Global coronavirus cases surpassed 10 million on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, marking a significant milestone in the spread of the breathing disease that has up until now killed nearly half a million individuals in 7 months. More than five million have recovered.
Italy has actually signed up the lowest number of daily deaths because March 1, a week before the nation went into nationwide lockdown.
The US has actually reported a minimum of 2.5 million cases of the new coronavirus, a boost of more than 44,000 cases from its previous count, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. The death toll there has actually already exceeded 125,000
Here are the most recent updates:
Sunday, June 28
08: 58 GMT – Virus-hit Iran to make masks compulsory from next week
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that mask-wearing will be necessary in certain areas as of next week and provided virus-hit provinces the thumbs-up to reimpose restrictive procedures.
The Islamic republic has refrained from implementing full lockdowns to stop the spread of the COVID-19 illness, and the use of masks and protective devices has actually been optional in most locations.
Mask-wearing would be “obligatory in covered spaces where there are gatherings”, Rouhani said throughout a telecasted meeting of the country’s anti-virus taskforce.
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08: 30 GMT – Half a million in lockdown as Beijing fights brand-new infection cluster
China enforced a stringent lockdown on nearly half a million people near the capital to contain a fresh coronavirus break out on Sunday, as authorities warned it was quickly to “unwind” over the new cluster of cases.
After China mainly brought the virus under control, hundreds have been infected in Beijing and cases have actually emerged in neighbouring Hebei province.
Health officials stated Sunday that Anxin county– about 150 kilometres (90 miles) from Beijing– will be “completely confined and managed”, the same strict procedures enforced at the height of the pandemic in the city of Wuhan previously this year.
08: 05 GMT – Chinese company states coronavirus vaccine candidate reveals guarantee in human test
China National Biotec Group (CNBG) stated on that early human test results for a coronavirus vaccine prospect recommended it might be safe and reliable, the 2nd vaccine prospect from the company to show motivating lead to a medical trial.
The experimental shot, developed by a Beijing-based unit of CNBG, has actually caused high-level antibodies in all the inoculated participants in a Phase 1/2 clinical trial including 1,120 healthy individuals, according to initial data of the trial, CNBG stated in a posting on the social media platform WeChat, without revealing particular readings.
07: 35 GMT – Switzerland quarantines 300 in club infection
Swiss authorities say they’ve ordered 300 individuals into quarantine after a so-called “superspreader” outbreak of the brand-new coronavirus at a Zurich bar.
Zurich officials said in a declaration that a male who had been at the Flamingo Club a week ago evaluated favorable for COVID-19 on Thursday, which five individuals who were with him there were then checked and also were positive and reported to authorities on Friday.
07: 05 GMT – Pakistan producing own ventilators as cases rises
Pakistan’s minister for science and innovation says the country has started producing locally developed ventilators, as authorities reported 83 more deaths from the coronavirus.
In a tweet, Fawad Chaudhry said the very first home-made ventilators will be handed over to the national catastrophe management company soon. The statement comes days after Pakistan stated it was racing versus time to arrange for 1,500 more ventilators as part of a contingency strategy.
06: 40 GMT – Worldwide coronavirus infection cases go beyond 10 million – Reuters
International coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, a turning point in the spread of the illness that has actually up until now killed practically half a million individuals in seven months.
06: 20 GMT – Czech Republic’s records greatest day-to-day variety of new coronavirus given that April 8
The day-to-day variety of brand-new coronavirus cases in the Czech Republic leapt to 260, the highest given that April 8, Health Ministry data showed.
That is nearly triple that of the 93 recorded on Thursday. In total, the country of 10.7 million has validated 11,298 cases of the COVID-19 illness, with 347 deaths since the end of Saturday.
06: 00 GMT – AP Interview: Delhi minister says city deals with virus challenge
The acting health minister of India’s capital stated that New Delhi is dealing with a lack of “skilled and skilled” healthcare workers in an interview with Associated Press news company, supplying a major challenge in a city that is the center of the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
With over 77,000 cases, New Delhi has actually been struck harder than any other Indian city. Infections had actually been projected to rise to half a million by the end of July in Delhi, the territory that includes the capital.
As the rate of infections was slowing down, the number has been modified to 400,000, and Performing Health Minister Manish Sisodia stated he was hopeful that it might be less.
India COVID-19 cases continue to rise
05: 15 GMT – New York’s St Patrick Cathedral to resume indoor mass
St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City will hold its first indoor mass in three months on Sunday, but capacity will be restricted to 25 percent and health precautions consisting of social distancing will remain in place to guard against the coronavirus.
Cardinal Timothy Dolan will celebrate a Sunday mid-morning mass, according to the Archdiocese of New York City.
04: 09 GMT – Australia’s Victoria mandates coronavirus screening for tourists
Australia’s state of Victoria will execute compulsory coronavirus tests for returning travellers after a sharp spike in infections over the past two weeks, the state’s premier stated on Sunday, Reuters news agency reported.
The country’s second-most populated state had 49 brand-new cases on Sunday, its greatest in more than 2 months and the 12 th successive day of double-digit rises. The rest of Australia has actually seen practically no infections.
In spite of the spike in Victoria, Australia’s 7,700 cases and 104 deaths stay well listed below that of lots of other nations.
03: 53 GMT – UK considers locking down Leicester after COVID-19 spike
The British federal government is thinking about enforcing a lockdown in the city of Leicester after a surge of coronavirus cases there, the Sunday Times paper reported.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is analyzing legislation needed for the shutdown after it was revealed that Leicester, a city of around 350,000 people in the East Midlands, has had more than 650 brand-new COVID-19 cases in the two weeks to June 16, the newspaper was quoted as saying by Reuters news agency.
As of Sunday, the UK has near to 312,000 cases, with a minimum of 43,600 deaths.
03: 18 GMT – Ireland to keep its 14- day quarantine on British tourists
Ireland will preserve a 14- day quarantine for tourists from the British mainland in July even as it prepares to reduce travel constraints with some nations, Reuters news agency reported on Sunday, estimating the Sunday Times paper.
The memo with the Irish cabinet committee said it was “highly not likely” that Britain would be included in Ireland’s safe travel list, the report added.
Ireland has just over 25,000 coronavirus cases and 1,734 deaths [File: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters]
02: 57 GMT – Germany’s verified coronavirus cases increase by 256 to 193,499
The variety of verified coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 256 to 193,499, Reuters news agency reported on Sunday, pricing estimate data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for transmittable diseases.
The reported death toll rose by 3 to 8,957
02: 48 GMT – United States state of Hawaii to resume camping areas
The city of Honolulu has actually announced that camping sites will resume for the first time in 3 months with restricted permits to make sure social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic, AP news agency reported.
Honolulu city will release permits for simply over 100 camping areas throughout Oahu.
Honolulu Department of Parks and Leisure Public Details Officer Nathan Serota states campgrounds were limited to enable physical distancing. Regular camp rules still apply.
The Bellows Beach camping site northeast of Honolulu will remain closed through September 4 for turtle nesting. All the other camping sites have reopened.
02: 00 GMT – South Korea reports spike in new cases
South Korea’s brand-new coronavirus infections spiked once again on Sunday with 62 brand-new cases, consisting of 40 regional infections, raising the overall to 12,715, Yonhap news company reported, pricing quote the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).
The brand-new tally is greater than the 51 cases reported on Saturday, striking over 60 for the first time considering that June 20.
The federal government reported no additional deaths, with the overall death toll staying at 282 – a casualty rate of 2.
Of the 12,715 cases in South Korea, m ore than 11,300 clients have actually fully recuperated [Ahn Young-joon/AP]
01: 25 GMT – China reports 17 new COVID-19 cases, including 14 in Beijing
Mainland China on Sunday reported 17 brand-new coronavirus cases, mainly in the Chinese capital of Beijing, according to Reuters news agency mentioning government figures.
The National Health Commission said 17 new infections were validated on Saturday, below 21 a day previously. In Beijing, 14 brand-new verified cases were reported, below 17 a day earlier.
Since June 11 when Beijing reported its very first case in the existing break out, 311 people in the city of more than 20 million have contracted the infection.
China has at least 83,500 confirmed cases. The nation’s death toll stands at 4,634
01: 08 GMT – Mexico reports 4,410 new cases, 602 deaths
Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 4,410 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 602 additional casualties, bringing the overall in the nation to 212,802 cases and 26,381 deaths, according to Reuters news agency.
The federal government has said the genuine number of contaminated people is likely significantly greater than the number of confirmed cases.
00: 30 GMT – Serbian defence minister, speaker test positive for coronavirus
People thought to have COVID-19 wait in front of the Healthcare facility for Transmittable and Tropical Illness, the Medical Center of Serbia, in Belgrade on Friday [Marko Djurica/Reuters]
The Serbian federal government says the defence minister, Aleksandar Vulin, has actually tested positive for the coronavirus.
The defence ministry stated in a declaration released on Saturday that Vulin had no symptoms of the infection and was feeling fine.
Vulin, understood for his highly pro-Russian stance, belonged to Serbia’s delegation led by President Aleksandar Vucic that participated in a Victory Day parade this week in Moscow. Vucic satisfied face to face with Russian President Vladimir Putin, however it was not clear whether Vulin did.
Maja Gojkovic, the speaker of Serbia’s parliament, likewise evaluated favorable, according to the state Tanjug news firm on Saturday.
Serbia has up until now registered more than 13,500 cases and 265 deaths from COVID-19
00: 10 GMT – Brazil to collectively produce vaccine with Oxford, drug company
The Brazilian government has actually announced an arrangement with Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to produce an appealing coronavirus vaccine that is undergoing tests.
Brazilian Health Ministry authorities said in a news conference on Saturday that the country will pay $127 m and get material to produce 30.4 million dosages in 2 batches in December and January, which would allow it to quickly begin shot efforts if the vaccine is licensed to be safe and effective.
Hi and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. For all the crucial advancements from the other day, June 27, click here.