Slovenia calls an finish to its coronavirus epidemic: Live updates

  • Globally, greater than 4.Four million folks have been contaminated and greater than 301,000 have died from COVID-19, in line with Johns Hopkins University. About 1.6 million folks have recovered.

Here are all the newest updates:

Friday, May 15

02:54 GMT – Bangladesh urged to finish web blackout in Rohingya camps

A UK charity is urging authorities in Bangladesh to raise web restrictions in camps housing lots of of hundreds of Rohingya refugees after the primary circumstances of the coronavirus have been detected there on Thursday.

“We urge Bangladesh and the international community to do everything they can to ensure that all necessary aid reaches those who need it,” mentioned Tun Khin, president of Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK.

“This must also be a wake-up call to the Bangladeshi authorities to lift internet restrictions in the camps. The current blackout is not just preventing aid groups from doing their jobs, but also blocking refugees from accessing life-saving information.”

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh vulnerable to COVID-19 an infection (5:41)

02:26 GMT – Truck drivers take a look at optimistic at Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

Health officers in Costa Rica mentioned 23 truck drivers coming into the nation from Nicaragua have examined optimistic for the coronavirus prior to now week.

All of them have been asymptomatic. Two others who confirmed signs have been turned away with out exams.

The outcomes are one other signal that the unfold of the virus in Nicaragua might be better than its authorities has acknowledged. The nation has reported solely 25 confirmed circumstances and eight deaths, and its authorities has not imposed social distancing measures and continues to advertise mass gatherings.

Swedish know-how goals to permit truck drivers to work from home (2:32)

02:12 GMT – US alerts medical doctors to COVID-19 linked situation in youngsters

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned medical doctors a few critical uncommon inflammatory situation in youngsters linked with the coronavirus.

The CDC’s case definition contains present or latest COVID-19 an infection or publicity to the virus, a fever of at the least 100.Four levels Fahrenheit (38 levels Celcius) for at the least 24 hours, inflammatory markers in blood exams, and proof of issues affecting at the least two organs that would embrace the center, kidneys, or lungs.

The company referred to as the situation multi-system inflammatory syndrome in youngsters.

01:54 GMT – Four million ladies vulnerable to little one marriage

The world charity World Vision says 4 million ladies are vulnerable to little one marriage within the subsequent two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, with deepening poverty more likely to drive many households to marry off their daughters early.

The dangers are additional exacerbated by the truth that faculties are closed and organisations working to fight little one marriage are discovering it more durable to function throughout lockdowns.

“When you have any crisis like a conflict, disaster or pandemic rates of child marriage go up,” Erica Hall, World Vision’s little one marriage skilled, tells the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “If we don’t start thinking about how to prevent it now it will be too late. We can’t wait for the health crisis to pass first.”


Pupils observing social distance rules hearken to their trainer on the Saint Germain de Charonne college in Paris on May 14, 2020, as main faculties in France re-open this week [Franck Fife/ AFP]

01:38 GMT – Trump’s Mar-a-Lago membership to partially reopen

US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago membership will partially reopen to members this weekend as South Florida slowly reopens from the coronavirus lockdown.

An e-mail despatched on Thursday to members says the Palm Beach resort’s Beach Club restaurant, its pool and its whirlpool will reopen on Saturday after being closed two months, however its principal constructing that features resort rooms, the principle eating space and the president’s personal residence will stay closed.

Members should observe social distancing and lounge chairs can be set 2 metres ( 6 ft) aside. They should deliver their very own towels.

01:31 GMT – China hits one-month mark since final reported virus loss of life

China has gone a month with out saying any new deaths from the coronavirus.

The National Health Commission reported 4 new circumstances of the virus Friday, all native cross-infections within the northeastern province of Jilin the place a cluster of unsure origin has been detected in latest days. The final time the fee reported a loss of life was on April 14.

In complete, China has reported 4,633 deaths amongst 82,933 circumstances because the virus was first detected late final 12 months within the central metropolis of Wuhan.

01:25 GMT – Brazil circumstances hit day by day file

Brazil registered a day by day file 13,944 new circumstances of the coronavirus on Thursday as President Jair Bolsonaro urged enterprise leaders to push for lifting lockdown orders within the nation’s monetary heart, Sao Paulo.

Health ministry information confirmed a complete of 202,918 confirmed circumstances and 13,933 deaths in Brazil, the hardest-hit nation in Latin America, on the finish of Thursday. 

But Bolsonaro, who opposes the lockdowns, informed a digital gathering of enterprise leaders to “play tough” with Sao Paulo Governor Joao Doria, who has issued social distancing orders and mentioned he is not going to adjust to Bolsonaro’s newest decree to reopen gyms and sweetness salons.

COVID-19 circumstances soar in Brazil, Chile amid accusations of neglect (2:50)

“One man is deciding the future of Sao Paulo,” Bolsonaro mentioned, referring to Doria. “He is deciding the future of Brazil’s economy. With all due respect, you have to call the governor and play tough – play tough – because it’s a serious issue, it is war. Brazil is at stake.”

Sao Paulo, Brazil’s most populous state and home to a 3rd of its financial output, has seen hospitals pushed to the restrict because it data the worst outbreak within the nation.

00:12 GMT – Slovenia calls an finish to its coronavirus epidemic

The Slovenian authorities is looking an official finish to its coronavirus epidemic, turning into the primary European nation to take action after authorities confirmed lower than seven new coronavirus circumstances every day for the previous two weeks.

People now arriving in Slovenia from different European Union states will not be obliged to enter quarantine for at the least seven days as was the case from early April, the federal government says in a press release. But a 14-day quarantine stays in place for folks from non-EU states.

Citizens will nonetheless should observe primary rules to stop a attainable unfold of an infection, the federal government says, with out elaborating. People have been required to put on masks in indoor public areas, stand at the least 1.5 metres (5 ft) aside and disinfect fingers upon coming into public areas.

The nation of two million folks has thus far reported 1,464 coronavirus circumstances and 103 deaths.

00:04 GMT – Cafes and bars reopen in components of Australia

New South Wales (NSW), Australia’s most populous state, is reopening eating places, cafes and bars after a two-month shutdown, beneath the situation they restrict clients to 10 at anyone time. 

Gladys Berejiklian, premier of NSW, cautions folks to stay vigilant and preserve social distancing.

“Easing restrictions has failed in so many places around the world and I don’t want that to happen in NSW, I want people to have personal responsibility for the way we respond,” Berejiklian tells reporters in Sydney.

In the Northern Territory, pubs are opening with no restrictions on patron numbers and there aren’t any limits on public gatherings or home visits.

Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state, is presently retaining most of its lockdown measures.

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 14, right here