LIVE: Philippines stories highest day by day bounce in coronavirus instances

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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 document, taking the nation’s confirmed instances to 103,185.

  • 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 keeping with knowledge from Johns Hopkins University.

Here are the newest updates:

Sunday, August 2

11:45 GMT – India’s inside minister assessments constructive for coronavirus, hospitalised

India’s Interior Minister Amit Shah mentioned that he had examined constructive 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.

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

Switzerland ought to tighten restrictions to curb the coronavirus once more following a current spike in instances, with the intention 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 getting ready to a giant enhance in infections and had little room to manoeuvre.

“We should intervene early to prevent exponential growth,” Ackermann informed 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 attributable to the virus previously 24 hours, its well being ministry mentioned.

Brazil has registered greater than 2.7 million instances of the virus because the pandemic started, whereas the official demise toll has risen to 93,563, in keeping with ministry knowledge.

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Brazil has recorded over 2.7 million infections because the 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 domestically 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 a press release.

09:30 GMT – China sends staff to Hong Kong to do widespread testing

Seven Chinese well being officers have been resulting from arrive in Hong Kong on Sunday, the primary members of a 60-person staff 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 staff are from public hospitals in Guangdong province whereas a specialist staff 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 regulate 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 document, 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 underneath 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 earth.

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

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Russian authorities say 70 individuals died during the last 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 entire to 111,455, knowledge from the nation’s COVID-19 process pressure 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 previously two days, public broadcaster NHK mentioned.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Philippines’ well being division vowed to replace its recreation 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 most important single-day bounce on document, 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 most important name but from medical consultants to include the virus, 80 teams representing 80,000 medical doctors and 1,000,000 nurses, on Saturday mentioned the Philippines was dropping the struggle 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 crosses 1.75 million with one other spike of 54,735 previously 24 hours.

The new instances are down from 57,118 on Saturday. The Health 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 lowering and at present stands at 2.18 %, one of many lowest globally.

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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 up to now 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 permit 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.


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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 night time.

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

04:33 GMT – Tokyo stories document 472 new instances

Tokyo reported a document 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 entire variety of infections in Tokyo greater than 13,000.

Tokyo officers say the rise could also be resulting from outings through the 4-day vacation final month.

Nationwide, greater than 1,500 new infections have 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 overseas workplace workers assessments 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 keeping with AP information company.

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

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

Austria has 718 confirmed deaths, in keeping with a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

03:47 GMT – South Korea stories 22 new importted 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 keeping with 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 keeping with 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 international locations at airports, ports

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

French Prime Minister Jean Castex introduced final month the assessments could be required beginning on Saturday for the arrival passengers, until they current proof of a destructive take a look at inside 72 hours of their departure.

Those who take a look at constructive in France should quarantine for 14 days.

France shouldn’t be allowing common travel to and from the 16 international locations, 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 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 subsequent ten days, as a part of the trouble 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 instances and over 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 reported metropolis ABC News tv.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews is to announce the official variety of instances afterward Sunday, along with a set of latest 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 within 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 have been within the far western area of Xinjiang, three have been within the northeastern province of Liaoning, and the remaining 16 have been imported instances, in keeping with a press release 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 underneath 300

Italy’s day by day coronavirus infections has dipped underneath 300 instances for the primary time in three days, after a current flurry of clusters all through the nation raised concern amongst well being consultants, in keeping with AP information company.

The Health Ministry says Italy registered 295 instances within the final 24 hours, elevating the entire 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 no less than one meter (Three ½ toes) aside throughout summer time travel.

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

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

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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 document 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 working, 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 document of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry additionally logged 784 extra fatalities, bringing the entire tally within the nation to 434,193 instances and 47,472 deaths.

The new document in instances got here a day after Mexico overtook Britain because the nation with the third-highest variety of deaths attributable to the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexico has struggled to include 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 % quarter-on-quarter.

00:47 GMT – High-ranking US Congress member assessments 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 take a look at this week.

The 72-year-old Grivalva is no less than the 11th member of Congress identified to have examined constructive for the virus.

Gohmert, a Republican, has questioned the usage of masks and infrequently 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 previously 24 hours, the fourth-highest day by day determine and highest since April, in keeping with 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 if the top of Saturday.

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

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Vietnam has registered a complete of 590 instances and no less than three confirmed deaths [Luong Thai Linh/EPA]

Vietnam’s well being ministry has reported 4 new coronavirus instances, together with two domestically transmitted and two imported instances, in keeping with 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 a press release.

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

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered exterior the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, as weeks of protests towards the Israeli chief seemed 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 no less than 10,000 individuals demonstrated near the official residence in central Jerusalem.

Late on Saturday, hundreds 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, hundreds 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 shouldn’t stay in workplace whereas on trial for corruption expenses. Though Netanyahu has tried to minimize the protests, the twice-a-week gatherings present no indicators of slowing.

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Philippines to replace COVID-19 technique as healthcare staff search “timeout”
MANILA, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines’ well being division vowed on Sunday to replace its recreation 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 most important single-day bounce on document, 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 most important name but from medical consultants to include the virus, 80 teams representing 80,000 medical doctors and 1,000,000 nurses, on Saturday mentioned the Philippines was dropping the struggle towards the illness and warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from hovering infections with out tighter controls.

Vietnam stories 4 new COVID-19 instances; two are imported

HANOI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s well being ministry on Sunday reported 4 new coronavirus instances, together with two domestically 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 a press release.