World VIRUS-TICKER-Austria opens border to Italy, warns of Lombardy trips

15:25  10 june  2020
15:25  10 june  2020 Source:   pressfrom.com

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Jun 10 (Reuters) - The corona virus is spreading in some countries, at the same time other countries are relaxing restrictions on public life. Current developments follow.

12.20 p.m. - Austria opens its borders to Italy from June 16 and lifts the quarantine obligation for 30 other European countries upon entry. Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg said there would still be restrictions for Sweden, Spain, Portugal and Great Britain. There is also a partial travel warning for the northern Italian region of Lombardy, which was badly affected by the Corona crisis.

11.40 a.m. - In Germany, the border controls introduced to contain the coronavirus pandemic will end by June 15. "I will instruct the federal police that from now until June 15th we will reverse the existing border controls at the internal borders," said Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer after a cabinet decision. This affects both the number of controlled border crossings and the personnel expenditure.

Brazil, Mexico see record deaths as virus rages across Latin America

  Brazil, Mexico see record deaths as virus rages across Latin America Brazil and Mexico reported record daily coronavirus death tolls as governments in Latin America battled to fortify their defenses against the pandemic with fresh lockdown orders and curfews. Mexico on Wednesday announced more than 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a day for the first time, while Brazil, the region's worst-hit country, reported a record 1,349 daily deaths. © Michael DANTAS Brazil is Latin America's worst-hit country Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has staunchly opposed lockdowns but many local authorities have defied him and, with the crisis deepening, a vast section of Bahia state was placed under curfew.

10.20 a.m. - In Hesse, from June 22nd, all elementary school students should return to schools and normal classes, announced Prime Minister Volker Bouffier. Day care centers are to open to all children again on July 5. From Thursday, meetings of up to ten people or two households are also allowed in Hessen. Hessen also wants to open the swimming pools, bathing lakes and saunas again on June 15th. Contact sports should also be allowed in amateur sports again.

09.50 a.m. - Russia reports 8404 confirmed new infections with the corona virus. 216 other people have died in connection with the pandemic, the authorities said. The total number of infections is 493,657, that of the dead at 6358.

9:12 am - The French government is considering phasing out emergency health regulations on July 10th. This is one of the options currently being considered, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe's office said. France has already lifted most of the strict curfew restrictions. However, people are still encouraged to wear protective masks in public and to keep them at least one meter away.

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6:40 a.m. - Australia expects the corona virus to be largely eradicated by July. It was hoped that this would be achieved by June or July, says leading virologist Bill Rawlinson in New South Wales. "So we're pretty much on track." On Monday, neighboring New Zealand declared itself free of coronavirus.

5.43 a.m. - The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reports the number of new infections at 318 based on updated data. So far, 184,861 people in Germany have been infected with the virus. 8729 people died with or from the virus, 18 more than the previous day.

3:51 AM - The US state of Arizona reactivates the emergency plans for hospitals. Arizona's largest medical network, Banner Health, warns that ICU bed capacity is exhausted. After easing the virus in the United States, the state reports a 40 percent increase in new infections for the past week. "Since May 15, the number of artificial ventilation-dependent Covid-19 patients has quadrupled," Banner Health writes on Twitter. The emergency plans were last activated on March 25th.

2:43 a.m. - Brazil reports 32,091 new cases within one day, almost twice as many new infections as the USA with 17,598 coronavirus cases. The South American country has 739,503 confirmed cases so far, the second highest infection rate in the world after the United States with 1,956,421. According to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, the number of deaths increases by 1272 to 38,406 within 24 hours. Brazil has the third highest death toll worldwide. (Compiled by the Reuters editorial team in Berlin. If you have any questions, please contact the editorial team on +49 30 2888 5168)

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