Hello there and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
- The Earth Health Corporation has warned the pandemic could get considerably worse if nations around the world all-around the planet do not follow basic healthcare precautions. “The virus continues to be general public enemy selection one particular,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus explained to a virtual briefing from WHO headquarters in Geneva.
- Extra than 13 million folks close to the environment have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and practically 572,000 have died, according to details from the Johns Hopkins University. The United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Mexico and Italy have recorded the most fatalities.
Right here are the most current updates.
Tuesday, July 14
03:45 GMT – Malaysia and Singapore ease some border restrictions
Malaysia and Singapore are to simplicity border constraints concerning the two countries to guidance vital organization and official targeted visitors, as perfectly as inhabitants who have prolonged-expression operate permits for the other state.
The regulations will consist of a ‘Reciprocal Green Lane’ for necessary business enterprise and official uses with all travellers having to go through a PCR swab test in advance of travel and submit a detailed itinerary for the period of the check out.
The ‘Periodic Commuting Agreement’ will implement to residents with long phrase perform permits for the other region and make it possible for them to return for ‘home leave’ following three months of performing.
The new steps are expected to occur into pressure on August 10, the two countries’ governments said in a joint statement on Tuesday. The facts of the arrangements – such as overall health protocols and the application procedure – will be introduced ten days before that.
03:30 GMT – Hong Kong prepares for toughest-ever coronavirus curbs
People in Hong Kong are preparing for the toughest curbs yet to handle the coronavirus with the authorities warning that the risk of a big-scale outbreak in the territory is “particularly higher”.
The new steps arrive into power at midnight (16:00 GMT). They consist of required experience masks on community transport, and a limit on the measurement of gatherings to just four folks.
You can read through a lot more on that story listed here.
02:30 GMT – Thriller of Argentine sailors who caught virus whilst at sea
Argentina is hoping to clear up the mystery of how 57 sailors managed to appear down with the coronavirus though they were being at sea even however all had examined detrimental and used 14 times in quarantine in a resort right before the voyage started.
The health ministry for the southern province of Tierra del Fuego suggests the fishing trawler is now back in port immediately after 35 days at sea, with 57 of the 61 crew identified with the virus soon after a new exam. Two are now in medical center.
A staff is hoping to build the “chronology of contagion” between the crew.
“This is a situation that escapes all description in publications mainly because an incubation period this prolonged has not been described anyplace,” mentioned Leandro Ballatore, the head of the infectious ailments section at Ushuaia Regional Clinic. “We are unable to still demonstrate how the signs appeared.”
01:25 GMT – No new scenarios verified in Beijing for eighth working day
The wave of coronavirus instances related with Beijing’s wholesale current market that started in June seems to have been introduced below control with no new circumstances of the ailment claimed in the Chinese funds for eight successive days.
China’s Countrywide Wellness Commission described five new instances on the mainland on Tuesday, all among the individuals returning from overseas.
#Beijing sees zero locally transmitted #COVID19 cases for the eighth consecutive day. On Monday, 21 folks recovered and had been discharged from hospitals, reducing the selection of energetic conditions in Beijing to 205. pic.twitter.com/W5fNQkEsWe
— CGTN (@CGTNOfficial) July 14, 2020
01:00 GMT – Approximately 1,000 personnel at US immigration detention centres have COVID-19
Extra than 930 persons performing for 4 non-public providers that operate detention centres for US immigration have examined favourable for coronavirus, according to executives talking at a congressional hearing.
The 4 corporations are CoreCivic (554 situations), the GEO Group (167 conditions), Management & Schooling Corp (73 situations) and LaSalle Corrections (144 instances). US immigration has noted 45 scenarios among its own employees.
Lawmakers are involved about the spread of the virus throughout the US’ virtually 70 detention centres. A lot more than 3,000 detainees have tested beneficial for the ailment and two have died. There are at this time about 22,580 individuals in immigration custody.
00:00 GMT – Uk to make masks required in shops
The British authorities will announce on Tuesday that persons will have to wear masks when they go into a store from July 24.
“There is escalating proof that wearing a face covering in an enclosed house allows shield men and women and those all-around them from coronavirus,” a assertion from the primary minister’s business office explained.
Masks have been necessary on general public transportation considering that June 15.
23:45 GMT (Monday) – Around the globe instances surpass 13 million
More than 13 million people today all around the earth have now been verified to have experienced the coronavirus, according to knowledge compiled by Johns Hopkins College.
Down below are the 5 most-impacted international locations.
- United States – 3,361,042
- Brazil – 1,884,967
- India – 878,254
- Russia – 732,547
- Peru – 330,123
Read through all the updates from yesterday (July 13) listed here.
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