Latin America coronavirus loss of life toll hits 200,000: Live updates

  • The loss of life 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.

  • South Africa has surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 circumstances, representing greater than 50 p.c of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa’s 54 nations. It additionally reported greater than 8,000 deaths.

  • Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to demand the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his dealing with of the coronavirus emergency, and the alleged corruption in his authorities.

  • More than 17.79 million individuals world wide 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 newest updates:

Sunday, August 2

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 circumstances.

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

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

04:33 GMT – Tokyo experiences report 472 new circumstances

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

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

Tokyo officers say the rise could also be on account of outings through the 4-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 circumstances and simply over 1,000 deaths.

04:03 GMT – Austrian overseas workplace workers exams constructive of coronavirus

Authorities have introduced that an worker on the Austrian chancellery has examined constructive for the coronavirus, however didn’t work straight 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 detrimental and the workplace’s work was not affected by the help employee’s an infection. Kurz is examined repeatedly 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 experiences 22 new importted circumstances, eight native infections

South Korea reported 30 new circumstances of the coronavirus on Sunday, with 22 of them imported circumstances and eight native circumstances, 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 circumstances raised South Korea’s whole circumstances of COVID-19 to 14,366, whereas the nation’s loss of life toll remained at 301, in response to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

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

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

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

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

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

France is just not allowing basic 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 over 98,000 circumstances 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 ten 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 pinnacle 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 constructive of the virus.

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

The Philippines has reported over 98,000 circumstances and over 2,000 deaths as of Saturday. 

02:37 GMT – Brazil experiences 45,392 new coronavirus circumstances, 1,088 deaths in final 24 hours

Brazil has recorded 45,392 further confirmed circumstances of the novel coronavirus in addition to 1,088 deaths from the illness brought on by the virus prior to now 24 hours, Reuters reported quoting the nation’s well being ministry.

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

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

Australia’s state of Victoria reported greater than 650 infections of the brand new coronavirus on Sunday, up from 397 circumstances yesterday, Reuters information reported metropolis ABC News tv.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews is to announce the official variety of circumstances afterward Sunday, along with a set of recent measures to comprise the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

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

China has reported 49 circumstances of the brand new coronavirus within the mainland as of the top of August 1, up from 45 circumstances 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 circumstances, in response to a press release by the National Health Commission.

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

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

Italy’s each day coronavirus infections has dipped beneath 300 circumstances for the primary time in three days, after a latest flurry of clusters all through the nation raised concern amongst well being consultants, in response to AP information company.

The Health Ministry says Italy registered 295 circumstances within the final 24 hours, elevating the overall 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 least one meter (Three ½ toes) aside throughout summer season travel.

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

01:04 GMT – Mexico experiences new report of greater than 9,500 coronavirus circumstances

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With over 47,000 confirmed deaths, Mexico is already the third nation on the earth with essentially the most deaths as a result of coronavirus pandemic [Jorge Núñez/EPA]

Mexico has racked up a report variety of new confirmed coronavirus infections, registering greater than 9,000 each day circumstances 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 circumstances of coronavirus on Saturday, surging previous the report of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry additionally logged 784 further fatalities, bringing the overall tally within the nation to 434,193 circumstances and 47,472 deaths.

The new report in circumstances 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 comprise the virus, and has since late May been making an attempt to restart the economic system, which within the April-June interval contracted by greater than 17 p.c quarter-on-quarter.

00:47 GMT – High-ranking US Congress member exams constructive of 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 constructive for the coronavirus days after he sat shut to a different member, Texas Rep Louie Gohmert, who introduced a constructive check this week.

The 72-year-old Grivalva is at the least the 11th member of Congress identified to have examined constructive 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 circumstances

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

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

Only 9 of the circumstances concerned incoming vacationers.

Greece has 4,587 whole confirmed circumstances and 206 deaths, with no deaths reported as if the top of Saturday.

00:05 GMT – Vietnam experiences 4 new COVID-19 circumstances; two are imported

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

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

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

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 seaside 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 least 10,000 individuals demonstrated near the official residence in central Jerusalem.

Late on Saturday, 1000’s marched by means 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 his dealing with of the nation’s coronavirus disaster and saying he mustn’t stay in workplace whereas on trial for corruption costs. Though Netanyahu has tried to minimize the protests, the twice-a-week gatherings present no indicators of slowing.


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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