Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the country’s COVID-19 mortality rate has been controlled, but the country is at a “critical moment”.
A global trial to test whether antimalarial drugs are effective Hydroxychloroquine Chloroquine can prevent infection COVID-19 is restarted after approval by the British regulator.
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization, warned that the epidemic is “not even over”, and although some progress has been made initially, it is actually accelerating.
- According to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 1
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12:10 GMT-The head of the UN human rights affairs slammed the virus in China, Russia and the US
The head of the United Nations’ rights defense said that COVID-19 was used to silence speeches, citing the voices of China and Russia, while expressing shock at the US statement “denying the reality of the virus”.
Michelle Bachelet pointed out that in Russia, China, Kosovo, Nicaragua and other places, “(especially at the local level) threats and intimidation against journalists, bloggers and civic activists Use), the purpose of which is obviously to prevent criticism of the authorities’ response to the government. New Coronavirus Pneumonia (COVID-19): New Coronary Pneumonia (COVID-19): COVID-19”.
Bachelet also expressed concern over Egypt’s “strict freedom of expression” and El Salvador’s epidemic response measures “excessive and arbitrary implementation”.
She said at the forty-fourth session of the United Nations Human Rights Council: “Censorship and criminalization of speech may suppress the important information needed to resolve this epidemic.”
11:35 GMT Indian Prime Minister says virus transmission is still critical
Indian Prime Minister Modi said in a live speech on Tuesday that the country’s coronavirus mortality rate has been controlled, but the country is at a “critical moment”.
Since India’s pandemic, Modi’s sixth speech was when India reported nearly 560,000 infections and more than 16,000 deaths.
He said: “People become careless and we need to yell out the lawbreakers.”
Since the end of the 10-week blackout period in early June, India is the fourth most affected country in the world.
10:25 GMT-United Nations calls for $10 billion in aid for Syrians plagued by war and COVID-19
At a virtual meeting, the United Nations urged governments to provide Syria with nearly $10 billion in aid, where a nine-year war has displaced millions of people and plunged into a humanitarian aggravated by soaring food prices and the coronavirus crisis crisis.
In an event hosted by the European Union, Syria’s current annual fundraising event brings together 60 governments and unofficial agencies through video.
Gail Pedersen, the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, said: “Syrian men, women and children have suffered large-scale injuries, displacement, destruction, terror…”.
“The danger of COVID-19 is still serious.”
10:00 GMT-Airbus slows down service coronavirus crisis
Airbus has postponed its goal of establishing a $10 billion service business in the aviation industry coronavirus A senior executive said that at the time of the crisis, the company still adhered to the strategy of supporting airline operations.
Airbus said it hopes to increase service revenue to US$10 billion by 2030, while it will exceed US$4 billion in 2019, reflecting the push from rival Boeing.
but coronavirus The travel crisis has hit the demand for services such as parts and maintenance data processing.
09:45 GMT-Africa’s free trade vision is overshadowed by viruses and the pace of negotiations
Coronavirus pandemics and negotiation issues abound, and a historic transaction that disrupted tariff barriers in Africa was stopped.
More than a year ago, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) was officially launched in an optimistic atmosphere.
The agreement aims to phase out all commercial tariffs on the African continent. Supporters say that this goal may cause huge shocks in trade, because only 15% of trade in African countries is carried out with neighboring countries on the African continent.
The plan was originally scheduled to take effect on July 1 (Wednesday), but due to the complicated situation caused by the COVID-19 epidemic and the slow pace of the negotiation itself, the timetable has been shortened.
09:15 GMT-Diplomats say the US is not on the EU’s “safe” travel list
Three diplomats said the EU announced later on Tuesday that the United States is not on the “safe list” of non-essential travel destinations.
The diplomat said that the 27-member group is expected to approve leisure or business travel from Wednesday to 14 countries outside its borders when it votes on the list at noon in Brussels (10:00 GMT) on Wednesday Outline.
They said that these countries are Algeria, Australia, Canada, Georgia, Japan, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Rwanda, Serbia, South Korea, Thailand, Tunisia and Uruguay.
Neither Russia nor Brazil nor the United States was included in the original “safe list.”
09:00 GMT-Spain’s GDP decreased by 5.2% in the first three months of this year
Official Spanish statistics show that the country’s GDP in the first three months of this year shrank by 5.2% compared to the previous quarter, the largest decline in at least half a century.
The National Bureau of Statistics (INE) said that since the quarterly records began in 1970, the economic freeze to freeze the spread of coronavirus has had an unprecedented impact on the economy.
08:45 Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)-Daily Coronavirus cases in India are around 20,000 due to extended blockades in some cities
Some cities in India are ready to extend the blockade time to combat the spread of novels coronavirus On Tuesday, the country’s daily cases were still close to 20,000.
According to federal health data released on Tuesday, India reported 18,522 new cases in the past 24 hours, a slight decrease from the 19,906 cases recorded on Sunday.
The total number of infections in India exceeds 550,000, which lags behind the United States, Brazil and Russia in the total number of cases.
08:30 GMT-COVID-19 increases the risk of child marriage and female genital mutilation for millions of people: UN
Senior United Nations officials said the coronavirus pandemic is reversing progress in ending child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM), endangering the future of millions of girls.
Natalia Kanem, head of the United Nations Population and Reproductive Health Agency, said: “This epidemic makes our work more difficult and urgent because more girls are now at risk .”
UNFPA stated that as COVID-19 undermines global efforts to end these two practices, there may be 13 million girls forced into child marriage in the next ten years, and there may be 2 million girls in the next ten years Suffered from female genital mutilation.
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GMT 07:55-The total number of Russian coronavirus cases reaches 650,000
Russia has reported 6,693 new cases of new coronaviruses, with a total of 647,849 nationwide.
The country’s Coronavirus Response Center said that 154 people died of the virus in the past 24 hours, and the official death toll reached 9,320.
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07:40 GMT-As the number of cases increases, Uzbekistan imposes new restrictions
Uzbekistan has imposed curfews in certain parts of the country, including the capital Tashkent, because after gradually phasing out the two-month blockade, the country is trying to curb the new rise in COVID-19 infection.
Central Asian countries have been cautiously lifting the national blockade imposed in April and May. However, after the decline of COVID-19 cases from mid-April to mid-May, it once again increased steadily.
07:25 GMT-Some cities in Australia are locked to contain the virus surge
Hundreds of thousands of people across northern and western Melbourne were ordered to stay at home as Australia’s second largest city struggled to contain a surge in coronavirus cases.
Since Thursday, Victoria has recorded 233 cases of COVID-19-most in Melbourne-the country’s outbreak has surged, otherwise it has successfully curbed the spread of the virus.
Governor Daniel Andrews said Melbourne will be blocked from midnight on Wednesday. The area covered has more than 300,000 people.
07:10 GMT-Shell says it will bear coronavirus losses of up to $22 billion
Royal Dutch Shell said it would write down its asset value by $22 billion after the outlook for oil and natural gas prices fell sharply. coronavirus Pandemic.
The decision was also made after the Dutch-Dutch company CEO Ben van Beurden proposed in April a plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
Shell’s market value is $126.5 billion. The company said in its latest update before the second quarter financial report on July 30 that the company will accrue a total of $15 to 22 billion in after-tax impairment charges during the quarter.
Calculation of the impact of coronavirus outbreak on the oil and gas market (25:00)
GMT 06:55-Pakistan recorded 2,825 new infections
Pakistan is the country’s corona virus, one of the countries that continues to spread at a rapid rate during the almost complete relaxation of the blockade, registering 2,825 new virus cases, bringing the total to 209,337.
Last week, the average daily increase in the country decreased when medical experts said the case was mainly due to a decrease in daily testing. On Monday, the test was still very low, with 20,930 tests conducted, well below the country’s highest 31,681 tests on June 19.
Pakistan COVID-19 infection exceeds 100,000
GMT 06:40-Britain locks up Leicester City after COVID-19 eruption
British Health Minister Matt Hancock said Britain will soon amend the law to blockade the British city of Leicester because new coronaviruses have already broken out.
Since the government began relaxing the national blockade earlier this month, Leicester City in central England is the first area in the UK to face a targeted partial coronavirus blockade.
Hancock told Sky: “We will propose a legal change in the next few days, because unfortunately, some of the measures we have to take in Leicester will require legal support.”
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05:10 GMT-Thailand reported no local case of coronavirus found on day 36
Thailand reported no cases of locally transmitted coronavirus on the 36th day because the state of emergency in response to the pandemic will expire on Tuesday.
The country reported two new cases, both of which were Thais who recently returned from Qatar. They are currently in national quarantine.
Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 04:40-UN warns that coronavirus may shrink to solve child marriage problem
The UN warns that the epidemic is reversing progress in addressing child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM).
The United Nations Reproductive and Sexual Health Agency, the United Nations Population Fund, said that due to the damage caused by the coronavirus, another 13 million girls may get married in the next decade, and another 2 million will undergo female genital mutilation.
Natasha Kanem, the head of UNFPA, when launching the “silent and local crisis” report on harmful practices against girls and women, said: “The pandemic has made our work more difficult, And more urgent,”
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03:55 GMT-Members of Parliament warn Thailand to extend “state of emergency”
ASEAN Human Rights MPs urged Thailand not to expand its emergency status against coronavirus.
Malaysian MP and APHR member Maria Chin Abdullah said that the country has controlled the daily number of coronavirus cases, and that almost all restrictions have been lifted, “no reason” to defend emergency powers.
Chin Abdullah said in a statement: “Thailand must immediately lift the emergency decree, continue to fight the epidemic within the usual power structure, and focus on developing an economy to eliminate The obvious inequalities exposed by this virus.”
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has 10 members, including Thailand.
03:25 GMT-China reported 19 new cases of COVID-19, 7 of which were in Beijing
The National Health Council of China stated that as of midnight on June 29, there have been 19 new cases of coronavirus in China, compared with 12 cases the day before.
Six new cases occurred in Beijing. After the outbreak in the capital’s main food wholesale market on June 11, large-scale testing activities are ongoing.
02:45 GMT-Los Angeles officials warn hospital may be overwhelmed
California announced on Monday that a record-breaking 7,418 new cases have jumped, and Los Angeles is becoming a new coronavirus hotspot in the United States.
Despite strict restrictions on nightlife and the requirement to wear masks in all public areas, the number of people in Los Angeles, the second largest city in the United States, exceeds 100,000.
Barbara Ferrer, director of public health in Los Angeles County, said in a statement: “The alarming increase in cases … shows that we, as a community, need to take immediate action to slow down the spread of COVID-19.”
02:30 GMT-South Australia cancels plan to reopen domestic borders
South Australia cancelled plans to open borders to interstate travelers in neighboring Victoria following a surge in coronavirus cases.
The restriction was originally scheduled to be lifted on July 20.
Victoria reported 75 new cases of coronavirus on Monday. It has not released figures for Tuesday.
02:00 GMT-India’s first batch of COVID-19 vaccines approved for human trials
Ballat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine has received regulatory approval for human trials.
Phase I and II clinical trials of Covaxin, India’s first domestic vaccine candidate, will begin in July.
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00:55 GMT-Los Angeles will close the beach on the July 4 holiday weekend
Los Angeles will close the beach on the holiday weekend of July 4, after the beach reported a record single-day rise in cases.
People usually flock to the beach during holidays (American Independence Day).
Officials say that keeping the beach open is too risky.
Due to rise #Coronavirus disease All cases @CountyofLA The beach will be temporarily closed again this weekend (July 3-6). As of today, we have reported nearly 3,000 cases. This holiday weekend, we cannot risk crowding on the beach.
-Janice Hahn (@SupJaniceHahn) June 29, 2020
00:00 GMT-Arizona closes bars, stadiums and cinemas
The governor of Arizona has informed bars, cinemas, gymnasiums, water parks and nightclubs that they must close again.
Doug Ducey said it was necessary to shut down these drugs after the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalization reached a new high on the weekend, and he expects this number to deteriorate further.
He said at a press conference: “We simply cannot relax.” “We will not return to normal soon.”
23:30 GMT-Researchers discover new swine flu with pandemic potential
According to a study published in the American scientific journal “PNAS”, researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that may cause a pandemic.
The researchers wrote that G4 is an influenza that was inherited from the H1N1 pandemic in 2009 and has “all basic characteristics that are highly adaptable to human infections.”
They added that the G4 type is already dominant in pigs, andControl of swine infections and close surveillance of people working with animals should be “emergency implemented”.
Read more here.
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Hello, welcome to Al Jazeera to continue to report the coronavirus pandemic. This is Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
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