Sunday, 14 June 2020 11:49

 

Summary of Latest Developments.

India has announced 11,929 new confirmed cases of coronavirus - the highest one day infection total since the virus was first detected in the country in late January.

China reported 57 new confirmed - and nine asymptomatic - COVID-19 cases, for June 13, the highest since April 13, according to data released by the national health authority on Sunday.

African leaders say China will ensure the supply of 30 million testing kits and 10,000 ventilators each month for the continent as the coronavirus pandemic accelerates there.

More than 7.79 million people in total have been infected with the coronavirus, about 3.7 million have recovered, and at least 430,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

 

Here are the latest updates:

 

Philippines reports 539 new coronavirus cases, 14 new deaths.

The Philippines reported 539 more coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 25,930.

The Department of Health also recorded 14 additional fatalities related to the novel coronavirus, taking the death toll to 1,088.

 

500 train-coach hospitals for COVID-19 patients amid spike in Delhi.

Five hundred railway coaches to serve as hospitals, the rapid ramping-up of testing and house-to-house health surveys in the worst-affected areas were among the measures announced to tackle a growing spike in COVID-19 cases in the Indian capital. 

Delhi has reported 2,000 new cases for the past two days and has emerged as one of the major centres of the pandemic in India along with the cities of Mumbai and Ahmedabad.

 

Taking pay cut to help FA a no-brainer, says England football boss Southgate.

June 14 (Reuters) - England manager Gareth Southgate has said it was an easy decision to accept a 30 percent wage cut to help the Football Association (FA) mitigate the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Football was suspended in March due to the coronavirus outbreak and England's friendlies against Italy, Denmark, Romania and Austria were cancelled. Euro 2020 was also pushed back by a year.

The FA said the lack of international matches and domestic cup games would cost it 100 million pounds ($125.42 million) and Southgate was among the senior figures to take wage cuts for three months starting in April.

 

Biggest single-day spike in cases in India.

India reported its biggest surge in COVID-19 casesWith 11,929 new cases and 311 deaths in the last 24 hours.

The second most populous nation in the world now has over 320,000 cases as the total death toll neared 9,200.

 

South Africa reports backlogs, shortages of testing.

South Africa says the average delay in obtaining coronavirus test results from public labs has risen to 12 days amid backlogs and shortages of testing materials.

South Africa represents well over a quarter of Africa's virus cases, with more than 61,000, and 1,423 deaths. The country has conducted about a third of the virus tests in Africa, and countries with fewer resources could face similar delays or worse.

The longer it takes to confirm a positive case, the greater the risk that an infected person is unknowingly spreading the virus. The African continent overall has more than 225,000 cases.

Source:News Agencies.