MADRID – The Madrid regional government makes wearing masks mandatory in all public areas, limiting how many people can gather in one place and targeting young people in an effort to eradicate a new outbreak of the coronavirus virus.
Local government chief Isabel Díaz Ayuso announced on Tuesday that no more than 10 people could be present at a private meeting.
Nightclubs must close at 1am – much earlier than usual in the Spanish summer – and customers must provide their identification details to enter.
Díaz Ayuso said the information campaign would focus on young people, who were largely blamed for spreading coronaviruses through their social lives. He said young people “have it in their hands to reverse the trend.”
The regional government also launched a certificate scheme which stated that a person had immunity.
Madrid, along with Catalonia, is one of the regions affected by wort in Spain. It has recorded more than 74,000 cases, with almost 1,900 new infections in the past two weeks.
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BERLIN – German authorities advise against traveling to Catalonia and two other Spanish regions due to increased coronavirus infections.
A note posted by the foreign ministry on Tuesday suggested against “unimportant tourist trips” to Catalonia, its western neighbors, Aragon, and Navarra in northern Spain. This cites an increase in infection rates and “local closure.”
Germany’s advice comes after the different severity measures by other European countries. Over the weekend, the UK imposed a 14-day quarantine on travelers coming from Spain, Norway ordered a 10-day quarantine for people returning from the entire Iberian peninsula, and France urged its citizens not to visit Catalonia.
Spain, like most other countries in the European Union, is not included in the list of high-risk countries in Germany. That means that travelers who come from Spain are not subject to quarantine.
GENEVA – The UN humanitarian assistance coordinator has opened another $ 100 million from its emergency funds to help 10 countries lacking resources in Africa, the Middle East and America meet the immediate needs exacerbated by the pandemic.
Injections from the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs brought a total of $ 225 million released to help 20 countries this year, a note from the allocation of the Central Emergency Response Fund. Yemen, which according to the agency faces the worst humanitarian crisis in the world, will receive $ 35 million, the most of any country.
Other key beneficiaries include Afghanistan, Colombia, Mozambique, Nigeria and Pakistan.
JOHANNESBURG – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved an emergency loan worth $ 4.3 billion for South Africa when the roll is under a coronavirus pandemic.
The country has the fifth largest number of virus cases in the world, and confirmed cases are close to half a million.
The fact that the most developed countries in Africa for the first time approached the IMF to get a loan is the latest sign of illness. Unemployment is above 30% and rising, and large state-owned companies are already in poor condition.
The IMF said South Africa saw “a sharp economic contraction,” although the authorities responded quickly to the latest crisis. The government last week announced a $ 26 billion historic economic assistance package.
Other African countries witnessed how the country of 57 million responded to the pandemic as cases began to increase in many parts of the continent.
MADRID – The economic downturn in Spain amid a coronavirus pandemic wiped out more than 1 million jobs in the second quarter of this year.
The country’s official statistics agency, INE, said Tuesday 1.07 million fewer people were in employment compared to the first quarter. The amount does not include leave workers.
The biggest job loss was in the service sector, INE said. The hardest hit areas were Catalonia, Andalusia and Madrid, with all age groups affected in the middle of a tight lock.
JOHANNESBURG – South Africa is approaching half a million confirmed cases of the corona virus when the country recorded nearly 300 deaths in one day.
South Africa now has 452,529 cases and 7,067 deaths, representing more than half the cases reported in the African continent. It has the fifth highest caseload in the world.
Like many other countries, this country has struggled by trying to ease lockdown restrictions and then see increasing cases. But businesses have expressed frustration because unemployment is now above 30% and tends to continue to rise.
And corruption related to pandemic aid is a problem because the president has warned that now, more than ever, corruption continues to put people’s lives in danger.
ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s daily COVID-19 infection has fallen below 1,000 for the first time in three months.
The country counted Tuesday 936 new cases reported in the past 24 hours across the country of 220 million people
Zafar Mirza, special assistant to Prime Minister Imran Khan, tweeted praise for Khan urging Pakistan to wear masks as “the most effective practice for reducing disease transmission.”
Khan on national television on Monday demonstrated the proper use of masks and explained that closure would occur if the disease increased again. Medical professionals and political opponents Khan has criticized him for reopening the economy. He said total closure would hurt poor people and instead pursue what he called “smart” locking “targeted at hot spots of infection.
But Mirza warned there was no room for complacency especially as Pakistan was preparing to celebrate the Eid holiday at the end of the month.
HANOI, Vietnam – Vietnam has locked the third largest city for two weeks after 15 cases of COVID-19 were found in hospital.
Public transportation to and from downtown Da Nang is canceled. Over the weekend, thousands of Vietnamese tourists mostly have to end their summer vacations at popular beach destinations.
Authorities estimate several thousand people will be stranded by the closure of transportation and ask hotels to protect them.
The government on Sunday has ordered social exclusion and shut down unimportant businesses in a city of 1.1 million.
The outbreak was detected in patients and health workers at Da Nang hospital.
MELBOURNE, Australia – Australia’s coronavirus hot spot The state of Victoria limits non-urgent operations so hospital nurses can be moved to elderly care homes where the majority of COVID-19 deaths occur, said Victoria’s Prime Minister Daniel Andrews.
Victoria reported 384 new infections and six deaths on Tuesday, down from a record 532 cases on Monday.
Andrews said elderly care residents will be transferred to hospital if they are not adequately protected from a pandemic.
“Some of the stories we heard, some of which happened in some of these settings are totally unacceptable,” Andrews said, without elaborating.
“Where there is no confidence in infection control, where there is no confidence that treatment can be provided to an appropriate standard, we will do everything we can to move the occupants,” he added.
BEIJING (AFP) – New cases of coronaviruses continue to increase in China’s northwestern region of Xinjiang, with 57 reported on Tuesday.
The capital of Beijing also reported its first case of domestic transmission in more than two weeks, while the northeastern Liaoning province added six other cases to its local outbreak. Four other cases were found among Chinese travelers who came from abroad, bringing the total daily for the past 24 hours to 68.
Despite the new cluster, China appears to have the most viruses and the number of deaths has remained at 4,634 of 83,959 cases. The hospital treated 391 people for COVID-19, with another 307 monitored separately to show signs of infection or because the virus tested positive without showing symptoms.
The Xinjiang outbreak has centered on the regional capital and largest city of Urumqi, where authorities have restricted public transportation, isolated several communities and ordered testing among those deemed at risk of infection.