- United States well being officers imagine as many as 20 million Americans have contracted the coronavirus. That’s nearly 10 instances as many infections as the two.three million instances which were confirmed.
- The pandemic is getting worse globally, with the variety of infections anticipated to reach 10 million subsequent week, World Health Organization (WHO) head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has mentioned.
- More than 9.6 million individuals all over the world have been recognized with COVID-19, whereas nearly 4.eight million have recovered, and greater than 489,000 have died, in response to Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the most recent updates:
Friday, June 26
05:49 GMT – Millions of Yemeni youngsters ‘might starve amid pandemic’
Millions of youngsters might be pushed to the brink of hunger because the coronavirus pandemic sweeps throughout war-torn Yemen amid a “huge” drop in humanitarian help funding, the UN youngsters’s company warned.
The stark prediction is available in a brand new UNICEF report, “Yemen five years on: Children, conflict and COVID-19.” It mentioned the variety of malnourished Yemeni youngsters may reach 2.Four million by the top of the yr, a 20 % enhance within the present determine.
“As Yemen’s devastated health system and infrastructure struggle to cope with coronavirus, the already dire situation for children is likely to deteriorate considerably,” UNICEF warned.
“If we do not receive urgent funding, children will be pushed to the brink of starvation and many will die,” mentioned Sara Beysolow Nyanti, UNICEF’s consultant to Yemen. “The international community will be sending a message that the lives of children … simply do not matter.”
Cemeteries overflow in Aden as COVID-19 deaths spike in Yemen (2:45)
05:40 GMT – Severe COVID-19 can harm the mind, preliminary research finds
A preliminary research of sufferers hospitalised with COVID-19 has discovered the illness can harm the mind, inflicting issues corresponding to stroke, irritation, psychosis and dementia-like signs in some extreme instances.
The findings, printed within the Lancet Psychiatry journal on Thursday, are the primary detailed take a look at a spread of neurological issues of COVID-19, the researchers mentioned, and underline a necessity for bigger research to seek out the mechanisms behind them and help the seek for therapies.
“This (is) an important snapshot of the brain-related complications of COVID-19 in hospitalised patients. It is critically important that we continue to collect this information to really understand this virus fully,” mentioned Sarah Pett, a University College London professor who co-led the work.
The research seemed intimately at 125 instances from throughout the UK.
05:28 GMT – India’s instances spike once more to near half-million
India neared half one million coronavirus instances on Friday, recording its largest 24-hour spike with 17,296 new infections.
The instances took India’s complete to 490,401. The well being ministry additionally reported one other 407 deaths up to now 24 hours, taking complete fatalities as much as 15,301.
Indian Railways was attributable to resume common practice providers on June 30 however mentioned on Thursday that providers wouldn’t absolutely resume till August 12. Special trains linking principal cities have been working since mid-May as a part of the easing of the lockdown.
05:19 GMT – Vietnam warns of financial calamity at ASEAN summit
Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc warned the pandemic had swept away years of financial beneficial properties as Southeast Asian leaders met on-line to debate a regional emergency fund to deal with the disaster.
In a sobering opening handle, Phuc emphasised the “serious consequences” of the pandemic for financial growth amongst ASEAN’S members, saying: “It has swept away the successes of recent years … threatening the lives of millions of people.”
A high-priority mission for Friday’s summit is the institution of an ASEAN “COVID-19 response fund,” which might be used to assist member states buy medical provides and protecting fits. Thailand has pledged to contribute $100,000.
04:16 GMT – China posts an extra decline in infections
China reported an extra decline in newly confirmed instances of the coronavirus on Friday, with 13 instances.
Eleven have been in Beijing, the place mass testing has been carried out following an outbreak that seems to have been largely introduced underneath management.
The different two instances have been introduced by Chinese travellers from abroad, in response to the National Health Council.
03:39 GMT – US units one-day file for COVID-19 instances
The variety of US coronavirus infections rose by a minimum of 39,818 instances on the finish of Thursday, in response to a Reuters information company tally, marking the largest every day enhance within the nation for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
Several states throughout the US have reported file rises in instances this week, together with Texas, Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Wyoming.
More than 36,000 new instances have been recorded nationwide on Wednesday, a couple of hundred shy of the file 36,426 on April 24.
02:55 GMT – US despatched $1.4bn in aid funds to lifeless individuals
Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus aid funds totalling some $1.4bn went to lifeless individuals within the United States, in response to a brand new authorities watchdog research.
The discovering got here in a Government Accountability Office report that reviewed funds from a $2.Four trillion coronavirus aid package deal enacted in March. The misguided funds have been made due to confusion over whether or not lifeless individuals ought to obtain funds, the report mentioned.
While the federal government has requested survivors to return the cash, it isn’t clear whether or not they must.
01:47 GMT – Mexico passes 25,000 coronavirus deaths
Mexico pushed previous 25,000 reported coronavirus deaths and 200,000 confirmed instances on Thursday, because the finance minister mentioned he examined constructive and would self-isolate whereas working from home.
The Health Department reported 6,104 newly confirmed infections, one of many highest 24-hour counts thus far. That introduced the nation’s confirmed instances to 202,951. Deaths elevated by 736, bringing the full for the reason that pandemic started to 25,060.
Mexico’s Finance Ministry mentioned it has initiated epidemiological contact tracing after Finance Minister Arturo Herrera examined constructive for the coronavirus.
Herrera mentioned he had solely “minor symptoms”.
01:33 GMT – Nike posts quarterly loss after retailer closures
Nike misplaced $790m within the fourth quarter, with hovering digital gross sales failing to make up for the lack of income from shuttered shops in a lot of the world.
The world’s largest sports activities attire maker mentioned its income fell 38 % to $6.31bn within the three-month interval ending May 31.
Nike mentioned 90 % of its shops in North America, Europe and Latin America have been closed in the course of the interval due to the coronavirus pandemic. Sales fell 46 % in each North America and Europe, however simply three % in China as shops reopened there.
01:25 GMT – WHO warns of ‘very vital’ resurgence in Europe
Dr Hans Henri P Kluge, the World Health Organization regional director for Europe, expressed concern over a resurgence of coronavirus infections on the continent, saying that final week that Europe noticed a rise in weekly instances for the primary time in months.
“Some 30 countries have seen increases in new cumulative cases over the past two weeks,” he mentioned in a press release. “In 11 of these countries, accelerated transmission has led to very significant resurgence that if left unchecked will push health systems to the brink once again in Europe.”
The WHO later recognized the 11 international locations and territories as Armenia, Sweden, Moldova, North Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Kosovo.
Queues ramp up at Mexican meals banks as COVID hits the poor (2:23)
00:20 GMT – Europe-wide research reveals youngster virus deaths ‘extraordinarily uncommon’
Fewer than one in 100 youngsters who take a look at constructive for COVID-19 find yourself dying, although a small however vital proportion develop extreme sickness, in response to a brand new Europe-wide research.
A staff of researchers led by consultants within the United Kingdom, Austria and Spain seemed on the outcomes of 582 youngsters underneath age 18 who have been contaminated with the brand new coronavirus, and located greater than 60 % required hospital remedy and eight % wanted intensive care.
Only 4 died.
On the opposite hand, greater than 90 youngsters, or 16 %, confirmed no signs in any respect.
Marc Tebruegge, from University College London’s Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, mentioned that whereas the outcomes shouldn’t be extrapolated for the final inhabitants, they have been nonetheless reassuring.
“The case fatality cohort was very low and it is likely to be substantially lower still, given many children with mild disease would not have been brought to medical attention and therefore not included in this study,” he mentioned.
“Overall, the vast majority of children and young people experience only mild disease,” added Tebruegge, lead writer of the research printed in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health journal.
“Nevertheless, a notable number of children do develop severe disease and require intensive care support,” mentioned Tebruegge, “and this should be accounted for when planning and prioritising healthcare resources as the pandemic progresses.”
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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