South America has change into an “epicentre” of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil the hardest-hit nation, the World Well being Group mentioned.
Britain will introduce a 14-day quarantine for nearly all worldwide travellers from June 8, inside minister Priti Patel has mentioned, with anybody breaking the principles going through a $1,218 wonderful.
Some 80 million infants could possibly be prone to vaccine-preventable ailments like diphtheria, measles and polio as a result of disruption of routine immunisation attributable to the pandemic, UN businesses have warned.
Greater than 5.2 million individuals all over the world are actually confirmed to have the coronavirus, in response to information compiled by the Johns Hopkins College. Greater than 337,000 individuals have died globally whereas some two million individuals have recovered.
Listed below are all the newest updates:
Saturday, Might 23
02:06 GMT – Protesters demand meals assist in Chile’s capital
Residents of a poor neighbourhood within the Chilean capital, Santiago, protested on Friday, demanding meals assist to deal with the lockdown in place within the metropolis since late March.
One police officer was shot in an arm throughout the protest in Cerrillos, during which safety forces additionally used tear fuel and water cannon vehicles to disperse the demonstrators.
“This isn’t the best way, we have now that clear,” one protester who didn’t give his identify instructed The Related Press information company. “However it’s the solely strategy to get issues performed on this nation, that is how we battle right here, like this, that is how one can see the starvation of some individuals.”
Protesters have been additionally seen holding a banner that learn: “The persons are poor, insurgent and subversive, to the road!”
01:54 GMT – Peru extends nationwide lockdown
Peru has prolonged its state of emergency and a nationwide lockdown to battle the coronavirus pandemic till the tip of June, marking one of many longest durations of obligatory isolation on the earth.
The Andean nation, which started the lockdown in mid-March, could have lived below it for greater than three months by a June 30 expiration, outlasting restrictions in Italy, Spain and China, a number of the hardest hit international locations within the pandemic.
Friday’s extension, introduced by President Martin Vizcarra, got here as Peru’s confirmed coronavirus circumstances rose to 111,698, the second highest complete in Latin America. The dying toll stood at 3,244 on Friday.
01:20 GMT – France to permit religion gatherings
The French inside ministry says it is going to permit spiritual gatherings to renew after a two-month hiatus attributable to the COVID-19 outbreak however worshippers should put on face masks.
The foundations can be outlined in a decree in “the approaching hours” the ministry mentioned in a press release on Friday.
Beneath the decree, a ban on gatherings imposed in March can be rescinded. However collective worship must observe circumstances, together with the carrying of masks, a distance of at the least one metre (3.2 toes) between worshippers and hand-washing.
01:07 GMT – New York eases ban on gatherings
Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, dropped the coronavirus-hit state’s absolute ban on gatherings of any measurement, issuing an government order saying as much as 10 individuals are actually allowed to be collectively so long as they abide by social-distancing tips adopted throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Which means individuals nonetheless want to remain at the least 6 toes (1.Eight metres) away from others, or put on a masks or face masking once they can’t keep that distance in public.
The order represents one of many largest steps but the hard-hit state has taken to loosen guidelines adopted in March which have barred anybody however important employees from getting collectively except they dwell in the identical family.
00:34 GMT – Brazil now has world’s second-highest coronavirus circumstances
Brazil confirmed a complete of 330,890 coronavirus circumstances on Friday, overtaking Russia to change into the world’s second hotspot for COVID-19.
The Well being Ministry mentioned there have been 1,001 deaths within the earlier 24 hours, bringing Brazil’s complete dying toll to 21,408.
In Sao Paulo, the worst-hit metropolis, aerial video confirmed rows of open plots on the Formosa Cemetery because it rushed to maintain up with demand.
00:18 GMT – Mexico cancels soccer season over virus issues
Mexico’s high league has determined to cancel its soccer season with out crowning a champion for the primary time in its historical past.
Liga MX cited uncertainty generated by the coronavirus pandemic for the choice and declared the season over regardless of having performed 10 of its 17 dates.
“It is indeniable that we dwell in an unprecedented state of affairs on this nation that obliges the soccer trade in Mexico to behave with absolute sensitivity and reply with unity to the calls for which have offered themselves,” the league mentioned in a press release.
Hiya and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
You’ll find all of the updates from yesterday, Might 22, right here.