Coronavirus novel has infected more than 3.4 million people and killed at least 243,000 worldwide. If you have just joined us now, here are the latest developments regarding this pandemic.
Chinese busy holiday weekends: Mainland China reported no new deaths for the fifth consecutive day on Saturday, when people flocked to tourist attractions across the country for Labor Day weekend. One million people visit Shanghai in two days. Meanwhile, Harbin City, on the Russian-Chinese border, closed all dining restaurants until further notice, according to state broadcaster CCTV. The steps are to prevent crowds from gathering during the holiday weekend.
French deaths decline: The daily number of deaths due to coronavirus in France continues to decline. At least 24,760 people have died there after contracting Covid-19, an increase of 166 since Friday, the Ministry of Health announced Saturday. Meanwhile, the French government will extend the state of emergency for another two months.
But deaths in Brazil are increasing: The Brazilian Ministry of Health reported 421 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, with total deaths now reaching 6,750. Brazil has the most reported cases in Latin America.
Warren Buffett shares some optimism: Billionaire investors say he remains confident that America will recover from the Covid-19 pandemic – as happened after another crisis over the last century. He also announced his company Berkshire Hathaway recently sold all of its shares in four airlines, calling it a mistake to invest in this industry.
Thailand lifts alcohol ban: Thailand has begun to ease some of the coronavirus restrictions for a month today, because Covid-19 cases in the country continue to fall. Certain businesses such as markets and hairdressers can be reopened, train and bus stations can also be reopened and bars can sell alcoholic beverages, but people must consume them at home.
But the Philippines has delayed air travel: All passenger and commercial flights to and from the country were suspended today to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The Philippines has confirmed 8,928 cases of corona virus and 604 deaths.
Baby’s name: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been named his newborn son honors the doctor who treated him for the corona virus. The baby’s name is Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson – Nicholas is in honor of the two doctors who treat Johnson.