Over 12 million reported Coronavirus cases world-wide

There are now over 12 million positive cases of Coronavirus reported world-wide, out of which  6,587,439 have recovered. 549,508 deaths have been registered globally.

Tokyo has registered a record of 224 new infections in one day which is the highest number registered since 17 April. The new infections were high over the least seven days, however officials say that it is not necessarily a state of emergency.

In India, which has the third highest number of infections, after the US and Brazil, the new cases are increasing rapidly, however the death rate is not. To date, more than 20,000 deaths have been registered due to Covid-19.

The US has registered another record of new infections. According to Reuters, over the last 24 hours more than 60,000 new cases have been registered.  President Donald Trump said that these cases are a reflection of increased testing while the death rate, which is less than when the pandemic was at its peak in mid-April, reflects how the country is managing the situation. For the second day in a row the number of people who have died from Covid-19 in the US was more than 900. The average over seven days of daily deaths is 585 – much less than the daily death rate of 2,255 in April.

For the second consecutive night, protestors in the Serbian capital of Belgrade, clashed with the Police.  They began protesting on Tuesday after it was announced on Monday that there would be a weekend curfew starting from Friday night to Monday morning. However the protests turned violent and ten police officers were injured. A decision on whether the curfew will be implemented or not from tomorrow is expected to be taken later on today.

Meanwhile, around 5 million people in Melbourne are banned from leaving their homes for six weeks as the city went back into lockdown. They can only go out for essential reasons to study or work unless they can work from home, to do physical exercise, to buy essential products and to receive medical attention. The gyms, pools, beauty salons and cinemas have closed along with other public places. Restaurants and cafes have also closed but they can offer a takeaway service.

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