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  • The dying toll in Latin America from the novel coronavirus has surpassed 200,000, a Reuters tally confirmed, after Peru reported one other 191 deaths from the pandemic early on Sunday.

  • The Philippines has reported 5,032 extra coronavirus infections, its largest single-day improve on file, taking the nation’s confirmed circumstances to 103,185.

  • 1000’s of demonstrators have gathered in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv to demand the resignation of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for his dealing with of the coronavirus emergency, and the alleged corruption in his authorities.

  • Greater than 17.79 million folks around the globe have been identified with the brand new coronavirus. Virtually 10.5 million sufferers have recovered and greater than 684,000 have died, based on knowledge from Johns Hopkins College.

Listed here are the newest updates:

Sunday, August 2

11:10 GMT – Switzerland ought to tighten coronavirus restrictions: govt advisor

Switzerland ought to tighten restrictions to curb the coronavirus once more following a current spike in circumstances, so as to forestall the necessity for a lot harsher lockdown measures in future, the brand new head of the nation’s coronavirus taskforce stated.

Switzerland has seen the variety of new circumstances of COVID-19 surge to greater than 200 a day not too long ago after a median of 35 per day in June.

Martin Ackermann, who heads the physique that gives scientific recommendation to the Swiss authorities, stated the nation was on the point of a giant improve in infections and had little room to manoeuvre.

“We should always intervene early to forestall exponential development,” Ackermann informed newspaper SonntagsZeitung. “In any other case there is a threat of drastic and costly restrictions. This should be prevented underneath all circumstances.”

10:30 GMT – Brazil stories 45,392 new coronavirus circumstances

Brazil recorded 45,392 extra confirmed circumstances of the novel coronavirus in addition to 1,088 deaths from the illness brought on by the virus prior to now 24 hours, its well being ministry stated.

Brazil has registered greater than 2.7 million circumstances of the virus because the pandemic started, whereas the official dying toll has risen to 93,563, based on ministry knowledge.

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Brazil has recorded over 2.7 million infections because the pandemic started [Reuters]

10:00 GMT – Vietnam stories 4 new COVID-19 circumstances

Vietnam’s well being ministry reported 4 new coronavirus circumstances, together with two domestically transmitted and two imported circumstances.

The Southeast Asian nation has registered a complete of 590 circumstances, of which 144 infections are linked to the current outbreak within the costal metropolis of Danang. Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the well being ministry stated in a press release.

09:30 GMT – China sends staff to Hong Kong to do widespread testing

Seven Chinese language well being officers have been on account of arrive in Hong Kong on Sunday, the primary members of a 60-person staff that may perform widespread testing for COVID-19 within the territory as the worldwide monetary hub races to halt a 3rd wave of sickness.

China’s Nationwide Well being Fee on Saturday introduced their scheduled arrival.

Members of the staff are from public hospitals in Guangdong province whereas a specialist staff of six from Wuhan, the place the novel coronavirus first appeared, will assist put together a part of the AsiaWorld Expo conference centre as a facility for COVID-19 sufferers.

The initiative is the primary time mainland well being officers have assisted Hong Kong in its battle to manage the coronavirus.

08:45 GMT – Philippines’ confirmed coronavirus circumstances exceed 100,000

The Philippines reported 5,032 extra coronavirus infections, its largest single-day improve on file, taking the nation’s confirmed circumstances to 103,185.

In a bulletin, the Division of Well being additionally stated the Southeast Asian nation’s coronavirus dying toll had jumped by 20 to 2,059.

President Rodrigo Duterte was scheduled to satisfy key cupboard members on Sunday to debate a name by medical frontliners’ teams to place the capital Manila, which accounts for the majority of infections, again underneath a stricter lockdown, his spokesman stated.

08:15 GMT – Russia’s coronavirus circumstances surpass 850,000

Russia reported 5,427 new circumstances of the novel coronavirus, bringing its nationwide tally to 850,870, the fourth largest caseload on the planet.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce stated 70 folks had died over the past 24 hours, pushing the official dying toll within the nation of round 145 million folks to 14,128.

Russia's coronavirus cases exceed 806,000

Russian authorities say 70 folks died over the past 24 hours due to the brand new coronavirus [Anadolu]

07:50 GMT – Indonesia stories 1,519 new coronavirus infections, 43 deaths

Indonesia reported 1,519 new coronavirus infections on Sunday, bringing the full to 111,455, knowledge from the nation’s COVID-19 job pressure confirmed.

The info additionally confirmed 43 new COVID-19 associated deaths, bringing the toll to five,236.

07:20 GMT – Tokyo confirms 292 new coronavirus circumstances on Sunday – NHK

Tokyo confirmed 292 new coronavirus infections, after circumstances rose by greater than 400 prior to now two days, public broadcaster NHK stated.

Governor Koike Yuriko stated on Friday Tokyo might declare a state of emergency if the coronavirus scenario within the Japanese capital deteriorates additional, as debate deepened over how to reply to file will increase in new infections.

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Passengers sporting protecting face masks move by way of the automated entranceway at a station in Tokyo [Reuters]

07:00 GMT – Mexico registers file 9,556 new day by day circumstances

Mexico’s well being ministry reported a file 9,556 new confirmed circumstances of coronavirus and 784 extra fatalities, bringing the full within the nation to 434,193 circumstances and 47,472 deaths.

The federal government has stated the actual variety of contaminated folks is probably going considerably greater than the confirmed circumstances.

06:25 GMT – Philippines to replace COVID-19 technique

The Philippines’ well being division vowed to replace its recreation plan in opposition to COVID-19 inside per week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce within the capital Manila, the place medical frontliners are calling for reviving strict lockdowns.

The Southeast Asian nation on Saturday reported 4,963 extra coronavirus infections, the biggest single-day bounce on file, bringing its whole confirmed circumstances to 98,232, whereas its dying toll had climbed to 2,039.

It has the second-highest variety of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths within the area, behind Indonesia.

Within the largest name but from medical consultants to comprise the virus, 80 teams representing 80,000 docs and 1,000,000 nurses, on Saturday stated the Philippines was shedding the battle in opposition to the illness and warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from hovering infections with out tighter controls.

06:00 GMT – India’s circumstances cross 1.75 million

India’s coronavirus caseload crosses 1.75 million with one other spike of 54,735 prior to now 24 hours.

The brand new circumstances are down from 57,118 on Saturday. The Well being Ministry on Sunday additionally reported 853 deaths for a complete of 37,364.

The month of July alone has accounted for greater than 1.1 million circumstances in India.Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan stated the case fatality price was progressively lowering and presently stands at 2.18 p.c, one of many lowest globally.

Outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad

A healthcare employee sporting protecting gear takes a swab pattern from a person in Ahmedabad, India [Reuters]

05:30 GMT – Australia’s Victoria imposes curfew to comprise COVID-19

A state of catastrophe was declared in Australia’s Victoria, with the native authorities implementing an evening curfew as a part of its harshest motion restrictions up to now to comprise the coronavirus.

State Premier Daniel Andrews stated that the brand new restrictions, to be in place for six weeks till mid-September, will permit just one particular person per family to buy groceries as soon as a day. Melbournians won’t be able to go additional than 5 kilometres (Three miles) from house.


Hi there, that is Umut Uras in Doha taking up from my colleague Ted Regencia.


04:52 GMT – Australia’s Victoria declares state catastrophe over coronavirus

Australia’s state of Victoria has declared a state of catastrophe on Sunday, and introduced a lockdown following a surge within the variety of coronavirus circumstances.

A curfew has been issued within the metropolis of Melbourne starting at 8pm on Sunday night time.

Residents of Melbourne are additionally ordered to not journey past 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) from their residence.

04:33 GMT – Tokyo stories file 472 new circumstances

Tokyo reported a file 472 new circumstances of the coronavirus, NHK reported on Sunday.

The day by day tally within the Japanese capital topped 400 for the second day in a row as of the tip of Saturday. That places the full variety of infections in Tokyo greater than 13,000.

Tokyo officers say the rise could also be on account of outings through the 4-day vacation final month.

Nationwide, greater than 1,500 new infections have been reported as of the tip of Saturday.

The most recent Johns Hopkins College tally on Sunday confirmed a complete of 37,780 circumstances and simply over 1,000 deaths.

04:03 GMT – Austrian international workplace workers checks constructive of coronavirus

Authorities have introduced that an worker on the Austrian chancellery has examined constructive for the coronavirus, however didn’t work immediately with Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, based on AP information company.

The Austria Press Company reported the chancellery says individuals who have been involved with the worker have examined damaging and the workplace’s work was not affected by the assist employee’s an infection. Kurz is examined frequently for the virus.

Austria’s dealing with of the pandemic has usually been considered as comparatively profitable. The nation not too long ago toughened guidelines on sporting masks after a rise in new infections.

Austria has 718 confirmed deaths, based on a tally by Johns Hopkins College.

03:47 GMT – South Korea stories 22 new importted circumstances, eight native infections

South Korea reported 30 new circumstances of the coronavirus on Sunday, with 22 of them imported circumstances and eight native circumstances, marking the second day in a row that native infections have elevated by a single-digit determine, based on Yonhap information company.

The brand new circumstances raised South Korea’s whole circumstances of COVID-19 to 14,366, whereas the nation’s dying toll remained at 301, based on the Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (KCDC).

The variety of new circumstances has been within the 30s since Friday when South Korea reported 36 new virus circumstances. The quantity fell to 31 on Saturday.

03:25 GMT – France begins testing passengers from 16 international locations at airports, ports

Vacationers getting into France from 16 international locations the place the coronavirus is circulating extensively will need to have virus checks upon arrival at French airports and ports, AP information company reported.

French Prime Minister Jean Castex introduced final month the checks can be required beginning on Saturday for the coming passengers, until they current proof of a damaging check inside 72 hours of their departure.

Those that check constructive in France should quarantine for 14 days.

France shouldn’t be allowing basic journey to and from the 16 international locations, which embrace the hotspots of america and Brazil.

02:49 GMT – Manila’s Catholic chief orders shutdown of church actions, mass gatherings

Quiapo ChurchThe Philippines has reported over 98,000 circumstances and greater than 2,000 deaths as of Saturday [File: Aaron Favila/AP]

The top of Manila’s Catholic church has ordered the suspension of all public actions and different mass gatherings for the subsequent ten days, as a part of the hassle to assist curb the unfold of the coronavirus within the Philippine capital.

“As a response to the decision of our medical folks, all of the church buildings and shrines within the Archdiocese of Manila will revert to the interval of ECQ protocols,” Bishop Broderick Pabillo, the pinnacle of the Archdiocese of Manila stated, in reference to the earlier strict lockdown procedures imposed in Manila.

“We won’t maintain public spiritual actions from August Three to 14 however we proceed our on-line actions,” he added within the assertion issued late on Saturday. Pabillo had earlier examined constructive of the virus.

The Philippines’ greater than 100 million inhabitants is predominantly Catholic. The top of the Manila church is seen as probably the most influential determine within the Catholic hierarchy within the nation.

The Philippines has reported over 98,000 circumstances and over 2,000 deaths as of Saturday.

02:05 GMT – Australia’s Victoria sees greater than 650 new coronavirus circumstances

Australia’s state of Victoria reported greater than 650 infections of the brand new coronavirus on Sunday, up from 397 circumstances the day past, Reuters information reported metropolis ABC Information tv.

Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews is to announce the official variety of circumstances afterward Sunday, along with a set of latest measures to comprise the unfold of the novel coronavirus.

01:40 GMT – Mainland China stories 49 new coronavirus circumstances, together with 30 in Xinjiang

China has reported 49 circumstances of the brand new coronavirus within the mainland as of the tip of August 1, up from 45 circumstances a day earlier, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting the well being fee.

Of the brand new infections, 30 have been within the far western area of Xinjiang, three have been within the northeastern province of Liaoning, and the remaining 16 have been imported circumstances, based on a press release by the Nationwide Well being Fee.

China reported 20 new asymptomatic circumstances, down from 23 a day earlier. As of the tip of Saturday, mainland China had 84,385 confirmed coronavirus circumstances, the well being authority stated. The COVID-19 dying toll remained at 4,634.

01:30 GMT – Italy’s day by day COVID-19 infections dip underneath 300

Italy’s day by day coronavirus infections has dipped underneath 300 circumstances for the primary time in three days, after a current flurry of clusters all through the nation raised concern amongst well being consultants, based on AP information company.

The Well being Ministry says Italy registered 295 circumstances within the final 24 hours, elevating the full to 247,832.

The ministry’s weekly report says there have been 123 clusters of an infection all through Italy within the earlier seven days.

In the meantime, Well being Minister Roberto Speranza ordered the railways to renew leaving empty seats so passengers may be not less than one meter (Three ½ toes) aside throughout summer time journey.

With 5 extra deaths, the full confirmed deaths in Italy reached greater than 35,000 as of the tip of Saturday.

01:04 GMT – Mexico stories new file of greater than 9,500 coronavirus circumstances

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With over 47,000 confirmed deaths, Mexico is already the third nation on the planet with probably the most deaths as a result of coronavirus pandemic [Jorge Núñez/EPA]

Mexico has racked up a file variety of new confirmed coronavirus infections, registering greater than 9,000 day by day circumstances for the primary time and passing the earlier peak for the second day operating, Reuters information company reported on Sunday quoting official knowledge.

Mexico’s well being ministry reported 9,556 new circumstances of coronavirus on Saturday, surging previous the file of 8,458 set on Friday. The ministry additionally logged 784 extra fatalities, bringing the full tally within the nation to 434,193 circumstances and 47,472 deaths.

The brand new file in circumstances got here a day after Mexico overtook Britain because the nation with the third-highest variety of deaths brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Mexico has struggled to comprise the virus, and has since late Might been making an attempt to restart the economic system, which within the April-June interval contracted by greater than 17 p.c quarter-on-quarter.

00:47 GMT – Excessive-ranking US Congress member checks constructive of coronavirus

Congressman Raul Grijalva, a high-ranking member of the US Congress from the state of Arizona has introduced that he has the coronavirus.

The Democrat says he examined constructive for the coronavirus days after he sat shut to a different member, Texas Rep Louie Gohmert, who introduced a constructive check this week.

The 72-year-old Grivalva is not less than the 11th member of Congress recognized to have examined constructive for the virus.

Gohmert, a Republican, has questioned using masks and sometimes walked across the Capitol with out one.

00:30 GMT – Greece confirms 110 new coronavirus circumstances

Greek authorities say there have been 110 new confirmed coronavirus circumstances prior to now 24 hours, the fourth-highest day by day determine and highest since April, based on AP information company.

Authorities say 23 of the circumstances involved staff at a meat processing manufacturing unit within the northern metropolis of Kavala. Assessments on all 140 staff are nonetheless ongoing. One other 10 circumstances concerned individuals who attended a marriage within the northern metropolis of Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest.

Solely 9 of the circumstances concerned incoming vacationers.

Greece has 4,587 whole confirmed circumstances and 206 deaths, with no deaths reported as if the tip of Saturday.

00:05 GMT – Vietnam stories 4 new COVID-19 circumstances; two are imported

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Vietnam has registered a complete of 590 circumstances and not less than three confirmed deaths [Luong Thai Linh/EPA]

Vietnam’s well being ministry has reported 4 new coronavirus circumstances, together with two domestically transmitted and two imported circumstances, based on Reuters Information Company.

The Southeast Asian nation has registered a complete of 590 circumstances, of which 144 infections are linked to the current outbreak within the coastal metropolis of Danang. Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the well being ministry stated in a press release.

00:01 GMT – 1000’s demand Netanyahu resignation as Israel PM

1000’s of demonstrators have gathered outdoors the official residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and thronged the streets of central Jerusalem, as weeks of protests in opposition to the Israeli chief seemed to be gaining steam.

The demonstration in central Jerusalem, together with smaller gatherings in Tel Aviv, close to Netanyahu’s seaside home in central Israel and at dozens of busy intersections nationwide, was one of many largest turnouts in weeks of protests.

Israeli media estimated not less than 10,000 folks demonstrated close to the official residence in central Jerusalem.

Late on Saturday, 1000’s marched by way of the streets in a loud however orderly rally. Demonstrators hoisted Israeli flags and blew loud horns as they marched. Many held posters that stated “Crime Minister” and “Bibi Go Dwelling” or accused Netanyahu of being out of contact with the general public.

For months, 1000’s of Israelis have taken to the streets, calling for Netanyahu to resign, protesting his dealing with of the nation’s coronavirus disaster and saying he shouldn’t stay in workplace whereas on trial for corruption expenses. Although Netanyahu has tried to minimize the protests, the twice-a-week gatherings present no indicators of slowing.

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Hi there and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

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Philippines to replace COVID-19 technique as healthcare employees search “timeout”
MANILA, Aug 2 (Reuters) – The Philippines’ well being division vowed on Sunday to replace its recreation plan in opposition to COVID-19 inside per week and sought to beef up the healthcare workforce within the capital Manila, the place medical frontliners are calling for reviving strict lockdowns.

The Southeast Asian nation on Saturday reported 4,963 extra coronavirus infections, the biggest single-day bounce on file, bringing its whole confirmed circumstances to 98,232, whereas its dying toll had climbed to 2,039.

It has the second-highest variety of coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths within the area, behind Indonesia.

Within the largest name but from medical consultants to comprise the virus, 80 teams representing 80,000 docs and 1,000,000 nurses, on Saturday stated the Philippines was shedding the battle in opposition to the illness and warned of a collapse of the healthcare system from hovering infections with out tighter controls.

Vietnam stories 4 new COVID-19 circumstances; two are imported

HANOI, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s well being ministry on Sunday reported 4 new coronavirus circumstances, together with two domestically transmitted and two imported circumstances.

The Southeast Asian nation has registered a complete of 590 circumstances, of which 144 infections are linked to the current outbreak within the costal metropolis of Danang. Vietnam has recorded three deaths, the well being ministry stated in a press release.

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