- Cities and states throughout a number of nations revert to lockdown measures.
- South Korea sees infections steadily climb exterior the better capital space.
- Greater than 10 million confirmed COVID-19 cases reported globally.
- UN pushes for extra support to curb infections in war-torn Syria.
Cities and states throughout the U.S., United Kingdom and Australia are closing companies and reverting again to lockdown measures as coronavirus numbers surge following a spate of current reopenings.
Within the United States, circumstances are surging within the south and southwest. No less than a dozen states and cities are revising plans to reopen.
California and Texas noticed report spikes in new infections on Monday, and Los Angeles reported an “alarming” one-day surge in America’s second-largest metropolis that put it over 100,000 circumstances.
Los Angeles County ordered all its seashores closed for the Fourth of July after reporting its highest single-day variety of new circumstances.
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In Australia, Melbourne will lock down dozens of suburbs for a month in a bid to comprise the unfold of the novel coronavirus. Residents will face fines in the event that they depart house for causes aside from to offer or obtain care, to train, to purchase necessities or to go to work or college. Individuals who stay exterior these suburbs will solely be allowed to enter them for a similar causes.
And the U.Okay. stated Tuesday it’ll introduce authorized modifications shortly to implement a lockdown imposed on the English metropolis of Leicester the place there was a flare-up of the virus. This comes because the nation’s COVID-19 demise toll has hit 43,659, in response to John Hopkins College, underlining the nation’s standing as one of many worst hit on the planet.
In a press release in parliament, Well being Secretary Matt Hancock stated the federal government will not be recommending that the town joins within the easing of the lockdown in England that is because of happen on Saturday, which incorporates the reopening of pubs and eating places.
He additionally stated non-essential retailers, reminiscent of department shops and digital retailers, must shut once more, two weeks after they reopened.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has promised to shake Britain’s economic system out of its coronavirus-induced disaster, saying on Tuesday he needs to fast-track infrastructure funding.
“We can not proceed merely to be prisoners of the disaster,” Johnson stated. “It is completely important for us to set out the best way forward, so that everybody can assume and plan for the long run — quick, medium and long run.”
Johnson is trying to transfer previous criticism of his authorities’s dealing with of the pandemic with a plan to restore the financial injury and reshape the nation.
What’s taking place with COVID-19 in Canada
As of seven a.m. ET on Tuesday, Canada had 103,918 confirmed and presumptive coronavirus circumstances. Provinces and territories listed 67,178 of the circumstances as recovered or resolved. A CBC Information tally of deaths based mostly on provincial experiences, regional well being data and CBC’s reporting stood at 8,617.
B.C. Provincial Well being Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry stated information of COVID-19 publicity at a Vancouver strip membership ought to function a reminder that the provinces wants to remain vigilant about stopping unfold of the virus.
“It’s a group effort that we have to proceed collectively in B.C.,” Henry stated. “One slip is all it takes.”
Throughout Monday’s day by day briefing, Henry stated one other 26 new circumstances of COVID-19 have been confirmed in B.C. since Friday, however no extra deaths have been reported.
In the meantime in Ontario, the province’s well being ministry has rejected a name by some municipal leaders for a provincial obligatory masks coverage, saying it “is not obligatory” to require all residents to put on face masks when they’re indoors in public areas in giant city centres.
In an e-mail on Monday night, Alexandra Hilkene, spokesperson for Well being Minister Christine Elliott, stated native medical officers of well being have the facility to implement obligatory face masks insurance policies of their respective well being areas beneath current laws.
“Doing so at a neighborhood stage would guarantee responsiveness to group wants with out making use of the identical coverage to areas with little or no COVID,” Hilkene stated within the e-mail.
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What’s taking place around the globe
The United Nations pushed governments at a digital convention on Tuesday for almost $10 billion in support for Syria, the place 9 years of struggle has displaced tens of millions in a humanitarian disaster exacerbated by hovering meals costs and the coronavirus pandemic.
“Syrian males, girls and kids have skilled damage, displacement, destruction, terror … on an enormous scale. The hazard of COVID-19 stays acute,” stated UN Particular Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen.
In line with the Johns Hopkins tally, there have solely been 269 confirmed circumstances, however the World Well being Group (WHO) has warned the actual state of affairs might be far worse and the variety of infections more likely to speed up.
South Korea has reported 43 newly confirmed circumstances of COVID-19 from throughout the nation as infections start to unfold past the better capital space, which has been on the centre of a virus resurgence since late Could.
The figures introduced by South Korea’s Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention on Tuesday introduced nationwide totals to 12,800 circumstances, together with 282 deaths. Seventeen of the brand new circumstances got here from the Seoul metropolitan space, the place about half of South Korea’s 51 million individuals stay, whereas infections have been additionally reported in different main cities reminiscent of Daejeon, Gwangju, Busan and Sejong.
Twenty of the brand new circumstances have been linked to worldwide arrivals.
Uzbekistan has imposed an in a single day curfew in some elements of the nation, together with the capital Tashkent, because it seeks to curb a contemporary rise in infections following the gradual lifting of a two-month lockdown.
The Central Asian nation had been cautiously lifting a nationwide lockdown that had been in place in April and Could. Nevertheless, after a decline in COVID-19 circumstances between mid-April and mid-Could, it has as soon as once more seen a gradual rise.
The brand new restrictions will see residents of “crimson” and “yellow” areas deemed at larger danger barred from leaving their properties between 11 p.m. and seven a.m. native time apart from medical emergencies, the federal government stated on Tuesday.