- US health officials believe that up to 20 million Americans are infected with coronavirus. This is nearly 10 times the 2.3 million cases diagnosed.
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, said that the global pandemic is worsening, and the number of infections is expected to reach 10 million next week.
- According to data from Johns Hopkins University, 9.6 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while nearly 4.8 million people have recovered and more than 489,000 people have died.
The following are the latest updates:
Friday, June 26
02:55: GMT-U.S. provides $1
.4 billion in relief to victims
A new government regulatory agency study showed that nearly 1.1 million cases of coronavirus rescue funds totaling about $1.4 billion went to the dead in the United States.
The finding came from a report from the Government Accountability Office that reviewed payments for the $2.4 trillion coronavirus rescue plan issued in March. The report said that because of the confusion about whether the deceased should receive the money, the wrong money was paid.
Although the government has asked the survivors to return the money, it is not clear whether they must return it.
01:47 GMT-Mexico dead 25,000 human coronavirus
The Mexican Minister of Finance stated that Mexico had a positive test and would isolate itself when working from home. Mexico reported more than 25,000 deaths from coronavirus and more than 200,000 confirmed cases.
The Ministry of Health reported 6,104 newly diagnosed infections, one of the highest counts in 24 hours to date. This brings 202,951 confirmed cases in the country. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the death toll has increased by 736, bringing the total to 25,060.
The Mexican Ministry of Finance stated that after the Minister of Finance Arturo Herrera tested positive for coronavirus, he has started to conduct epidemiological contact tracking.
Herrera said he had only “minor symptoms”.
01:33 GMT-Nike announces quarterly loss after announcing business closure
Nike lost $790 million in the fourth quarter, and the surge in digital sales failed to make up for the loss of revenue caused by closing stores in most parts of the world.
The world’s largest sportswear manufacturer said that in the three months ended May 31, its revenue fell by 38% to 6.31 billion US dollars.
Nike said that during this period, due to the coronavirus pandemic, 90% of its stores in North America, Europe and Latin America were closed. Sales in North America and Europe both fell by 46%, but with the reopening of stores in China, sales in China fell by only 3%.
01:25 GMT-WHO warns that Europe will be resurrected “very important”
Dr. Hans Henri P Kluge, director of the European Region for the World Health Organization, expressed concern about the recurrence of coronavirus infections on the African continent. He said that last week, European cases increased for the first time in weeks.
He said in a statement: “In the past two weeks, there have been an increase in new cumulative cases in about 30 countries.” “In 11 of these countries, the acceleration of transmission has led to a very significant revival, If it is not stopped, this will put the European health system on the verge of collapse again.”
WHO later identified 11 countries and regions, namely Armenia, Sweden, Moldova, Northern Macedonia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine and Kosovo.
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00:20 GMT-Research across Europe shows that childhood viral deaths are “extremely rare”
A new all-European study shows that although COVID-19 test-positive children account for less than one percent of deaths, although only a very small percentage of children suffer from serious illness.
A team of researchers led by experts from the United Kingdom, Austria and Spain studied 582 children under the age of 18 infected with the new coronavirus and found that more than 60% of them required hospitalization and 8% required intensive care .
Only four people died.
On the other hand, more than 90 children (16%) had no symptoms at all.
Marc Tebruegge of the Children’s Health Research Institute at Great Ormond Street, University College London said that although the results should not be extrapolated to the general population, it is still reassuring.
He said: “The CFR cohort is very low, and given that many children with mild disease will not be sent to medical treatment, it is not included in this study, so the CFR is still very low.”
The lead author of the study, Tebruegge, added: “Overall, the vast majority of children and young people have only mild disease.”
Tebruegge said: “In spite of this, a considerable number of children do suffer from serious illnesses and require intensive care. This should be taken into account when planning and prioritizing medical resources during the pandemic.”
Hello, welcome to Al Jazeera to continue to report the coronavirus pandemic. This is Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
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