Russia studies report rise in coronavirus deaths: Live updates

  • Russia has introduced that 232 extra folks died from the coronavirus within the final 24 hours in a report one-day improve within the nation.

  • India’s coronavirus demise and case tolls have handed China’s, after the nation recorded 175 new fatalities and 7,466 new circumstances.

  • 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”.

  • More than 5.Eight million circumstances of coronavirus have been confirmed world wide, in response to information from Johns Hopkins University. Some 359,000 folks have died, whereas greater than 2.Four million have recovered.

Here are the newest updates:

Friday, May 29 

09:25 GMT – Indonesia studies 678 new coronavirus circumstances, 24 deaths

Indonesia reported 678 new coronavirus infections, taking the entire variety of circumstances within the Southeast Asian nation to 25,216, mentioned well being ministry official Achmad Yurianto.

Yurianto reported 24 new deaths associated to COVID-19, bringing the entire to 1,520, whereas 6,492 folks have recovered. 

epa08440338 An health official wearing a protective suit checks the body temperatures of people before attending Eid al-Fitr prayers amid the coronavirus pandemic, at Al Mashun Grand Mosque in Medan,

Indonesia studies 24 new deaths associated to COVID-19, bringing the entire to 1,520 [EPA] 

08:50 GMT – Russia studies report one-day rise in coronavirus deaths

Russia reported 232 deaths from the brand new coronavirus within the final 24 hours, a report one-day quantity that pushed the nationwide demise toll to 4,374.

Officials mentioned 8,572 new infections had been confirmed, bringing the nationwide tally to 387,623, the third highest reported complete on the earth after the United States and Brazil.

Coronavirus cases in Russia exceed 300 thousands

Officials say 8,572 new infections have been confirmed in Russia, bringing the nationwide tally to 387,623 [Anadolu] 

08:30 GMT – Bulgaria to finish quarantine on travel from most of EU

Bulgaria plans to elevate an compulsory 14-day quarantine from June 1 for travellers from some European Union nations, however not these states with the largest coronavirus outbreaks, a senior well being official mentioned.

The quarantine will stay compulsory for travellers from Sweden, Belgium, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Malta, the nation’s chief well being inspector mentioned, in addition to the UK, which is in a transition interval after leaving the EU.

The well being minister nonetheless must approve the move. A ban on the entry of holiday makers from outdoors the EU will stay in place.

08:15 GMT – Which nations haven’t reported any coronavirus circumstances?

The new coronavirus has been labelled a pandemic and has been reported in a minimum of 188 nations, in response to Johns Hopkins University’s information.

However, a handful of nations haven’t but reported any circumstances of the virus.

Find out these nations right here.

07:50 – Thailand to ease restrictions, shorten curfew hours

Thailand will subsequent week shorten curfew hours and ease restrictions on extra companies, the federal government mentioned, in response to its low numbers of regionally transmitted circumstances of the coronavirus.

Starting from June 1, cinemas and theatres can reopen, however with not more than 200 folks at a time and with strict social distancing measures, mentioned Somsak Roongsita, secretary-general of the National Security Council.

A curfew might be shortened by one hour to final from 11pm to 3am and buying malls, which reopened earlier this month, may even be allowed to increase their working hours, he added.

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Bangkok

Shopping malls in Thailand, which reopened earlier this month, might be allowed to increase their working hour [Reuters] 

07:30 – UK wants to begin tapering its COVID furlough scheme: minister

Britain can’t run its COVID-19 jobs safety scheme indefinitely and wishes to begin tapering it down as folks slowly return to work, setting minister George Eustice mentioned.

“The furlough scheme has been incredibly important in terms of keeping people on standby and ready to return to work,” he informed Sky News. “Clearly as we start to emerge from the lockdown and start to get our economy back to work, we can’t keep people on that furlough scheme indefinitely.”

“We need to start identifying ways of moving them off the furlough scheme and back into work… We need a furlough scheme that can be tapered down as people return to work.”

07:10 GMT – Singapore well being ministry confirms 611 new circumstances

Singapore’s well being ministry mentioned it had confirmed 611 new coronavirus circumstances, taking town state’s tally for infections to 33,860.

The nation reported 23 deaths in complete.

singapore vending masks

Residents gather free protecting face masks from merchandising machines in Singapore [Edgar Su/Reuters]

06:50 GMT – China to increase curbs on worldwide flights till June 30: US embassy

Chinese civil aviation authorities plan to increase till June 30 their curbs on worldwide flights imposed to restrain the unfold of the coronavirus, the United States embassy in Beijing mentioned in a travel advisory.

China has drastically minimize such flights since March to allay considerations over infections introduced by arriving passengers. A so-called “Five One” coverage permits mainland carriers to fly only one flight per week on one path to any nation and international airways to function only one flight per week to China.

06:25 GMT – Germany’s confirmed coronavirus circumstances rise by 741: RKI

The variety of confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Germany elevated by 741 to 180,458, information from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious ailments confirmed.

The reported demise toll rose by 39 to eight,450, the tally confirmed.


The reported demise toll in Germany elevated to eight,450 [Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images] 

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.

Hello, that is Umut Uras in Doha taking up this weblog from my colleague Zaheena Rasheed.

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 colleges 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 colleges can solely permit one-third of scholars to return to class whereas excessive colleges can solely soak up two-thirds of their college students. 

South Korea students

Students sit behind protecting screens as a preventative measure towards 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 elevate lockdown

India has registered one other report each day improve 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 anticipated to difficulty new pointers this weekend, probably extending the lockdown in worst-hit areas because it promotes financial exercise.

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

Brazil registered a brand new report in COVID-19 circumstances and greater than 1,000 deaths in a 24-hour interval, in response to 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 entire demise 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 elements of the nation.

Thousands of companies have begun to reopen within the Andean nation, with new security protocols and decreased workers, as a lockdown in place since late March was attributable to elevate 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 compelled confession on Chinese state tv, in response to 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 below 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 one more 15 days.

Djerad lifted quarantine measures solely in 4 provinces – Saida, Tindouf, Illizi and Tamanrasset – “following the favourable results” recorded there, in response to 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 permitted a $750m mortgage to the Philippines to assist the nation deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

The venture, which might be co-financed by the Asian Development Bank, is meant to extend testing capability, help susceptible sectors like agriculture, and supply emergency help to poor households, in response to 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 buying firms, 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 features towards the virus and worsen a large shock to the nation’s trade-dependent economic system.

01:55 GMT – India: Under Lockdown

Social distancing and good hygiene are important weapons within the battle towards COVID-19.

But how are you going to keep social distancing in one of many world’s largest slums? How are you able to wash your arms commonly when there is no such thing as a operating water? And what occurs when thousands and thousands of people that survive on meagre wages are all of a sudden with out work and struggling to feed themselves?

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

01:40 GMT – Cricket-Twenty20 World Cup schedule below ‘very excessive danger’

Cricket Australia boss Kevin Roberts has downplayed the prospect of the Twenty20 World Cup going forward in 2020, saying the October-November schedule was below “very high risk” because of the 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 informed 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, nevertheless, 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 may price 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 economic 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 extra folks may go hungry in Latin America

The World Food Programme has mentioned some 14 million folks in Latin America and the Caribbean may expertise extreme meals insecurity this 12 months because of the 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.

Hello, that is Usaid Siddiqui in Doha taking up from my colleague Kate Mayberry.