Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
Brazil reported 1,262 deaths from COVID-19 within the 24 hours to Tuesday evening, one other each day report.
South Africa has mentioned it has taken notice of a High Court judgement declaring its coronavirus restrictions unconstitutional and is learning the judgement. The lockdown will stay in power for now.
More than 6.Three million coronavirus instances have been confirmed world wide, based on knowledge from Johns Hopkins University. More than 378,000 individuals have died, together with greater than 106,000 within the US. More than 2.7 million have recovered from the illness.
Here are the newest updates:
Wednesday, June 3
02:00 GMT – UK authorities says traveller quarantine essential to cease second wave
The UK authorities says the 14-day traveller quarantine it plans to introduce on June Eight is essential to cease a second wave of coronavirus hitting the nation.
Home Minister Priti Patel and Transport Minister Grant Shapps confirmed the plan – regardless of criticism from airways, enterprise teams and a few members of their very own celebration – in an article revealed within the Daily Telegraph late on Tuesday.
The two ministers mentioned travel particulars and call info would have to be supplied, and there can be spot checks and fines to make sure compliance. There had been loads of “misinformed speculation” concerning the measures, they added.
The quarantine will apply to all worldwide arrivals together with residents. The UK has probably the most deaths on the planet from coronavirus, after the United States.
01:25 GMT – Malaysia locks down housing property near Kuala Lumpur airport
Malaysia has imposed a “semi-enhanced” lockdown in two housing estates near the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA), based on Malaysiakini.
The two housing areas are surrounded by razor wire and the native well being authorities will display screen all residents for COVID-19 by Friday.
Malaysiakini mentioned the move was believed to be linked to a cluster of 28 coronavirus instances amongst cleaners working at KLIA.
01:05 GMT – Bolivia feels coronavirus pressure as instances exceed 10,000
Authorities in Bolivia are making door-to-door checks in areas with extreme coronavirus outbreaks to attempt to stem the unfold of COVID-19.
The landlocked nation registered its first novel coronavirus instances on March 10, and till May 21 had reached 5,000 instances. That quantity has since doubled, authorities knowledge reveals.
More on that story right here.
00:00 GMT – Brazil units one other each day report for coronavirus deaths
Some 1,262 individuals in Brazil died from coronavirus within the 24 hours to Tuesday night, the nation’s Health Ministry mentioned.
It’s one other each day report for the South American nation the place the outbreak reveals no signal of slowing down.
Brazil additionally confirmed 28,936 extra instances of the illness, bringing the entire to 555,383. A complete of 31,199 individuals in Brazil have died from coronavirus.
COVID-19 started within the nation’s rich neighbourhoods and huge cities the place there have been hyperlinks with worldwide travellers, however the virus is now making its technique to poorer and extra remoted areas to devastating impact. You can learn extra on that right here.
23:30 GMT (Tuesday) – Lancet raises new questions on hydroxychloroquine examine
The Lancet has commissioned an impartial audit of the information behind a examine it revealed final month that discovered hydroxycholorquine elevated the chance of demise in COVID-19 sufferers.
The May 22 examine was primarily based on knowledge supplied by healthcare analytics agency Surgisphere and never a standard scientific trial that may have in contrast hydroxychloroquine to a placebo or different drugs.
The editors of the British medical journal mentioned critical scientific questions had been delivered to their consideration.
Several scientific trials into using the drug, together with one by the World Health Organization, have been suspended after the paper was revealed. Hydroxychloroquine is normally prescribed for sicknesses similar to malaria or lupus, however has been trumpeted as a COVID-19 therapy by US President Donald Trump and different right-wing leaders.
Read all of the updates from yesterday (June 1) right here.
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