- Spain reported a second day of infection with 1,000 plus coronavirus viruses. This is the highest number since the nation lifted its closure in June.
- In Libya, the United Nations-recognized government in Tripoli has announced that, following an increase in COVID-19 cases, it will occupy a complete closure in its controlled areas of the country.
- The new coronavirus has been diagnosed in more than 17.2 million people. People all over the world. More than 10 million patients recovered and at least 671,000 died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Here are the latest updates:
Friday, July 31st
01:53 GMT – The U.S. epicenter is shifting to the Midwest
Coronavirus infections appear to be recurring in the U.S. Midwest, the White House coronavir task force coordinator said as the state of Ohio reported a record-breaking day and the governor of Wisconsin ordered the use of masks.
“For vacation and other travel reasons, the coronavirus outbreak is” moving up “to Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska,” Deborah Birx told Fox News.
01:19 GMT – Complaints from Iranian prison officials about virus help are ignored
The Iranian government has ignored repeated requests from senior prison officials to help detain coronavirus in the country’s overcrowded prisons, Amnesty International reports.
The rights group said it had reviewed copies of four letters to the Ministry of Health, signed by Iranian prison organization officials, “endangering the lack of serious safeguards, disinfectants and essential medical devices”.
The ministry “failed to respond and Iranian prisons are catastrophically unprepared for the outbreaks,” Amnesty said.
Unpublished official Amnesty International documents reveal that the Iranian government has ignored repeated requests from senior officials in charge of managing Iranian prisons for additional resources # COVID19 to distribute and treat infected prisoners. https://t.co/7GF6ajrfT7
– Amnesty Iran (@AmnestyIran), 2020 July 30
00:50 GMT – Vietnam reports 45 new cases
The Vietnamese Ministry of Health has reported 45 new coronavirus infections linked to a recent outbreak in central Da Nang. This shows the largest daily increase since the first cases in the country appeared in late January.
The new patients, ranging in age from 27 to 87, are connected to four hospitals and a hotel in Da Nange. The total infection rate from virus recurrence has reached 93, the ministry said in a statement.
Vietnam recorded a total of 509 cases of the virus, but there were no deaths. Prior to the recurrence of the virus, the country recorded 100 days without a locally transmitted case.
COVID-19 spreads in Vietnam after outbreak in tourist spot (1:59)
00:42 GMT – Brazilian Bolsonaro says he has “mold” in his lungs
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he was taking antibiotics for an infection that made him feel weak, hooliganizing in an online video about “mold” in his lungs, spending weeks in isolation after receiving a new coronavirus.
“I just did a blood test. I felt a kind of weakness yesterday. They also found a bit of an infection. Now I’m taking antibiotics,” Bolsonaro said in a live video, without looking into the infection in more detail.
“After 20 days in the room, I have other problems. There is mold in the lungs,” he said, referring to the nearly three weeks he spent at the official presidential residence.
It was positive for coronavirus on July 7, then negative last Saturday.
Latin America: Millions at risk of starvation due to increased COVID-19 cases (2:34)
00:05 GMT – Botswana recapitalizes
The Botswana capital, Gaborone, has returned to a two-week break to stop the latest spread of coronavirus infections.
Under the new rules for the capital and surrounding areas, only the most essential workers could leave the house for work, others could leave the house only to buy groceries. All gatherings will be banned and hotels, restaurants, gyms and schools will be closed.
“During the week, the disease took an unprecedented turn, so we now needed to prevent the larger Gaborone region from continuing our containment measures,” said Kereng Masupu, COVID-19 working group coordinator. through television instruction.
Welcome to Al Jazeera’s ongoing coronavirus pandemic. I am Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
All the highlights from yesterday, July 20, can be found here.
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