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  • Brazil’s coronavirus caseload topped two million, doubling in significantly less than a month as the US passed three.5 million total infections.
  • UN support main states coronavirus aid to very poor countries has been so significantly “grossly insufficient”, urging G20 to phase up help or “spend rate afterwards”.
  • Much more than thirteen.seven million individuals all around the entire world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, though additional than seven.7 million have recovered and additional than 588,000 have died, according to info from Johns Hopkins College.

In this article are the newest updates.

Friday, July 17

03:18 GMT – CDC extends US ban on cruise ships

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The US Centers for Condition Manage and Avoidance extended a ban on cruise ships by way of the finish September as coronavirus bacterial infections rose throughout the nation, together with in the point out of Florida.

The no-sail get had been scheduled to expire on July 24.

02:55 GMT – US notches however one more file for new situations

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The US described sixty eight,428 new bacterial infections in the past 24 hrs, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, environment but yet another report for one-working day increase in coronavirus cases.

In that interval, the loss of life toll also climbed by 974 individuals, having the total selection of deaths in the country since the pandemic commenced to 138,201, and the total range of instances to 3,560,364.

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Meanwhile, a Reuters tally confirmed 70,000 new conditions in the previous 24 hrs, whilst the New York Instances claimed its tally showed far more than seventy five,000 infections in the exact same period of time.

US airline industry nosedives amid COVID-19 crisis (2:twenty)

02:forty one GMT – Canada to shell out C$19bn on ‘safe restart’ soon after lockdown

Canada’s federal govt will give the thirteen provinces and territories extra than C$19bn ($14bn) to enable pay back for the expenditures of restarting the financial state following many months of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mentioned.

The funds is intended to go over incredible expenditures about the coming 6 to 8 months, Trudeau explained in a news meeting, and will choose care of “the types of things that basically genuinely issue to Canadians,” which includes planning for a doable “next wave” of contagion.

Actions underneath the “harmless restart arrangement” include make contact with tracing, delivering protecting devices to staff, encouraging having difficulties municipalities pay back functioning expenses, aiding area transit operators, “protected areas” for daycare, and improving upon long-phrase care for the elderly.

02:25 GMT – New York City not completely ready to open up malls, museums yet

New York Metropolis will not open up malls and museums on Monday even if the metropolis is authorized to transfer into the upcoming phase of reopening, Governor Andrew Cuomo explained, promising more crackdowns on bars and places to eat.

Cuomo mentioned New York City is on keep track of to move to the fourth section of his gradual reopening approach, but mentioned his administration will evaluation the hottest infection information and make a decision by 4pm regional time on Friday. The rest of the condition is in Stage 4, which commonly permits opening malls and selected arts and enjoyment facilities and restarting professional sports activities games without having fans.

But Cuomo said no “supplemental indoor exercise” will open up in New York in the fourth stage simply because of worries about the distribute of the coronavirus indoors. Cuomo has not allowed New York City to open up up indoor dining, unlike the rest of the condition.

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York

People consume outdoors a bar in the course of the reopening period of COVID-19 outbreak in the East Village neighborhood in New York City, US [Jeenah Moon/Reuters]

“You see the inside, inside spaces, air-conditioned areas, wherever the virus is tending to unfold,” Cuomo explained in a Thursday convention connect with with reporters. “So we are heading to get that precaution in New York Metropolis.”

01:47 GMT – Algeria strategies law to shield medics as attacks rise

Algeria is preparing a regulation to defend health employees immediately after an raise in “physical and verbal assaults” because the country’s coronavirus outbreak began, Key Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s office environment has declared.

The incidents have also in some circumstances concerned “functions of problems and destruction of community assets and clinical machines,” Tebboune’s office mentioned in a statement.

01:08 GMT – United kingdom boosts health care funding to ward off winter season COVID-19 wave

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to pour a few billion lbs ($three.77bn) into England’s Countrywide Wellness Provider (NHS) to consider to ward off any resurgence of the coronavirus.

“The Primary Minister is very clear that now is not the time for complacency, and we have to make guaranteed our NHS is fight prepared for winter,” a spokesman claimed just before a information conference by Johnson on Friday afternoon.

The Uk is the worst-influenced state in Europe by COVID-19 with a dying toll from confirmed conditions of much more than forty five,000.

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Team at the Leeds Typical Infirmary take part in a national NHS celebration clap in Leeds on July 5, 2020 [Oli Scarff/ AFP]

00:30 GMT – Brazil scenarios arrive at 2 million, doubling in less than a thirty day period

Brazil has handed the two million confirmed coronavirus instances mark, with little signal that the rate of raise is slowing as anger grows around President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the outbreak.

In the latest weeks, there have been almost forty,000 verified new circumstances a day, according to government figures, and it took just 27 days for Brazil’s total caseload to rise from one million to two million circumstances.

On Thursday, verified conditions in Brazil totalled two,012,151, though fatalities numbered seventy six,688.

Specialists blame denial of the virus’s deadly prospective by Bolsonaro and absence of national coordination merged with scattershot responses by town and point out governments, with some reopening previously than wellbeing experts advised.

00:seventeen GMT – ‘Step up now or spend cost later’: G20 urged to help poor international locations

Coronavirus assistance to weak nations around the world has been so considerably “grossly inadequate and that is dangerously shortsighted,” UN assist main Mark Lowcock explained, as he asked rich nations for billions much more dollars in guidance.

The United Nations elevated its humanitarian charm by a lot more than a third to $ten.3bn to help 63 states, mostly in Africa and Latin The us, deal with the distribute and destabilising effects of the coronavirus. This is up from the globe body’s original two-billion-dollar ask for in March, then $6.7bn in Could.

So significantly, Lowcock mentioned, the UN has only obtained $1.7bn.

As finance ministers from the Team of 20 big economies prepare to satisfy almost on Saturday, Lowcock told reporters: “The information to the G20 is phase up now or pay out the value later on.”

“The reaction so considerably of rich nations, who’ve rightly thrown out the fiscal and financial rule books to defend their own men and women and economies, the reaction that they have made to the circumstances in other countries has been grossly inadequate and which is dangerously shortsighted.”


Hi and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.

You can locate all the critical developments from yesterday, July 16, listed here. 

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