The number of coronavirus cases in Latin America surpassed seven million, as legislators in Argentinas capital passed a law allowing family members to keep a bedside vigil for clients dying of COVID-19.
South Korea extended social-distancing rules in the capital, Seoul, amid a triple-digit rise in cases, while India reported another record dive in daily cases. New Delhi has actually reported the worlds highest single-day caseload every day considering that August 7.
More than 24.56 million individuals around the world have actually been detected with the coronavirus, and 16 million have actually recuperated, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 835,000 people have actually passed away.
Russias coronavirus cases went beyond 980,000 after the nation reported 4,829 brand-new cases in the last 24 hours.
Here are the current updates:
Saturday, August 29
06:50 GMT – Mexico records 5,824 new coronavirus cases
The government has said the genuine number of infected people is most likely substantially higher than the validated cases.
Mexicos health ministry reported 5,824 new validated cases of coronavirus infections and 552 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 585,738 cases and 63,146 deaths.
05:50 GMT – Malaysia extends restriction on foreign tourists
Malaysia has actually extended its pandemic motion limitations consisting of a ban on foreign travelers up until completion of the year.
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Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a televised address that worldwide cases have been rising and the nation has actually seen erratic infection clusters even though the circumstance was under control.
Malaysia has actually taped more than 9,000 cases with 125 deaths..
04:27 GMT – Australias Victoria posts most affordable case increase in 2 months.
Australias Victoria state taped its least expensive increase in new coronavirus cases in nearly two months, however authorities warned there would be no rush to raise social distancing constraints.
” Every day we see the method working is a good day however we simply require a bit more time to be able to be confident that we are, in reality, defeating this and that we can open, gradually, steadily, safely,” Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said at a telecasted news briefing.
State officials on Saturday reported 94 new COVID-19 infections and 18 deaths. It was the very first time brand-new everyday case numbers have actually fallen listed below 100 in 8 weeks, and continues a constant trajectory downward today.
03:52 GMT – German court offers go ahead for protest versus coronavirus curbs.
The choice is last.
A court in the German capital, Berlin, supported an earlier choice offering the go-ahead for weekend demonstrations versus coronavirus limitations, in action to an appeal by authorities.
Authorities had actually announced the ban previously this week after an event by the exact same organisers at the start of the month was separated because the individuals – numbering tens of thousands – were not wearing masks or keeping the needed distance from one another.
03:11 GMT – Argentina reports record cases however relaxes lockdown.
” Today we can take a brand-new step by licensing conferences of approximately ten people in the open air, keeping the distance of 2 meters and the use of a mask. This will be in force throughout the country,” President Alberto Fernandez stated in a televised address.
Argentina logged 11,717 new coronavirus cases on Friday, its highest everyday dive, but the government continued with its plans to reduce across the country lockdown procedures.
Argentina rushes to produce COVID-19 vaccine (2:40).
Limitations associated with the pandemic in the nation began on March 20. The new, more relaxed rules are scheduled to last till a minimum of September 20.
02:40 GMT – Colombia football league to reboot in September.
” Today the excellent news for Colombia is that the 3rd week of September at the most recent well have football,” Lucena stated throughout President Ivan Duques nightly TELEVISION broadcast. “It will be closed door – weve stated that from the start – there will not be capability for the general public.”.
Colombias top football league will restart play in September, sports minister Ernesto Lucena said on Friday, though games will take location without spectators.
The league was suspended in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
01:33 GMT – Researchers recognize first case of reinfection in United States.
Obese individuals most likely to pass away from COVID-19: Study (3:48).
The findings have not yet been published or reviewed by other scientists, but were posted on a research website.
Researchers in Nevada reported what might be the very first recorded case of coronavirus reinfection in the United States, following comparable reports previously this week from Hong Kong and Europe.
” One can get ill again which illness can be quite severe.”.
The case “ought to cement in our minds that theres no such thing … as invulnerability” to the infection, even if youve already had it, stated Mark Pandori, director of the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory.
A 25-year-old Reno man with mild COVID-19 symptoms initially was discovered to have the infection in April, recuperated and tested unfavorable twice, and after that checked positive once again in June. He was much sicker the second time, with pneumonia that required hospitalisation and oxygen treatment.
Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine and the Nevada State Public Health Laboratory said they were able to show through sophisticated genetic testing that the virus associated with each instance of the Reno males infection represented genetically various stress.
01:05 GMT – Most US states reject Trump administrations brand-new testing assistance.
A minimum of 33 states continue to recommend testing individuals who have actually been exposed to COVID-19 and have no symptoms, spurning assistance released by the CDC this week that said screening may be unnecessary.
Michael Mina, assistant teacher of epidemiology at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, told the agency: “This is states almost full-blown rebelling against the brand-new guidelines.”.
Reuters stated 16 states did not immediately react to ask for comment and North Dakota stated it had not made a decision.
A bulk of states in the United States have actually rejected new guidance on COVID-19 testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Reuters news company reported, in a relocation public health specialists stated revealed deepening mistrust of the handling of the pandemic by the administration of US President Donald Trump..
00:49 GMT – Rio de Janeiro governor suspended over declared COVID-19 graft.
In a statement to reporters, the governor called his 180-day suspension by a federal body a politically-motivated “circus” led by a public district attorney with ties to President Jair Bolsonaros family, and based on false testament by his former health secretary.
A Brazilian court briefly removed Wilson Witzel, the governor of Rio de Janeiro, from workplace over alleged graft in the purchase of medical products and services.
In combination with the court choice, federal cops arrested 9 people and brought out 83 raids on partners of Witzel on Friday as part of their graft examination, prosecutors said.
Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel gestures as he speaks to the media at Laranjeiras Palace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [Pilar Olivares/ Reuters]
00:10 – Canada extends ban on most foreign visitors.
Permanent locals and canadian residents going back to Canada will continue to go through stringent quarantine steps. Exemptions and other information can be found here: https://t.co/zESXaTXBNj ( 2/2).
— Bill Blair (@BillBlair) August 28, 2020.
Permanent locals and canadian citizens returning from abroad will continue to be subject to strict quarantine procedures, he added.
Hey there and welcome to Al Jazeeras continuing protection of the coronavirus pandemic. Im Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives..
For all the crucial developments from yesterday, August 28, go here.
Canada is extending constraints on tourists getting here in the country for another month to help fight the spread of COVID-19, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair revealed on Twitter.
Arrivals in Canada are needed to go through a 14-day quarantine duration.