South Korea, US Delay Military Drills over COVID-19 Concerns

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 16, 2020

Mexico will need up to 200 million coronavirus vaccine doses, according to a senior government official, and inoculation of its 120 million inhabitants could start as early as April if clinical trials and regulatory approvals for pharmaceutical firm AstraZeneca Plc go as planned.

The spike could result in stronger social distancing measures at major cities, which they have so far been reluctant to take because of economic concerns.

Fans will once again be banned from professional baseball and football, just a few weeks after health authorities allowed teams to let in spectators for a portion of their seats in each game.

The deadly novel coronavirus or COVID-19 cases in South Korea have touched the highest level in the last five months and the authorities are fearing that the number of cases is getting out of control in the Seoul region, which is the home to around half the nation's population, according to reports.

"The current situation looks like an early stage of a massive round of transmissions", Mr Park said.

The figures announced by South Korea's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Saturday brought the national caseload to 15,039, including 305 deaths. "I am and always was very cautious but there is on my part at least a cautious optimism and a sense of real hope that this strategy is working and that we are seeing numbers fall now".

India is behind only the United States and Brazil in the number of cases.

The health ministry reported 3,310 new virus infections, marking a post-lockdown high for the fourth day in a row.

The Australian state of Victoria continues to flatten the curve in its wave of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the hard-hit area.

- Health authorities reported 13 new cases of the coronavirus in New Zealand on Sunday, including 12 linked to an outbreak in the city of Auckland and one returning traveler who was already in quarantine.

Eight were acquired locally, including seven in the north-western region of Xinjiang. The 13th infected person was a traveller returning from overseas and in a managed quarantine.

The raised the number of confirmed cases on China's mainland, where the pandemic began in December, to 84,808, with 4,634 deaths.

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