A vaccine towards COVID-19 developed by United States biotech agency Moderna will enter the third and closing stage of its scientific trial in July with 30,000 individuals, the producer has introduced.
Russia surpassed 500,000 coronavirus circumstances after eight,779 new infections had been reported by well being officers. The dying toll stands at 6,532, a quantity the World Well being Group (WHO) has forged doubt over.
- Neil Ferguson, an epidemiologist at Imperial Faculty London, whose modelling helped set the UK’s coronavirus technique, says the nation’s dying toll might have been halved if lockdown had been launched per week earlier. The UK has greater than 291,000 circumstances and not less than 41,000 deaths.
- College students’ psychological well being is in focus in post-lockdown China, amid a rise within the variety of suicides. In a single Shanghai district, there have been 14 suicides by main and secondary college college students to date this yr.
- Greater than 7.48 million folks have now been confirmed to have the coronavirus and not less than 420,000 have died, in keeping with knowledge from Johns Hopkins College.
Listed here are the most recent updates:
Friday, June 12
02:27 GMT – Report says UK BAME teams should get focused well being recommendation
An unpublished British authorities report mentioned that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) teams in Britain must be given focused well being recommendation within the occasion of a second wave of the coronavirus outbreak, in keeping with Sky Information.
Earlier this month, a Public Well being England (PHE) report revealed that black and Asian folks in England are as much as 50 % extra prone to die after being contaminated with COVID-19.
01:26 GMT – Famed Thai temple bars foreigners entry
One in all Thailand’s main vacationer points of interest is barring entry to foreigners, professing concern that they might unfold the coronavirus.
Indicators seen Thursday morning on the essential gate of Wat Pho, the Buddhist temple adjoining to the Grand Palace in Bangkok, mentioned in English: “Open for Thai solely,” “ONLY THAI PEOPLE,” and “NOW NOT OPEN FOR FOREIGNERS.”
The temple is among the nation’s grandest, with murals and gold trim protecting many surfaces, however is greatest identified for housing the 46-metre-long (151-foot-long) Reclining Buddha, which is roofed in gold leaf.
One in all Wat Pho’s administrative employees defined by cellphone that the temple committee determined to exclude foreigners due to considerations about COVID-19. Nonetheless, there is no such thing as a identified authorities order to ban foreigners from the temple.
00:46 GMT – Lots of of suspected little one virus deaths in Indonesia
Lots of of kids in Indonesia are believed to have died from COVID-19, giving the Southeast Asian nation one of many world’s highest charges of kid deaths from the brand new coronavirus.
Since Indonesia introduced its first coronavirus case in March, it has recorded 2,000 deaths, the very best in East Asia outdoors of China.
A complete of 715 folks beneath 18 had contracted the coronavirus, whereas 28 had died, in keeping with a well being ministry doc dated Might 22 and reviewed by Reuters information company.
Indonesia additionally recorded greater than 380 deaths amongst 7,152 youngsters categorized as “sufferers beneath monitoring”, which means folks with extreme coronavirus signs for which there is no such thing as a different clarification however whose assessments haven’t confirmed the an infection.
Indonesia’s Jakarta is reopening after weeks of lockdown (2:39)
Even the official determine for kids who’ve died of the coronavirus, at 28 as of Might 22, would give Indonesia a excessive fee of kid deaths, at 2.1 % of its whole. As compared, deaths for these aged beneath 24 within the US are somewhat over zero.1 % of that nation’s fatalities.
“COVID-19 proves that we’ve got to combat towards malnutrition,” Achmad Yurianto, a senior well being ministry official, informed Reuters.
He mentioned Indonesian youngsters had been caught in a “satan’s circle”, a cycle of malnutrition and anaemia that elevated their vulnerability to the coronavirus. He in contrast malnourished youngsters to weak constructions that “crumble after an earthquake”.
00:17 GMT – Puerto Rico to reopen seashores, gyms
Wanda Vazquez, the governor of Puerto Rico, introduced that she’s going to carry practically all restrictions aimed toward curbing coronavirus circumstances, which implies seashores, church buildings and companies together with film theatres and gymnasiums throughout the US territory will reopen after three months.
The adjustments will happen beginning on June 16, Vazquez mentioned, when companies additionally can be allowed to function seven days per week and eating places at 50 % capability. Nonetheless, she tweaked an ongoing curfew that may stay in place for 2 weeks from 10pm to 5am.
Vazquez additionally mentioned Puerto Rico can be formally able to welcome vacationers beginning July 15 and that airport screenings will proceed.
Many stranded in Philippines capital after dropping jobs amid pandemic (2:39)
00:07 GMT – Variety of excessive poor ‘might rise to 1.1 billion’
The financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic might plunge an additional 395 million folks into excessive poverty and swell the full variety of these dwelling on lower than $1.90 a day worldwide to a couple of billion, in keeping with a brand new report.
The doc – revealed by the United Nations College World Institute for Improvement Economics Analysis (UNU-WIDER) – performed by means of various eventualities, taking into consideration the World Financial institution’s numerous poverty strains – from excessive poverty, outlined as dwelling on $1.90 a day or much less, to larger poverty strains of dwelling on lower than $5.50 a day.
Beneath the worst state of affairs – a 20 % contraction in per capita earnings or consumption – the variety of these dwelling in excessive poverty might rise to 1.12 billion. The identical contraction, utilized to the $5.50 threshold amongst upper-middle-income international locations, might see greater than three.7 billion folks – or simply over half the world’s inhabitants – reside beneath this poverty line.
“The outlook for the world’s poorest appears to be like grim until governments do extra and do it rapidly and make up the every day lack of earnings the poor face,” mentioned Andy Sumner, one of many report’s authors.
“The end result,” he mentioned, “is progress on poverty discount could possibly be set again 20 to 30 years, making the UN aim of ending poverty seem like a pipe dream.”
Howdy and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
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