- The United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution demanding an “rapid cessation of hostilities” for at minimum 90 times in crucial conflicts which includes Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan and Congo to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.
- New Zealand’s wellness minister, David Clark, resigned on Thursday, adhering to current slip-ups in the government’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and own problems.
- Italy’s challenging-hit northern area of Lombardy accounted for significantly extra than fifty percent of the nation’s most current verified 187 coronavirus conditions – elevating the complete to 240,760 nationwide. The Health Ministry also noted 21 new deaths, increasing to 34,788 the whole of known deaths.
- A lot more than 10.6 million people today close to the world have been diagnosed with the coronavirus, about 5.6 million have recovered, and a lot more than 514,000 have died, in accordance to Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the most current updates.
Thursday, July 2
00:37 GMT – US coronavirus situations increase additional than 48,000 to set new each day report
Coronavirus cases in the United States rose by above 48,000, the most significant every day improve due to the fact the pandemic began, in accordance to a Reuters tally.
The quantity of US COVID-19 bacterial infections has surged more than the previous 7 days, with each day figures placing new information several occasions in the earlier 7 days, according to the tally.
Arizona, California, Florida and Texas have led the improves and have been amid 14 states that have documented a additional than doubling of situation figures in the course of the month of June, in accordance to a Reuters assessment as of the conclude of Wednesday.
The Planet Wellbeing Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned any nation that fails to use just about every mechanism available to combat the nonetheless raging novel coronavirus is in for a “extensive, challenging” fight.
00:01 GMT – New Zealand’s health minister Clark resigns
New Zealand’s health and fitness minister, David Clark, resigned on Thursday, subsequent modern slip-ups in the government’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic and own issues.
“It has turn out to be progressively obvious to me that my continuation in the function is distracting for the government’s overall reaction to COVID-19 and the world pandemic,” he stated in a news meeting in parliament.
Clark claimed Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had accepted his resignation.
Hi and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Read through all the updates from yesterday (July 1) here.
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