• AstraZeneca says it has suspended trials of the coronavirus vaccine it’s growing with the College of Oxford after one of many trials’ volunteers fell unwell with an unexplained sickness.
  • The UN says the disruption to routine baby and maternal well being providers on account of the pandemic might put hundreds of thousands of lives in danger and undo years of progress in lowering baby mortality.
  • Greater than 27.5 million individuals around the globe have been identified with the coronavirus and 897,383 have died. Greater than 18.5 million individuals have recovered.

Listed here are the most recent updates:

Wednesday, September 9

12:19 GMT – Local weather change has not stopped for COVID-19: UN

Local weather change is continuous unabated regardless of the financial slowdown brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, mentioned the United Nations.

Whereas day by day world carbon dioxide emissions noticed a 17-per cent drop on the top of the lockdown in April, they had been once more nearing pre-pandemic ranges by early June, in response to a local weather report by a number of UN companies.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted lives worldwide. On the identical time, the heating of our planet and local weather disruption has continued apace,” UN Secretary Normal Antonio Guterres mentioned in a foreword.

“By no means earlier than has it been so clear that we’d like long-term, inclusive, clear transitions to sort out the local weather disaster and obtain sustainable improvement.”

11:44 GMT – Dutch’s new circumstances information day by day spike

The variety of new coronavirus circumstances registered within the Netherlands surged to 1,140 prior to now 24 hours, mentioned the well being minister, the best day by day whole since April.

People wearing yellow vests hand out masks and information brochures where to wear the mandatory masks in the busiest streets of the city, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak,

Individuals sporting yellow vests hand out masks and data brochures the place to put on the necessary masks within the busiest streets of the town, throughout the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak, in Amsterdam, Netherlands [Eva Plevier/Reuters]

Hugo de Jonge introduced the figures recorded by the Nationwide Institute for Well being (RIVM) throughout a stay video stream. “It isn’t going the appropriate approach,” De Jonge mentioned. A day earlier the nation recorded 964 circumstances, with circumstances rising rapidly amongst younger adults.

The RIVM mentioned the rise was not tied to the reopening of major faculties throughout the nation over the previous three weeks.

11:05 GMT – UAE experiences highest day by day enhance since Could

The United Arab Emirates recorded 883 new infections, its highest day by day enhance in over three months.

Each day infections within the Gulf Arab state have risen in current weeks, after typically declining from a peak in Could. As of in the present day, the UAE counted 75,981 infections and 393 deaths.

10:17 GMT – Fauci says vaccine pause unlucky however a security valve

US coronavirus disaster: Who’s responsible?

US infectious illness professional Anthony Fauci mentioned that AstraZeneca’s determination to pause world trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine was unlucky however not an unusual security precaution in a vaccine improvement course of.

“It is actually one of many security valves that you’ve got on scientific trials corresponding to this, so it is unlucky that it occurred,” Fauci informed CBS “This Morning” in an interview.

“Hopefully, they’re going to work it out and have the ability to proceed together with the rest of the trial however you do not know. They should examine it additional.”

09:40 GMT – Indonesia’s newest figures

Indonesia has reported 3,307 new coronavirus circumstances, bringing the nationwide whole to 203,342, knowledge from the nation’s COVID-19 taskforce web site confirmed.

There have been additionally 106 new deaths in Indonesia in a single day, taking the overall quantity to eight,336, the best coronavirus dying toll in Southeast Asia.

Workers wearing protective suits bury a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) victim at Pondok Ranggon cemetery complex in Jakarta, Indonesia, September 8, 2020 in this photo taken by Antara Foto.

Staff sporting protecting fits bury a coronavirus illness (COVID-19) sufferer at Pondok Ranggon cemetery advanced in Jakarta, Indonesia [Muhammad Adimaja via Reuters]

09:16 GMT – Russia’s RDIF to promote 32m vaccine doses to Mexico agency: Reuters

Russia’s sovereign wealth fund will promote 32 million doses of potential COVID-19 vaccine “Sputnik-V” to a prime pharmaceutical firm in Mexico, Russia’s second vaccine export deal, a supply near the deal informed Reuters.

The Russian Direct Funding Fund (RDIF), the state sovereign wealth fund backing the vaccine’s improvement, signed its first export cope with Kazakhstan in August.

How shut are we to a COVID-19 vaccine?

08:35 GMT – WHO says security is ‘at first’ precedence 

Security of a potential vaccine for COVID-19 comes “at first”, the World Well being Group’s chief scientist has mentioned, as a trial of a candidate from AstraZeneca was quickly paused as a consequence of issues over unwanted effects.

“Simply because we speak about pace … it does not imply we begin compromising or slicing corners on what would usually be assessed,” Soumya Swaminathan mentioned throughout a social media occasion.

“The method nonetheless has to observe by way of guidelines of the sport. For medication and vaccines that are given to individuals, you need to take a look at their security, at first,” she mentioned.

08:13 GMT – Czech Republic experiences day by day file in new circumstances 

The Czech Republic has reported a file one-day spike in COVID-19 infections, with 1,164 new circumstances, because it battles a surging unfold of the coronavirus.

Europe: A number of nations tighten measures as COVID-19 circumstances rise

The spike in Czech circumstances has been among the many quickest in Europe, nonetheless, the dying toll has remained decrease than in lots of different EU international locations, with 441 fatalities reported as of Wednesday from a complete of 29,877 circumstances because the begin of the pandemic.

Hospitalisations have risen prior to now week however are nonetheless half the degrees seen earlier within the pandemic.

07:50 GMT – Russia’s newest figures

Russia says 142 individuals have died from the brand new coronavirus within the final 24 hours, elevating the official dying toll to 18,135.

Russia’s coronavirus taskforce reported 5,218 new circumstances, bringing its nationwide tally to 1,041,007, the fourth-largest caseload on the earth.

A woman and a man wearing face masks to protect against the coronavirus disease walk past a WWII monument in the town of Chekhov, some 70 km outside Moscow, on August 27, 2020. Yuri KADOBNOV / AFP

A lady and a person sporting face masks to guard towards the coronavirus illness stroll previous a WWII monument within the city of Chekhov, some 70 km exterior Moscow [Yuri Kadobnov/AFP]

07:35 GMT – Brazil: Former president criticises Bolsonaro’s dealing with of the disaster

Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva has accused Jair Bolsonaro of turning the pandemic right into a “weapon of mass destruction”.

Sharing a video on social networks, Lula condemned Bolsonaro’s dealing with of a disaster that has killed nearly 130,000 individuals in Brazil.

“Sure, it could have been doable to forestall so many deaths,” mentioned the previous president, including that the nation is “going by way of one of many worst intervals in its historical past”.

Coronavirus: UK to roll out hundreds of thousands of 90-minute ‘speedy assessments’

07:12 GMT – ‘We have to act now’: UK to announce harder restrictions

Powerful new lockdown restrictions on social gatherings throughout England are to be introduced as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tries to regulate a resurgence of coronavirus infections.

From September 14, gatherings might be restricted to not more than six individuals with fines for individuals who fail to conform because the variety of circumstances within the UK has begun to rise sharply once more in current days.

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06:43 GMT – The enterprise of going out of enterprise booms in S Korea

South Korea cafes

Individuals drink exterior as harder social distancing guidelines introduced on Friday proceed in Seoul, South Korea [Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters]

You Younger-sik has tried his luck operating companies, however after his comfort retailer, a sausage manufacturing facility and a second-hand furnishings store all failed, he realised he had discovered a distinct segment, one which he understood properly: serving to individuals exit of enterprise.

You says he’s now busier than ever because of the resurgence of the coronavirus, tearing down signal boards and eradicating money registers from shuttered hair salons, barbecue buffets and different enterprises whose enterprise mannequin was based mostly round human contact.

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06:15 GMT – Pause in AstraZeneca vaccine trial not essentially a setback: UK well being minister

Britain’s Well being Secretary Matt Hancock has mentioned that AstraZeneca’s determination to pause its coronavirus vaccine trials was a problem however wouldn’t essentially set again efforts to develop a vaccine.

“It’s clearly a problem to this explicit vaccine trial,” Hancock mentioned on Sky Information, when requested in regards to the pause within the trial. “It isn’t truly the primary time this has occurred to the Oxford vaccine.”

Requested whether or not it could set again the vaccine improvement course of, he mentioned: “Not essentially, it is dependent upon what they discover once they do the investigation.”


Hiya, that is Virginia Pietromarchi taking up the protection of the coronavirus pandemic from my colleague Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.


05:20 GMT – Czech Republic experiences file day by day circumstances

The Czech Republic has simply reported 1,164 new circumstances of coronavirus.

That’s the highest quantity it has reported in a single day and comes as international locations round Europe battle a resurgence of the illness.

05:05 GMT – India experiences additional surge in coronavirus circumstances

India’s well being ministry has simply launched its day by day coronavirus replace.

It says it confirmed 89,706 new circumstances of coronavirus whereas 1,115 individuals died.

India has been reporting the world’s largest single-day will increase in circumstances for a greater than a month. Its dying toll has additionally been rising by not less than 1,000 a day for eight days straight.

04:30 GMT – WHO chief stresses want for testing, bodily distancing

The World Well being Group’s Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has careworn once more that governments can take concrete steps to sort out COVID-19 even earlier than a vaccine turns into obtainable.

Tedros was talking by video to well being ministers on the opening of the 73rd assembly of the WHO South-East Asia Regional Committee, which incorporates Indonesia, Thailand, Timor Leste, Sri Lanka and the Maldives.

03:45 GMT – Cathay Pacific to ship half its fleet to abandon

Demand for worldwide flights has collapsed together with the pandemic and border closures, and Hong Kong service Cathay Pacific is now learning plans to ship as a lot as half its fleet to the Australian desert, in response to the South China Morning Submit.

Cathay has 180 passenger plane and mentioned beforehand it could mothball a few third of them, however with little indication long-hail demand will get well it’s planning to extend that quantity, the Submit mentioned.

The airline has already despatched various planes for storage in Alice Springs.

03:05 GMT – Greece’s Moria refugee camp evacuated after hearth

The Moria camp on the Greek island of Lesbos has been partially evacuated after a sequence of fires.

About 13,000 individuals stay within the camp and are at the moment below a two-week quarantine after a case of coronavirus was confirmed on September 2.

Refugee assist group Stand By Me Lesvos mentioned on Twitter the whole camp was ablaze.

Greece Moria on fire

Fires at Greece’s overcrowded Moria camp, the place a two week COVID-19 lockdown was imposed at first of the month, have pressured individuals to evacuate [Manolis Lagoutaris/AFP]

01:50 GMT – Biden accuses Trump of utilizing vaccine as ‘political device’

Joe Biden and operating mate Kamala Harris have weighed in on the difficulty of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In a joint assertion they accused Republican rivals Donald Trump and Mike Pence of utilizing the vaccine as a “political device”.

“We see it as a product of science and analysis,” they mentioned. “Its timing, approval, and distribution must be with out regard to political calculation.”

Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden waves as he arrives at Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S., September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Lama

Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden has accused Trump of failing in his dealing with of the coronavirus and utilizing a vaccine as a ‘political device’ [Kevin Lamarque/Reuters]

01:20 GMT – South Korea circumstances beneath 200 for every week

South Korea has now managed to maintain coronavirus circumstances beneath 200 for every week.

Numbers simply in present the nation reported 156 new circumstances on Wednesday because it offers with a wave of infections that started in the midst of final month and have been linked to a church and a right-wing political rally.

Conservative teams have deliberate one other demonstration for early October, coinciding with the Chuseok festivities, one of many nation’s largest conventional holidays.

01:00 GMT – Pandemic threatens hundreds of thousands of kids’s lives: UN

The United Nations says disruptions prompted to well being providers due to the pandemic might reverse many years of progress in lowering baby mortality and put hundreds of thousands of lives in danger worldwide.

New mortality estimates revealed by UNICEF, the World Well being Group and the World Financial institution Group present deaths of under-fives fell to their lowest stage on file in 2019. Final 12 months round 5.2 million youngsters died as a consequence of preventable sickness, in contrast with 12.5 million in 1990.

“The worldwide neighborhood has come too far in the direction of eliminating preventable baby deaths to permit the pandemic to cease us in our tracks,” mentioned Henrietta Fore, UNICEF government director.

00:45 GMT – ‘Security is the prority’: Reactions to AstraZeneca vaccine trial suspension

A lot of reactions have been coming in to the information that the section three trials of AstraZeneca’s potential vaccine have been suspended.

Australia’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth says he’s “not anxious about it” and that the non permanent halt doesn’t imply the vaccine is “off the desk”.

“In some respects this can be a very optimistic factor as a result of it reveals that regardless of the accelerated vaccine improvement, security is the precedence of the scientific trialists and investigators,” Coatsworth informed Sky Information.

00:00 GMT – AstraZeneca vaccine trial suspended for security overview

AstraZeneca says it has “voluntarily paused” a scientific trial of the vaccine it’s growing with the College of Oxford after one of many volunteers developed an unexplained sickness.

“As a part of the continuing randomized, managed world trials of the Oxford coronavirus vaccine, our customary overview course of was triggered and we voluntarily paused vaccination to permit overview of security knowledge by an impartial committee,” a spokesperson mentioned in an announcement. 

The vaccine has been seen as one of the crucial promising of these in improvement. You possibly can learn extra on the suspension here.

UK coronavirus vaccine triggers immune response in trials

23:30 GMT (Tuesday) – Australia’s Victoria experiences 76 new circumstances, 11 deaths

Victoria has reported 76 new circumstances of coronavirus and 11 deaths over the previous 24 hours.

The state in southeastern Australia has imposed a strict lockdown and curfew in Melbourne to try to deliver the illness below management.


Hiya and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.

Learn all of the updates from yesterday (September 8) here.