The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a report enhance in international coronavirus circumstances, with the full rising by 284,196 previously 24 hours.
Some 15.7 million individuals around the globe have been identified with COVID-19, whereas greater than 638,000 have died, based on a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 8.98 million individuals have recovered.
France suggested its residents to not travel to the Spanish area of Catalonia with the intention 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 largest each day surge in infections.
Here are the most recent updates:
Friday, July 24
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 however a prime White House advisor on the pandemic mentioned she noticed indicators that the worst may very well be previous in hard-hit southern and western states.
At least 1,019 fatalities on account 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 not less than 70,000 to over 4.1 million, based on a tally by the Johns Hopkins University.
The numbers have been pushed largely by a surge in infections in Arizona, California, Florida, Texas and California.
“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 information in an interview.
01:46 GMT – Chile’s Pinera indicators pensions withdrawal into legislation
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed into legislation a plan to permit residents to withdraw 10 % of their pensions financial savings.
The laws, accepted by two-thirds of the parliament, was created to provide 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 mentioned they might use the cash to pay for fundamental items and providers, however others mentioned they deliberate to take a position the cash elsewhere.
01:38 GMT – US court docket turns down church problem to Nevada rules
The US Supreme Court declined to carry a 50-person restrict on non secular 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 will have allowed it to host providers for about 90 congregants.
The majority didn’t clarify its reasoning.
01:07 GMT – New international 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 international college students from getting into the nation in the event that they plan to take their courses completely on-line within the coming college time period.
In a memo to varsity officers, ICE mentioned 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 high schools every week after a whole lot united to repel a Trump administration coverage that threatened to deport hundreds of international college students.
That rule sought to bar all worldwide college students within the US from taking courses completely on-line within the new college 12 months, even when their universities had been pressured to change to totally on-line instruction amid an outbreak.
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00:17 GMT – US well being company urges colleges to reopen
The prime well being company within the United States issued new tips on reopening colleges, stressing the necessity for kids 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 known as earlier suggestions too powerful, impractical and costly.
Trump sees reopening of colleges as essential to spice up the economic system as he seeks re-election in November.
Dr Robert Redfield, CDC director, mentioned the extra paperwork had been “all put out with the intent to help facilitate … the full reopening of schools for face-to-face learning”.
The guideline contains suggestions reminiscent of holding desks six toes aside, holding college students in small cohorts and utilizing out of doors areas.
It urged college leaders to work with native officers to make choices in regards to the new college 12 months, taking into consideration the virus’s price of transmission within the space. If there’s minimal or reasonable unfold, it recommends social distancing, masks and elevated sanitation.
But in areas with substantive and uncontrolled unfold, it mentioned college closure is an “important consideration” including that “plans for virtual learning should be in place in the event of a school closure”.
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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.
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