- The United States may see 100,000 new coronavirus instances every day if Americans don’t begin following public well being suggestions, high US infectious illness knowledgeable Anthony Fauci has warned.
- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the nation’s COVID-19 dying charge is beneath management, however that the nation is at a “critical juncture”.
- More than 10.Three million individuals all over the world have been identified with the coronavirus, greater than 5.2 million have recovered, and greater than 507,000 have died, in line with Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the newest updates.
Tuesday, June 30
20:10 GMT – Fake contact tracing a part of ‘quickly evolving’ fraud, US DOJ warns
Scammers are posing as COVID-19 contact tracers as a approach to steal private info, three main US authorities businesses have mentioned, describing “rapidly evolving” fraud associated to the pandemic.
The US Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services and Federal Trade Commission warned that faux contact tracers have been asking for cash and making an attempt to gather social safety numbers, financial institution and bank card info from people.
“COVID-19 fraud is rapidly evolving. Operating contact tracing schemes is just one method that criminals use to target unsuspecting patients nationwide, attempting to steal their personal information and commit healthcare fraud,” mentioned HHS Deputy Inspector General for Investigations Gary Cantrell.
19:50 GMT – Biden blisters Trump pandemic actions as ‘historic mismanagement’
Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden has used the event of his first information convention in nearly 90 days to launch a contemporary assault on US President Donald Trump for what he referred to as the president’s “historic mismanagement” of the coronavirus pandemic.
Read about it right here.
19:45 GMT – US Senate Republicans to push subsequent coronavirus help invoice in late July
Another doubtlessly giant coronavirus help invoice will move by means of the US Senate in late July, Senate majority chief Mitch McConnell and different Republicans have predicted.
Without offering particulars of a invoice nonetheless being crafted, McConnell mentioned “basic protections” offered by federal unemployment insurance coverage ought to be included, however indicated they’d not be as beneficiant as these in pandemic-related laws enacted earlier this 12 months.
19:27 GMT – Canada extends quarantine order, worldwide border closure
Canada is extending a world travel ban and its obligatory quarantine measures that require most vacationers to Canada, together with residents returning home, to self-isolate for 14 days upon arrival, the Canadian authorities has mentioned.
The obligatory quarantine order is now in impact till at the least August 31, whereas the travel ban for many international vacationers is prolonged to July 31, in line with federal paperwork.
The measures, designed to gradual the unfold of the coronavirus, have been set to run out on June 30.
17:45 GMT – Case in refugee camp on US-Mexico border raises alarm
An asylum seeker has examined constructive for the coronavirus in a sprawling encampment simply steps from the United States-Mexico border in Matamoros, underscoring the challenges migrants face in defending themselves from the pandemic.
Immigrant advocates are intensely apprehensive in regards to the potential for an outbreak in a camp housing an estimated 2,000 migrants.
Read about it right here.
16:58 GMT – US may see 100,000 new instances a day: Fauci
The United States may see 100,000 new coronavirus instances a day if Americans do not begin following public well being suggestions, high US infectious illness knowledgeable Anthony Fauci has warned.
“We are now having 40-plus thousand new cases a day,” Fauci mentioned in testimony to the Senate well being and training committee.
“I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around,” Fauci mentioned. “And so I’m very concerned.”
The director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases declined to foretell a determine for the anticipated variety of deaths within the US from the pandemic however mentioned it’ll be “disturbing”.
16:40 GMT – Cases in Turkey near 200,000 mark
Turkey has confirmed 1,293 extra instances of the coronavirus, bringing the full tally to nearly 200,000, in line with the nation’s well being minister.
Citing the Health Ministry knowledge, Fahrettin Koca mentioned on Twitter that the variety of coronavirus instances stands at 173,111.
16:35 GMT – Latin America deaths may rise to 438,000 by October: WHO director
The dying toll from COVID-19 may rise to 438,000 in Latin America by October if prevention measures aren’t stored up, the World Health Organization’s regional director for the Americas, Carissa Etienne, has mentioned.
She cautioned that mathematical mannequin projections shouldn’t be taken actually however as planning guides. Under present situations, the pandemic is predicted to peak in Chile and Colombia by mid-July, however in Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru in August and in Costa Rica in October.
16:05 GMT – No assure US may have secure, efficient vaccine: Fauci
The United States can not depend on the provision of a secure and efficient COVID-19 vaccine, the federal government’s high infectious ailments knowledgeable has mentioned whereas urging Americans to work collectively to battle the coronavirus.
“It’s extremely important to have safe and effective vaccines available for everyone in this country,” Dr Anthony Fauci, the pinnacle of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, informed a US Senate committee.
Fauci, nevertheless, added that “there is no guarantee … we’ll have a safe and effective vaccine”.
Read extra right here.
15:43 GMT – Eight states added to New York governor’s quarantine order
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered individuals arriving from a further eight states to quarantine for 14 days.
The eight further states within the United States are California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee – all of which have rising caseloads, Cuomo mentioned in an announcement.
15:40 GMT – UK dying toll rises by 155 to 43,730
The dying toll from confirmed instances of COVID-19 within the United Kingdom has risen by 155 to 43,730, well being officers mentioned.
15:30 GMT – WHO director says stress-free measures too quickly can convey renewed surge
Countries, states and cities that calm down restrictions too quickly could be flooded with new coronavirus instances, the World Health Organization’s regional director for the Americas, Carissa Etienne, has warned in a digital briefing from Washington, DC within the United States.
In the US, Washington state and New York are seeing very low numbers of latest instances and deaths, however 27 different states are reporting exponential development, she mentioned.
The Americas area reported 5.1 million instances and greater than 247,000 deaths resulting from COVID-19 as of June 29.
WHO on coronavirus pandemic: ‘Worst is yet to come’
15:25 GMT – US instances double in June in at the least 10 states
Coronavirus instances greater than doubled in at the least 10 US states, together with Florida and Texas within the month of June, a Reuters evaluation exhibits.
Arizona recorded the most important leap in instances for the month at 294 %, adopted by South Carolina and Arkansas. Cases additionally greater than doubled in Alabama, Nevada, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Utah.
Nationally, instances rose by at the least 43 % and deaths elevated by 20 %.
More US states step again from reopening as COVID-19 instances surge
14:50 GMT – UK’s Boris Johnson pledges ‘new deal’ to construct financial system
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised a “new deal” to rebuild the financial system hit by the lockdown.
He mentioned the central plank of the plan is building, asserting that the federal government would shortly convey ahead probably the most radical reforms to the planning system because the finish of the World War II.
Johnson mentioned reforms embrace reducing crimson tape concerned in changing business properties into residential housing – a move to kick-start the development business and pace up rebuilding.
Read extra right here.
UK PM urged to sort out unemployment in poorest components
14:16 GMT – Toronto mayor desires masks obligatory, citing US issues
The mayor of Canada’s largest metropolis is asking the Toronto metropolis council to make masks obligatory in public indoor areas.
“You have told us you don’t want to see a repeat of what you see when you turn on your TV and see reports from the United States,” Toronto Mayor John Tory mentioned.
The bylaw will come into impact July 7, if handed.
Dr Eileen de Villa, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health, mentioned there may be rising proof that exhibits non medical masks may help forestall the unfold of COVID-19.
14:10 GMT – US envoy to Afghanistan not going to Kabul
The US peace envoy to Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, is not going to be going to the Afghan capital, Kabul, whereas within the area as a result of pandemic and as a substitute will video convention with Afghan leaders, the US State Department has mentioned.
Afghanistan’s dilapidated well being system is grappling with the pandemic, with the variety of infections thought to far outnumber the official tally of over 31,000 instances, together with 733 deaths.
Khalilzad, who was within the Uzbek capital, Tashkent, on Tuesday, can be touring to Pakistan later within the day or early Wednesday earlier than assembly with Taliban officers in Qatar, the place they’ve a political workplace.
14:00 GMT – EU agrees on ‘secure’ listing of 14 international locations for travel resumption
European Union governments have agreed on an preliminary “safe list” of 14 international locations from which they may enable non-essential travel from July, with the US among the many most notable of absences.
The “safe” international locations are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, the European Council mentioned on Tuesday.
In addition, China could be included if it reciprocated by permitting in EU travellers.
Read extra right here.
Hi, that is Mersiha Gadzo in Toronto taking up the reside updates from my colleague Elizabeth Melimopoulos in Doha.
12:30 GMT – Spain to open border with Morocco solely in case of reciprocity
Spain will solely open its borders with Morocco if there’s a reciprocal settlement to let individuals from Spain enter the North African nation, Spanish authorities spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montego mentioned.
Morocco is a part of a bunch of 15 international locations to be included on a listing of secure travel locations that the European Union will unveil in a while Tuesday.
12:10 GMT – UN rights chief slams virus response in China, Russia, US
The UN rights chief mentioned COVID-19 was being instrumentalised to silence free speech, citing China and Russia, whereas voicing alarm at statements within the US that “deny the reality” of the virus.
Michelle Bachelet pointed to Russia, China, Kosovo, Nicaragua amongst others the place “threats and intimidation against journalists, bloggers and civic activists, particularly at the local level, (were being used) with the apparent aim of discouraging criticism of the authorities’ responses to COVID-19”.
Bachelet additionally voiced concern about “severe restrictions on freedoms of expression” in Egypt and “excessive and arbitrary enforcement” of pandemic response measures in El Salvador.
“Censorship and criminalisation of speech are likely to suppress crucial information needed to address the pandemic,” she informed the 44th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
11:35 GMT – India’s prime minister says virus’s unfold nonetheless important
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned in a reside deal with on Tuesday that the nation’s coronavirus dying charge is beneath management, however that the nation is at a “critical juncture.”
Modi’s sixth deal with because the pandemic started got here as India reported nearly 560,000 infections and over 16,000 deaths.
“People are becoming careless,” he mentioned, including, “we need to call out the violators.”
In India, the world’s fourth-worst affected nation, instances have shot up because the finish of a 10-week lockdown in early June.
10:25 GMT – UN requires $10bn help for Syrians beset by conflict and COVID-19
The United Nations has pushed governments at a digital convention for nearly $10bn in help for Syria, the place 9 years of conflict has displaced thousands and thousands in a humanitarian disaster exacerbated by hovering meals costs and the coronavirus disaster.
The now annual fund-raising spherical for Syria introduced collectively 60 governments and non-official businesses through video in an occasion hosted by the European Union.
“Syrian men, women and children have experienced injury, displacement, destruction, terror … on a massive scale,” mentioned UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen.
“The danger of COVID-19 remains acute.”
10:00 GMT – Airbus slows companies push amid coronavirus disaster
Airbus has postponed its goal of constructing a $10bn companies enterprise amid the coronavirus disaster, however is sticking with a method of supporting airline operations, a senior government mentioned as the corporate heads for a broader shake-up.
Airbus has mentioned it desires to spice up companies revenues to $10bn by 2030 in contrast with over $4bn in 2019, mirroring a push by rival Boeing.
But the coronavirus travel disaster has hit demand for companies akin to spare components and upkeep data-crunching.
09:45 GMT – Africa free-trade imaginative and prescient clouded by virus and tempo of talks
A historic deal to smash down tariff boundaries inside Africa is being braked by the coronavirus pandemic and a thicket of negotiating issues.
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was formally launched simply over a 12 months in the past in a blaze of optimism.
The accord goals to part out all tariffs on commerce on the continent, a purpose that backers say may give commerce a mega-jolt as solely 15 % of commerce by African nations is with continental neighbours.
It was imagined to take operational impact on Wednesday, July 1, however the timeline has slipped, beneath the problems attributable to the COVID-19 outbreak but additionally the gradual tempo of negotiations themselves.
09:15 GMT – United States not on EU’s ‘secure’ travel listing, diplomats say
The United States shouldn’t be on a “safe list” of locations for non-essential travel resulting from be unveiled by European Union governments in a while Tuesday, three diplomats have mentioned.
The 27-member bloc is predicted to provide define approval to leisure or enterprise travel from Wednesday to 14 international locations past its borders after they vote on the listing by noon Brussels time (10:00 GMT), the diplomats mentioned.
The international locations are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay, they mentioned.
Russia and Brazil, together with the United States, are amongst international locations that don’t make the preliminary “safe list”.
09:00 GMT – Spain GDP shrinks 5.2 % in first three months of the 12 months
Spanish official statistics present that the nation’s gross home product contracted 5.2 % throughout the first three months of the 12 months in comparison with the earlier quarter, the most important drop in at the least half a century.
The National Institute of Statistics, or INE, mentioned that the financial freeze imposed to gradual the unfold of the coronavirus impacted the financial system like by no means earlier than since quarterly information started to be stored in 1970.
08:45 GMT – India’s every day coronavirus instances at about 20,000 as some cities lengthen lockdowns
Several Indian cities have ready to increase their lockdowns to fight the unfold of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, as every day instances within the nation remained near 20,000.
India reported 18,522 new instances over the earlier 24 hours, in line with federal well being knowledge launched on Tuesday, down barely from Sunday’s file of 19,906.
With greater than 550,000 whole infections, India lags solely the United States, Brazil and Russia in whole instances.
08:30 GMT – COVID-19 will increase little one marriage and FGM threat for thousands and thousands: UN
The coronavirus pandemic is reversing progress on ending little one marriage and feminine genital mutilation (FGM), jeopardising the futures of thousands and thousands of women, a senior UN official has mentioned.
“The pandemic both makes our job harder and more urgent as so many more girls are now at risk,” Natalia Kanem, head of the United Nations’ sexual and reproductive well being company, UNFPA mentioned.
An further 13 million women might be compelled into little one marriage, and two million extra may endure FGM within the subsequent decade, past what would have been anticipated, as COVID-19 disrupts world efforts to finish each practices, UNFPA mentioned.
Read extra right here.
07:55 GMT – Russia’s coronavirus case tally approaches 650,000
Russia has reported 6,693 new instances of the novel coronavirus, taking its nationwide tally to 647,849.
The nation’s coronavirus response centre mentioned 154 individuals had died of the virus within the final 24 hours, bringing the official dying toll to 9,320.
COVID-19 in Russia: Fake News and Forced Confessions | The Listening Post (25:00)
07:40GMT – Uzbekistan imposes new restrictions as instances rise
Uzbekistan has imposed an in a single day curfew in some components of the nation, together with the capital Tashkent, because it seeks to curb a contemporary rise in COVID-19 infections following the gradual lifting of a two-month lockdown.
The Central Asian nation had been cautiously lifting a nationwide lockdown that had been in place in April and May. However, after a decline in COVID-19 instances between mid-April and mid-May, it has as soon as once more seen a gradual rise.
07:25 GMT – Parts of Australian metropolis locked all the way down to curb virus spike
Hundreds of hundreds of individuals throughout Melbourne’s north and west have been ordered to remain at home as Australia’s second-biggest metropolis struggled to include a spike in coronavirus instances.
The state of Victoria has recorded 233 COVID-19 instances since Thursday – principally in Melbourne – a serious surge in a rustic that has in any other case efficiently curbed the unfold of the virus.
State premier Daniel Andrews mentioned Melbourne could be topic to the lockdown from midnight native time Wednesday. The areas lined are home to greater than 300,000 individuals.
07:10 GMT – Shell says will take as much as $22bn hit from coronavirus
Royal Dutch Shell has mentioned it’ll write $22bn off the worth of its property after sharply decreasing its oil and fuel worth outlook within the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The choice additionally comes because the Anglo-Dutch firm evaluations its operations after CEO Ben van Beurden laid out plans in April to scale back greenhouse fuel emissions to internet zero by 2050.
Shell, which has a market worth of $126.5bn , mentioned in an replace forward of its second-quarter outcomes on July 30 that it’ll take an mixture post-tax impairment cost within the vary of $15 to $22bn within the quarter.
Coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the oil and fuel market | Counting the Cost (25:00)
06:55 GMT – Pakistan information 2,825 new infections
Pakistan, one of many nation’s the place the coronavirus continues to unfold at a speedy charge amid an almost fully loosened lockdown, registered 2,825 new instances of the virus to take its tally to 209,337.
Last week, the nation noticed a discount in common every day rises in instances that medical specialists say is basically resulting from a discount in every day testing. On Monday, testing remained low, with 20,930 exams carried out, far under the nation’s peak of 31,681 exams on June 19.
Pakistan COVID-19 infections move 100,000
06:40 GMT – UK locks down metropolis of Leicester after COVID-19 flare-up
The United Kingdom will introduce authorized modifications shortly to implement a lockdown imposed on the English metropolis of Leicester the place there was a flare up of the novel coronavirus, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has mentioned.
The metropolis of Leicester in central England is the primary space of the UK to face a targetted native coronavirus lockdown after the federal government started easing the nationwide lockdown earlier this month.
“We will be bringing forward a legal change very shortly, in the next couple of days, because some of the measures that we’ve unfortunately had to take in Leicester will require a legal underpinning,” Hancock informed Sky.
05:10 GMT – Thailand stories no native instances of coronavirus for 36th day
Thailand has reported no locally-transmitted instances of coronavirus for the 36th day as a state of emergency launched to deal with the pandemic was resulting from expire on Tuesday.
The nation reported two new instances, each in Thais just lately returned from Qatar who at the moment are in state quarantine.
04:40 GMT – UN warns coronavirus can set again tackling little one marriage
The UN is warning that the pandemic is reversing progress to sort out little one marriage and feminine genital mutilation (FGM).
The UNFPA, the UN’s reproductive and sexual well being company, says an additional 13 million women might be married off and two million extra endure FGM within the subsequent 10 years due to disruption attributable to the coronavirus.
“The pandemic both makes our job harder and more urgent as so many girls are now at risk,” UNFPA head Natasha Kanem mentioned on the launch of a report into the “silent and endemic crisis” of dangerous practices towards women and girls.
#AJOPINION: FGM kills women, ladies. Even if we survive it
03:55 GMT – MPs warn on Thailand ‘state of emergency’ extension
ASEAN Parliamentarians for Human Rights has urged Thailand to not lengthen the state of emergency it imposed to sort out the coronavirus.
Maria Chin Abdullah, Malaysian MP and APHR member, says the nation has introduced its every day variety of coronavirus instances beneath management and, with almost all restrictions lifted, has “no reason” to justify emergency powers.
“Thailand must lift the emergency decree immediately, continue its fight against the pandemic within the usual power structure, and focus on developing an economy that closes the glaring inequalities that this virus has exposed,” Chin Abdullah mentioned in an announcement.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has 10 members, together with Thailand.
03:25 GMT – China stories 19 new COVID-19 instances, 7 in Beijing
China’s National Health Commission says the nation had 19 new instances of coronavirus as much as midnight on June 29, in contrast with 12 the day earlier than.
Seven of the brand new instances have been in Beijing, the place a mass testing marketing campaign is beneath manner within the wake of an outbreak that started within the capital’s primary wholesale meals market on June 11.
02:45 GMT – Los Angeles officers warn hospitals might be overwhelmed
Los Angeles is changing into the brand new coronavirus hotspot within the US because the state of California introduced a file leap of seven,418 new instances on Monday.
The quantity in LA, the second-biggest metropolis within the US, exceeded 100,000 regardless of strict curbs on nightlife and a requirement to put on masks in all public areas.
“The alarming increase in cases … signals that we, as a community, need to take immediate action to slow the spread of COVID-19,” Barbara Ferrer, director of public well being for Los Angeles County, mentioned in an announcement.
02:30 GMT – South Australia cancels plan to reopen home borders
The state of South Australia has cancelled plans to reopen its borders to interstate travellers from neighbouring Victoria after a spike in coronavirus instances there.
Restrictions have been imagined to be eliminated on July 20.
Victoria reported 75 new instances of coronavirus on Monday. It has but to launch numbers for Tuesday.
02:00 GMT – India’s first COVID-19 vaccine authorized for human trials
Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine has secured regulatory approval for human trials.
Phase I and II scientific trials for Covaxin, India’s first home candidate for a vaccine, will start in July.
Read extra on that story right here.
00:55 GMT – Los Angeles to shut seashores for July four vacation weekend
Los Angeles is to shut its seashores for the July four vacation weekend after reporting a file one-day rise in instances.
People normally flock to the seaside throughout the vacation, which marks US Independence Day.
Officials mentioned it was an excessive amount of of a threat permitting the seashores to stay open.
Due to rising #COVID19 instances all @CountyofLA seashores can be closing once more briefly this weekend, July third by means of sixth. We had almost 3,000 reported instances simply at this time. We can not threat having crowds on the seaside this vacation weekend.
— Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) June 29, 2020
00:00 GMT – Arizona closes bars, gyms and cinemas
The governor of the US state of Arizona has informed bars, cinemas, gyms, water parks and nightclubs they’ve to shut once more.
Doug Ducey says the closures are vital after coronavirus instances and hospitalisations reached new highs over the weekend, and he expects the numbers to worsen.
“We simply cannot let up,” he informed a press briefing. “We’re not going back to normal anytime soon.”
23:30 GMT – Researchers discover new swine flu with pandemic potential
Researchers have found a brand new sort of swine flu with the potential to trigger a pandemic, in line with a research printed within the US science journal PNAS.
G4, a flu genetically descended from the H1N1 pressure that induced the 2009 pandemic, has “all the essential hallmarks of being highly adapted to infect humans,” the researchers wrote.
They added that the G4 sort was already predominant in pigs and that control of the an infection in pigs and shut monitoring of individuals working with the animals ought to be “urgently implemented”.
Read extra right here.
Source: Al Jazeera
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
Read the updates from yesterday (June 29) right here.