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Australia Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus

08:26  26 october  2020
08:26  26 october  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - Australia's Victoria state said it had gone 24 hours without detecting any new COVID-19 cases, while U.S. Vice President Mike Pence campaigned despite a COVID-19 outbreak among his aides as the United States set records for daily infections.

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DEATHS AND INFECTIONS

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EUROPE

* The Czech government will almost certainly have to tighten its anti-coronavirus measures again as current curbs have not halted a surge in infections, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said.

* Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said he had a "general malaise" after testing positive for coronavirus and would stay at home for now for any treatment.

* Britain's government is looking at how long those exposed to COVID-19 need to quarantine, Northern Ireland minister Brandon Lewis told Sky News, commenting on reports that the self-isolation period could be reduced from 14 days.

* Slovakia's pilot testing in coronavirus hotspots attracted tens of thousands people over the weekend, showing an infection rate of 3.87%, government data showed.

Hungary's Orban under fire as virus second wave bites

  Hungary's Orban under fire as virus second wave bites Hungary's Orban under fire as virus second wave bitesA spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in some European countries has sparked fears of a second wave of infections. The countries include Albania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Spain, and the UK. The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) stated that between Sept. 29 and Oct. 4, the daily case numbers in the European Union and the UK reached record highs of more than 71,000 infections. Several restrictions have been imposed in major cities to curb the uptick in the cases.

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Deaths and infections. - For an interactive graphic tracking the global spread of COVID-19, click: https - Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov said on Sunday he had tested positive for coronavirus and would stay at home for any treatment for the time being, as recommended by his

* The Irish government expects to be able to begin to vaccinate vulnerable people against COVID-19 in first quarter or first half of 2021.

* Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a new state of emergency in an effort to curb soaring infections.

* Italy on Sunday ordered bars and restaurants to close by 6 p.m. and shut public gyms, cinemas and swimming pools to try to halt a rapid coronavirus resurgence.

AMERICAS

* The United States in the past two days has registered its highest number of new COVID-19 cases - about 84,000 on Friday and about 79,900 on Saturday. Meanwhile New York became the fourth state to surpass half a million coronavirus cases

* U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the Trump administration was reviewing the latest plan for more COVID-19 relief over the weekend and that she expected a response on Monday, adding that she was still optimistic a deal could be reached.

Asia Today: Philippines allowing foreign travel to resume

  Asia Today: Philippines allowing foreign travel to resume MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines on Wednesday lifted a ban on non-essential foreign trips by Filipinos, but the immigration bureau said the move did not immediately spark large numbers of departures for tourism and leisure. The government has gradually eased travel restrictions to bolster the economy, which slipped into recession in the second quarter following months of lockdown and quarantine to fight the coronavirus pandemic. © Provided by Associated Press People wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walk by people buying breakfast outside a subway station during the morning rush hour in Beijing, Wednesday, Oct.

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Subscribe now to follow markets, faster and distraction-free. More details. Latest on the worldwide spread of coronavirus . © Reuters. Officials wearing personal protective equipments (PPE) set fires to bodies of people who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at a crematorium in Bangli

ASIA-PACIFIC

* China reported the highest number of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases in nearly seven months, following a mass infection of an unknown origin in the northwestern Xinjiang region.

* Australia's Victoria state said on Monday it had gone 24 hours without detecting any new COVID-19 cases, a milestone last achieved four months ago, raising hopes that a stringent lockdown of Melbourne will be eased.

* India's central bank Governor Shaktikanta Das said on Sunday he had tested positive for the coronavirus.

MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

* Qatar has signed an agreement with drugmaker Moderna Inc to buy its potential COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it is approved and released for global use, state news agency QNA quoted a health official as saying on Sunday.

MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS

* U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci said on Sunday it would be clear whether a COVID-19 vaccine was safe and effective by early December, but that more widespread vaccination would not be likely until later in 2021.

* Israel will begin human trials for a potential COVID-19 vaccine developed by a research institute overseen by the Defence Ministry on Nov. 1 after receiving regulatory approval, the ministry said on Sunday.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

* Asian shares got off to a subdued start on Monday as surging coronavirus cases in Europe and the United states threatened the global outlook, while China's leaders meet to ponder the future of the economic giant. [MKTS/GLOB]

(Compiled by Frances Kerry and Amy Caren Daniel; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)

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