- Global coronavirus cases now exceed 10 million and over half a million people have died from the respiratory illness, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States represents about a quarter of all deaths.
- Pakistan’s COVID-19 cases have passed the 200,000 mark after 3,602 new infections were reported on Sunday.
- The United States health secretary Alex Azar has cautioned the “window is closing” for decisive action to suppress the infection as cases there surge.
- The Australian state of Victoria has found 75 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours – the greatest everyday count in 2 months. Its leading health official states the number is “definitely worrying”.
Source: Al Jazeera
Here are the most recent updates:
Monday, June 29
11: 40 GMT – Kenya loses $751 m in tourist profits due to coronavirus
Kenya has lost 80 billion shillings ($75188 m) so far in revenue from its tourist sector, about half of in 2015’s total, due to the coronavirus crisis, its tourist minister stated on Monday.
Tourist is Kenya’s second-largest foreign exchange earner after Diaspora remittances, grossing over 164 billion shillings in 2019 (about $1.
Travelers have actually kept away as Kenya shut its borders due to the coronavirus pandemic [Paula Bronstein/Getty]
11: 15 GMT – Qatar reports 693 brand-new cases, 3 deaths
Qatar tape-recorded 693 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, the health ministry stated, taking the total variety of infections to 95,106 More than 80,000 of the contaminated have recovered from the virus.
A minimum of 3 individuals died from the virus, the ministry included, taking the death toll to 113.
Qatar has started to reduce some of the restrictions as cases decrease[Sorin Furcoi/Al Jazeera]
The Gulf nation has actually reported47, 797 cases and313 casualties[Francois Nel/Getty]
A health care employee walks in a street of a shanty town throughout a check-up for the coronavirus illness in Mumbai[Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters]
The UK has actually reported at least312,000 coronavirus cases and43,600 deaths[Phil Noble/Reuters]
Russia on Monday reported 6,719 new cases of the novel coronavirus, the least expensive one-day reported boost given that April29, pressing its across the country tally to 641,156
Russia has reported the greatest number of coronavirus cases in Europe[Sergei Chirikov/EPA]
The pandemic is subsiding across Europe with numerous nations reducing constraints[Nacho Doce/Reuters]
In Europe, only Russia has reported more cases than the UK[Isla Binnie/Reuters]
” Otherwise it will not promote economic healing, “Gita Gopinath was priced quote as stating by the German magazine on Monday.
EU leaders agreed in April to build an emergency situation fund to assist the27-
nation bloc rebound from the pandemic but the final information have yet to be agreed.
06:30 GMT- Czech Republic records highest everyday cases considering that April 3
The daily variety of new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic increased by305, the highest because April 3, health ministry information showed on Monday.
That is the 4th straight daily rise and brings the overall variety of cases to11,603 There have actually been 348 deaths in the country of 10.7 million.
Health Minister Adam Vojtech stated on Sunday that the bulk of the brand-new cases have actually been in a mining area in the east of the nation.
The health ministry stated it will hold a news conference today on the COVID-19 situation in the nation [Lukas Kabon/Anadolu]
06: 00 GMT – Pakistan coronavirus cases pass the 206,000 mark
In Pakistan, coronavirus cases crossed 206,512 mark on Sunday with 3,602 brand-new infections reported.
A minimum of 49 deaths were reported taking the total toll to 4,245
On Sunday, 23,009 tests were performed, far below the WHO-recommended levels of 50,000 per day.
05: 50 GMT –
Hello, this is Hamza Mohamed in Doha, Qatar taking over from my colleague Kate Mayberry.
05: 30 GMT – Qatar to further ease coronavirus curbs
Qatar is to more ease coronavirus curbs from July 1, allowing the limited resuming of restaurants, beaches and parks.
The Supreme Committee for Crisis Management says public and personal gatherings involving an optimum of 5 people would be allowed, and workplaces would be permitted to resume at 50 percent capacity.
The next phase of resuming – including flights from low-risk nations – is scheduled for August 1.
05: 15 GMT – Thailand records 35 th day without community transmission
Thailand has actually reported its 35 th day without neighborhood transmission.
The Southeast Asian nation added 7 brand-new cases on Monday, all of them in Thais returning from overseas – on this event from India and the United States.
02: 45 GMT – School structure boom for post-COVID UK
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to set out plans for a 10- year restoring programme for schools in England, a December election pledge derailed by the coronavirus.
” As we recover from the pandemic, it is necessary we lay the foundations for a country where everyone has the opportunity to prosper, with our younger generations front and centre of this mission,” Johnson stated in a declaration.
Johnson’s Conservatives were gone back to power with a large majority in December, taking lots of seats that traditionally vote Labour, but its handling of the pandemic has actually consumed into its assistance.
UK schools have suffered severely under the serious costs cuts presented after the financial crisis in2009 More on the spending plans here.
The UK government is trying to look beyond the coronavirus pandemic that has actually eliminated more than 43,000 people in the nation, with a
pledge to reconstruct England’s schools[Eddie Keogh/Reuters]
02:30 GMT-‘ Absolutely worrying’: Spike in cases in Australia’s Victoria state
The state of Victoria in southern Australia has actually discovered75 new cases of coronavirus in the past24 hours, something its Chief Medical Officer Brett Sutton has referred to as “absolutely worrying”.
The state has currently embarked on a testing blitz, but Sutton says social distancing procedures might likewise be reestablished in the form of localised lockdowns.
“We need to do whatever is required to turn this around,” he told reporters.
Monday’s day-to-day cases are the highest in 2 months.
Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton has stated Victoria’s75 brand-new COVID-19 cases are “definitely worrying” and the state’s coronavirus circumstance would “become worse prior to it gets better”. Find out more: https://t.co/ACsASb1uY7 pic.twitter.com/jiik92 KuxX
.– The Age( @theage) June 29,2020
02:00 GMT- China includes12 new cases, compared to17 on Sunday
China has reported12 new confirmed cases of coronavirus, including five imported cases.
The seven domestic infections were all in Beijing.
About a 3rd of the city’s20 million individuals have been tested for the virus considering that an outbreak tracked to the capital’s primary wholesale grocery store on June11
The first two #Foton cars to assist in #COVID 19 nucleic acid tests have been put into operation in #Beijing’s Chaoyang and Xicheng districts. Each lorry has 4 tasting points and each point is capable of screening100 individuals within one hour. pic.twitter.com/ B02 hDKSmLs
.– Global Times( @globaltimesnews) June29,2020
01:45 GMT- Korea reports42 brand-new cases, concern over clusters
The Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) has simply revealed 42 brand-new cases of coronavirus-30 of them regional.
That is lower than the numbers reported over the weekend, but Yonhap news agency states South Korean authorities are concerned about ongoing clusters of infection, particularly in churches.
On Sunday, South Korea revealed a three-level social distancing programme. The nation is presently at Level 1, the lowest level. It will increase to Level 2 if the variety of cases exceeds50 for14 days.
00: 30 GMT – United States represents a quarter of deaths as international toll passes half a million
The most recent numbers from Johns Hopkins show the death toll now stands at 501,206 considering that the very first cases emerged in China late last year.
The United States represent about a quarter of all deaths. Below are the 5 countries that have actually taped the worst death tolls:
- US – 125,768
- Brazil – 57,622
- UK – 43,634
- Italy – 34,738
- France – 29,781
More than 10.1 million individuals have been diagnosed with the illness.
23: 30 GMT (Sunday) – LA bars informed to close again after cases surge
Bars in Los Angeles and six other counties in California – together home to about 13.5 million individuals – have been bought to close once again after a surge in coronavirus cases.
Bars reopened on June 19.
NEW: Due to the rising spread of #COVID19, CA is ordering bars to close in Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Los Angeles, San Joaquin, and Tulare, while advising they close in Contra Costa, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara, Santa Clara, Stanislaus, & Ventura.
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) June 28, 2020
Hi and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry reporting from Kuala Lumpur.
Check out the updates from yesterday (June 28) here.