Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said it had been impossible to pack up the country’s economy despite the surge in coronavirus cases.
India’s coronavirus cases surged past 800,000 with the most important single-day spike of 27,114 cases, causing multiple states to impose lockdowns in high-risk areas.
More than 12.5 million people around the world are diagnosed with COVID-19 and quite 559,000 have died, consistent with a tally by the Johns Hopkins University. quite 6.8 million patients have recovered.
Here are the newest updates.
Saturday, July 11
10:30 GMT – More infections in Syria’s overcrowded rebel enclave emerge
At least two doctors in Syria’s opposition-held northwest are infected with the coronavirus, consistent with a monitoring group, raising the entire number of cases within the overcrowded rebel enclave to 3.
The Syrian opposition and rebel groups control the Idlib area, which is home to quite three million people, most of them displaced by the war and living in camps and overcrowded facilities.
09:55 GMT – Iran says cannot pack up economy despite worsening virus outbreak
Iran said it cannot afford to pack up its sanctions-hit economy, whilst the center East’s deadliest coronavirus outbreak worsens with record-high death tolls and rising infections.
Iran must continue “economic, social and cultural activities while observing health protocols”, President Hassan Rouhani said during a televised virus taskforce meeting.
“The simplest solution is to shut down all activities, [but] subsequent day, people would begin to protest the [resulting] chaos, hunger, hardship, and pressure,” he added.
Iran has been struggling since late February to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, which has killed quite 12,400 people and infected nearly 252,000 [File: Mohamadreza Nadimi/Wana/Reuters]
09:20 GMT – the Philippines confirms 12 new coronavirus deaths, 1,387 more cases
The Philippines’ health ministry reported 12 new coronavirus deaths and 1,387 additional infections, taking the entire to 54,222 cases. The Southeast Asian country has reported record daily high infection numbers on three of the past eight days.
08:57 GMT – Gates involves COVID-19 medicines to travel to people that need them
Billionaire philanthropist Gates involved COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and other people that require them most, to not the “highest bidder”, saying counting on the economic process would prolong the deadly pandemic.
“If we just let drugs and vaccines attend the very best bidder, rather than to the people and therefore the places where they’re most needed, we’ll have an extended, more unjust, deadlier pandemic,” Gates, a founding father of Microsoft, said during a video released during a virtual COVID-19 conference organized by the International AIDS Society.
08:32 GMT – Bulgaria postpones league season start amid increase of COVID-19 cases
The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) postponed the beginning of next season’s domestic top flight by a fortnight after the Balkan country saw the most important increase of COVID-19 cases during a week.
The BFU’s Medical Commission submitted a proposal on Friday to the BFU’s management to postpone the championship’s kick-off “in view of the complicated epidemiological situation”.
08:08 GMT – Emirates to chop up to 9,000 jobs: Report
Emirates has cut a tenth of its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic in layoffs that would rise to fifteen percent, or 9,000 jobs, its president said, consistent with a report.
The Middle East’s largest carrier, which operates a fleet of 270 wide-bodied aircraft, halted operations in late March as a part of global shutdowns to stem the spread of the virus.
07:45 GMT – Russia reports 6,611 new coronavirus infections
Russia reported 6,611 new coronavirus cases, taking its nationwide tally of infections to 720,547.
The country’s coronavirus crisis response center said 188 people had died from the virus within the past 24 hours, bringing the price to 11,205.
07:17 GMT – 4,000 volunteers to assist test vaccine in Germany
Some 4,000 volunteers have registered as subjects for a coronavirus vaccination study at the University
Hospital in Tuebingen.
“It’s a true luxury situation, unlike usual clinical trials,” study director Peter Kremsner told DPA press agency on Friday.”Normally we’ve trouble arising with enough test subjects.”
A clinical study began at the university clinic in mid-June to check the tolerability of a vaccine developed by the Tuebingen biopharmaceutical company CureVac [Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters]
06:45 GMT – Bangladeshi coronavirus sufferers shun hospitals
Thousands of beds for coronavirus patients in Bangladesh are lying empty despite the country battling a rising caseload as people are too scared to enter hospitals, officials and sufferers say.