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World Russia Sees Record Cases; Spain Holds Crisis Talks: Virus Update

14:35  09 october  2020
14:35  09 october  2020 Source:   bloomberg.com

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Russia has recorded 148 deaths from the virus so far. It says it has conducted 1.3 million tests. Experts say the deaths may keep climbing because of chronic staffing shortages in nursing homes that have been made worse by the coronavirus crisis , a shortage of protective supplies and a continued

On Sunday, Russia saw its largest daily rise in new confirmed cases , with its coronavirus crisis response center reporting 6,060 new cases The United States has confirmed 759,696 cases of Covid-19 and over 40,000 deaths from the virus to date, according to data compiled by Johns

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Russia posted a record number of new cases and Germany’s infections topped 4,000 for a second straight day. Europe’s leaders are ramping up efforts to force tougher local restrictions.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called an extraordinary cabinet meeting on Friday to discuss a possible state of emergency for the region of Madrid. In the U.K., the government will announce a new job support plan to help businesses.

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Russia 's crisis response center reported a record daily increase of 771 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, taking the Litzman is an ally of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and has regularly appeared alongside the premier to give updates on the virus spread, according to the report.

Spain has recorded 218,011 cases of the virus , the second highest total from an individual country 4:00 pm: Russia sees another daily rise in coronavirus cases of over 10,000. The number of new coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by 10,581 over the past 24 hours, its crisis response center

China joined a World Health Organization-backed vaccine effort, stepping in to fill a void in global health leadership after U.S. President Donald Trump spurned the program. Trump -- who’s back in the Oval Office -- is able to return to public engagements on Saturday, his doctor said. India continued on a trajectory to overtake the U.S. as the country with the most cases, as infections neared 7 million.

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— Russia held a nationwide vote on constitutional reforms despite the coronavirus. The virus could also hit Russia ’s Far Eastern port city of Vladivostok through Chinese citizens returning home from other countries. — Russia ’s national coronavirus crisis center has stopped updating the latest

Russia 's coronavirus cases surpassed 300,000 on Wednesday, cementing its position as the second-worst-hit country from the virus after the U.S., but there Russia reported a further 8,764 coronavirus cases Wednesday, pushing its total case tally to 308,705, its coronavirus crisis center said.

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Russia Cases Hit Record (3:40 p.m. HK)

Russia posted a record number of new Covid-19 cases Friday as the government has resisted returning to a lockdown to battle the second wave of infections. There were 12,126 new cases in the past day, breaking the previous record of 11,656 on May 11, according to data from the government’s National Virus Response Center.

U.K. Will Announce to Job Support Plan (3:24 p.m. HK)

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak will announce a new job support plan to help businesses forced to close under new coronavirus restrictions that are likely to be imposed within days. The plans are likely to include paying two-thirds of the wages of workers in companies affected by new rules, which could involve shutting bars and restaurants in coronavirus hot spots in England.

Czech Republic Reports Third Day of Record Infections (3:03 p.m. HK)

The Czech Republic reported a third consecutive record number of people newly infected with coronavirus as the government announced stricter measures to contain the outbreak.

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Spain recorded 655 deaths from Covid-19 over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 4,089, the health The number of cases worldwide passed 500,000 on Thursday. Spain ’s foreign minister “But here we’re talking about a pandemic that is hitting the most prepared countries in the world hardest.”

And in Russia , there are very few cases in the regions bordering China. Their big outbreak is in Moscow and was seeded by Italy. Concern was growing in Moscow about the possibility that hospitals might become overwhelmed after Russia recorded a new one-day high of 9,633 new

The country registered 5,394 new cases on Thursday. The country’s 14-day cumulative number of Covid-19 cases per capita is now the highest in the EU, followed by Spain, according to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.

Europe’s Leaders Discuss New Curbs (2:48 p.m. HK)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak with mayors of the country’s biggest cities about efforts to contain a recent surge.

Merkel will discuss containment measures after cases exceeded 4,000 for the second day in a row -- levels not seen since April. Berlin has now become a risk area, and the capital’s residents face travel restrictions within Germany, while Frankfurt is approaching that threshold.

Thailand in Talks With Russia, China Vaccine Developers (12:51 p.m. HK)

Thailand is in talks with several Chinese, Russian and U.K. vaccine developers to secure viable inoculations against the coronavirus as soon as they became available -- a key element in the country’s effort to reopen its tourism-reliant economy.

The Southeast Asian nation also expects to reach agreements with the University of Oxford and Covax, a World Health Organization-backed initiative, by the end of October, according to Nakorn Premsri, director of Thailand’s National Vaccine Institute.

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Spain now has 102,136 coronavirus cases , its health ministry reported Wednesday, with the number of fatalities over the last Three more people died from the virus ; the total death toll in the country stands at 165. Though the infection rate in South Korea has relatively slowed down compared to what it was

A total of 338,779 cases of the virus were logged around the world on Thursday, up from 330,340 recorded on October 2. This is being driven by an increase in positive tests in Europe, which logged 96,996 cases on Thursday, the highest one-day total for the region.

India Confirmed Cases Rise to Near 7 Million (12:04 p.m. HK)

India added 70,496 cases for a total of 6.91 million total as of Friday, according to government data, with Covid-19-related deaths increasing to 106,490. But in Mumbai’s biggest slum, the virus has largely been contained.

chart: India's virus cases near 7 million as it closes in on the U.S. for most in the world © Bloomberg India's virus cases near 7 million as it closes in on the U.S. for most in the world

1,000 Newcastle Students Test Positive: Telegraph (11:56 a.m. HK)

Newcastle University said 1,003 of its 28,000 students tested positive for Covid-19 this month and 12 staff members were also found to have the virus, the Telegraph reported, citing the university. The “overwhelming” majority of cases were from social and residential settings, a university spokeswoman told the newspaper.

China Joins WHO’s Global Coronavirus Vaccine Program (9:01 a.m. HK)

China joined the World Health Organization-backed Covax program, the country’s Foreign Ministry said Friday. The statement didn’t disclose how much money the nation will put into the effort that aspires to give lower-income countries the same access to vaccines as wealthier nations.

China’s participation may help repair the country’s image over how it handled the initial outbreak in Wuhan, particularly since the Trump administration has refused to join Covax.

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White House Open to Bigger Stimulus Bill (5:55 a.m. HK)

The White House shifted tack on Thursday, signaling that the administration is again leaning toward a large-scale stimulus bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed back on the idea of individual measures for parts of the economy hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told Pelosi in a 40-minute call that Trump wants agreement on a comprehensive stimulus package, her spokesman said.

Texas Hospitalizations Jump to Four-Week High (5:22 a.m. HK)

Texas virus hospitalizations rose for a fourth straight day to 3,556, the highest since Sept. 10, according to state health department data. It’s the longest stretch of daily increases since July, when the state’s outbreak was at its worst.

Despite the surge in raw numbers, the share of hospitalizations attributable to the pandemic was at 7.2% in data released Thursday. That figure has been less than 15% -- Governor Greg Abbott’s declared threshold for reopening parts of the economy -- for almost two months.

Brazil, Argentina Add New Cases, Deaths (5:05 a.m. HK)

Brazil added 27,750 cases, bringing the total to 5,028,444. The number of deaths reached 148,957 after adding 729 new fatalities, the Heath Ministry said. The country has four vaccines against Covid-19 that are in the final stage before applying for registration, it added.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Commuters At Luz Train Station As Brazil Tops 5 Million Infections © Bloomberg Commuters At Luz Train Station As Brazil Tops 5 Million Infections

Commuters inside the Luz train station in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on Oct. 8.

Photographer: Jonne Roriz/Bloomberg

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In Argentina, 15,454 new cases were reported, for a total of 856,369. The number of new deaths rose by 485 to 22,710, the government said.

Suicide Spike in Japan Shows Covid Mental Health Toll (5 a.m. HK)

Suicides rose in Japan in August due to an increase in women and school-aged children taking their own lives, a first glimpse into the consequences of the mental health strain brought about by Covid-19 around the globe.

Spain Weighs State of Emergency for Madrid (4:49 p.m. NY)

President Pedro Sanchez is calling for an extraordinary meeting with ministers on Friday to decree a 15-day state of emergency in Madrid, daily El Pais reported.

a person driving a car: Spanish Capital Under Lockdown as Alarm in Europe Grows © Bloomberg Spanish Capital Under Lockdown as Alarm in Europe Grows

A police officer directs vehicles at a roadside checkpoint in Madrid on Oct. 8.

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North Dakota Sets Record (3:40 p.m. NY)

North Dakota’s new infections remained at a record with 531 new cases. The state, which is also without a mask-wearing requirement, had the most cases per capita in the U.S. in the past week, putting healthcare there under severe strain.

“We’ve got some numbers that are still going in the wrong direction,” Governor Doug Burgum told reporters, according to the Bismarck Tribune.

State data show only 13% of 1,831 beds available. The newspaper reported there were only 25 open intensive-case beds.

NYC Will Close More Public Schools (2:25 p.m. NY)

New York City is closing an additional 61 public schools, bringing to 169 the number shut to combat Covid-19 hot spots, Mayor Bill de Blasio said as opposition to community restrictions intensified in Orthodox Jewish areas.

The earliest reopening would be Oct. 21, he said. Closings are now affecting about 10% of the city’s public schools.

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