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World Melbourne Eases Curfew; Deaths Near 1 Million: Virus Update

03:20  28 september  2020
03:20  28 september  2020 Source:   msn.com

Europe imposes fresh curbs as global cases top 30 million

  Europe imposes fresh curbs as global cases top 30 million Large parts of Europe on Friday geared up for broad new restrictions to stop the coronavirus, after infections worldwide topped 30 million and the World Health Organization warned of "alarming rates of transmission". Britain is limiting gatherings and France is set to roll out new curbs for major cities as governments across the continent battle fresh spikes of the disease. More than 943,000 people have now died from Covid-19 since it first emerged in China late last year, according to an AFP tally, with Europe accounting for more than 200,000.

Melbourne (AFP) – An overnight curfew in Australia’s second-largest city will be lifted this week, officials said Sunday, even as the global coronavirus toll inched towards one million dead .Despite the number of infections worldwide passing 32 million

The Melbourne curfew was imposed on August 2 along with a raft of other restrictions as cases of coronavirus soared in the city of roughly five million . Melbourne , the capital of Victoria, became the epicentre of Australia's second wave after security bungles led to the virus escaping from hotels used

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The official death toll from Covid-19 neared one million, though experts say the real tally may be almost double that. India’s infections are set to top 6 million while Russia is seeing a resurgence of cases.

Australia’s prime minister urged the removal of further curbs after Melbourne eased its curfew ahead of schedule. The U.K. is preparing to enforce a social lockdown across much of northern Britain and potentially London as the country deals with a second wave, the Times of London reported.

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A nightly curfew will be lifted in Melbourne as the pace of new coronavirus infections slows in As some restrictions ease , fines increase for breaking rules. Australia targets ‘travel bubble’ with New Melbourne registered 16 new cases and two deaths over the past 24 hours, a stark contrast to the

Melbourne 's 9pm curfew will finally be lifted tomorrow night after the state recorded just 16 new cases and far fewer Melbourne 's curfew will END after tonight as Daniel Andrews unveils a faster roadmap out of Childcare reopens on Monday. Workers can exercise near workplaces, not just their homes.

New York City school administrators said they don’t trust the city’s handling of the pandemic and demanded the state government take over the largest U.S. education system. Any vaccine is unlikely to fully immunize everyone, former U.S. Food and Drug Administration head Scott Gottlieb said.

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UK to outline early pub closing as virus alert level raised

  UK to outline early pub closing as virus alert level raised The UK government will on Tuesday announce new measures to curb a concerning rise in coronavirus cases, shutting pubs in England early and recommending a return to working from home where possible. Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines the restrictions to parliament at 1130 GMT, and was due to make a televised address to the nation at 1900 GMT. Top advisers on Monday warned the country could see up to 50,000 coronavirus cases a day by mid-October, and a month later exceed 200 deaths every day if nothing was done.Britain's Covid-19 alert level was raised from level three to four, indicating that "transmission is high or rising exponentially".

Melbourne residents have hit out at Mr Andrews' new rule specifying they can exercise together 5km from their Melbourne 's nearly five million residents can go out without fear of breaking curfew from 5am on The number of new cases and deaths is up from Saturday's total of 14 cases and one death .

MELBOURNE : Australia's second-largest city started a six-week curfew and the Philippine capital was ordered back into lockdown, as the The spread of the virus is gathering pace with worldwide deaths nearing 700,000, and a White House adviser warning that it was "extraordinarily widespread" in the

chart: Worldwide deaths from the coronavirus are nearing one million © Bloomberg Worldwide deaths from the coronavirus are nearing one million

G-20 Leaders Summit to Be Held ‘Virtually’ (7:28 a.m. HK)

The G-20 Leaders’ Summit, which had been planned for Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, will now be held “virtually,” according to a statement posted to the G-20 website.

The G-20 summit gathers leaders of the world’s largest country together for a multi-day summit meeting. The agenda this year “will focus on protecting lives and restoring growth, by addressing vulnerabilities uncovered during the pandemic and by laying down the foundations for a better future,” according to the statement.

Morrison Pleads for Lockdown End in Australia Hotspot (7:26 a.m. HK)

The leader of Australia’s second-largest state has announced the end of a nightly curfew in Melbourne sooner than originally expected as the pace of new coronavirus infections in the city slows.

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Government figures show a further 17 people have died within 28 days of testing positive for the virus as of Sunday. This brings the UK death toll to 41,988. • As the number of total Covid-19 deaths worldwide approached a grim milestone of one million , mainland China reported 15 new cases on

The number of new cases and deaths is up from Saturday's total of 14 cases and one death . The Victorian opposition is calling for rules to be loosened well beyond this, saying the curfew should To date, 782 Victorians have died of the virus and the entire state has been subject to strict lockdowns

That’s not enough for Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who is urgently seeking to reboot the stalled national economy and is pleading for Victoria state Premier Daniel Andrews to quickly remove more lockdown curbs implemented almost two months ago.

U.K. to Enforce Lockdown in North, Maybe London: Times (7:24 a.m. HK)

U.K. is preparing to enforce a social lockdown across much of northern Britain and potentially London as the country deals with a second wave of coronavirus, the Times of London reported, citing unidentified government officials.

All pubs, restaurants and bars would be ordered shut for two weeks, according to the report. Schools would stay open as well as shops, factories and offices where staff can’t work from home.

Brazil Cases, Deaths Slow (6:55 a.m. HK)

Brazil reported 14,318 cases, after a week in which the nation had the lowest number of infections since June, according to Health Ministry data. Total cases, in the country with the world’s third-highest number of infections, are now 4,732,309. Another 335 people died, for a total 141,741 fatalities.

'Last call!': Curfew begins for English and Welsh pubs

  'Last call!': Curfew begins for English and Welsh pubs The last call echoed around pubs and bars in England and Wales earlier than usual Thursday night, as tighter rules to try to stop a coronavirus surge came into force. Some experts have questioned whether the new hospitality rules will have a meaningful impact while various people can still meet in pubs, bars and restaurants. © Tolga AKMEN Some experts have questioned whether the new hospitality rules will have a meaningful impact "Closing down restaurants and pubs earlier will do little to stave the spread for as long as multiple different households can interchangeably meet up," said David Strain, clinical lecturer at the University of E

Melbourne weather. Coronavirus updates : One of the world's strictest lockdowns eases ; PM reveals when easing restrictions to be considered; Australia's death toll rises to 93. Philippines eases virus restrictions despite infections and deaths rising.

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Utah Reports Worst Week Yet (5:10 p.m. NY)

Utah reported more than 1,000 cases for the fourth consecutive day, ending the state’s worst week since the start of the pandemic, according to state health department data.

New infections in Utah surged to record levels this month amid an outbreak in the Midwest and Mountain regions, reaching a peak of 1,411 new cases on Thursday.

The state reported a cumulative 70,615 cases and 453 deaths on Sunday.

Lesotho to Open Border With South Africa (4:25 p.m. NY)

Lesotho will reopen the border with South Africa on Thursday for business people, students, workers and those with medical appointments, Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro said.

People entering the country will be screened for Covid-19 on arrival and those traveling to South Africa will be given certificates, but will have to return within seven days. Majoro said in a broadcast speech on Sunday. Schools, tourism and entertainment will also be allowed to reopen.

South Africa plans to reopen its international borders the same day, Oct. 1.

N.Y.C. Renews Alert on Parts of Brooklyn, Queens (3:45 p.m. NY)

New York City health officials said they’re alarmed at a continuing spike in Covid-19 virus transmission in sections of south Brooklyn and Queens with large Orthodox Jewish communities, on the eve of the Yom Kippur holiday.

Virus curbs rile Europeans as global deaths near a million

  Virus curbs rile Europeans as global deaths near a million New infection control restrictions in Europe stirred anger and frustration on Sunday as around the world the global coronavirus toll inched towards one million dead. In India, meanwhile, infections closed in on six million on Sunday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on people to keep wearing face masks in public. "They are potent tools to save the life of every citizen," he said.Health ministry figures showed that the total number of cases had risen to 5,992,532.India is expected to overtake the United States -- which has reported more than seven million cases so far -- as the worst-hit country in the next few weeks.

Seven of the eight neighborhoods saw increases from the previous report on Saturday, based on preliminary data, the city health department said in a statement.

Mask-wearing compliance in the neighborhoods has been much lower than elsewhere in the city and cases have outpaced the citywide average “at an alarming rate” — more than threefold — over the past 14 days, according to the department.

Vaccine Likely to be ‘Partially Protective’: Gottlieb (3 p.m. NY)

Coronavirus vaccines now in development are likely to be “partially protective” but won’t prevent everyone who’s inoculated from becoming infected, said Scott Gottlieb, former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

“The expectation is that this vaccine is going to be partially protective, a lot like the flu vaccine, where for certain people it will provide full immunity, but for other people it’s not going to provide as much protection,” Gottlieb said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

NYC Principals Declare No-Confidence (2:10 p.m. NY)

The union representing New York City’s school administrators called upon the state to take over the largest U.S. city education system days before it is scheduled to reopen with part-time in-school instruction, saying that Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza have failed to ensure appropriate staffing and safe buildings during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Council of School Supervisors & Administrations, representing more than 6,400 school managers, declared a unanimous vote of “no confidence” in the city’s education leadership Sunday, and said de Blasio and Carranza should cede authority to the state to run the system of 1.1 million students and 75,000 teachers.

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The mayor’s office and Department of Education spokeswoman Miranda Barbot didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. A hybrid system of in-person and at-home Internet-based instruction is slated to begin for elementary school students Tuesday, with middle and high schools starting Thursday.

Ireland Cases Rise (2:05 p.m. NY)

Ireland recorded 43O new infections on Sunday, the most in five months, with Dublin accounting for around half the cases. The government has reintroduced restrictions in the Irish capital, as well as in a region along the border, to try and curb the spread of the virus.

France Cases Slow (1:59 p.m. NY)

France reported a third daily decline in new cases, falling to 11,123 on Sunday from 14,412 on Saturday. The seven-day average remained above 12,000 for the third day. France reported 27 additional deaths, taking the total to 31,727.

Myanmar Tightens Restrictions (12:40 p.m. NY)

Myanmar has seen a spike in cases this month, prompting the government to order the construction of treatment and quarantine centers in Yangon and Mandalay.

Some 743 new Covid-19 cases were confirmed on Sunday, boosting the Southeast Asian nation’s total to 10,734, the Ministry of Health and Sports said. Fatalities increased by 28 to 226. All but six of the deaths were reported this month.

The government on Monday will further tighten curbs to minimize the movement of people in Yangon Region from one township to another.

Florida Surpasses 700,000 Cases; Deaths Drop (12:11 a.m. NY)

Florida reported 700,564 cases, rising 0.3% compared with an average 0.4% daily increase over the previous seven days. Deaths among residents fell to 7, the lowest since mid-June, according to data from Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg. Total fatalities are 14,032.

On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis lifted capacity restrictions on restaurants and other businesses. He vowed not to return to closures to curb the state’s easing outbreak.

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New York Drops Below 1,000 Cases (11:40 a.m. NY)

New York reported 866 cases, dipping back below the 1,000-case threshold crossed on Saturday amid worries about rising clusters in New York City. The state, the early center of the nation’s Covid-19 outbreak, had not reported that many cases since June.

The 0.2% rise was equal to the average daily increase of the previous seven days. The percentage of positive tests was more than 1% for the second consecutive day. Another six deaths were reported.

Italy Cases Slow (11:27 a.m. NY)

Italy reported 1,766 new cases on Sunday, down from 1,869 on Saturday, with 87,714 daily tests. The country reported 17 deaths, the same as Saturday. Patients in intensive care units rose to 254, from 247 a day earlier. Total cases reported since February increased to 309,870.

U.K. Adds More Than 5,600 Cases (11:23 a.m. NY)

Infections in the U.K. increased by 5,693 after rising by more than 6,000 for the previous four days. Reporting has lagged on the weekends, however. Another 17 people died within 28 days of testing positive. More than 10 million people have downloaded the National Health Service’s Covid-19 tracking app since Thursday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said on Twitter.

Spanish Minister Slams Madrid Officials (8:55 a.m. NY)

Health Minister Salvador Illa, of the Socialist-led Spanish government, wants Madrid’s regional administration to take tougher steps to rein in Covid-19 cases. “I have called on them to review the announced measures and follow the recommendations of scientists and health experts,” Illa said on Twitter Sunday. While Illa wants authorities to lock down the entire capital, Madrid’s People’s Party administration has taken a partial approach by restricting movement in areas with the highest infection rates.

French Adamant Against Lockdown (8:05 a.m. NY)

French Health Minister Olivier Veran rejected the idea of a preemptive, three-week lockdown to enable people to spend Christmas together.

“We don’t want to bring the economic, social, cultural, sports and family life of the French people to a complete standstill,” he said on LCI television. “That’s why we take decisions that are adapted to the seriousness of the moment, region by region.”

He said the government still aims for people be able to spend the end-of-year holidays with their families.

No Letup in U.S. Cases (8:00 a.m. NY)

U.S. virus cases increased by 45,444 on Saturday to 7.08 million, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University and Bloomberg. The 0.7% rise was in line with the average daily increase over the previous seven days. An additional 740 deaths nationwide were reported on the day, matching the average increase over the previous week.

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Expatriate New Zealanders seen boosting Ardern’s election bid .
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