• UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson publicizes a mass testing plan, well being consultants increase doubts over the technique.  
  • The Indonesian capital will return into lockdown to comprise an escalating outbreak that pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse.
  • India reviews a report 95,735 day by day instances of coronavirus because the outbreak continues unabated.
  • Greater than 27.89 million folks around the globe have been recognized with the coronavirus and 904,485 have died, based on Johns Hopkins College. Some 18.8 million folks have recovered.

Listed below are the newest updates:

Thursday, September 10

14:47 GMT – Instances in UAE strategy highest day by day degree since peak

The United Arab Emirates has introduced 930 new instances of coronavirus, the third-highest day by day consequence for the reason that pandemic started.

A well being ministry official requested the general public to stick to social distancing and keep away from gatherings and mixing with folks recognized to have the virus, which she mentioned accounted collectively for about 88 % of instances.

Till final month, instances have been reducing since new day by day instances peaked at 994 in Could, however numbers have surged from 164 instances on August 3.

14:41 GMT – Jordan finds three coronavirus instances in largest Syrian camp

Jordan has confirmed the primary three coronavirus instances within the nation’s largest camp for Syrian refugees, only a few days after discovering two instances in a smaller camp.

Two of the instances within the Zaatari camp have been Jordanians who labored there and the third was a Syrian lady refugee, state-owned Mamlaka TV broadcaster quoted the governor of Mafraq space, Yasser al Adwan, as saying.

The United Nations refugee company UNHCR mentioned in an announcement the contaminated refugee had been despatched to an isolation space and contacts have been being traced. The camp hosts practically 77,000 Syrians.

14:36 GMT – Turkey: Former parliament speaker COVID-19 constructive

Former speaker of Turkish parliament Bulent Arinc has introduced that he contracted the coronavirus.

Arinc mentioned on Twitter that he and his spouse Munevver Arinc examined constructive for COVID-19.

They’re in steady situation and the couple are in residence isolation beneath a health care provider’s supervision, he added.

14:27 GMT – Norway might need to tighten restrictions, PM says

Norway goes to cease easing coronavirus curbs for the second and may very well be compelled to carry again more durable measures after a current rise in coronavirus instances, Prime Minister Erna Solberg has mentioned at a information convention.

The variety of folks allowed at public gatherings may very well be minimize to 50 from the present 200, and the utmost permitted at non-public occasions to 5-10 folks from 20 at the moment, Solberg mentioned.

Universities, which reopened with in-person lessons in August, may very well be instructed to return to all-online instructing, she mentioned.

Earlier plans to permit adults exterior of the skilled leagues to participate in touch sports activities similar to soccer, stay on maintain in the interim.


Hi there, that is Mersiha Gadzo in Toronto, Canada taking on the dwell updates from my colleague Usaid Siddiqui in Doha, Qatar.


12:45 GMT – Singapore Airways to shed 4,300 jobs attributable to pandemic

Singapore Airways (SIA) mentioned it was slicing about 4,300 jobs – about 20 % of the workforce – because of the devastating impression of the coronavirus, and warned any restoration could be “lengthy and fraught with uncertainty”.

SIA is the newest airline to announce large layoffs as the worldwide aviation trade faces its greatest-ever disaster attributable to journey restrictions to struggle the unfold of coronavirus.

Town-state’s flag provider mentioned about 1,900 positions had already been eradicated in current months.

12:13 GMT – Uganda to renew worldwide flights

Uganda mentioned it will reopen its sole worldwide airport to business flights on October 1, greater than 5 months after its closure as a measure to curb the unfold of the novel coronavirus within the East African nation.

The transfer is the newest in a sequence of steps by the federal government of President Yoweri Museveni to step by step raise one among Africa’s tightest lockdowns and rejuvenate the economic system, badly damage by the shutdown.


Uganda imposed one among Africa’s hardest anti-coronavirus lockdowns, together with sealing all borders, closure of practically all companies and halting motion of each private and non-private automobiles [File: Badru Katumba/AFP]

11:30 GMT – Head of Ukraine armed forces checks constructive for COVID-19

The commander of Ukraine’s armed forces, Colonel-Basic Ruslan Homchak, has examined constructive for COVID-19 and can spend 14 days in isolation, the nation’s navy mentioned.

Ukraine has reported excessive COVID-19 an infection ranges in current weeks. The overall variety of instances for the reason that begin of the pandemic now exceeds 145,000, together with greater than 3,000 deaths.

10:40 GMT – If trials restart, AstraZeneca might know by yearend if vaccine works 

AstraZeneca ought to nonetheless know earlier than the top of the 12 months whether or not its experimental COVID-19 vaccine works, the drugmaker’s chief government Pascal Soriot mentioned, as long as it might probably resume trials quickly.

The British firm suspended late-stage trials this week after a participant in Britain reportedly suffered signs related to transverse myelitis, a uncommon spinal inflammatory dysfunction.

10:14 GMT – Serum Institute places India trials of AstraZeneca’s vaccine on maintain

Serum Institute of India has put trials of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate on maintain till the British drugmaker restarts the trials.

AstraZeneca mentioned on Tuesday it had paused trials of its experimental coronavirus vaccine due to an unexplained sickness in a examine participant, however its accomplice Serum had on the time mentioned trials in India have been ongoing.

Workers of the mAbxience laboratory, chosen by AstraZeneca for the production in Latin America of the vaccine against COVID-19, carry out tasks in the plant that the company owns in Garin, in the prov

Employees of the mAbxience laboratory, chosen by AstraZeneca for the manufacturing in Latin America of the vaccine [File: Juan Ignacio Roncoroni/EPA]

09:40 GMT – Gaza reviews 195 extra coronavirus instances

The well being ministry in Gaza has reported 195 new coronavirus instances and the loss of life of a six-month-old little one from the virus.

Since March, the variety of infections in Gaza has risen to 1,551, together with 10 deaths and 114 recoveries.

09:07 GMT – Austria reviews 664 new coronavirus instances in a day, highest since March

Austria reported 664 new coronavirus instances previously 24 hours, the most important day by day enhance since late March.

Of these new instances, 387 have been in Vienna, the Inside Ministry mentioned in an announcement.

Austria coronvirus

Austria has 31,748 coronavirus instances thus far, based on Johns Hopkins College [File: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters]

08:30 GMT – Communicate softly and scatter fewer coronavirus particles, say researchers

Quiet zones in high-risk indoor areas might assist minimize coronavirus contagion, researchers have mentioned, after a examine confirmed that talking softly can scale back its unfold.

A discount of 6 decibels in common speech ranges can have the identical impact as doubling a room’s air flow, scientists mentioned on Wednesday in an advance copy of a paper detailing their examine.

“The outcomes recommend that public well being authorities ought to think about implementing ‘quiet zones’ in high-risk indoor environments, similar to hospital ready rooms or eating amenities,” wrote the six researchers from the College of California, Davis.

07:53 GMT – UK publicizes ‘moonshot plan’ for COVID-free passports

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced at a coronavirus briefing on Wednesday a “moonshot plan” for “COVID-free passports” that will permit individuals who check detrimental to return to regular life.

The plan includes mass testing – with outcomes returned inside about 20 minutes – a detrimental consequence permitting entry to venues similar to theatres or soccer stadiums amongst others.

Reacting to Johnson’s claims, Dr Chaand Nagpaul of the British Medical Affiliation said there have been “big issues” with lab capability, and he was not sure whether or not the PM’s technique might work.

Uk swab test

The UK has greater than 357,000 coronavirus instances thus far and 41,683 deaths [File: Carl Recine/Reuters]

07:25 GMT – Australia’s authorities clashes with states over easing restrictions as instances decline

Australia’s conservative authorities clashed with state lawmakers over how briskly to loosen up coronavirus restrictions, because the variety of new COVID-19 instances confirmed a gentle decline.

In March, Australia created a nationwide cupboard of federal, state and territory leaders to coordinate measures to manage the illness, similar to closing borders, suspending colleges and shutting companies.

This helped Australia report far fewer infections and deaths than many different developed nations. Divisions within the nationwide cupboard are rising at a time when an infection charges are coming down.

06:48 GMT – South Korea resurgence slowing

South Korea’s new coronavirus instances have stayed under 200 for an eighth day, suggesting the current resurgence is slowing amid stringent distancing guidelines.

The Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention mentioned it recorded 155 extra instances over the previous 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally of recorded instances to 21,743, with 346 deaths, for the reason that pandemic started.

South Korea cafes

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

06:15 GMT – France can’t rule out native lockdowns: adviser

Lockdowns can’t be dominated out in French areas the place COVID-19 infections are spiking though authorities are striving to keep away from it, a authorities adviser mentioned.

“We should do all the pieces we are able to to keep away from native lockdown … In these (danger) areas we might look into additional restrictions of massive gatherings,” Professor Jean-Francois Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the federal government on the epidemic, instructed RTL radio.

Hi there, that is Usaid Siddiqui in Doha taking on from my colleague Kate Mayberry.

05:20 GMT – US instances may very well be three to twenty occasions greater than publicly confirmed

A examine revealed in Nature says the US has a “substantial underestimation” of coronavirus instances due to its restrictions on testing, and the precise determine may very well be three to twenty occasions greater.

The US primarily checks folks with average to extreme signs so these with gentle or no signs are not often examined, famous the researchers, led by Sean Wu of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics on the College of California, Berkeley.

The workforce analysed testing charges in every state between February and April and corrected for incomplete and inaccurate checks. They discovered discrepancies between states, with greater charges of testing within the northwest and northeast, and decrease ranges within the south and Midwest.

Medics with Austin-Travis County EMS transport a nursing home resident with coronavirus symptoms on August 03, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Texas has had the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Un

The US has the best variety of coronavirus instances on this planet [File: John Moore/Getty Images/AFP]

04:45 GMT – Singapore to distribute free contact-tracing tokens from Monday

Singapore is to begin distributing its TraceTogether token, a contact-tracing machine, from Monday. Use of the token shouldn’t be necessary, however it is freed from cost to anybody who desires one.

Town-state already has a contact-tracing app, however the token, which additionally makes use of Bluetooth to trace actions, doesn’t want a smartphone. Preliminary distribution shall be in areas with numerous older folks.

04:35 GMT – India posts one other report for day by day instances

India’s reported one other report for day by day coronavirus instances with the well being ministry confirming 95,735 instances over the previous 24 hours.

Some 1,172 folks in India additionally died from the virus, the ministry mentioned.

India has world’s second-highest variety of COVID-19 instances

04:20 GMT – ‘Drug battle’ killings surge in Philippines throughout pandemic

“Drug battle” killings within the Philippines have surged throughout the pandemic, official knowledge reveals.

Human Rights Watch says knowledge from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Company confirmed that 155 folks have been killed over the 4 months from April to July, in contrast with 103 between December and March.

The federal government has imposed a sequence of lockdowns and quarantines of differing severity since March 16. It says 5,810 folks have died in President Duterte’s medication crackdown since he took workplace in 2016, however rights teams say the precise determine is far greater.

03:05 GMT – Taoist priest honours China’s pandemic lifeless with memorial tablets

In a room inside a hillside Taoist monastery in China’s Shandong province is a set of 558 memorial tablets inscribed with the names and residential cities of people that died after contracting the coronavirus or whereas battling the pandemic.

Some, like Li Wenliang, are family names in China. Others, like Liu Hewei, usually are not.

“It doesn’t matter what faith or beliefs they maintain, their spirit deserves to be handed on. In actual fact, they dwell on in our hearts,” mentioned Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, who began the gathering on January 29, shortly after Chinese language authorities introduced that the virus might move between people.

China Taoist priest

Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, has a set of 558 memorial tablets inscribed with the names and hometowns of people that died after contracting the coronavirus or whereas battling the pandemic [Tingshu Wang/Reuters]

02:40 GMT – Coronavirus would possibly invade the mind: Preliminary examine

A preliminary examine has discovered complications, confusion and delirium skilled by some COVID-19 sufferers may very well be the results of the coronavirus instantly invading the mind.

In line with the paper, which was led by Yale immunologist Akiko Iwasaki, the virus is ready to replicate contained in the mind, and its presence starves close by mind cells of oxygen. The prevalence of this isn’t but clear.

S Andrew Josephson, chair of the neurology division on the College of California, San Francisco, mentioned “understanding whether or not or not there’s direct viral involvement of the mind is very essential.” However he added that he would stay cautious till the paper underwent peer overview.

02:25 GMT – Stress in Victoria to raise nighttime curfew

Australia’s well being minister says the state of Victoria ought to think about lifting a nighttime curfew in Melbourne if it has not been imposed for well being causes.

The state has been beneath stress over the 8pm to 5am (10:00 to 19:00 GMT) curfew – one among numerous strict measures imposed to stifle a surge in coronavirus that emerged in early August – for the reason that chief well being officer instructed native radio he had not beneficial the coverage. 

State premier Daniel Andrews has mentioned the curfew was launched to make it simpler for police to implement the opposite lockdown measures, which stay in pressure till September 28. The curfew has been fuelling a whole lot of dialogue on social media.

02:15 GMT – Tokyo mulls decreasing alert degree as instances ease

Japanese broadcaster NHK says Tokyo is contemplating decreasing the alert degree within the capital as a result of instances are easing.

The capital is at the moment on the highest degree.

On the nationwide degree, officers will meet on Friday to think about easing restrictions on large-scale occasions.

01:10 GMT – COVID-19 widens hole between wealthy and poor: Save the Youngsters

Within the six months for the reason that coronavirus pandemic was declared, probably the most susceptible youngsters have disproportionately missed out on entry to schooling, healthcare, and meals, and suffered the best safety dangers, based on a brand new world survey by Save the Youngsters.

The survey, primarily based on the expertise of 25,000 youngsters and their caregivers throughout 37 international locations, discovered:

  • Two-thirds of the kids had no contact with lecturers in any respect throughout lockdown, whereas eight in ten believed that they had realized little or nothing since colleges closed.
  • Some 93 % of households that misplaced over half of their incomes because of the pandemic reported difficulties in accessing well being companies.
  • Violence at residence doubled to 17 % when colleges have been closed.

“To guard a whole technology of youngsters from shedding out on a wholesome and steady future, the world must urgently step up with debt reduction for low-income international locations and fragile states, to allow them to put money into the lives of their youngsters,” Inger Ashing, Save the Youngsters’s CEO, mentioned in an announcement.

00:30 GMT – Jakarta heads again to lockdown amid coronavirus ’emergency’

Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan says the Indonesian capital will head again into lockdown because it steps up efforts to sort out what he mentioned was an “emergency – extra urgent than the beginning of the pandemic” as a result of modelling confirmed the capital’s hospitals could be overwhelmed by September 17 if no motion was taken

From Monday, all places of work shall be closed apart from companies in 11 “important” fields. Leisure venues shall be closed and all gatherings banned. Spiritual occasions will solely be allowed on the village degree for individuals who dwell within the space, he added.

Indonesia has recorded 8,336 deaths from coronavirus, probably the most in Southeast Asia.


Hi there 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 9) here.