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  • Over 212,000 new coronavirus circumstances had been reported globally by the World Well being Group – the best single-day enhance for the reason that begin of the pandemic.
  • WHO stated that it was discontinuing its trials of the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and mixture HIV drug lopinavir/ritonavir in hospitalised sufferers with COVID-19 after the medicines failed to cut back mortality.
  • Mexico has reported 523 extra coronavirus deaths, pushing its tally to 30,366 and overtaking France to change into the fifth-highest on the earth. The well being ministry additionally reported 6,914 new infections and a complete of 252,165 confirmed circumstances.
  • Worldwide circumstances have reached 11.23 million whereas 6.04 million sufferers have recovered, in accordance with the newest Johns Hopkins College tally. The variety of deaths worldwide hit greater than 530,000.

Listed below are the newest updates.

Sunday, July 5

07:01 GMT – WHO stories highest single-day surge in infections

The World Well being Group says member states reported greater than 212,000 new confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 to the worldwide physique Saturday, the best single-day enhance for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

The Geneva-based WHO stated the best variety of new infections was reported from the Americas area, which incorporates the USA and Brazil, with nearly 130,000 confirmed circumstances.

WHO’s depend can differ from different international case tallies as a result of official reporting delays.

06:37 GMT – Practically 25,000 virus circumstances in India in file day by day bounce

India noticed its largest surge in COVID-19 circumstances, with 24,850 new circumstances and 613 deaths within the final 24 hours.

The nation’s tally of infections rose to 673,165 because the loss of life toll zoomed to 19,268, in accordance with the Well being Ministry knowledge.

06:10 GMT – Turkish Airways resumes flights to Indonesia

Turkey’s flag provider resumed flights to Indonesia after being suspended on March 20 amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Turkish Airways will resume routes to Indonesia with two flights per week.

Turkish Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane TC-JVV taxies to take-off in Riga International Airport

The airways performed its first scheduled flight between Jakarta and Istanbul at 10.05 am native time. It didn’t announce when flights to the holiday metropolis of Bali would start [Ints Kalnins/Reuters]

05:43 GMT – Croatia votes for brand new authorities as pandemic looms

Croatians went to polls to decide on a authorities to navigate the continuing coronavirus pandemic in a basic election marketing campaign that has been dominated by the well being disaster.

The pandemic has put the European Union nation’s tourism-dependent financial system on the right track for a contraction of almost 10 p.c – its steepest decline in a long time.

The ruling conservative HDZ occasion has been touting its relative success in containing Croatia’s outbreak so far, with an official tally of roughly 100 deaths and three,000 infections.

Hey, that is Usaid Siddiqui in Doha taking up from my colleague Ted Regencia.


04:56 GMT – Bolivia struggles to include coronavirus

The rising toll of COVID-19 deaths is overwhelming the Bolivian metropolis of Cochabamba, the place determined kinfolk of 1 obvious sufferer of the brand new coronavirus left his coffin on the street for a number of hours to protest difficulties in getting him buried.

Neighbour Remberto Arnez stated the 62-year-old man had died on June 28 and his physique had been in his residence ever since, “however that’s dangerous due to the attainable contagion.”

After just a few hours, funeral employees confirmed up and took the coffin to a cemetery within the metropolis of some 630,000 folks.

The Andean nation has reported greater than 36,800 confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 and 1,320 deaths.

04:28 GMT – Australia’s Victoria state stories 74 new circumstances

The hard-hit Australian state of Victoria has recorded 74 new coronavirus circumstances on Sunday after saying a file 108 new infections a day earlier.

The most recent enhance resulted in state Premier Daniel Andrews saying a lockdown of 9 inner-city public housing blocks containing 3,000 folks, the place 27 circumstances have been detected.

Police are guarding each entrance of the housing estates and residents are usually not allowed to depart their houses for any purpose. Australia has over 8,400 circumstances and 104 deaths as of Sunday.

03:44 GMT – Republican politician’s spouse, runningmate probably uncovered to COVID-19

The Related Press information company is quoting a Montana newspaper as reporting that the spouse and the operating mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Gianforte, in addition to a number of different high Republican officers, had been probably uncovered to the coronavirus whereas attending an occasion with the girlfriend of President Donald Trump’s eldest son.

The Bozeman Day by day Chronicle says Gianforte’s spouse, Susan, and lieutenant governor candidate Kristen Juras had been at a Trump fundraising occasion Wednesday with Kimberly Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr.

The New York Instances stories that Guilfoyle was identified with the coronavirus on Friday. Greg Gianforte is a congressman from Montana. He didn’t attend the occasion.

03:14 GMT – Germany’s confirmed coronavirus circumstances rise by 239 to 196,335

The variety of confirmed coronavirus circumstances in Germany elevated by 239 to 196,335, Reuters reported on Sunday citing knowledge from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious ailments.

The reported loss of life toll rose by 2 to 9,012, the tally confirmed.

02:25 GMT – Singapore stories eight new ‘unlinked’ circumstances

Singapore’s The Straits Instances reported early on Sunday that an 82-year-old Singaporean girl is amongst eight new unlinked group circumstances that had been introduced the day prior to this.

The lady was confirmed to have the virus on Saturday after exhibiting signs final Wednesday.

The Ministry of Well being (MOH) confirmed 185 new coronavirus circumstances in Singapore on Saturday, bringing the overall to 44,664. Of the 185 new circumstances, eight had been reported with no recognized earlier hyperlinks to an contaminated particular person, together with the 82-year-old girl.

Singapore has managed to maintain its loss of life toll low at 26.

02:03 GMT – South Korea stories 61 new circumstances

Coronavirus - Seoul

South Korea has reported a complete of 13,901 coronavirus circumstances nationwide however has been praised for its early response to the pandemic [Heo Ran/Reuters]

South Korea’s day by day new virus circumstances stayed above 60 for the third consecutive day Sunday as infections exterior the Seoul metropolitan space continued to swell, Yonhap information company reported.

The nation added 61 circumstances, together with 43 native infections, elevating the overall caseload to 13,091, in accordance with the Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC). A minimum of 18 of the circumstances had been imported.

The nation, nevertheless, reported no further deaths, with the loss of life toll staying at 283.

01:23 GMT – China stories eight new lively circumstances, seven asymptomatic sufferers

China reported eight new coronavirus circumstances within the mainland for July 4, in contrast with three circumstances a day earlier, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting the well being company.

Six of the brand new infections had been imported circumstances, in accordance with a press release by the Nationwide Well being Fee, whereas the capital Beijing reported two new circumstances. There have been no new deaths.

China reported seven new asymptomatic sufferers, up from 4 a day earlier.

As of Saturday, mainland China had 83,553 confirmed coronavirus circumstances, the well being authority stated. China’s loss of life toll from the COVID-19 remained 4,634, unchanged since Mid-Might.

00:29 GMT – Mexico’s coronavirus loss of life toll surpasses 30,000

Mexico’s well being ministry has reported 523 extra deaths from the novel coronavirus, bringing the overall to 30,366, and 6,014 new infections, bringing the overall to 252,165.

The federal government has beforehand stated the precise variety of contaminated folks is probably going considerably greater than the variety of confirmed circumstances.

Citing unpublished figures from the nation’s civil registry, broadcaster Milenio reported that as of June 19, almost twice as many individuals had died from the coronavirus than had been reported by Deputy Well being Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell. Reuters information company was unable to confirm the knowledge.

00:05 GMT – Ghana’s president self-isolates after shut contact with contaminated particular person

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo

The federal government didn’t say whether or not the 76-year-old president was uncovered to a workers or member of the family [File: John MacDougall/Pool via AP]

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo will self-isolate for 14 days on the recommendation of docs after an individual in his shut circle examined optimistic for the coronavirus, Reuters information company reported, quoting a authorities assertion.

“He has, as at at present, examined adverse, however has elected to take this measure out of the abundance of warning,” the assertion stated, including that the president will proceed to work in the course of the interval, in compliance with COVID-19 security protocols.

The assertion didn’t say if the shut particular person was a workers or member of the family.

Ghana has recorded 19,388 coronavirus circumstances, one of many highest variety of circumstances in sub-Saharan Africa, with 117 deaths.

The West African nation’s deputy commerce and trade minister, Carlos Kingsley Ahenkorah, resigned on Friday after violating coronavirus self-isolation measures following a optimistic check for the virus.

00:01 GMT – Brazil registers 37,923 new circumstances of coronavirus, 1,091 deaths

Brazil has recorded 37,923 new confirmed circumstances of the novel coronavirus up to now 24 hours in addition to 1,091 deaths, Reuters information company reported, quoting the nation’s well being ministry.

Brazil has registered greater than 1.5 million circumstances for the reason that pandemic started, whereas cumulative deaths complete 64,265, in accordance with the ministry.


Hey and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

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