus and 784 extra fatalities, bringing the full within the nation to 434,193 instances and 47,472 deaths.

The authorities has mentioned the actual variety of contaminated individuals is probably going considerably greater than the confirmed instances.

06:25 GMT – Philippines to replace COVID-19 technique

The Philippines’ well being division vowed to replace its sport plan towards COVID-19 inside every week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce within the capital, Manila, the place medical frontliners are calling for reviving strict lockdowns.

The Southeast Asian nation on Saturday reported 4,963 extra coronavirus infections, the biggest single-day soar on report, bringing its complete confirmed instances to 98,232, whereas its demise toll had climbed to 2,039.

It has the second-highest variety of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths within the area, behind Indonesia.

In the biggest name but from medical specialists to include the virus, 80 teams representing 80,000 medical doctors and one million nurses, on Saturday mentioned the Philippines was dropping the combat towards the illness and warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from hovering infections with out tighter controls.

06:00 GMT – India’s instances cross 1.75 million

India’s coronavirus caseload has crossed 1.75 million with one other spike of 54,735 up to now 24 hours.

The new instances are down from 57,118 on Saturday. The well being ministry on Sunday additionally reported 853 deaths for a complete of 37,364.

The month of July alone has accounted for greater than 1.1 million instances in India. Health Minister Harsh Vardhan mentioned the case fatality charge was progressively decreasing and at present stands at 2.18 %, one of many lowest globally.

Outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad

A healthcare employee sporting protecting gear takes a swab pattern from a person in Ahmedabad, India [Reuters]

05:30 GMT – Australia’s Victoria imposes curfew to include COVID-19

A state of catastrophe was declared in Australia’s Victoria, with the native authorities implementing an evening curfew as a part of its harshest motion restrictions to this point to include the coronavirus.

State Premier Daniel Andrews mentioned that the brand new restrictions, to be in place for six weeks till mid-September, will enable just one individual per family to buy groceries as soon as a day. Melbournians won’t be able to go additional than 5 kilometres (three miles) from home.


Hello, that is Umut Uras in Doha taking up from my colleague Ted Regencia.


04:52 GMT – Australia’s Victoria declares state catastrophe over coronavirus

Australia’s state of Victoria has declared a state of catastrophe on Sunday, and introduced a lockdown following a surge within the variety of coronavirus instances.

A curfew has been issued within the metropolis of Melbourne starting at 8pm on Sunday evening.

Residents of Melbourne are additionally ordered to not travel past 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from their residence.

04:33 GMT – Tokyo stories report 472 new instances

Tokyo reported a report 472 new instances of the coronavirus, NHK reported on Sunday.

The day by day tally within the Japanese capital topped 400 for the second day in a row as of the top of Saturday. That places the full variety of infections in Tokyo to greater than 13,000.

Tokyo officers say the rise could also be because of outings throughout a four-day vacation final month.

Nationwide, greater than 1,500 new infections had been reported as of the top of Saturday.

The newest Johns Hopkins University tally on Sunday confirmed a complete of 37,780 instances and simply over 1,000 deaths.

04:03 GMT – Austrian international workplace staffer exams optimistic of coronavirus

Authorities have introduced that an worker on the Austrian chancellery has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, however didn’t work instantly with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, in response to AP information company.

The Austria Press Agency reported the chancellery says individuals who had been involved with the worker have examined unfavorable and the workplace’s work was not affected by the help employee’s an infection. Kurz is examined recurrently for the virus.

Austria’s dealing with of the pandemic has usually been seen as comparatively profitable. The nation lately toughened rules on sporting masks after a rise in new infections.

Austria has 718 confirmed deaths, in response to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

03:47 GMT – South Korea stories 22 new imported instances, eight native infections

South Korea reported 30 new instances of the coronavirus on Sunday, with 22 of them imported instances and eight native instances, marking the second day in a row that native infections have elevated by a single-digit determine, in response to Yonhap information company.

The new instances raised South Korea’s complete instances of COVID-19 to 14,366, whereas the nation’s demise toll remained at 301, in response to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

The variety of new instances has been within the 30s since Friday when South Korea reported 36 new virus instances. The quantity fell to 31 on Saturday.

03:25 GMT – France begins testing passengers from 16 nations at airports, ports

Travellers getting into France from 16 nations the place the coronavirus is circulating broadly should have virus exams upon arrival at French airports and ports, the AP information company reported.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex introduced final month the exams could be required beginning on Saturday for the arrival passengers, until they current proof of a unfavorable check inside 72 hours of their departure.

Those who check optimistic in France should quarantine for 14 days.

France is just not allowing common travel to and from the 16 nations, which embrace the hotspots of the United States and Brazil.

02:49 GMT – Manila’s Catholic chief orders shutdown of church actions, mass gatherings

Quiapo ChurchThe Philippines has reported greater than 98,000 instances and greater than 2,000 deaths as of Saturday [File: Aaron Favila/AP]

The head of Manila’s Catholic Church has ordered the suspension of all public actions and different mass gatherings for the following 10 days, as a part of the hassle to assist curb the unfold of the coronavirus within the Philippine capital.

“As a response to the call of our medical people, all the churches and shrines in the Archdiocese of Manila will revert to the period of ECQ protocols,” Bishop Broderick Pabillo, the top of the Archdiocese of Manila mentioned, in reference to the earlier strict lockdown procedures imposed in Manila.

“We will not hold public religious activities from August 3 to 14 but we continue our online activities,” he added within the assertion issued late on Saturday. Pabillo had earlier examined optimistic for the virus.

The Philippines’ greater than 100 million inhabitants is predominantly Catholic. The head of the Manila church is seen as probably the most influential determine within the Catholic hierarchy within the nation.

The Philippines has reported greater than 98,000 instances and at the very least 2,000 deaths as of Saturday.

02:05 GMT – Australia’s Victoria sees greater than 650 new coronavirus instances

Australia’s state of Victoria reported greater than 650 infections of the brand new coronavirus on Sunday, up from 397 instances the day before today, Reuters information was cited on ABC News tv.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews is to announce the official variety of instances in a while Sunday, along with a set of recent measures to include the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

01:40 GMT – Mainland China stories 49 new coronavirus instances, together with 30 in Xinjiang

China has reported 49 instances of the brand new coronavirus on the mainland as of the top of August 1, up from 45 instances a day earlier, Reuters information company reported on Sunday, quoting the well being fee.

Of the brand new infections, 30 had been within the far western area of Xinjiang, three had been within the northeastern province of Liaoning, and the remaining 16 had been imported instances, in response to an announcement by the National Health Commission.

China reported 20 new asymptomatic instances, down from 23 a day earlier. As of the top of Saturday, mainland China had 84,385 confirmed coronavirus instances, the well being authority mentioned. The COVID-19 demise toll remained at 4,634.

01:30 GMT – Italy’s day by day COVID-19 infections dip beneath 300

Italy’s day by day coronavirus infections have dipped beneath 300 instances for the primary time in three days, after a current flurry of clusters all through the nation raised concern amongst well being specialists, in response to AP information company.

The well being ministry says Italy registered 295 instances within the final 24 hours, elevating the full to 247,832.

The ministry’s weekly report says there have been 123 clusters of an infection all through Italy within the earlier seven days.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Roberto Speranza ordered the railways to renew leaving empty seats so passengers may be at the very least one metre (3.Three toes) aside throughout summer time travel.

With 5 extra deaths, the full confirmed deaths in Italy reached greater than 35,000 as of the top of Saturday.

01:04 GMT – Mexico stories new day by day report of greater than 9,500 coronavirus instances

Coronavirus - Mexico

With greater than 47,000 confirmed deaths, Mexico is already the third nation on the planet with probably the most deaths because of the coronavirus pandemic [Jorge Núñez/EPA]

Mexico has racked up a report variety of new confirmed coronavirus infections, registering greater than 9,000 day by day instances for the primary time and passing the earlier peak for the second day operating, Reuters information company reported on Sunday, quoting official knowledge.

Mexico’s well being ministry reported 9,556 new instances of coronavirus on Saturday, surging previous the report of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry additionally logged 784 extra fatalities, bringing the full tally within the nation to 434,193 instances and 47,472 deaths.

The new report in instances got here a day after Mexico overtook Britain because the nation with the third-highest variety of deaths brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexico has struggled to include the virus, and has since late May been attempting to restart the financial system, which within the April-June interval contracted by greater than 17 % quarter-on-quarter.

00:47 GMT – High-ranking US Congress member exams optimistic for coronavirus

Congressman Raul Grijalva, a high-ranking member of the US Congress from the state of Arizona has introduced that he has the coronavirus.

The Democrat says he examined optimistic for the coronavirus days after he sat shut to a different member, Texas Rep Louie Gohmert, who introduced a optimistic check this week.

The 72-year-old Grivalva is at the very least the 11th member of Congress identified to have examined optimistic for the virus.

Gohmert, a Republican, has questioned the usage of masks and sometimes walked across the Capitol with out one.

00:30 GMT – Greece confirms 110 new coronavirus instances

Greek authorities say there have been 110 new confirmed coronavirus instances up to now 24 hours, the fourth-highest day by day determine and highest since April, in response to AP information company.

Authorities say 23 of the instances involved staff at a meat processing manufacturing unit within the northern metropolis of Kavala. Tests on all 140 staff are nonetheless ongoing. Another 10 instances concerned individuals who attended a marriage within the northern metropolis of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest.

Only 9 of the instances concerned incoming vacationers.

Greece has 4,587 complete confirmed instances and 206 deaths, with no deaths reported as of the top of Saturday.

00:05 GMT – Vietnam stories 4 new COVID-19 instances; two are imported

Coronavirus - Vietnam

Vietnam has registered a complete of 590 instances and at the very least three confirmed deaths [Luong Thai Linh/EPA]

Vietnam’s well being ministry has reported 4 new coronavirus instances, together with two regionally transmitted and two imported instances, in response to Reuters News Agency.

The Southeast Asian nation has registered a complete of 590 instances, of which 144 infections are linked to the current outbreak within the coastal metropolis of Danang. Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the well being ministry mentioned in an announcement.

00:01 GMT – Thousands demand Netanyahu resignation as Israel PM

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered outdoors the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, as weeks of protests towards the Israeli chief gave the impression to be gaining steam.

The demonstration in central Jerusalem, together with smaller gatherings in Tel Aviv, near Netanyahu’s seashore home in central Israel and at dozens of busy intersections nationwide, was one of many largest turnouts in weeks of protests.

Israeli media estimated at the very least 10,000 individuals demonstrated near the official residence in central Jerusalem.

Late on Saturday, 1000’s marched by way of the streets in a loud however orderly rally. Demonstrators hoisted Israeli flags and blew loud horns as they marched. Many held posters that mentioned “Crime Minister” and “Bibi Go Home” or accused Netanyahu of being out of contact with the general public.

For months, 1000’s of Israelis have taken to the streets, calling for Netanyahu to resign, protesting towards his dealing with of the nation’s coronavirus disaster and saying he mustn’t stay in workplace whereas on trial for corruption prices. Though Netanyahu has tried to minimize the protests, the twice-a-week gatherings present no indicators of slowing.

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

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Philippines to replace COVID-19 technique as healthcare employees search ‘trip’

The Philippines’ well being division vowed on Sunday to replace its sport plan towards COVID-19 inside every week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce within the capital, Manila, the place medical frontliners are calling for reviving strict lockdowns.

The Southeast Asian nation on Saturday reported 4,963 extra coronavirus infections, the biggest single-day soar on report, bringing its complete confirmed instances to 98,232, whereas its demise toll had climbed to 2,039.

It has the second-highest variety of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths within the area, behind Indonesia.

In the biggest name but from medical specialists to include the virus, 80 teams representing 80,000 medical doctors and one million nurses, on Saturday mentioned the Philippines was dropping the combat towards the illness and warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from hovering infections with out tighter controls.