Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) warned the country is on brink of nationwide outbreak following the very best daily number of coronavirus cases recorded since March.
India has had the very best number of daily new cases within the world for the last 18 days, with over 50,000 new cases a day . quite 23.1 million people are diagnosed with COVID-19 round the world, and quite 14.91 million have recovered. a minimum of 804,400 people have died, consistent with Johns Hopkins University.
Coronavirus is circulating fourfold more among people under 40 in France than among those over 65, health minister Olivier Veran said as France reported a further 3,602 new COVID-19 cases.
Sunday, August 23
12:00 GMT – Sicilian president wants to expel migrants thanks to COVID-19 risks
The president of Sicily has issued a decree ordering the mass expulsion of asylum seekers from the island due to novel coronavirus contagion risks.
It is unclear how the drastic measure might be implemented, and whether the Sicilian has the authority to issue it. There was no immediate response to the move from the inside Ministry in Rome.
“Sicily can’t be invaded, while Europe is popping a blind eye and therefore the government isn’t enacting any pushbacks,” President Nello Musumeci wrote on Sunday on Facebook, publishing his decree which is valid until September 10.
11:35 GMT – Local virus outbreak in Myanmar sparks fears for Rohingya camps
Rohingya in Myanmar’s conflict-wracked Rakhine state expressed fears of a coronavirus outbreak reaching their overcrowded camps, after a spate of infections sent the capital into lockdown.
Nearly 130,000 Rohingya Muslims sleep in what Amnesty International describes as “apartheid” conditions in camps around Sittwe.
The city has recorded 48 cases within the past week, making up quite 10 percent of the about 400 cases thus far registered in Myanmar.
“We are extremely worried about the virus because we live in limbo and it won’t be easy to regulate ,” said Rohingya Kyaw Kyaw.
10:32 GMT – Russia plans COVID-19 vaccine output at 6 million doses a month
Russia expects to supply between 1.5 million and a couple of million doses per month of its potential COVID-19 vaccine by the year end, gradually ramping up production to six million doses a month, the RIA press agency cited industry minister Denis Manturov as saying.
Large-scale testing of the vaccine, developed by Moscow’s Gamaleya institute, is thanks to start in Russia next week.
10:15 GMT – Philippines’ coronavirus cases rise on the brink of 190,000
The Philippines recorded 2,378 new coronavirus infections, its smallest daily spike in nearly four weeks, but the nationwide tally rose to 189,601, still the very best in Southeast Asia .
In a bulletin, the department of health also reported 32 more fatalities, bringing the country’s price to 2,998
09:00 GMT – Italy rules out new lockdown as coronavirus cases rise
The Italian government isn’t considering new lockdowns to curb coronavirus infections despite a gentle rise in new cases over the past month, health minister Roberto Speranza said.
Speranza told daily newspaper La Stampa the present situation can’t be compared with February and March when the disease was out of control and it had been difficult to trace and isolate infected people.
“I am optimistic, although prudent. Our national health service has become much stronger.”
08:35 GMT – Indonesia reports 2,037 new coronavirus cases
Indonesia has reported 2,037 new coronavirus cases, bringing its tally to 153,535, data from the country’s COVID-19 task force showed.
The Southeast Asian country also added 86 COVID deaths on Sunday, taking the entire number of deaths to six ,680 – the very best in Southeast Asia .
07:58 GMT – Bangladesh: Religious secretary infected by coronavirus
Bangladesh’s religious affairs secretary and his wife tested positive for the novel coronavirus, a politician said on Sunday.
“Religion Secretary Md Nurul Islam and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus. Both of them are under treatment at the Rajarbagh Police Hospital,” Mohammad Anwar Hossain, a senior information officer at the Ministry of spiritual Affairs, said.
According to the directorate-general of health services, the price within the country rose to 1,907 and therefore the total number of confirmed cases is 292,625.
06:38 GMT – UK PM Johnson says schools must reopen
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told allies that “failure to reopen schools isn’t an option”, the Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported.
Earlier this month, Johnson said reopening schools in September was a social, economic and moral imperative, insisting schools would be ready to operate safely despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sunday Times reported this month that Johnson had ordered a PR campaign to make sure schools open on time.