Italy extends state of emergency over coronavirus: Reside updates

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Italy extends state of emergency over coronavirus: Live updates



Italy’s higher home of parliament has accepted a request by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to increase a state of emergency till October 15.
Lebanon has agreed to strengthen a nationwide lockdown from July 30 till August Three after a spike in new instances threatens to overwhelm its healthcare system.
Germany’s overseas ministry has suggested holidaymakers to not journey to a number of Spanish areas – together with Catalonia, house to Barcelona – which have seen coronavirus an infection charges rise.
Greater than 16.5 million folks around the globe have been identified with the coronavirus. Some 9.6 million sufferers have recovered, and greater than 655,000 have died, based on knowledge from Johns Hopkins College.
Listed below are the newest updates:
Tuesday, July 28
20:45 GMT – US trainer’s union backs strikes to make sure colleges reopen safely
One of many largest United States lecturers’ union is authorising its members to strike if their colleges plan to reopen with out correct security measures in the course of the worldwide pandemic.
The American Federation of Academics (AFT), which represents 1.7 million college workers, issued a decision on Tuesday saying it should help any native chapter that decides to strike over reopening plans.
The group says college buildings ought to open solely in areas the place coronavirus infections are low sufficient and if colleges enact sure security measures.
Learn extra right here.

A highschool trainer holding an indication throughout a protest calling for colleges to implement mask-wearing and to implement different security measures forward of colleges reopening in Salt Lake Metropolis, Utah, the USA [AP Photo/Rick Bowmer]

20:15 GMT – Donald Trump Jr’s Twitter account locked over COVID-19 video
Twitter Inc has mentioned that it has reined in entry to Donald Trump Jr’ s account for 12 hours as a result of a tweet he had posted violated the social media web site’s misinformation coverage on COVID-19.
The eldest son of US President Donald Trump had posted a video on Monday of docs speaking concerning the drug hydroxychloroquine, and the video was eliminated by Twitter.
The video was additionally taken down by Fb Inc and Alphabet Inc-owned YouTube after racking up hundreds of thousands of views, eliminated for breaking their guidelines on COVID-19 misinformation.
Learn extra right here.

Twitter suspended the account of Donald Trump Jr for 12 hours due to violations to the platform’s misinformation coverage [File: Carlos Barria/Reuters]

19:32 GMT – Main League Baseball postpones Marlins video games by means of Sunday
Main League Baseball (MLB) has postponed all Miami Marlins video games by means of Sunday on account of a COVID-19 outbreak throughout the staff, it has mentioned in a press release.
Seventeen members of the organisation have examined optimistic over the past 5 days, based on a number of studies.
“Given the present circumstances, MLB believes that it’s most prudent to permit the Marlins time to concentrate on offering care for his or her gamers and planning their Baseball Operations for a resumption early subsequent week,” the league mentioned in a press release.
19:15 GMT – Italian PM Conte wins backing to increase emergency interval
Italy’s higher home of parliament has accepted a request by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to increase till October 15 a state of emergency, increasing his authorities’s powers.
Opposition events had objected, accusing Conte of making an attempt to maintain an excessive amount of energy in his personal arms regardless of a dramatic fall within the price of contagion. Nonetheless, the higher home Senate handed the measure by 157 votes to 125 within the 319-seat chamber.
19:00 GMT – Florida deaths surpass 6,000 with single-day report
Florida has reported 191 coronavirus-related deaths prior to now 24 hours, the very best single-day rise because the begin of the epidemic, the state well being division has mentioned.
Florida’s complete demise toll has now surpassed 6,000. The USA’ third most populous state is now second solely to California in its complete variety of COVID-19 instances, with 441,997, a rise of 9,230 from the day earlier than.





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18:28 GMT – Ecuador opens cell testing centres as hospitals replenish
Authorities in Ecuador are deploying new sanitary cell centres to ramp up testing and ease strain on the well being system.
Quito has change into Ecuador’s COVID-19 scorching spot, with complete instances just lately overtaking these in Guayaquil, the nation’s second-largest metropolis, which in March and April suffered considered one of Latin America’s worst outbreaks.
Quito now has 12,747 instances, with Ecuador’s complete case rely exceeding 82,000, based on figures launched by the Well being Ministry on Tuesday. Some 600 folks have died within the capital, out of 5,584 deaths throughout the Andean nation.
18:15 GMT – NY’s Cuomo to analyze crowded Chainsmokers live performance
New York state’s governor says he’s “appalled” by movies displaying crowds standing shut collectively at a Hamptons live performance that includes United States digital music duo The Chainsmokers over the weekend.
Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned the state’s division of well being will examine “egregious social distancing violations”.
Learn extra right here.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo plans to analyze whether or not the live performance precipitated ‘unlawful reckless endangerment of public well being’ [File: Mike Segar/Reuters]

17:45 GMT – Portugal’s in style Madeira makes masks obligatory in public
Carrying masks in public will probably be obligatory always on the favored Portuguese island of Madeira from August 1, the native authorities has introduced on Tuesday, making it the primary area within the nation to undertake such a measure.
Madeira, in style for its wine and its inexperienced panorama, has managed to maintain its tally of coronavirus instances low because the pandemic began. It has reported 105 infections, with no new instances since Saturday.
“The usage of the masks is precisely to point out those that go to us the rationale why we’ve these outcomes,” mentioned the area’s basic well being secretary, Pedro Ramos.
The usage of masks in closed areas and public transport is already obligatory in Madeira, however now these on the streets should put on masks, too.

A lady walks by means of Comercio sq. in Lisbon, Portugal [File: Rafael Marchante/Reuters]

17:19 GMT – France studies 14 extra deaths, elevating complete to 30,223
French well being authorities have reported 14 new coronavirus deaths, taking the overall to 30,223, a determine twice as excessive because the each day common enhance of seven seen over the past week.
In a press release, authorities mentioned the variety of folks in hospital for COVID-19 went down once more, pursuing a two-month downward development.
17:03 GMT – Georgia governor withdraws emergency request to cease Atlanta masks mandate
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has withdrawn his emergency request for a court docket to cease enforcement of Atlanta’s requirement that faces masks be worn in all public locations, whereas mediation over the state’s authorized effort to dam the mandate proceeds.
Kemp sued Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the town two weeks in the past to cease enforcement of the native mandate, geared toward slowing the unfold of the coronavirus. The governor argued that the town lacks the authority to override his order encouraging however not requiring face coverings.

16:50 GMT – Italian PM seeks to increase emergency interval
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has requested parliament to increase a state of emergency, which expands his authorities’s powers.
Opposition events objected that Conte was making an attempt to maintain an excessive amount of energy in his personal arms regardless of a dramatic fall within the price of contagion.
“The virus continues to evolve and has not run its course. It might be incongruous to abruptly droop such an efficient measure,” Conte advised the higher home, the Senate.
Nonetheless, he drew again from requesting an extension till the tip of the 12 months, saying he solely needed a renewal till October.
16:46 GMT – Malta says 65 rescued migrants check optimistic
Sixty-five migrants who had been in a bunch of 94 folks rescued at sea and delivered to Malta on Monday have examined optimistic for COVID-19, Malta’s well being ministry has mentioned.
It was the one largest cluster of optimistic instances detected on the Mediterranean island because the first case got here to gentle within the nation on March 7.The well being ministry mentioned 85 of the migrants had been examined to this point, with an extra 9 nonetheless awaiting a check.





Tons of of rescued migrants arrive in Italy

16:44 GMT – Pfizer CEO says negotiating with EU on contract for vaccine: interview
Drugmaker Pfizer Inc is in concurrent talks with the European Union in addition to a number of of its member states to promote them the COVID-19 vaccine candidate it’s growing, Chief Govt Albert Bourla has mentioned in an interview.
“We’re negotiating with the EU as a result of that might be a lot simpler. But in addition we’re having intensive discussions with a number of member states, simply in case we won’t discover settlement with the EU,” Bourla mentioned.
16:33 GMT – Trump pushes anti-malaria drug, Fauci checks him
Every week after showing to challenge a extra critical tone concerning the coronavirus, United States President Donald Trump is again to pushing unproven claims that an anti-malaria drug is an efficient remedy and difficult the credibility of the nation’s main infectious illness knowledgeable.
Dr Anthony Fauci pushed again Tuesday, saying he’ll preserve doing his job.
Learn extra right here.

Anthony Fauci, director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses, disagrees with the US president on the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine [File: Leah Millis/Reuters]

15:12 GMT – Belarus president says he had asymptomatic coronavirus
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has mentioned he has had the coronavirus with none signs and had already recovered from it, the BelTA information company has quoted him as saying.
“Right this moment, you’re assembly a person who managed to outlive the coronavirus on his toes. Medical doctors got here to such a conclusion yesterday. Asymptomatic,” Lukashenko mentioned throughout a gathering with the navy.
The 65-year-old chief has resisted calls to impose lockdown measures or shut the borders to comprise the unfold of the pandemic within the japanese European nation.
14:38 GMT – Lebanon reinstates lockdown measures after virus rebound
Lebanon has agreed to strengthen nationwide lockdown measures after a spike in new instances threatens to overwhelm its healthcare system.
On Saturday, Lebanon recorded 175 new instances, its highest each day variety of infections.
To stem a bigger outbreak, the federal government ordered a lockdown from July 30 till August 3, Info Minister Manal Abdel Samad mentioned after a cupboard assembly.
The lockdown will probably be suspended from August Three till August 6, with eating places and cafes allowed to reopen at 50 p.c capability whereas nightclubs, bars, indoor swimming pools and public parks stay closed.
Lebanon, a rustic of some six million folks, has recorded a complete of three,879 instances of COVID-19, together with 51 deaths.

14:28 GMT – Fauci: Marlins’ outbreak endangers 2020 season
Dr Anthony Fauci fears the rising outbreak of the coronavirus throughout the Miami Marlins might threaten the 2020 baseball season.
Fauci mentioned on ABC’s Good Morning America programme that Main League Baseball nonetheless has time to curb the unfold of the pandemic.
“This might put it at risk,” mentioned Fauci, director of the Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses.
“I do not consider they should cease, however we simply have to observe this and see what occurs with different groups on a day-by-day foundation.”
The Marlins accomplished a three-game collection in Philadelphia on Sunday however opted to not fly again to Miami after greater than a dozen instances of COVID-19 had been confirmed by optimistic checks.
14:24 GMT – Phillies baseball sport postponed as gamers await COVID-19 check outcomes
The Philadelphia Phillies sport towards the visiting New York Yankees on Tuesday has been postponed as some members of the house staff await COVID-19 check outcomes following their weekend collection versus the Miami Marlins, a supply has advised Reuters.
The choice to postpone the second Phillies sport in as many days follows their three-game season-opening collection versus Miami, who’ve had various gamers check optimistic for the coronavirus.
14:08 GMT – Spain ‘protected’ for vacationers regardless of virus spike: authorities
Spain stays a “protected” vacation spot for vacationers regardless of an increase in coronavirus infections in some components of the nation, the federal government has insisted.
The remarks got here after the UK reimposed a 14-day quarantine on anybody arriving from Spain, and France and Germany warned towards journey to sure components of the nation following a spike in instances.
“We wish to ship a transparent message of confidence in our nation,” mentioned authorities spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero after the weekly cupboard assembly.
“We’re a safe vacation spot that has made preparations and strengthened itself to cope with the virus and any outbreaks.”

14:03 GMT – Turkey plans to reopen all colleges so long as virus retains receding
Turkey plans to reopen colleges nationwide on August 31, to get college students again into school rooms and liberate working mother and father, assuming a latest stabilisation in coronavirus instances holds.
Academics and directors are making ready on-site well being precautions, however two authorities sources advised Reuters that the each day an infection price could have to dip beneath the greater than 900 seen just lately to permit them to execute what they known as Plan A.
Faculties shifted to distance schooling in March, when Turkey recognized its first case and commenced limiting motion.
13:50 GMT – International air visitors will not return to pre-crisis degree earlier than 2024: IATA
World air visitors is not going to return to ranges seen earlier than the coronavirus pandemic till at the very least 2024, the   Worldwide Air Transport Affiliation has mentioned.
Uncertainty concerning the timing of border reopenings is the principle issue weighing on worldwide visitors, IATA’s finance chief Brian Pearce advised a information convention.

13:46 GMT – Spain approves new funding strains for firms, first tranche of eight billion euros
The Spanish authorities has accepted a brand new set of state-backed credit score strains of as much as 40 billion euros ($46.9bn) to assist mitigate the results of the coronavirus, Spain’s economic system minister, Nadia Calvino, has mentioned.
Talking after the weekly cupboard assembly, Calvino mentioned that the primary tranche of this new assist package deal would quantity to round eight billion euros, of which 5 billion euros would go primarily to small and mid-sized firms.
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Howdy, that is Mersiha Gadzo in Toronto, Canada taking up the reside updates from my colleague Elizabeth Melimopoulos in Doha, Qatar.
12:30 GMT – Actual Madrid’s Diaz checks optimistic
Actual Madrid ahead Mariano Diaz has examined optimistic for COVID-19, the Spanish champions mentioned, casting doubt on his participation of their Champions League tie at Manchester Metropolis subsequent week.
Actual mentioned checks had been performed on the squad on Monday and that though Diaz was in “good well being”, he could be self-isolating at house.

Mariano medical report.#RealMadrid
— Actual Madrid C.F. 🇬🇧🇺🇸 (@realmadriden) July 28, 2020

12:00 GMT – Coronavirus sharpening starvation in southern Africa, says bloc
Almost 45 million folks in 13 international locations in southern Africa are food-insecure on account of drought and flood and the affect of coronavirus, the area’s bloc has mentioned. The tally has risen virtually 10 p.c over final 12 months, the Southern African Improvement Group (SADC) mentioned in a report. “Frequent climate-induced shocks … financial challenges and poverty have been additional exacerbated by the devastating affect of COVID-19 on communities,” it mentioned. Coronavirus restrictions have badly affected enterprise exercise, jobs and remittances.
11:45 GMT – Madrid tightens coronavirus restrictions
The Madrid regional authorities is making the carrying of face masks obligatory in all public areas, limiting how many individuals can collect in a single place and focusing on younger folks in a drive to stamp out new outbreaks of the coronavirus.
Regional authorities head Isabel Diaz Ayuso introduced that not more than 10 folks may be current at personal gatherings.
Ayuso additionally mentioned an info marketing campaign will concentrate on younger folks, who’re largely blamed for spreading the coronavirus by means of their social lives. She mentioned younger folks “have it of their arms to reverse the development”.

11:30 GMT – Greece to open ports to cruise ships on Saturday
Greece has introduced it should open six of its huge ports to vacationer cruise ships beginning on Saturday, after they had been banned due to the coronavirus pandemic. “All cruisers are welcome in Greece,” Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis mentioned on Tuesday. The nation is to open the ports in Athens, Rhodes, Heraklion on Crete, Volos, Corfu and Katakolon, he added.
11:15 GMT – No indication new coronavirus is seasonal: WHO
The unfold of the novel coronavirus doesn’t look like impacted by seasonality, the World Well being Group has mentioned, warning towards false beliefs that summer time is safer. “Season doesn’t appear to be affecting the transmission of this virus,” WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris advised reporters in a digital briefing.
She identified that a number of the hardest-hit international locations are at the moment in the course of totally different seasons.

11:00 GMT – Barcelona’s hovering COVID-19 instances trigger concern
An infection charges have been hovering in Spain with a couple of thousand new instances reported every day in Catalonia.
It’s feared the regional capital, Barcelona, will change into the epicentre of the virus.
Al Jazeera’s Marta Herrero studies from Barcelona:

10:45 GMT – South Asian animal sellers log on for Eid al-Adha
Thousands and thousands of goats, sheep and cattle are slaughtered yearly throughout Eid al-Adha – the competition of sacrifice – considered one of two main holy days noticed by Muslims internationally, together with some 600 million in South Asia.
The pandemic has, nevertheless, badly hit India, Bangladesh and Pakistan, which have shut or closely restricted main markets, whereas fears of catching the virus are maintaining prospects away forward of the principle competition on Saturday.
Confronted with abandoned markets, livestock breeders and merchants have turned to web sites, apps and social media to showcase their animals.
Learn extra right here. 

Muhammad Naeem uploads an image of goats on his web site forward of Eid al-Adha in Islamabad, Pakistan [Aamir Qureshi/AFP]

10:30 GMT – Iran registers a report 235 coronavirus deaths in 24-hour interval
Iran has reported 235 new deaths from the novel coronavirus, a report toll for a single day within the Center East’s hardest-hit nation. “Now we have misplaced 235 of our compatriots on account of COVID-19 prior to now 24 hours,” taking the general toll to 16,147, mentioned well being ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari.

10:15 GMT – PM Khan warns of potential Eid al-Adha coronavirus spike
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has warned residents to proceed to strictly observe authorities pointers on limiting interactions, warning of a potential new surge in instances after the Islamic holy day of Eid al-Adha later this week.
Khan’s warning got here because the nation registered its lowest single-day rise in instances in virtually three months, based on the newest authorities knowledge.
Learn extra right here. 

Individuals put on protecting masks to forestall the unfold of coronavirus at a cattle market arrange for Eid al-Adha in Peshawar, Pakistan [Muhammad Sajjad/AP]

10:00 GMT – Australia sends medical staff to Papua New Guinea as instances rise
Australia mentioned it was sending a medical staff to assist Papua New Guinea battle an outbreak of coronavirus after the neighbouring nation skilled an increase in infections.
The Pacific nation, which had escaped the an infection ranges of its neighbours because the disaster escalated in March, has recorded a rise in new instances prior to now week, based on knowledge evaluation agency Worldometer.
There have been 62 confirmed virus instances as of late Tuesday, up from simply eight infections 11 days in the past.
09:30 GMT – Spain lockdown leaves a million jobless
The coronavirus epidemic has destroyed the roles of over one million Spaniards, however with lockdowns stopping them from in search of work, they had been excluded from the unemployment rely, knowledge confirmed. 
Figures revealed by the Nationwide Statistics Institute (INE) confirmed the variety of unemployed rose by solely 55,000 between April and June to three.Four million.
That pushed the unemployment price to 15.Three p.c from 14.Four p.c within the first quarter.

The variety of unemployed rose by solely 55,000 between April and June to three.Four million [File: Reuters]

09:15 GMT – IMF approves $4.3bn emergency mortgage to South Africa
The Worldwide Financial Fund has accepted a $4.3bn emergency mortgage to South Africa because it reels below the coronavirus pandemic.
The nation has the world’s fifth-largest virus caseload, and confirmed instances are approaching half one million.
The IMF mentioned South Africa was seeing a “sharp financial contraction,” although authorities responded swiftly to this newest disaster. The federal government weeks in the past introduced an historic $26bn financial aid package deal.
 

09:00 GMT – Rise in German virus numbers of ‘nice concern’: well being company
The fast rise in Germany’s coronavirus numbers could be very worrying, the nation’s Robert Koch Institute for illness management mentioned on Tuesday, urging residents to maintain their distance and put on face masks.
“We should forestall that the virus as soon as once more spreads quickly and uncontrollably,” RKI head Lothar Wieler advised reporters.
“The newest developments within the variety of COVID-19 instances is of nice concern to me and all of us on the RKI,” he mentioned.
Individually, Germany’s overseas ministry up to date its journey advisory, recommending towards journey to 3 areas in northern Spain grappling with renewed outbreaks.

The top of Germany’s Robert Koch Institute, Lothar Wieler, addresses a information convention on the nation’s state of affairs amid the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, in Berlin.[AFP]

08:45 GMT – Kenya extends coronavirus curfew, restricts alcohol gross sales
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has prolonged a nightly curfew and banned alcohol gross sales in eating places as a part of a bid to halt a steep rise in coronavirus instances.
In a stern televised handle to the nation on Monday, Kenyatta mentioned a national curfew from 9pm to 4am will stay in place for an additional 30 days and that “there shall be no sale of alcoholic drinks or drinks in eateries and eating places” over the identical interval.
Learn extra right here. 

Kenyatta requested police to implement the curfew rule no matter who was discovered breaking it [Presidential Press Service/Handout via Reuters]

08:30 GMT – Nissan forecasts $6.4bn annual web loss as virus bites
Disaster-hit Japanese automaker Nissan has warned of an enormous $6.4bn web loss for the present fiscal 12 months because it reels from the affect of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nissan, which had delayed an annual forecast due to ongoing uncertainty, issued the warning because it reported a first-quarter web lack of 285.6 billion yen ($2.7bn) on plunging gross sales.

08:15 GMT – Indonesia studies 1,748 new infections
Indonesia has reported 1,748 new coronavirus infections, bringing its tally to 102,051 confirmed instances general, well being ministry knowledge confirmed.
The variety of deaths within the Southeast Asian nation associated to COVID-19 rose by 63, bringing the overall to 4,901.

08:00 GMT – Taiwan probes potential first native virus case in a single month as imported instances rise
Taiwan is investigating its first potential native coronavirus an infection in additional than a month, a Thai man who examined optimistic final week, because the island additionally faces an increase in instances introduced from abroad.
Taiwan’s early response was efficient in maintaining the pandemic at bay, with simply 467 infections and 7 deaths. Many of the instances have been imported and have recovered.
Till the Thai man’s optimistic check, the island had not seen an area case of coronavirus an infection since June 24.
07:45 GMT – Pakistan’s each day COVID-19 infections drop beneath 1,000
The variety of infections has dropped beneath 1,000 for the primary time in three months in Pakistan.
The nation counted 936 new instances reported within the final 24 hours all through the nation of 220 million folks.
Dr Zafar Mirza, particular assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, tweeted reward for Khan, urging Pakistanis to put on masks because the “simplest observe to scale back the transmission of the illness”.

Rise & fall in each day COVID-19 instances in Pakistan: on 14 June we had a peak of 6825 instances & within the final 24 hrs we had 936 instances in nation – a decline of 86%. Final time we noticed each day instances in three digits was virtually Three months in the past, on Three Might. No place for any complacency please! pic.twitter.com/t8HzbDgLr0
— Zafar Mirza (@zfrmrza) July 28, 2020351>

07:30 GMT – Russia’s coronavirus instances surpass 820,000
Russia has reported 5,395 new instances of the novel coronavirus, bringing its nationwide tally to 823,515, the fourth largest on the earth.
Russia’s coronavirus taskforce mentioned 150 folks had died over the past 24 hours, pushing the official demise toll within the nation of round 145 million folks to 13,504.

07:15 GMT – South Africa nearing half-million virus instances
South Africa is closing in on a half-million confirmed coronavirus instances because the nation posted practically 300 deaths in a single day.
South Africa now has 452,529 instances and seven,067 deaths, making up greater than half the reported instances on the African continent. It has the fifth-highest caseload on the earth.
Like many others, the nation has struggled with making an attempt to ease lockdown restrictions after which seeing instances rise. However companies have expressed frustration as unemployment is now above 30 p.c and prone to preserve growing.

07:00 GMT – France to rethink plans to construct fourth terminal at Paris airport
The French authorities will rethink plans to construct a fourth terminal on the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport due to the affect of the coronavirus disaster, Transport Minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari has mentioned.
“The challenge to obtain 40 million extra passengers by 2030 might be now not justified because it was deliberate,” Djebbari mentioned on Europe 1 radio.
He mentioned French airports would nonetheless want funding for upgrades and must make it possible for new varieties of planes, reminiscent of hydrogen-powered planes, can land.

06:45 GMT – Police arrest chief of Sydney protests towards racism
Cops in Sydney have arrested a frontrunner of an anti-racism protest and shut down the demonstration earlier than it began after courts dominated the gathering within the metropolis centre was unlawful because of the coronavirus pandemic risk.
Organiser Paddy Gibson was amongst six folks arrested in a park often called The Area earlier than the rally was on account of begin at midday. Two cops had been photographed main a defiant Gibson away.
Police outnumbered protesters. Officers advised demonstrators to maneuver on as they arrived and the realm was cleared 15 minutes earlier than the scheduled begin. 
06:30 GMT – Vietnam locks down its Third-largest metropolis as virus instances develop
Vietnam has locked down its third-largest metropolis for 2 weeks after 15 instances of COVID-19 had been present in a hospital, the federal government mentioned.
Public transport into and out of the central metropolis of Da Nang was cancelled. Over the weekend, hundreds of largely Vietnamese vacationers needed to finish their summer time holidays within the in style seaside vacation spot. The lockdown has dealt a tough blow to the tourism trade, which was simply being revived after earlier coronavirus instances largely subsided on the finish of April.

Hello, that is Elizabeth Melimopoulos in Doha taking up the reside updates from my colleague  Kate Mayberry  in Kuala Lumpur.
05:15 GMT – Najib crowd raises considerations about social distancing in Malaysia
Tons of of individuals turned out on the Kuala Lumpur court docket on Tuesday, as a decide ready to ship his verdict within the 1MDB-corruption case involving former prime minister Najib Razak.
Whereas many had been carrying masks, not all had been, and there was no bodily distancing regardless of police bulletins urging folks to maintain their distance.

What are we doing? Behaviour of complete denial in a serious deadly Pandemic. Why did we not cease this? The place are the authorities? https://t.co/ZxHFxbse7E
— Amar-Singh HSS (@DrAmarMOH) July 28, 2020

05:00 GMT – Purple Cross urges vigilance within the Philippines 
The Purple Cross within the Philippines is urging folks to be extra vigilant as COVID-19 instances within the nation soar by greater than a thousand every day, and an growing variety of hospitals are reporting they will now not accommodate extra sufferers
Greater than 80,000 folks have been identified with COVID-19, with greater than 42,000 instances confirmed in July. 
“The most important risk is complacency as we’re removed from being out of the woods,” Philippine Purple Chairman Richard Gordon mentioned in a press release. “We have to act like we have already got the virus and preserve carrying face masks and practising correct handwashing and bodily distancing.”

MEDIA RELEASE: Purple Cross is urging everybody within the #Philippines to be much more vigilant as #COVID19 instances proceed to leap by greater than a thousand every day following the easing of quarantine restrictions: https://t.co/jAYiZToq69 pic.twitter.com/PT5EsfT6qy
— IFRC Asia Pacific (@IFRCAsiaPacific) July 28, 2020

04:10 GMT – Japan ignores ridicule to press forward with ‘Abenomask’
They could have been broadly ridiculed as ineffective and a waste of cash when first introduced, however Japan is pushing forward with plans to offer 80 million “Abenomasks” to nursing properties and daycare centres.
Chief Cupboard Secretary Yoshihide Suga advised reporters: “The masks are comparatively low value and assist curb demand.”
Commercially-made masks at the moment are available, at the same time as instances climb, in Japan. 
02:50 GMT – Australia’s Morrison cuts quick interstate tour due to coronavirus
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has lower quick an interstate tour due to what he says is a “very advanced” outbreak of coronavirus in nursing properties within the southern metropolis of Melbourne, probably transmitted to them by means of the folks working within the amenities.
Victoria Premier Daniel Andrews has mentioned 769 instances have been linked to nursing properties.
“I can’t stand right here and let you know that I’ve confidence that employees and administration throughout various private-sector aged care amenities are capable of present the care that’s acceptable to maintain their residents protected,” Andrews advised reporters. 
02:30 GMT – Vietnam suspends Danang flights
Vietnam has suspended all flights out and in of the central metropolis of Danang after a sudden spike in coronavirus instances there, the primary group infections since April.
Flights will probably be suspended for 15 days, and practice companies have additionally been halted.
An evacuation plan for native guests to the favored vacationer vacation spot was introduced yesterday.

A employees member from Vietnam’s Centre of Illness Management assists passengers at Danang worldwide airport on July 27 2020 [Hoang Khanh/AFP]

02:15 GMT – China studies 68 new instances, all however 4 regionally transmitted
Mainland China has reported 68 new instances of coronavirus, 64 of them regionally transmitted.
Fifty-seven of the native instances had been identified within the far western area of Xinjiang, based on state media.
No deaths from COVID-19 had been reported anyplace within the nation. 

Chinese language mainland reported 68 new confirmed COVID-19 instances Monday, together with 4 imported instances and 64 locally-transmitted ones https://t.co/nDvUWWbLkb pic.twitter.com/tfARS8Ott7
— China Xinhua Information (@XHNews) July 28, 2020

02:05 GMT – Australia’s Victoria studies 384 new instances
The Australian state of Victoria has reported 384 new instances of coronavirus and 6 deaths prior to now 24 hours.
On Monday, the state reported a report 532 instances.
00:30 GMT – Peru says greater than 900 ladies, women feared useless 
Peru says greater than 900 women and girls are feared to have died on account of home violence in the course of the nation’s prolonged coronavirus lockdown; some 70 p.c of these lacking had been below the age of 18.
“Throughout the quarantine from March 16 to June 30, 915 ladies in Peru had been reported lacking,” and feared useless, Elionar Revollar, the pinnacle of the ladies’s rights workplace of the Nationwide Ombudsman was quoted as saying by AFP.
The variety of ladies reported lacking every day has risen to eight in contrast with 5 earlier than the pandemic.
00:15 GMT – UN warns on losing, stunting 
The UN says practically seven million extra kids will undergo stunting on account of the coronavirus pandemic affecting meals provides.
Writing in The Lancet, a staff of specialists modelled the affect on 118 poor and middle-income international locations and located the prevalence of average or extreme losing amongst kids below 5 would enhance by 14.Three p.c, or an additional 6.7 million instances.
Losing happens when the physique is so malnourished that muscular tissues and fats start to vanish.
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Howdy and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
Learn all of the updates from yesterday (July 27) right here.



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