Trump guidelines out national mask mandate: Coronavirus live updates | News

Trump rules out national mask mandate: Coronavirus live updates | News
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    The Earth Wellbeing Firm reported a document improve in world-wide coronavirus situations, with the complete climbing by 237,743 in 24 several hours.

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    India’s coronavirus caseload topped one particular million, with the United States and Brazil the only other nations with a lot more infections.

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    Extra than 14 million individuals all over the earth have been diagnosed with COVID-19, although extra than 7.8 million have recovered and more than 600,000 have died, in accordance to facts from the Johns Hopkins University.

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Here are the newest updates.

Saturday, July 18

03:52 GMT – China battles new outbreak in Xinjiang

China’s National Health Commission noted 11 new instances in the significantly western region of Xinjiang, having the whole range of circumstances in the cash, Urumqi, to 17. 

Authorities in Urumqi have decreased subways, buses and taxis and closed off some household communities, in accordance to Chinese media studies. They also put limitations on persons leaving the town, which include a suspension of subway assistance to the airport.

As of Friday, mainland China experienced 83,644 confirmed coronavirus situations, the wellbeing authority said. The COVID-19 death toll remained at 4,634.

03:27 GMT – Morrison cancels Australia’s parliament sittings

Australia’s Key Minister Scott Morrison cancelled the next two-7 days sitting of the country’s parliament be canceled, citing “sizeable threats” of COVID-19 unfold as cases increase in the states of Victoria and New South Wales.

Parliament was because of to sit from August 4 to 13 and would not fulfill again until the next planned two-7 days sitting starting off on August 24.

02:22 GMT – US sets yet another virus history with 77,638 new situations

The US marked a record amount of coronavirus instances on Friday for the third consecutive day, notching 77,638 new infections in 24 hours, according to a tally by the Johns Hopkins College.

The country also recorded 927 deaths in that period of time, according to a rely at 8:30 pm (00:30 GMT Saturday). The figures convey the US’s loss of life toll to 139,128 and its caseload to 3.64 million verified conditions.

02:02 GMT – US financial system ‘will fall 6.6 per cent in 2020’

The Global Financial Fund (IMF) predicted that the US economy would shrink 6.6 p.c this yr, pounded by the coronavirus and the lockdowns intended to incorporate it.

The forecast is in fact an enhance from one the IMF manufactured past month when it foresaw the American financial system contracting 8 % in 2020. But the lending organisation warned that the US financial state faces downside dangers from a resurgence in COVID-19 situations.

01:44 GMT – Azerbaijan extends restrictions right up until August 31

Azerbaijan has extended coronavirus lockdown restrictions, including the closure of its borders, right up until August 31 following a additional increase in the amount of bacterial infections.

The govt stated persons in large cities, which includes the capital Baku, would be permitted to leave their properties only with special authorization from July 20 right up until August 5.

Searching malls, cinemas, eating places, cafes and museums in these metropolitan areas remained closed, though splendor salons will be reopened.

01:04 GMT – Trump will not take into consideration a nationwide mask mandate

US President Donald Trump ruled out a national mandate requiring folks to don encounter masks regardless of report rises in new coronavirus bacterial infections throughout the United States.

In an interview with Fox Information that will air on Sunday, Trump explained: “No, I want men and women to have a sure freedom and I will not feel in that. No, and I you should not concur with the assertion that if everyone wear a mask, almost everything quickly, it all disappears.”

He included: “Most people was expressing really don’t use a mask and all of a unexpected everybody’s obtained to put on a mask and, as you know, masks result in complications, as well. With that becoming explained, I’m a believer in masks, I believe masks are fantastic.”

00:33 GMT – EU leaders deadlocked more than COVID restoration plan

EU leaders unsuccessful to make headway in negotiations above a huge stimulus system to breathe life into economies ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic, returning to their hotels in Brussels shortly before midnight to relaxation and consider all over again in the morning.

A lot of of the 27 heads declared on arrival for their to start with face-to-facial area summit for 5 months that a deal was crucial to rescue economies in no cost fall and shore up faith in the European Union.

But officials mentioned a thrifty camp of wealthy northern states led by the Netherlands stood its floor on accessibility to the restoration fund, in the facial area of opposition from Germany, France, southern nations Italy and Spain, and Eastern European states.

The proposed sums underneath discussion include things like the EU’s 2021-27 budget of more than just one trillion euros ($1.14 trillion) and the recovery fund truly worth 750 billion euros ($85.7bn) that will be funnelled mainly to Mediterranean coast international locations worst impacted by the pandemic.

Diplomats mentioned the 27 remained at odds around the over-all size of the package, the break up amongst grants and repayable loans in the recovery fund and rule-of-law strings hooked up to it.

As the leaders broke up for the day, Polish Key Minister Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted that they ended up divided by a bundle of problems and explained it was “extremely probable” that they would fall short to arrive at a offer on Saturday or even on Sunday if the summit drags earlier its scheduled two days.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was also careful on likelihood for an settlement, envisaging “extremely, incredibly difficult negotiations”.


Hello there and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives. 

You can find all the key developments from yesterday, July 17, below.