South America has grow to be an “epicentre” of the COVID-19 pandemic with Brazil the hardest-hit nation, the World Well being Group mentioned.
UK will introduce a 14-day quarantine for nearly all worldwide travellers from June 8, inside minister Priti Patel has mentioned, with anybody breaking the foundations going through a $1,218 effective.
Some 80 million infants could possibly be vulnerable to vaccine-preventable ailments like diphtheria, measles and polio as a result of disruption of routine immunisation brought on by the pandemic, UN companies have warned.
Greater than 5.2 million folks all over the world at the moment are confirmed to have the coronavirus, in accordance with information compiled by the Johns Hopkins College. Greater than 337,00zero folks have died globally whereas some two million folks have recovered.
Listed here are all the most recent updates:
Saturday, Might 23
04:55 GMT – UN warns cybercrime on rise throughout pandemic
The United Nations disarmament chief says the COVID-19 pandemic is shifting the world in direction of elevated technological innovation and on-line collaboration, however “cybercrime is also on the rise, with a 600 percent increase in malicious emails during the current crisis”.
Izumi Nakamitsu advised a casual assembly of the UN Safety Council (UNSC) on Friday that “there have also been worrying reports of attacks against health care organizations and medical research facilities worldwide”.
She mentioned rising digital dependency has elevated the vulnerability to cyberattacks, and “it is estimated that one such attack takes place every 39 seconds”.
04:29 GMT – Los Angeles dismisses warning over ‘illegal’ lockdown
Eric Garcetti, the mayor of Los Angeles, has dismissed a Trump administration warning that the town’s continued coronavirus lockdown could possibly be each arbitrary and illegal.
“We are not guided by politics in this – we are guided by science, we are guided by collaboration,” Garcetti advised reporters. “There’s no games, there’s nothing else going on. And that’s the way we’re going to continue to safely open.”
Los Angeles has begun to reopen amenities from seashores and golf programs to eating places and retail companies providing curbside pick-up companies, however lags behind different components of California.
At the moment, the County reported 1,072 new circumstances, bringing the whole to 43,052 — a 2% improve since yesterday. Within the metropolis, there have been 450 new circumstances at present, bringing the whole to 20,391 — a 2% improve since yesterday. pic.twitter.com/C7YTAUw2NU
— MayorOfLA (@MayorOfLA) May 23, 2020
04:09 GMT – Donated plasma advantages COVID-19 sufferers in small US research
Plasma from individuals who had recovered from COVID-19 confirmed improved survival charges and have been much less depending on oxygen help than different related hospital sufferers, in accordance with outcomes of a small US research.
The research, revealed on Friday, detailed the preliminary outcomes of 39 sufferers hospitalised at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York.
Almost 70 p.c of the 39 sufferers have been on high-flow oxygen and 10 p.c have been on mechanical air flow. After two weeks, the illness worsened in 18 p.c of the plasma sufferers and 24 p.c of the management sufferers.
As of Might 1, practically 13 p.c of plasma recipients had died, in contrast with greater than 24 p.c of the management sufferers.
“We are encouraged that our initial assessment offers evidence in support of convalescent plasma as an effective intervention, while remaining mindful that additional studies are needed to confirm these findings and draw more definitive conclusions in different populations,” mentioned Dr Nicole Bouvier, an infectious illness specialist at Mt Sinai and the research’s lead writer.
03:44 GMT – Hertz information for chapter safety in US and Canada
The automobile rental firm Hertz filed for chapter safety within the US and Canada after its enterprise was decimated throughout the coronavirus pandemic and talks with collectors didn’t lead to a lot wanted aid.
“The impact of COVID-19 on travel demand was sudden and dramatic, causing an abrupt decline in the Company’s revenue and future bookings,” Hertz mentioned in a press launch.
Hertz mentioned it took “immediate action” to prioritise the well being and security of workers and clients and get rid of “all non-essential spending”. Nevertheless, it mentioned “uncertainty remains as to when revenue will return and when the used-car market will fully reopen for sales, which necessitated today’s action”.
Hertz’s fundamental worldwide working areas, together with Europe, Australia and New Zealand, weren’t included within the US Chapter 11 submitting.
02:46 GMT – China studies no new circumstances for first time since pandemic started
China recorded no new confirmed COVID-19 circumstances on the mainland for Might 22, the primary time it had seen no every day rise within the variety of circumstances because the pandemic started within the metropolis of Wuhan late final yr.
Nevertheless, the Nationwide Well being Fee mentioned there have been two new suspected circumstances: An imported one in Shanghai and domestically transmitted case within the northeastern province of Jilin.
New asymptomatic circumstances of the coronavirus fell to 28 from 35 a day earlier, the NHC mentioned.
02:31 GMT – Yemen’s Houthis ban gatherings forward of Eid al-Fitr
Yemen’s Houthi rebels have introduced strict antivirus measures focused particularly at Eid al-Fitr, the pageant that concludes the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
The well being ministry’s restrictions ask residents to put on masks in public and never depart their properties until completely crucial.
The ban on social gatherings will forestall multi-generational households and associates from feasting collectively, and youngsters from visiting their neighbours’ properties for items and sweets, as is conventional.
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, wherein safety forces additionally used tear fuel and water cannon vans to disperse the demonstrators.
“This is not the way, we have that clear,” one protester who didn’t give his identify advised The Related Press information company. “But it is the only way to get things done in this country, this is how we fight here, like this, this is how you can see the hunger of some people.”
Protesters have been additionally seen holding a banner that learn: “The people are poor, rebel and subversive, to the street!”
01:54 GMT – Peru extends nationwide lockdown
Peru has prolonged its state of emergency and a nationwide lockdown to struggle the coronavirus pandemic till the tip of June, marking one of many longest durations of obligatory isolation on this planet.
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 few of the hardest hit nations 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 loss of life toll stood at 3,244 on Friday.
01:20 GMT – France to permit religion gatherings
The French inside ministry says it is going to enable spiritual gatherings to renew after a two-month hiatus brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak however worshippers must put on face masks.
The principles will likely be outlined in a decree in “the coming hours” the ministry mentioned in a press release on Friday.
Underneath the decree, a ban on gatherings imposed in March could be rescinded. However collective worship must observe situations, together with the carrying of masks, a distance of at the least one metre (3.Three ft) 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 dimension, issuing an government order saying as much as 10 folks at the moment are allowed to be collectively so long as they abide by social-distancing tips adopted throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Meaning folks nonetheless want to remain at the least 6 ft (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 staff from getting collectively until 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 grow to be 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 loss of life 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.
Mexico’s top league has decided to cancel its football season without crowning a champion for the first time in its history.
Liga MX cited uncertainty generated by the coronavirus pandemic for the decision and declared the season over despite having played 10 of its 17 dates.
“It’s indisputable that we live in an unprecedented situation in this country that obliges the football industry in Mexico to act with absolute sensitivity and respond with unity to the demands that have presented themselves,” the league said in a statement.
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
You can find all the updates from yesterday, May 22, here.