- Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei has examined optimistic for COVID-19, as has France’s Economic system Minister Bruno Le Maire.
- France logged a document every day leap of greater than 13,000 new circumstances; Spain ordered a partial lockdown in its capital, Madrid, and the encompassing area, whereas Eire and Greece tightened restrictions of their respective capitals amid surges in infections.
- UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated his nation was seeing a second wave of COVID-19, including that whereas he didn’t desire a second nationwide lockdown, the federal government might have to introduce new restrictions.
- Greater than 30 million individuals around the globe have been identified with the novel coronavirus and 949,686 have died, in line with Johns Hopkins College. Some 20.7 million individuals have recovered.
Listed here are the most recent updates:
Saturday, September 19
06:45 GMT – Skilled Rugby in Eire may disappear with out followers: IRFU chief
Skilled rugby in Eire may stop to exist if supporters can not return to stadiums in giant numbers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, IRFU chief Philip Browne has stated.
The Irish union is projecting income losses exceeding 30 million euros ($35.51 million) because of the pandemic.
Browne stated that regardless of implementing cost-cutting measures, together with pay cuts of as much as 20 p.c and job redundancies, the union’s monetary place isn’t sustainable.
06:10 GMT – India parliament session could also be reduce brief as COVID-19 circumstances amongst lawmakers rise- sources
India’s parliament session that started this week is prone to be reduce brief after 30 lawmakers have been discovered contaminated with the coronavirus, two senior parliament officers stated, because the variety of circumstances within the nation rose to five.three million.
The Indian parliament met for the primary time in six months on September 14 and was to perform till October 1, however the two officers stated its length could possibly be lowered by per week.
05:29 GMT – India provides 93,337 new COVID-19 circumstances
India maintained its surge in coronavirus circumstances, including 93,337 new confirmed infections and 1,247 deaths up to now 24 hours.
The well being ministry raised the nation’s caseload to greater than 5.three million. A complete of 85,619 individuals have died.
India has been reporting the very best single-day rise on the planet day by day for greater than 5 weeks. It is anticipated to turn out to be the pandemic’s worst-hit nation inside weeks, surpassing the US.
04:20 GMT – Philippines to maintain one-metre social distancing rule
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has determined to retain the one-metre (three-foot) social distancing requirement on public transport to cut back coronavirus infections, rejecting strikes to cut back it to 30 centimetres, in line with his spokesman.
Well being specialists have warned that decreasing gaps between passengers in trains, buses and jeepneys may lead to a surge of infections within the Philippines, which has probably the most confirmed COVID-19 circumstances in Southeast Asia.
Duterte studied suggestions and determined to retain the one-metre distancing requirement, together with a ban on consuming and talking in public transport, presidential spokesman Harry Roque advised state-run PTV4 community. Passengers nonetheless have to put on face shields and masks always, he added.
03:51 GMT – Chief of Canada’s opposition occasion exams optimistic for coronavirus
Erin O’Toole, the brand new chief of Canada’s most important opposition occasion, has examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
The Conservative occasion stated O’Toole was feeling nicely and that his household examined adverse.
02:32 GMT – Rio to permit soccer followers from October 4
The Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro authorised soccer followers to return to stadiums from October 4, after a six-month hiatus for the coronavirus pandemic.
“Rio metropolis corridor proclaims the return of followers to stadiums,” town stated in an announcement. “They are going to be required to put on protecting masks and endure temperature checks on the entrance. Ticket gross sales will probably be on-line to keep away from crowds.”
The choice nonetheless wants a inexperienced mild from the Brazilian Soccer Confederation.
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02:14 GMT – Slovakian coronavirus check knowledge left uncovered in on-line breach
Private knowledge of practically 400,000 individuals examined for coronavirus in Slovakia ended up unsecured on-line after a breach within the state well being system, the nation’s nationwide well being data centre (NCZI) confirmed.
The breach has since been repaired, NCZI boss Peter Bielik advised journalists, after a bunch of so-called moral hackers had flagged the difficulty.
“We didn’t have the intention in any respect to search for knowledge, it was an entire coincidence that we stumbled upon it throughout a easy Google search on the web,” IT specialist Pavol Luptak advised information website Pravda.sk on Thursday.
01:50 GMT – NYC mayor ‘very assured’ in new college reopening timeline
Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated he’s “very assured” that New York Metropolis will meet a revised timeline to carry public college college students again to lecture rooms throughout the subsequent two weeks, following closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
De Blasio had delayed the reopening plan for the US’s largest college district for the second time because it was introduced in July, citing a scarcity of employees and provides.
Beneath the revised timeline, most simple college college students will return to in-person studying ranging from September 29, whereas center and highschool college students will do the identical on October 1.
“I really feel very assured about that date,” de Blasio stated on MSNBC’s Morning Joe programme.
01:18 GMT – Australia’s Victoria data fewest new circumstances since June
The Australian state on the centre of the nation’s novel coronavirus outbreak reported its lowest every day improve of infections in three months, placing it on target to loosen up a tough lockdown within the capital metropolis by the top of the month.
Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state and residential to 1 / 4 of its 25 million individuals, recorded 21 new circumstances of COVID-19 within the prior 24 hours, lower than half yesterday’s quantity and its lowest since June 24.
Victoria additionally reported seven new deaths associated to the virus, taking the nationwide whole to 844, in line with authorities figures. The state has had 90 p.c of Australia’s coronavirus-related deaths.
Australia has reported barely fewer than 26,900 infections.
00:07 GMT – Emmy present will embody $2.8m donation to battle baby starvation
Each Emmy Award handed out on Sunday will include one thing additional – a $100,000 donation to battle baby starvation introduced on by the coronavirus disaster.
The Tv Academy introduced that every community and streaming service competing on the telecast has pledged the donation for each Emmy they win.
With 23 Emmys being handed out and the academy committing $500,000, that can imply a donation of $2.8m to No Child Hungry, a bunch working to alleviate baby starvation in the US through the pandemic.
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