Authorities in the French capital will impose the obligatory using of face masks outdoors in busy areas from Monday amidst a rise in coronavirus cases.
The total number of United States coronavirus deaths rose past 160,000 with more than 4.9 million validated infections across the nation.
- More than 2 million individuals have actually now been verified infected in India, which is the third-worst hit nation by COVID-19
A minimum of 19.3 million people worldwide have been detected with COVID-19, while the international death toll crossed 719,000 Nearly 11.7 million have recovered.
Here are the current updates:
Saturday, August 8
23: 02 GMT – Trump indications coronavirus relief orders after talks with Congress fail
United States President Donald Trump has actually signed executive orders partly restoring improved joblessness payments to the tens of millions of Americans who lost tasks in the coronavirus pandemic, as the United States struck almost five million COVID-19 cases, according Reuters news agency.
Settlements broke down this week in between the White Home and top Democrats in Congress over how finest to help Americans deal with the heavy human and economic toll of the crisis, which has eliminated more than 160,000 individuals across the country.
Trump said the orders would offer an extra $400 weekly in unemployment payments, less than the $600 per week passed earlier in the crisis. Some of the measures were most likely to deal with legal difficulties, as the U.S. Constitution gives Congress authority over federal costs.
” This is the cash they need, this is the cash they desire, this gives them an incentive to go back to work,” the Republican president said of the lower payments. He stated 25 percent of it would be paid by states, whose budgets have actually been hard hit by the crisis.
20: 40 GMT – South Africa coronavirus deaths leading 10,000
More than 10,000 people have actually died from coronavirus in South Africa because the pandemic arrived in the country in March, the health ministry said.
The continent’s most industrialised economy has actually signed up 553,188 infections, more than half of the continental caseload, and the 5th biggest variety of COVID-19 cases on the planet.
Minister Zweli Mkhize said in his everyday update declaration that 301 brand-new virus-related deaths had been tape-recorded.
” This suggests we have breached the 10,000 mark, with 10,210 cumulative deaths now taped,” he stated.
20: 10 GMT – Thousands demonstration versus Netanyahu over COVID-19 response, corruption allegations
Thousands of Israelis rallied outdoors Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem as anger mounted over corruption allegations and his handling of the coronavirus crisis.
” Your time is up”, check out the giant letters projected on to a building at the demonstration site, as demonstrators waved Israeli flags and gotten in touch with Netanyahu to resign over what they say is his failure to secure jobs and services impacted by the pandemic.
The protest movement has intensified in current weeks, with critics accusing Netanyahu of being sidetracked by a corruption case against him. He denies misbehavior.
Netanyahu, who was sworn in for a 5th term in May after a closely combated election, has actually accused the protesters of stomping democracy and the Israeli media of motivating dissent.
Papua New Guinea sounds alarm with WHO as coronavirus cases rise (2: 13)
18: 35 GMT – Paris prefecture says face mask order to be in place for 1 month
Face masks should be used outdoors in Paris along the banks of the River Seine and along the Canal St Martin in addition to in al fresco markets and other places where social distancing is hard, the Paris prefecture.
Masks will be necessary from 0600 GMT on Monday and the order will remain in location for one month, the prefecture said.
17: 05 GMT – Ireland reports highest number of brand-new COVID-19 cases since early May
Ireland has reported 174 new cases of COVID-19, by far the highest variety of infections given that May and up from 98 on Friday and approximately 58 cases each day for the past week.
Chief Medical Officer Ronan Glynn said 118 of the brand-new cases were connected to the three counties – Kildare, Laois and Offaly – where some restrictions on movement were reestablished on Friday following a rise in cases there.
” While today’s varieties of confirmed cases are high, they are not unanticipated,” Glynn said. “Our top priority now … is to prevent these cases and clusters causing extensive neighborhood transmission of the illness.”
Authorities in Ireland have recorded more than 26,000 infections because the pandemic’s outbreak in March [File: Paul Faith/AFP]
16: 35 GMT – Pakistan announces resumption of international travel
Pakistan has revealed that it will enable the full resumption of all types of international flights to and from the nation’s airports from Sunday amid a stable decrease in COVID-19 deaths and infections.
The announcement comes weeks after Pakistan partly reopened its airports for domestic and global industrial flights.
A complete restriction on domestic and global business flights was enforced in March when Pakistan implemented an across the country lockdown to include the spread of the coronavirus. Later, the restrictions were gradually relieved and Pakistan saw a peak in infection deaths and infections in June.
Pakistan on Saturday reported just 14 casualties from coronavirus in the past 24 hours, raising its overall COVID-19- associated deaths to 6,068
16: 20 GMT – Italy reports 347 new coronavirus cases
Italy has actually reported 347 new coronavirus infections, a day after it went beyond the 500- case barrier for the first time given that late May.
Italy had 552 validated cases on Friday. With Saturday’s upgrade from the health ministry, Italy’s daily caseload go back to the 200-300 range of new infections it has maintained for a number of weeks.
Federal government officials have actually advised Italians to keep their guard up, given Spain, France and Germany have actually seen everyday infections top the 1,000- mark recently after the easing of virus lockdown procedures.
Italian officials have blamed the brand-new clusters largely on recently arrived migrants and Italians returning house from trip outside their house regions. Another 13 individuals died in the last day, making Italy’s confirmed COVID-19 death toll 35,203 – the sixth highest on the planet.
16: 00 GMT – Masks mandatory in parts of Paris from Monday
Wearing a mask will be mandatory in parts of Paris and its larger region from Monday to combat an increase in coronavirus infections in and around the French capital, authorities have actually said.
The mask will be obligatory for all those aged 11 and over from 8am (06: 00 GMT) on Monday “in certain really congested zones”, the authorities said in a declaration on Saturday, without yet detailing which locations were affected.
” All the signs show that since mid-July the infection is once again flowing more actively in the region,” the police stated, adding that some 400 people were checking favorable for COVID-19 in the area every day, with the 20-30 age particularly affected.
15: 20 GMT – Gaza children go back to school regardless of virus fears
Numerous thousands of children have returned to school in Gaza after a five-month suspension focused on controling the spread of the novel coronavirus in the crowded Palestinian territory.
Ziyad Thabit, undersecretary of the education ministry in the Hamas-ruled enclave, said students would follow a restorative curriculum throughout August and classes would be limited to four a day.
The United Nations company for Palestinians, UNRWA, which offers education to numerous thousands of kids in Gaza, said more than 285,000 pupils had returned to its 277 schools.
In a statement, it said it has “put in place preventative measures such as offering all the necessary materials to sanitise schools” and training personnel on how to utilize sanitation products effectively.
It said it would cancel morning assemblies and keep children in class throughout breaks to avoid a lot of students gathering in one location at a time.
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UNRWA stated over 285,000 students returned to classes throughout the277 schools it runs[Mustafa Hassona/Anadolu]
15:15 GMT- President Kenyatta states Kenya prepared to welcome tourists once again
President Uhuru Kenyatta encouraged tourists to return to Kenya, saying the nation was safe and open for company even with coronavirus cases having actually tripled in the past month.
Kenyatta stated the nation was ready to receive domestic and foreign visitors, which he was pleased with measures taken by the tourist sector to secure tourists from COVID-19
” I want to take this chance to encourage every Kenyan to take advantage and to take a trip … You can take a trip, you can move,” Kenyatta stated in a statement issued by his workplace.
” And now as you understand, we have also opened up our skies and flights are coming. We welcome all those who choose to come.”
Kenya tape-recorded699 brand-new infections on Saturday, taking the country’s total tally to25,837- approximately 3 times the number of a month ago. It has actually taped418 deaths from the illness, federal government figures show.
Kenya taped699 new infections on Saturday, taking the country‘s total tally to25, 837- approximately 3 times the variety of a month back[Njeri Mwangi/Reuters]
14: 45 GMT- Algeria alleviates coronavirus limitations, including travel curbs and curfew
Algeria has actually announced it will further ease its coronavirus lockdown, consisting of reducing an over night curfew, raising some travel curbs and enabling large mosques to reopen.
The North African country has actually taped34,155 coronavirus infections with 1, 282 deaths. In June, it resumed some financial activity, mainly in the building and construction and public works sectors, and allowed the resuming of some companies.
The new procedures consist of raising a travel ban on29 provinces from August 9 till the end of the month. During that period, a curfew will be shortened and will range from11 pm to 6am from the present 8pm to 5am, the federal government said.
Mosques with a capacity of more than 1,000 worshippers can reopen from August
15, though weekly prayers on Fridays, which are typically attended by bigger numbers of people, will remain banned throughout the country.
Algeria has actually so far taped more than34, 000 coronavirus cases including 1
,282 deaths [Ryad Kramdi/AFP]
14:30 GMT- UK medics demonstration, need pay raise after pandemic battle
Hundreds of health care employees have actually rallied in cities throughout Britain, demanding the federal government acknowledge their effort throughout the coronavirus pandemic with a substantial pay boost.
In London, demonstrators- most wearing masks and observing social distancing- marched to evictions of Downing Street, house to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, chanting,” Boris Johnson, hear us yell. Pay us properly or go out.”
Medics have been hailed as heroes throughout the pandemic by the federal government and public. Some say a decade of public spending cuts by Johnson and previous Conservative prime ministers left the state-funded National Health Service struggling to cope.
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Demonstrators hold placards that read’ Defend NHS, pay increase now'[Kate Green/Anadolu]
14:10 GMT- Britain makes using of face masks mandatory
Individuals in Britain need to use
masks in many indoor settings beginning with Saturday as the nation tries to squash a rise in coronavirus infections that has followed the easing of lockdown measures.
England and Scotland now require face-coverings in the majority of indoor areas, including places of praise, museums, movie theaters, banks and libraries. They were already compulsory in shops and on public transport.
A swath of northern England has actually been put under harder constraints that disallow families from blending, after a rise in infections that authorities blame partly on individuals satisfying up in homes and bars. Britain’s official coronavirus death toll stands at more than46,500, the greatest in Europe.
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13:35 GMT- Germany adds parts of Bulgaria, Romania to virus-risk list
Germany has actually added parts a number of locations of Bulgaria and Romania to a list of places thought about high threat for coronavirus infections, requiring compulsory tests for travellers returning from those places from Saturday.
In its latest travel caution upgrade, the foreign ministry put Bulgaria’s Blagoevgrad, Dobrich and Black Sea tourist hotspot Varna on its list of places where infections were rising rapidly.
Seven places in Romania – Arges, Bihor, Buzau, Neamt, Ialomita, Mehedinti and Timis – were also included.
This indicates that visitors entering Germany after visiting these websites need to take a coronavirus test on arrival unless they can produce a test taken in the previous 48 hours.
Germany uses the yardstick of 50 new infections per 100,000 residents in the previous 7 days to identify if a country or region must go on its high-risk list. It recently included three areas in Spain to the list in a blow to the fellow EU member state.
Infection damage to UK economy: Bank warns of decline in 100 years (2: 32)
11: 48 GMT – Ukraine closes checkpoints at Crimean border to manage coronavirus
Ukraine’s government stated it has actually briefly closed its border with Crimea, the peninsula annexed by Russia in 2014, to avoid more spread of the coronavirus
All three crossing points in between the mainland and Crimea, which is specified by Ukraine as an occupied area, will be closed from August 9 to August 30, a federal government declaration stated.
Just Crimean locals with Ukrainian citizenship will be enabled to enter Ukraine.
Ukrainians who permanently live on the mainland will have the ability to return house throughout the three-week closure.
Ukraine has actually registered a stable day-to-day boost in new coronavirus infections considering that completion of July. The number of validated cases rose by 1,489 in the last 24 hours.
The overall variety of cases is at 79,750, consisting of 1,879 deaths.
11: 19 GMT – A minimum of 17 participants of Afghan grand assembly favorable for coronavirus
At least 17 participants of a significant Afghan grand assembly have actually tested positive for the brand-new coronavirus, officials stated, a day after the prominent event began in Kabul to ponder over the fate of Taliban prisoners and the beginning of the peace procedure in the war-torn country.
After being called by the Afghan federal government, the gathering, known as the loya jirga, began on Friday with more than 3,600 individuals in the middle of tight security and the COVID-19 pandemic to dispute whether Taliban detainees must be released, getting rid of a significant challenge in the peace talks.
It was not instantly clear if the testing was done prior to or after the assembly started, but there is a worry the infection could have spread out provided the size of the event, which occurred under a camping tent.
Afghanistan has officially tape-recorded 37,015 cases of the virus and 1,307 COVID-19 deaths, but officials stated today a minimum of 10 million individuals may have been infected.
09: 57 GMT – Children walk back to school in Gaza after five-month shutdown
Numerous countless kids walked through the streets of the Gaza Strip to return to classes after 5 months of shutdown – though authorities stated they were ready to close schools once again if coronavirus cases surge.
Gaza, mainly cut off from the world by an Israeli-led blockade, has actually not taped any COVID-19 cases in the towns and refugee camps where about 2 million Palestinians live.
Health workers will sanitise Gaza’s 751 schools two times a day, officials stated. Children do not need to wear masks however need to bring their own lunch and outside breaks are prohibited.
About 40 km (25 miles) away in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, which has reported a spike in COVID-19 cases, high school classes started today but grade schools stay closed.
West Bank health authorities have actually reported 94 deaths and 13,600 cases, most of them in the last two months.
08: 43 GMT – Poland reports 843 brand-new coronavirus cases
Poland has reported 843 brand-new coronavirus cases, according to the health ministry’s Twitter account, the seventh day-to-day record in 2 weeks.
Poland reported 51,167 cases of the brand-new coronavirus in all, and 1,800 deaths.
07: 14 GMT – Australia’s Victoria state reports 450 new coronavirus cases
Australia’s second-most populated state of Victoria on Friday reported 11 coronavirus-related deaths and 450 brand-new infections in the last 24 hours, compared to eight deaths and 471 cases a day earlier.
The state began a six-week overall lockdown on Thursday, shutting down shops and organisations to contain a second wave of infections needing its five million residents to stay at home.
Victoria reported its most dangerous day of the coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday with 15 deaths and a record daily increase of 725 cases.
06: 29 GMT – Four United States deaths tied to methanol-based hand sanitisers
Alcohol-based hand-sanitisers can help stop the coronavirus from dispersing, but drinking the items turned out to be lethal for 4 people in two states.
Health officials reported this week that 15 adults were poisoned in Arizona and New Mexico in May and June after consuming hand-sanitiser.
Besides the four who passed away, 3 had continuing vision issues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said.
All had consumed sanitisers including methanol, or wood alcohol.
05: 25 GMT – New Zealand’s Ardern launches ‘COVID election’ project
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern began her re-election project, pledging a 311 million New Zealand-dollar ($205 m) rescue bundle for services affected by the coronavirus lockdown.
She told her advocates in Auckland that the procedure was targeted at protecting the jobs of 40,000 people employed by companies that had suffered serious financial losses as a result of the pandemic.
” When people ask, is this a COVID election, my answer is yes, it is,” Ardern said.
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Jacinda Ardern goes to the launch of the Labour Party’s election project in Auckland on August 8, 2020 [Michael Bradley/ AFP]
04: 55 GMT – India reports 933 deaths
India has actually recorded 933 new COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours as fresh infections rose by another 61,537 cases to reach nearly 2.1 million.
The Health Ministry said the variety of overall deaths stood at 42,518, including more than 20,000 in the past 30 days. An average of about 50,000 brand-new cases has been reported every day since mid-June.
The ministry asked state authorities to evaluate grocery store employees and street vendors, saying that if undetected they might possibly spread infection to a great deal of people.
India has the third-highest caseload worldwide after the US and Brazil.
03: 32 GMT – Australia’s Victoria records 466 cases, 12 deaths
The Australian state of Victoria has reported 466 new cases of COVID-19 and 12 deaths, consisting of another guy in his 30 s.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews said six of the deaths were linked to break outs at aged care facilities. The figures were released as the city of Melbourne stayed in lockdown and under an over night curfew.
On Friday, Victoria reported 450 new cases and 11 deaths. That was down from a record 725 infections reported a week earlier.
Protective services officers speak with a female at the Southern Cross Station in Melbourne on August 7, 2020, as the city goes into a strict new lockdown [William West/AFP]
03: 20 GMT – New Zealand accepts ICC decision to hold off Cricket World Cup
New Zealand says it might have most likely hosted the women’s Cricket World Cup next year however supports the choice of the International Cricket Council (ICC) to delay the occasion for a year.
The ICC announced its decision on Friday to shift the 50- over competition until February 2022 due to the fact that of the uncertainty around COVID-19 One of the issues was the reality that no teams had actually played given that March and time was going out to hold a qualifying competition to discover the last three sides.
” This is clearly a frustrating decision for cricket gamers and fans around the globe,” New Zealand Sport and Leisure Minister Grant Robertson said in a statement.
” The arranging committee in New Zealand has actually been dealing with the federal government to guarantee a safe and enjoyable tournament could be played. We could have done it in 2021, but now we will seek to2022 As a government we have restated our commitment to supporting the competition.”
02: 19 GMT – El Salvador court rebukes president’s decree to resume economy
The constitutional chamber of El Salvador’s Supreme Court of Justice has actually declared that an executive decree to establish procedures for the steady resuming of the economy was unconstitutional.
The court said President Nayib Bukele’s decree outlining a stage-by-stage resuming “contradict[s] constitutional criteria developed” earlier to contain the spread of the brand-new coronavirus.
” In every nation worldwide, federal governments are purchasing resuming, gradually, to manage the pandemic,” Bukele stated on Twitter. “In El Salvador, today that is likewise unconstitutional.”
02: 00 GMT – Mexico’s president defends virus record
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the president of Mexico, has actually protected his federal government’s record combating the coronavirus and ruled out a modification in method after the official death toll rose past 50,000
The Latin American nation of 128 million recently surpassed the United Kingdom to become the third hardest-hit country in regards to overall infection deaths, after Brazil and the United States.
However Lopez Obrador stated in regards to deaths relative to population size, “we have actually not been so hard struck”, and on that basis, Mexico ranks fifth in the Americas, behind the US, Brazil, Chile and Peru.
” And if we compare ourselves with Europe, there are more deaths in Spain, France and England than in Mexico,” he said.
01: 41 GMT – Uncommon syndrome connected to COVID-19 found in almost 600 US children
Nearly 600 children have been confessed to US healthcare facilities with a rare inflammatory syndrome associated with the novel coronavirus over four months during the peak of the pandemic, the CDC said in a report.
Multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) is an uncommon but extreme condition that shares symptoms with poisonous shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease, consisting of fever, rashes, inflamed glands and, in serious cases, heart swelling.
It has been reported in kids and adolescent patients about two to four weeks after the onset of COVID-19 The CDC report said state health departments throughout the country reported an overall of 570 MIS-C patients detected with the health problem from March 2 to July 18.
Amongst the MIS-C cases, all patients evaluated positive for COVID-19 and 10 passed away, the CDC stated in the report.
00: 45 GMT – Mexico cautions of ‘extended pandemic’ as cases increase
Mexico has actually posted 6,717 newly validated coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, increasing the country’s collected overall to 469,407
Authorities likewise said the number of verified COVID-19 deaths increased by 794 to a total of 51,311
Wishes for a significant decline in cases have been annoyed by continued high infection rates, with Assistant Health Secretary Hugo Lopez-Gatell warning that “this is going to be a prolonged pandemic”.
Mexico’s Oaxaca state bans sale of unhealthy food to kids (2: 15)
00: 13 GMT – Italian cabinet approves $29 bn stimulus package
Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte’s cabinet has actually authorized a stimulus plan amounting to 25 billion euros ($29 bn) to restore an economy battered by the coronavirus crisis.
The plan, which needs to be authorized by parliament, allows for higher tax advantages for Italy’s southern regions – and requires cruise liners to resume cruising from August 15 and for trade fairs to occur from September.
It likewise extends emergency monthly payments to susceptible households varying from 400 to 800 euros ($472 to $943) as well as an amount of 500 million euros ($589 m) set aside for overtime payments to extended health employees.
” We are safeguarding tasks, we are supporting employees, we are lowering the tax burden, we are assisting the areas,” Conte told reporters.
He also said social distancing and face masks would be mandatory up until September 7, including: “These are the minimum rules.”
Hey there and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
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