LIVE: WHO studies highest international day by day rise in coronavirus circumstances

  • The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a report enhance in international coronavirus circumstances, with the entire rising by 284,196 up to now 24 hours.

  • Some 15.7 million folks around the globe have been identified with COVID-19, whereas greater than 638,000 have died, in keeping with a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 8.98 million folks have recovered.

  • France suggested its residents to not travel to the Spanish area of Catalonia to assist include the unfold of COVID-19. 

  • India reported greater than 49,000 recent circumstances of the coronavirus with 740 new deaths, marking the most important day by day surge in infections.

Here are the newest updates:

Saturday, July 25

12:25 GMT – Malaysia says APEC leaders should meet regardless of coronavirus

Malaysia stated a November summit of leaders from Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) nations would possibly nonetheless go forward within the capital, Kuala Lumpur, regardless of the coronavirus pandemic.

New Zealand, which is internet hosting subsequent 12 months’s APEC summit, has stated already that it’ll use digital platforms to conduct the assembly as a result of travel restrictions and uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak.

But Malaysian Trade Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali stated the federal government has not cancelled the assembly of the 21 leaders of the APEC international locations that it is because of host in November, although conferences of different officers shall be held nearly.

11:45 GMT – WHO studies highest day by day variety of circumstances globally

The variety of new coronavirus circumstances on the earth has risen by 284,196 on July 24, the best tally for the reason that pandemic began in December, in keeping with the World Health Organization (WHO).

The quantity elevated 36,972 in comparison with the day earlier than, the WHO information confirmed.

11:00 GMT – Filipinos crammed into baseball stadium amid coronavirus dangers

Thousands of Filipinos had been crammed right into a baseball stadium in Manila, breaking social distancing rules regardless of coronavirus dangers, after folks desirous to return to their home provinces flooded a authorities transportation program.

Officials had reserved the stadium as a spot to check folks earlier than transporting them again to their home provinces underneath a program to assist individuals who had misplaced their jobs within the capital return to their households elsewhere.

Officials had deliberate for 7,500 folks to arrive on the stadium from Friday, however had been caught out when one other 2,000 individuals who weren’t but scheduled to travel headed there anyway.

10:40 GMT – Xavi Hernandez exams optimistic for coronavirus 

Al-Sadd coach Xavi Hernandez, the previous Barcelona and Spain midfielder, stated on Saturday he had examined optimistic for COVID-19 however was asymptomatic.

Xavi, who renewed his contract with the Qatari membership on July 5, stated he’ll self-isolate as his workforce put together for his or her first match on Saturday after the Qatar Stars League (QSL) was suspended as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

Xavi stated in an announcement: “A few days ago, following the QSL protocol, I tested positive in the last COVID-19 test. Fortunately, I’m feeling ok, but I will be isolated until I am given the all clear. When the health services allow it, I will be very eager to return to my daily routine and to work.”

10:10 GMT – Russia studies 5,871 new coronavirus circumstances in previous 24 hours

Russia reported 5,871 new coronavirus circumstances and 146 extra deaths from the respiratory illness.

The nationwide tally of infections has risen to 806,720, Russia’s coronavirus disaster response centre stated. The dying toll now stands at 13,192, and 597,140 folks have recovered.

Russia's coronavirus cases rise to 687,862

The dying toll now stands at 13,192, and 597,140 folks have recovered [Reuters]

09:40 GMT – Indonesia studies 1,868 new coronavirus circumstances

Indonesia reported 1,868 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, bringing the entire to 97,286, information from the nation’s COVID-19 process pressure confirmed.

The variety of deaths within the Southeast Asian nation associated to COVID-19 rose by 49, to convey the entire to 4,714, the information confirmed. 

09:15 GMT –  Singapore PM Lee flags delay to retirement as a result of coronavirus

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, 68, stated he could should delay his plans to step down as chief by the point he’s 70 due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“I had expressed a hope that I would be able to hand over by the time I celebrate my 70th birthday but I do not determine the path of the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Lee, son of Singapore’s modern-day founder Lee Kuan Yew.

“A lot will depend on how events unfold and all I can say is I will see this through and I will handover in good shape as soon as possible to the next team.”

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Lee’s People’s Action Party has dominated Singapore unbroken since independence in 1965 [Reuters]

08:45 GMT – Ukraine studies highest day by day circumstances in a month

Ukraine reported 1,106 new circumstances of the coronavirus in 24 hours, the best day by day toll since a report on June 26, when it reached 1,109, Health Minister Maksym Stepanov stated.

The variety of new day by day infections has elevated sharply up to now two months following the gradual lifting of restrictions that started in late May.

Stepanov stated 205 folks had been admitted to hospitals. “It means their lives are under threat and we have to understand that this disease is very serious,” he informed an internet briefing. 

08:15 GMT – Boeing 737 jets idled throughout pandemic should be inspected: FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday issued an emergency airworthiness directive for two,000 US-registered Boeing 737 NG and Classic plane, warning of doable corrosion on parked planes that would result in a dual-engine failure.

Inspectors discovered compromised air verify valves when bringing plane out of storage following 4 current studies of single-engine shutdowns on planes that had been parked, prompting the directive for plane not operated for seven or extra straight days.

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737 jet

A Boeing 737 MAX aeroplane lands after a check flight at Boeing Field in Seattle [Reuters] 

07:30 GMT – Mainland China studies 34 new coronavirus circumstances

China reported 34 circumstances of the brand new coronavirus within the mainland for July 24, up from 21 circumstances a day earlier, the National Health Commission stated.

Of the brand new infections, 20 had been within the far western area of Xinjiang, in keeping with an announcement by the NHC. Nine had been within the northeastern province of Liaoning, whereas the remaining 5 had been imported circumstances. China reported 74 new asymptomatic circumstances, up from 43 a day earlier.

As of Friday, mainland China had 83,784 confirmed coronavirus circumstances, well being authorities stated. The COVID-19 dying toll remained at 4,634.

06:50 GMT – South Korea studies 113 new coronavirus circumstances

South Korea reported 113 circumstances of the brand new coronavirus, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) stated, the biggest one-day enhance since March, bringing the nation’s complete to 14,092.

Of the brand new circumstances, 86 had been imported and 27 had been home infections.

South Korean well being authorities on Friday stated novel coronavirus infections amongst folks arriving from overseas might drive the variety of new circumstances above 100, the primary time for the reason that starting of April that day by day circumstances hit triple digits.

South Koreans Perform At Gyeongbokgung Palace Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Saturday’s tally of 113 infections was the best since March 31, when 125 circumstances had been reported [Getty Images] 

06:30 GMT – Bulgaria’s coronavirus case tally passes 10,000

The variety of confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Bulgaria handed 10,000, because the Balkan nation reported 270 infections up to now 24 hours, official information confirmed.

Eight folks had died from the virus in a single day, taking the official dying toll to 337. Total infections stand at 10,123. Some 5,252 folks have recovered, information from the official coronavirus data platform confirmed.

06:00 GMT – Germany’s confirmed circumstances rise by 781

The variety of confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Germany elevated by 781 to 204,964, information from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious illnesses confirmed.

The reported dying toll rose by seven to 9,118, the tally confirmed.

Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Tuebingen

Germany’s reported dying toll rose by seven to 9,118 on Saturday [Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters]

05:20 GMT – Vietnam studies first native coronavirus an infection in three months

Vietnam reported its first native coronavirus an infection in additional than three months after a person within the central metropolis of Danang examined optimistic 4 instances for the virus, a authorities assertion stated.

Thanks to strict quarantine measures and an aggressive and widespread testing programme, Vietnam had saved its virus complete to an impressively low 415 circumstances, and had reported no regionally transmitted infections for 100 days.

04:20 GMT – Vietnam bans wildlife imports, markets

Vietnam introduced that it was banning wildlife imports and would shut wildlife markets in response to renewed issues in regards to the menace from illnesses that may leap from animals to people.

An order signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc bans all imports of wildlife useless or alive and consists of eggs and larvae. It additionally deserves more durable penalties for crimes involving the commerce in wildlife.

Steve Galster, the director of Freeland, a gaggle engaged on ending the wildlife commerce, stated, “COVID-19 elevated the issue of wildlife trade, so Vietnamese lawmakers got involved with the issue in the past few months and helped push the directive forward.”

03:09 GMT – Beijing partly reopens film theatres

China’s capital, Beijing, reopened film theatres in components of the town deemed at low threat of cross an infection.

Under new rules, tickets should be booked in advance, attendance is capped at 30 % of the capability and no consuming or ingesting is allowed in the course of the present.

A temperature verify and on-line travel report are required for entry.


People carrying face masks to guard towards the coronavirus watch the movie Dolittle at a film theatre in Beijing [Mark Schiefelbein/AP Photo]

02:33 GMT – S Korea studies greatest one-day leap since March

South Korea reported 113 newly confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 over the previous 24 hours – its first day by day leap above 100 in nearly 4 months.

But the rise was anticipated as well being authorities had forecast a short lived spike pushed by imported infections discovered amongst cargo ship crews and tons of of South Korean building staff flown out of virus-ravaged Iraq.

02:07 GMT – US information 1,000 deaths for fourth day

The US recorded greater than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 for the fourth straight day on Friday. But a prime White House adviser on the pandemic stated she noticed indicators that the worst could possibly be previous in hard-hit southern and western states.

At least 1,019 deaths as a result of COVID-19 had been confirmed nationwide on Friday, following 1,140 on Thursday, 1,135 on Wednesday and 1,141 on Tuesday. Total circumstances throughout the US rose by at the very least 70,000 to greater than 4.1 million, in keeping with a tally by the Johns Hopkins University.

The numbers have been pushed largely by a surge in infections in Arizona, California, Florida and Texas.

“We’re already starting to see some plateauing in these critically four states that have really suffered under the last four weeks, so Texas, California, Arizona and Florida, those major metros and throughout their counties,” Dr Deborah Birx informed NBC News in an interview.

01:46 GMT – Chile’s Pinera indicators pensions withdrawal into regulation

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed into regulation a plan to permit residents to withdraw 10 % of their pension financial savings.

The laws, accepted by two-thirds of the parliament, was created to present fast money to thousands and thousands of Chileans who misplaced jobs due to the financial shutdown geared toward slowing the unfold of the coronavirus.

Opinion polls point out nearly 9 out of each 10 Chilean deliberate to faucet their funds. Most stated they’d use the cash to pay for fundamental items and providers, however others stated they deliberate to speculate the cash elsewhere.

01:38 GMT – US courtroom turns down church problem to Nevada rules

The US Supreme Court declined to raise a 50-person restrict on spiritual providers adopted by the state of Nevada in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

By a 5-Four vote, the justices denied a request by Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley in rural Nevada for an interim order that may have allowed it to host providers for about 90 congregants.

The majority didn’t clarify its reasoning.

01:07 GMT – New overseas college students can not enter US if programs are on-line

The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) introduced new tips that may block new overseas college students from getting into the nation in the event that they plan to take their courses completely on-line within the coming faculty time period.

In a memo to school officers, ICE stated new college students who weren’t already enrolled as of March 9 will “likely not be able to obtain” visas in the event that they intend to take programs on-line.

The coverage strikes a blow to schools every week after tons of united to repel a Trump administration coverage that threatened to deport 1000’s of overseas college students.

That rule sought to bar all worldwide college students within the US from taking courses completely on-line within the new faculty 12 months, even when their universities had been pressured to change to completely on-line instruction amid an outbreak.

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00:17 GMT – US well being company urges faculties to reopen

The prime well being company within the US issued new tips on reopening faculties, stressing the necessity for youngsters to get again into the classroom regardless of fears about security as coronavirus circumstances surge throughout the nation. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) added the paperwork, titled The Importance of Reopening America’s Schools this Fall, after President Donald Trump referred to as earlier suggestions too robust, impractical and costly.

Trump sees reopening of colleges as necessary to spice up the economic system as he seeks re-election in November.

Dr Robert Redfield, CDC director, stated the extra paperwork had been “all put out with the intent to help facilitate … the full reopening of schools for face-to-face learning”.

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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 the important thing developments from yesterday, July 24, right here.