The southwestern Chinese metropolis of Riuli has been locked down, with all 200,000 residents to be examined for COVID-19 after two Myanmar nationals have been recognized with the virus.
More than 29 million folks all over the world have been recognized with the coronavirus, and 926,307 have died, in accordance with Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 20 million have recovered.
Here are the most recent updates:
Tuesday, September 15
02:20 GMT – South Korea to safe vaccines for 60 p.c of inhabitants
South Korea’s prime minister Chung Sye-kyun says the nation plans to safe a provide of coronavirus vaccines for 30 million folks or 60 p.c of the nation’s inhabitants.
02:15 GMT – US official accused scientists of ‘sedition’: New York Times
The prime communications official on the US division in control of combating the coronavirus informed his followers in a Facebook Live session that authorities scientists have been partaking in “sedition” of their dealing with of the pandemic, in accordance with the New York Times.
Michael Caputo, assistant secretary for public affairs on the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) claimed, with out proof, that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) was harbouring a “resistance unit” decided to undermine President Donald Trump, the newspaper stated.
Caputo is a former adviser to Trump’s presidential marketing campaign.
Suggesting scientists are plotting ‘sedition’ is a bit of like claiming @FortniteGame is about to be taken over by otters
— Bill Hanage (@BillHanage) September 15, 2020 01:15 GMT – Test fee positivity down in California
Only 3.5 p.c of COVID-19 exams got here again optimistic in California during the last seven days, the bottom fee for the reason that state started reporting the info in March, in accordance with a report within the Los Angeles Times.
The newspaper says its evaluation of the info additionally exhibits new confirmed instances on the lowest since mid-June and hospitalisations on the lowest for the reason that begin of April.
00:15 GMT – Judge in US rules Pennsylvania restrictions ‘unconstitutional’
A federal choose within the United States state of Pennsylvania has dominated that lockdown measures imposed in March to curb the unfold of COVID-19 are “unconstitutional”.
The measures, together with the closure of companies and a restrict on the dimensions of gatherings, have been challenged in courtroom by a number of Republican lawmakers and small enterprise homeowners, who argued the restrictions put their enterprises in danger.
Judge William Stickman dominated of their favour, and stated that even when the state’s governor acted with “good intention of addressing a public health emergency”, he didn’t have the proper to infringe on residents’ elementary freedoms. “There is no question that this country has faced, and will face, emergencies of every sort,” the choose wrote. “But the solution to a national crisis can never be permitted to supersede the commitment to individual liberty that stands as the foundation of the American experiment.”
00:00 GMT – Border metropolis in China’s southwest to start out mass testing
The Chinese metropolis of Ruili, which lies on the border with Myanmar, will start nucleic acid testing of all residents after two folks have been found to have COVID-19 on Sunday.
The two sufferers are each from Myanmar and entered China illegally, in accordance with state broadcaster CGTN. They have been remoted in hospital together with 5 others. Some 190 shut contacts of the 2 have additionally been put in isolation.
A citywide lockdown has been imposed in Ruili and all residents informed to remain at home.
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.
Read all of the updates from yesterday (September 14) right here. SOURCE: Al Jazeera and information companies