Brazil tops 2 million coronavirus instances: Live updates

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Brazil’s coronavirus caseload topped two million, doubling in lower than a month because the US handed 3.5 million whole infections.
UN support chief says coronavirus help to poor nations has been to date “grossly inadequate”, urging G20 to step up support or “pay price later”.
More than 13.7 million folks all over the world have been recognized with COVID-19, whereas greater than 7.7 million have recovered and greater than 588,000 have died, in line with information from Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the most recent updates.
Friday, July 17
02:25 GMT – New York City not able to open malls, museums but
New York City is not going to open malls and museums on Monday even when the town is allowed to move into the subsequent section of reopening, Governor Andrew Cuomo mentioned, promising extra crackdowns on bars and eating places.
Cuomo mentioned New York City is on monitor to move to the fourth section of his gradual reopening plan, however mentioned his administration will assessment the most recent an infection information and resolve by 4pm native time on Friday. The remainder of the state is in Phase 4, which generally permits opening malls and sure arts and leisure facilities and restarting skilled sports activities video games with out followers.
But Cuomo mentioned no “additional indoor activity” will open in New York within the fourth section due to issues concerning the unfold of the coronavirus indoors. Cuomo has not allowed New York City to open up indoor eating, in contrast to the remainder of the state. People drink outdoors a bar through the reopening section of COVID-19 outbreak within the East Village neighborhood in New York City, US [Jeenah Moon/Reuters] “You see the inside, interior spaces, air-conditioned spaces, where the virus is tending to spread,” Cuomo mentioned in a Thursday convention name with reporters. “So we’re going to take that precaution in New York City.”
01:47 GMT – Algeria plans legislation to guard medics as assaults rise
Algeria is planning a legislation to guard well being staff after a rise in “physical and verbal attacks” because the nation’s coronavirus outbreak started, Prime Minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune’s workplace has introduced.
The incidents have additionally in some instances concerned “acts of damage and destruction of public assets and medical equipment,” Tebboune’s workplace mentioned in a press release. 01:08 GMT – UK boosts healthcare funding to chase away winter COVID-19 wave
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to pour three billion kilos ($3.77bn) into England’s National Health Service (NHS) to attempt to chase away any resurgence of the coronavirus. “The Prime Minister is clear that now is not the time for complacency, and we must make sure our NHS is battle ready for winter,” a spokesman mentioned earlier than a information convention by Johnson on Friday afternoon.
The UK is the worst-affected nation in Europe by COVID-19 with a dying toll from confirmed instances of greater than 45,000. Staff on the Leeds General Infirmary take part in a nationwide NHS celebration clap in Leeds on July 5, 2020 [Oli Scarff/ AFP] 00:30 GMT – Brazil instances reach 2 million, doubling in lower than a month
Brazil has handed the 2 million confirmed coronavirus instances mark, with little signal that the speed of enhance is slowing as anger grows over President Jair Bolsonaro’s dealing with of the outbreak.
In latest weeks, there have been nearly 40,000 confirmed new instances a day, in line with authorities figures, and it took simply 27 days for Brazil’s whole caseload to rise from a million to 2 million instances.
On Thursday, confirmed instances in Brazil totalled 2,012,151, whereas deaths numbered 76,688. Experts blame denial of the virus’s lethal potential by Bolsonaro and lack of nationwide coordination mixed with scattershot responses by metropolis and state governments, with some reopening sooner than well being consultants really helpful.
00:17 GMT – ‘Step up now or pay value later’: G20 urged to help poor nations
Coronavirus help to poor nations has been to date “grossly inadequate and that’s dangerously shortsighted,” UN support chief Mark Lowcock mentioned, as he requested rich nations for billions extra {dollars} in help.
The United Nations elevated its humanitarian attraction by greater than a 3rd to $10.3bn to assist 63 states, primarily in Africa and Latin America, deal with the unfold and destabilising results of the coronavirus. This is up from the world physique’s preliminary two-billion-dollar request in March, then $6.7bn in May.
So far, Lowcock mentioned, the UN has solely obtained $1.7bn.
As finance ministers from the Group of 20 main economies put together to fulfill just about on Saturday, Lowcock instructed reporters: “The message to the G20 is step up now or pay the price later.” “The response so far of wealthy nations, who’ve rightly thrown out the fiscal and monetary rule books to protect their own people and economies, the response that they’ve made to the situations in other countries has been grossly inadequate and that’s dangerously shortsighted.” Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
You can discover all the important thing developments from yesterday, July 16, right here. 

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