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UK dangers new lockdown as COVID circumstances hit highest since Might: LIVE


  • The UK is more likely to reintroduce nationwide lockdown measures sooner moderately than later, a number one epidemiologist has stated, as new coronavirus circumstances rose to their highest stage since early Might.
  • Indonesia has recorded its largest each day bounce in infections, with 4,168 new circumstances.
  • France has logged a document each day bounce of greater than 13,000 new circumstances. 
  • Spain has ordered a partial lockdown in its capital, Madrid, and the encircling area.

Greater than 30.5 million folks all over the world have been recognized with the novel coronavirus and 952,404 have died, in accordance with Johns Hopkins College. Some 20.7 million folks have recovered.

Listed below are the newest updates:

Saturday, September 19

17:29 GMT – France data new each day document in COVID-19 circumstances

French well being authorities have reported 13,498 new COVID-19 circumstances, setting one other document in each day infections for the reason that illness began to unfold within the nation.

The variety of folks in France who’ve died from COVID-19 infections was up by 26, at 31,274, and the entire variety of circumstances is now 442,194.

17:15 GMT – Germany data highest single-day rise in circumstances since April

Germany’s nationwide illness management company has recorded a rise in coronavirus infections of two,297, the very best in a 24-hour interval since April.

The rise continues to be removed from the degrees seen on the nation’s peak in late March, when greater than 6,000 circumstances have been being confirmed each day.

16:20 GMT – Instances in Turkey exceed 300,000: Well being ministry

The entire variety of coronavirus circumstances in Turkey has risen above 300,000, the well being ministry has stated.

The ministry stated there have been 1,538 new circumstances recorded within the final 24 hours, taking the entire to 301,348. The dying toll rose by 68 to 7,445.

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated the federal government must ramp up measures to curb the rise in circumstances, which has additionally prompted protests from docs who say official information underplays the size of the outbreak.

15:35 GMT – UK experiences largest improve in COVID circumstances since Might 8

The UK reported 4,422 each day circumstances of coronavirus, 100 extra new circumstances than on Friday and the very best each day complete since Might 8.

15:20 GMT – London police order anti-lockdown protest to disperse

London’s police has tried to interrupt up a protest attended by greater than a thousand folks against lockdown measures.

Demonstrators gathered in Trafalgar Sq. in central London carrying banners saying “Freedom Not Concern” and “Rip-off” and chanting at police: “Select your aspect”.

Shortly earlier than 14:00 GMT police ordered protesters to depart, saying the demonstration was placing different members of the general public in danger.

“This, coupled with pockets of hostility and outbreaks of violence in the direction of officers, means we are going to now be taking enforcement motion to disperse those that stay within the space,” London’s Metropolitan Police stated in a press release.

COVID-19 disaster escalates throughout Europe

14:15 GMT – Turkey overcoming pandemic’s financial results: Erdogan

Turkey’s manufacturing ranges have continued to rise within the third quarter because the nation has overcome a major a part of the pandemic’s financial results, the Turkish president has stated.

“The variety of folks employed has been rising since April, when the influence of the pandemic was felt the toughest,” Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on the inauguration of a brand new part of the North Marmara Motorway.

Erdogan, who addressed the ceremony through video hyperlink, stated Turkey’s employment fee will improve additional over the approaching months, including that he was hopeful that the third quarter will finish with a “development fee that satisfies each phase”.

“The Turkish authorities has set its unemployment fee goal for this 12 months at 11.8 %, with the determine projected to drop step by step to 9.8 % by 2022.


Whats up, that is Mersiha Gadzo in Toronto, Canada taking on the stay updates from my colleague Usaid Siddiqui in Doha, Qatar.


12:32 GMT – Nigerians elect governor in pandemic’s first ballot

Nigerians within the southern state of Edo braved the coronavirus and went to the polls to elect a brand new governor within the nation’s first election for the reason that begin of the pandemic.

The ballot comes as Nigeria struggles to comprise the unfold of the virus which has up to now contaminated some 56,956 folks and killed 1,096.

Greater than 1.7 million voters in Edo are anticipated to elect a brand new governor for an additional 4 years amid heavy safety, with gun-wielding cops and troopers seen on main roads, screening autos.

11:56 GMT – Germany’s Merkel asserts must improve faculty expertise

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the necessity for enormous upgrades of college expertise across the nation.

Merkel stated throughout her weekly video podcast that lecturers have been left scrambling to show programs nearly when colleges closed at the beginning of the nation’s outbreak.

She says that underscored how vital digital media and different instruments are but additionally uncovered widespread infrastructure failings.

German Chancellor Merkel welcomes EC President von der Leyen before in Berlin

German Chancellor Angela Merkel [Odd Andersen/Pool/Reuters]

11:20 GMT – Indonesia experiences its largest each day rise in coronavirus infections

Indonesia reported its largest each day rise in coronavirus infections, with 4,168 new circumstances, taking the entire to 240,687, information from the nation’s well being ministry confirmed.

The information added 112 new deaths, taking the entire to 9,448, the most important dying toll in Southeast Asia.

10:45 GMT – Spike in France’s each day COVID-19 dying toll tied to unreported hospital circumstances

A sudden bounce in France’s each day dying toll from COVID-19 stems from beforehand unreported circumstances in a single hospital close to Paris, in accordance with statements by well being authorities.

The well being ministry reported on Friday that the entire variety of deaths from COVID-19 elevated by 154 to 31,249, a four-month excessive within the each day dying toll and triple the degrees of the previous week.

That determine included 76 deaths registered in a hospital close to Paris, in accordance with an explanatory be aware issued on-line by Sante Publique France, the nation’s nationwide well being company that experiences new COVID-19 circumstances day by day.

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Medical staff have a tendency a COVID-19 affected person at a Strasbourg hospital in jap France [File: Jean-Francois Badias/AP]

10:05 GMT – Iran’s coronavirus dying toll climbs above 24,000

Iran’s coronavirus dying toll has risen by 166 to 24,118, a well being ministry spokeswoman advised state tv.

The entire variety of recognized circumstances spiked by 2,845 within the final 24 hours to 419,043 in Iran, one of many Center East’s worst-hit nations, spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari was quoted as saying.

09:28 GMT – Poland experiences document each day coronavirus circumstances

Poland reported 1,002 new coronavirus circumstances, in accordance with the well being ministry’s Twitter account, the very best each day improve for the reason that pandemic started.

The brand new document comes days after authorities tightened circumstances beneath which docs are obliged to ship sufferers for testing. Critics say the brand new guidelines might restrict the variety of folks going for exams.

A woman looks at cloth at Polish fashion retailer LPP brand Reserved shop in Warsaw

A lady appears at clothes at Polish vogue retailer Reserved’s store in Warsaw [Kacper Pempel/Reuters]

08:50 GMT – Mainland China experiences 14 new COVID-19 circumstances vs 32 a day earlier

Mainland China reported 14 new COVID-19 circumstances on September 18, down from 32 circumstances reported a day earlier, the Chinese language nationwide well being authority stated.

The Nationwide Well being Fee stated in a press release that each one new circumstances have been imported infections involving travellers from abroad. It additionally reported 24 new asymptomatic circumstances, up from 20 a day earlier, although China doesn’t classify these sufferers with out signs as confirmed COVID-19 circumstances.

08:15 GMT – Russia’s new COVID circumstances surpass 6,000 for first time in two months

Russia reported 6,065 new coronavirus circumstances, the primary time the each day tally has been larger than 6,000 in two months. The nationwide tally of infections rose to 1,097,251.

The coronavirus disaster centre stated 144 folks had died of the illness within the final 24 hours, bringing the Russian dying toll to 19,339.

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Russia has almost 1.1 million circumstances up to now, in accordance with Johns Hopkins College [Dmitri Lovetsky/AP]

07:38 GMT – New UK lockdown probably sooner moderately than later – former adviser

Britain is more likely to must reintroduce some coronavirus lockdown measures sooner moderately than later, a former senior authorities well being adviser stated.

“I believe some extra measures are more likely to be wanted sooner moderately than later,” Neil Ferguson, a professor of epidemiology at London’s Imperial Faculty advised the BBC information community.

06:45 GMT – Skilled Rugby in Eire may disappear with out followers: IRFU chief

Skilled rugby in Eire may stop to exist if supporters can’t return to stadiums in giant numbers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Irish Rugby Soccer Union chief Philip Browne has stated.

The Irish union is projecting income losses exceeding 30 million euros ($35.51 million) as a result of pandemic.

Browne stated that regardless of implementing cost-cutting measures, together with pay cuts of as much as 20 % and job redundancies, the union’s monetary place isn’t sustainable.

06:10 GMT – India parliament session could also be lower brief as COVID-19 circumstances amongst politicians rise – sources

India’s parliament session that started this week is more likely to be lower brief after 30 politicians have been discovered to be contaminated with the coronavirus, two senior parliamentary officers stated, because the variety of circumstances within the nation rose to five.3 million.

The Indian parliament met for the primary time in six months on September 14 and was to perform till October 1, however the two officers stated its period may very well be diminished by per week.


An Indian girl carrying white protecting gear mourns after taking a glimpse of her husband’s physique, a sufferer of COVID-19, at a crematorium in Guwahati, India. India has 85,619 deaths up to now, in accordance with Johns Hopkins College [Anupam Nath/AP]


Whats up, that is Usaid Siddiqui in Doha, taking on from my colleague Zaheena Rasheed.


05:29 GMT – India provides 93,337 new COVID-19 circumstances

India maintained its surge in coronavirus circumstances, including 93,337 new confirmed infections and 1,247 deaths previously 24 hours.

The well being ministry raised the nation’s caseload to greater than 5.3 million. A complete of 85,619 folks have died.

India has been reporting the very best single-day rise on this planet day by day for greater than 5 weeks. It is anticipated to grow to be the pandemic’s worst-hit nation inside weeks, surpassing the US.

04:20 GMT – Philippines to maintain one-metre social distancing rule

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has determined to retain the one-metre (three-foot) social distancing requirement on public transport to cut back coronavirus infections, rejecting strikes to cut back it to 30 centimetres, in accordance with his spokesman.

Well being specialists have warned that lowering gaps between passengers in trains, buses and jeepneys may end in a surge of infections within the Philippines, which has essentially the most confirmed COVID-19 circumstances in Southeast Asia.

Duterte studied suggestions and determined to retain the one-metre distancing requirement, together with a ban on consuming and talking in public transport, presidential spokesman Harry Roque advised state-run PTV4 community. Passengers nonetheless must put on face shields and masks always, he added.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Manila

Passengers on board a bus put on face masks and face shields, each obligatory in public transportation, to assist curb coronavirus illness in Quezon Metropolis, Metro Manila, Philippines [Eloisa Lopez/ Reuters]

03:51 GMT – Chief of Canada’s opposition social gathering exams optimistic for coronavirus

Erin O’Toole, the brand new chief of Canada’s important opposition social gathering, has examined optimistic for the coronavirus.

The Conservative social gathering stated O’Toole was feeling nicely and that his household examined unfavourable.

02:32 GMT – Rio to permit soccer followers from October 4

The Brazilian metropolis of Rio de Janeiro authorised soccer followers to return to stadiums from October 4, after a six-month hiatus for the coronavirus pandemic.

“Rio metropolis corridor publicizes the return of followers to stadiums,” the town stated in a press release. “They are going to be required to put on protecting masks and bear temperature checks on the entrance. Ticket gross sales might be on-line to keep away from crowds.”

The choice nonetheless wants a inexperienced mild from the Brazilian Soccer Confederation.

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02:14 GMT – Slovakian coronavirus check information left uncovered in on-line breach

Private information of almost 400,000 folks examined for coronavirus in Slovakia ended up unsecured on-line after a breach within the state well being system, the nation’s nationwide well being info centre (NCZI) confirmed.

The breach has since been repaired, NCZI boss Peter Bielik advised journalists, after a bunch of so-called moral hackers had flagged the difficulty.

“We didn’t have the intention in any respect to search for information, it was a whole coincidence that we stumbled upon it throughout a easy Google search on the web,” IT specialist Pavol Luptak advised information website Pravda.sk on Thursday.

01:50 GMT – NYC mayor ‘very assured’ in new faculty reopening timeline

Mayor Invoice de Blasio stated he’s “very assured” that New York Metropolis will meet a revised timeline to carry public faculty college students again to lecture rooms throughout the subsequent two weeks, following closures due to the coronavirus pandemic.

De Blasio had delayed the reopening plan for the US’s largest faculty district for the second time because it was introduced in July, citing a scarcity of employees and provides.

Beneath the revised timeline, most simple faculty college students will return to in-person studying ranging from September 29, whereas center and highschool college students will do the identical on October 1.

“I really feel very assured about that date,” de Blasio stated on MSNBC’s Morning Joe programme.

01:18 GMT – Australia’s Victoria data fewest new circumstances since June

The Australian state on the centre of the nation’s novel coronavirus outbreak reported its lowest each day improve of infections in three months, placing it on the right track to chill out a tough lockdown within the capital metropolis by the tip of the month.

Victoria, Australia’s second most populous state and residential to 1 / 4 of its 25 million folks, recorded 21 new circumstances of COVID-19 within the prior 24 hours, lower than half the day gone by’s quantity and its lowest since June 24.

Victoria additionally reported seven new deaths associated to the virus, taking the nationwide complete to 844, in accordance with authorities figures. The state has had 90 % of Australia’s coronavirus-related deaths.

Australia has reported barely fewer than 26,900 infections.

00:07 GMT – Emmy present will embody $2.8m donation to battle little one starvation

Each Emmy Award handed out on Sunday will include one thing further – a $100,000 donation to battle little one starvation introduced on by the coronavirus disaster.

The Tv Academy introduced that every community and streaming service competing on the telecast has pledged the donation for each Emmy they win.

With 23 Emmys being handed out and the academy committing $500,000, that may imply a donation of $2.8m to No Child Hungry, a bunch working to alleviate little one starvation in the US through the pandemic.

Whats up and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives. 

For all the important thing developments from yesterday, September 18, go here.


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