Good day and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
There are fears the coronavirus outbreak in the US is ‘snowballing’ as states reopen and Us residents reject confront masks and social distancing.
UNESCO claims the pandemic has only exacerbated disorders that still left nearly 260 million children excluded from university in 2018, urging governments to do extra to assist the most disadvantaged.
Around the world, a lot more than 9 million people have been confirmed to have the coronavirus. Approximately 4.5 million have recovered, whilst virtually 471,000 people have died, according to facts compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
Right here are the newest updates:
Tuesday, June 23
01:15 GMT – China reports 22 new scenarios, mostly in Beijing
China’s National Health and fitness Fee has confirmd 22 new conditions of coronavirus, 13 of them in Beijing.
The capital’s been battling a renewed outbreak of COVID-19, which is centered all around the city’s principal wholesale food stuff current market.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) June 23, 2020
00:30 GMT – Crimson Cross to deliver 800,000 masks to Thailand migrant workers
The Pink Cross suggests it will supply some 800,000 masks to migrant personnel, village wellness volunteers and other front line staff to help defend people at chance from COVID-19 in Thailand.
Migrant workers are especially at risk mainly because many are undocumented.
Thai Red Cross Modern society will provide reusable cloth encounter masks, alcohol gel and details supplies, while migrant staff under quarantine will also get reduction kits which includes food items and private cleanliness merchandise.
“Migrants, specially those people who are undocumented, face every day troubles which are further exacerbated by the overall health and socio-financial impacts of this pandemic,” said Christopher Rassi, Head of Delegation, Bangkok, International Federation of Red Cross and Purple Crescent Societies (IFRC). “Red Cross is supporting migrant employees, who are some of the most susceptible people in our communities and it’s important that anyone can be harmless from COVID-19.”
00:00 GMT – COVID-19 has exacerbated school exclusion: UNESCO
Approximately 260 million youngsters missed out on school in 2018 and the coronavirus pandemic has only exacerbated the difficulty, according to UNESCO.
The agency’s 2020 Global Instruction Monitoring Report suggests poorer small children, women, the disabled and immigrants are among the those people at a drawback, and that the circumstance got even worse with COVID-19 when a lot more than 90 percent of the world’s schoolchildren observed their mastering afflicted by closures.
Whilst all those from improved-off households had online and wifi connections and ended up able to use laptops and cellular telephones, hundreds of thousands of kids were being left out.
“Wellbeing crises can leave several driving, in particular the poorest ladies, numerous of whom may perhaps by no means return to faculty,” wrote Audrey Azoulay, UNESCO’s director typical.
The report identified 258 million little ones and young folks ended up totally excluded from training, with poverty as the major impediment to accessibility. In lower- and center-revenue countries, adolescents from the richest 20 percent of all households were 3 moments as likely to entire lessen secondary college as have been as those people from the poorest households.
Schooling on maintain: Faculty closures disadvantaging Africa’s bad
It mentioned the pandemic was an possibility for alter.
“COVID-19 has given us a actual option to believe afresh about our education and learning devices,” stated Manos Antoninis, Director of the World wide Instruction Monitoring Report. “But moving to a environment that values and welcomes diversity won’t materialize right away. There is an clear tension amongst educating all small children below the similar roof and building an environment in which college students understand most effective. But, COVID-19 has confirmed us that there is scope to do factors in another way, if we set our minds to it.”
23:30 GMT – Alarm in excess of conditions ‘snowballing’ in pieces of US
An alarming surge in coronavirus conditions in components of the United States next moves to relieve lockdowns is increasing worry that the outbreak is spiralling out of handle simply because of Americans’ resistance to donning masks and retaining their distance from other people.
Circumstances surpassed 100,000 in Florida, hospitalisations are growing drastically in Houston, and a startling just one in five of all those analyzed in Arizona have been confirmed to have the virus.
“It is snowballing. We will most certainly see more folks die as a result of this spike,” reported Dr Marc Growth, CEO and president of Houston Methodist Hospital in Texas. You can examine far more about what’s happening in the US here.
23:00 GMT – Saudi Arabia limitations Hajj attendance
Saudi Arabia will maintain only a “very minimal” Hajj this 12 months for the reason that of the coronavirus pandemic.
Only people already living in the state will be authorized to just take element.
“It was decided to keep the pilgrimage this 12 months with really restricted quantities … with distinctive nationalities in the kingdom,” the official Saudi Push Agency claimed on Monday, citing the Hajj ministry.
Additional than two million Muslims just take portion in the annual pilgrimage to Islam’s holy city of Mecca just about every calendar year. This year’s occasion is thanks to take position in late July.
Read all the updates from yesterday (June 22) in this article.