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US fears explosion of Covid-19 case numbers

US well being officers worry as much as 100,000 new circumstances of Covid-19 per day, because the dying toll as soon as once more exceeds 1,000 each day deaths. The state of affairs can be worrying in Latin America and the Caribbean.

With a further 1,199 deaths from the brand new coronavirus in 24 hours, the each day report for the USA is on the rise, in response to the rely revealed Tuesday June 30 by the Johns-Hopkins College. This brings the overall US dying toll to 127,322 deaths.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, a distinguished member of the Presidential Coronavirus Disaster Cell, admitted that well being officers "didn’t have complete management" over the pandemic. "I might not be stunned if we attain 100,000 (new circumstances, be aware) a day if we don’t reverse the development," he added. Presently, 40,000 new circumstances are detected each day.

He testified, with three different medical doctors from main American well being organizations, earlier than senators. All referred to as on People, particularly younger individuals, to put on a masks and to respect bodily distancing.

Trump indignant at Beijing

For his half, Donald Trump as soon as once more castigated accountability for China, the nation from which the virus originated. "After I watch the pandemic unfold its horrible face around the globe, together with the harm that has been completed to the USA, I turn out to be increasingly more indignant with China," he tweeted.

Witnessing the worsening of the state of affairs, New York State, which was for a very long time the epicenter of the American epidemic however has seen the epidemic decline for a number of weeks, introduced Tuesday to 16 the variety of states whose guests are topic to quarantine. Amongst them is California, which now has greater than 220,000 circumstances.

New York authorities cautious of states that reopened too shortly

On this context, EU nations have determined to exclude the USA from an inventory of 15 nations whose nationals can be welcome once more from Wednesday.

Globally, the pandemic, which has simply crossed two symbolic thresholds – greater than half one million lifeless and ten million circumstances – "is much from over" and even "is accelerating", warned Monday l 'World Well being Group (WHO). In line with a rely made by AFP from official sources, 506,818 deaths and 10.three million circumstances had been formally recorded Tuesday at 7 p.m. GMT. The variety of deaths worldwide has doubled in slightly below two months (250,000 on Might 5) and a further 50,000 have been recorded up to now ten days.

Practically 60,000 lifeless in Brazil

The well being state of affairs can be worrying in Latin America and the Caribbean, the place the dying toll might exceed 400,000 in three months (114,000 at the moment) if extra stringent well being measures usually are not taken on this area, in response to the Pan American Group of well being (OPS).

Brazil is the primary Latin American nation and the second most affected nation on the planet, with 1.four million confirmed circumstances and 59,594 deaths, in response to an official report revealed on Tuesday. On this nation, President Jair Bolsonaro has not stopped difficult the containment measures taken by the governors of the Brazilian states. A judgment that compelled the far-right president to put on a masks in public was overturned Tuesday by a Brazilian decide.

US fears explosion of Covid-19 case numbers

"Brazil follows an epidemic curve that resembles that of the USA"

The epidemic appears to be beginning once more in China, the place the WHO will ship "subsequent week" a crew to find out the origin of the coronavirus which appeared there in December.

In the UK, the federal government determined to reconfigure Leicester and its metropolitan space, which is greater than 600,000 inhabitants, on account of an outbreak of circumstances on this metropolis within the heart of England, the primary to be imposed native restrictions. Town, which like the remainder of England was getting ready to reopen pubs, eating places, cinemas and hair salons on Saturday, noticed non-essential shops shut on Tuesday, and most colleges will shut on Thursday.

The world of sport is a bit more upset daily. The African Cup of Nations is postponed for one 12 months and can happen in 2022 in Cameroon.

Regardless of the gravity of the state of affairs, the UN Safety Council is struggling to ship a primary decision on the pandemic, on the threat of dropping all credibility. After greater than three months of blockages, France and Tunisia on Tuesday requested the Council to undertake a decision calling for a cessation of hostilities to facilitate the struggle in opposition to the coronavirus. The results of the vote, which can be in writing, is anticipated on Wednesday.

With AFP