India’s coronavirus dying toll overtakes China’s: Live updates

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  • The English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A are set to renew in June after a near-three month suspension over coronavirus fears.

  • China once more reported no new circumstances as US President Donald Trump renewed assaults on Beijing over the coronavirus pandemic. He known as the virus “a very bad gift from China”.

  • India’s dying toll handed China’s, with 175 new fatalities taking the full to 4,706.

  • European governments moved to halt using anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to deal with COVID-19 sufferers.

  • More than 5.eight million circumstances of coronavirus have been confirmed around the globe, based on information from Johns Hopkins University. Some 359,000 folks have died, whereas greater than 2.Four million have recovered.

Here are the most recent updates:

Friday, May 29

06:00 GMT – Thailand studies 11 new coronavirus circumstances

Thailand confirmed 11 new coronavirus circumstances and no new deaths, taking the variety of infections to three,076.

The new circumstances have been all sufferers who had arrived from Kuwait and have been in quarantine, mentioned Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the federal government’s Centre for COVID-19 Situation Administration.

The coronavirus has killed 57 folks in Thailand because it was first detected in January.

05:41 GMT – South Korea plans to restrict variety of college students returning to class 

South Korea’s schooling ministry has introduced plans to restrict the variety of college students attending courses in faculties within the Seoul metropolitan space amid a spike in new coronavirus infections. 

The move comes simply days after in-person courses resumed as a part of a phased reopening of faculties. 

The Yonhap information company quoted Park Baeg-beom, the vice schooling minister, as saying elementary and center faculties can solely permit one-third of scholars to return to class whereas excessive faculties can solely soak up two-thirds of their college students. 

South Korea students

Students sit behind protecting screens as a preventative measure in opposition to the COVID-19 novel coronavirus as they eat lunch at a highschool in Daejeon, South Korea, on May 20, 2020 [Yonhap / AFP]

05:05 GMT – Surge in circumstances as India prepares to raise lockdown

India has registered one other file each day enhance with 7,466 new coronavirus circumstances.

The Health Ministry’s new figures on Friday present India now has 165,799 circumstances with 4,706 deaths, which each now exceed China.

India’s two-month lockdown is ready to finish on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s authorities is predicted to situation new pointers this weekend, probably extending the lockdown in worst-hit areas because it promotes financial exercise.

04:49 GMT – Brazil studies file circumstances, 1,000 deaths in 24 hours

Brazil registered a brand new file in COVID-19 circumstances and greater than 1,000 deaths in a 24-hour interval, based on official figures out Thursday.

The South American nation has the world’s second-highest variety of confirmed novel coronavirus circumstances – 438,238 – after the US. According to Health Ministry information, 26,417 new circumstances have been confirmed in a 24 hour-period ending late on Thursday.

In that very same interval, Brazil skilled its third-highest variety of virus deaths because the begin of the pandemic: 1,156. That introduced the full dying toll to 26,754, the sixth highest on the earth.

04:23 GMT – Colombia extends nationwide quarantine till July

Colombia has prolonged a nationwide quarantine to include the unfold of the coronavirus till July 1, whereas permitting extra freedom of motion in some components of the nation.

Thousands of companies have begun to reopen within the Andean nation, with new security protocols and lowered workers, as a lockdown in place since late March was attributable to raise on the finish of May.

Under the government-mandated extension that enterprise restart will proceed. Hairdressers and barbers are among the many companies allowed to reopen, together with museums and libraries, on the discretion of native mayors.

However, different broad restrictions will stay in place. Public transit between municipalities and home flights will stay barred and in lots of areas individuals are required to remain indoors.

04:13 GMT – WHO to rethink function of China-based ambassador

The World Health Organization is reviewing the place of its goodwill ambassador, James Chau, who was concerned within the airing of an alleged pressured confession on Chinese state tv, based on the Financial Times.

Chau, a tv anchor with China’s state broadcaster, introduced a programme that in 2013 aired a confession by British businessman Peter Humphrey, who claims he was filmed underneath duress.

“The matter is taken seriously, as any such complaint would be. It is currently under internal review, and therefore cannot be commented on,” the WHO mentioned in a press release to The Financial Times.

03:38 GMT – Algeria extends partial lockdown till June 13

Abdelaziz Djerad, the prime minister of Algeria, has prolonged a partial lockdown within the majority of the nation’s provinces for an additional 15 days.

Djerad lifted quarantine measures solely in 4 provinces – Saida, Tindouf, Illizi and Tamanrasset – “following the favourable results” recorded there, based on Algeria Presse Service.

03:21 GMT – AIIB approves $750m mortgage for Philippines’ virus response

China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has mentioned it had authorized a $750m mortgage to the Philippines to assist the nation address the coronavirus pandemic.

The undertaking, which shall be co-financed by the Asian Development Bank, is meant to extend testing capability, assist weak sectors like agriculture, and supply emergency help to poor households, based on a press release.

02:07 GMT – South Korea studies 58 circumstances

South Korea reported 58 new circumstances of the coronavirus for May 28, all within the densely populated Seoul metropolitan space, as officers scrambled to stem transmissions linked to an enormous e-commerce warehouse near the capital.

Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun known as for officers to look at working situations at warehouses of on-line procuring corporations, which have seen orders surge through the pandemic, and different congested workplaces the place an infection dangers could also be excessive.

South Korea has reported 177 new COVID-19 circumstances over the previous three days, a resurgence that threatens to erase a few of its hard-won beneficial properties in opposition to the virus and worsen an enormous shock to the nation’s trade-dependent financial system.

01:55 GMT – India: Under Lockdown

Social distancing and good hygiene are important weapons within the combat in opposition to COVID-19.

But how will you keep social distancing in one of many world’s largest slums? How are you able to wash your palms repeatedly when there is no such thing as a working water? And what occurs when tens of millions of people that survive on meagre wages are instantly with out work and struggling to feed themselves?

Check out this investigation from 101 East on how India’s poor fared underneath the world’s largest lockdown.

01:40 GMT – Cricket-Twenty20 World Cup schedule underneath ‘very excessive threat’

Cricket Australia boss Kevin Roberts has downplayed the prospect of the Twenty20 World Cup going forward in 2020, saying the October-November schedule was underneath “very high risk” as a result of coronavirus pandemic.

“Obviously, we’ve been hopeful all along that it could be staged in October-November but you would have to say there is a very high risk about the prospect of that happening,” Roberts advised reporters in a video name.

“In the event that doesn’t happen, there are potential windows in the February-March period, October-November the following year.”

00:46 GMT – China studies no new coronavirus circumstances

Health authorities in China have reported no new confirmed coronavirus circumstances within the mainland as of the tip of May 28.

The National Health Commission, nonetheless, did verify 5 new asymptomatic coronavirus circumstances on May 28, down from 23 a day earlier.

Surveillance amid coronavirus outbreak (3:39)

00:28 GMT – Australia’s New South Wales state warns of COVID-19 finances toll

The Australian state of New South Wales has mentioned the coronavirus pandemic might value it as a lot 20 billion Australian {dollars} ($13.3bn) in misplaced revenues over the subsequent 4 years, underscoring the urgency to revive the nation’s stuttering financial system.

Releasing its first estimate of the financial impact of coronavirus, NSW mentioned finances deficits totalling 10-20 billion Australian {dollars} are anticipated over the subsequent 4 years, a far cry from its earlier estimate in December 2019 of a mean finances surplus of 1.9 billion Australian {dollars} ($1.3bn) over 4 years.

“We are facing the type of economic challenge not seen in generations, perhaps not since people were hammering the last rivet into the Sydney Harbour Bridge in the 1930s,” mentioned NSW state Treasurer Dominic Perrottet.

00:16 GMT – 14 million further folks might go hungry in Latin America

The World Food Programme has mentioned some 14 million folks in Latin America and the Caribbean might expertise extreme meals insecurity this yr as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

“It is vital and urgent that we provide food assistance to the growing number of vulnerable people in the region, as well as those who depend on informal work,” mentioned Miguel Barreto, WFP regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

“We still have time to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming a hunger pandemic.”


Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives. 

You can discover all of the updates from yesterday, May 28 right here.