Austria sees second coronovirus wave, Chancellor says: Live | news


  • Austria is experiencing the onset of a second wave of coronovirus infection, its chancellor said, as with other European Union countries the cases move upwards.

  • UNHCR’s efforts to combat COVID-19 among tens of thousands of Syrian refugees in camps in Jordan were raised last week after the first three cases were confirmed.
  • Domestic air travel in Wuhan due to global coronovirus outbreak, return with pre-epidemic levels 500 domestic flights on Friday, Chinese officials say.
  • According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 28.6 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with coronovirus and approximately 917,000 people have died. 19.2 million have been recovered.

Here are the latest updates:

Sunday, September 13

09:30 GMT – Iran’s confirmed coronavirus cases exceed 400,000: Ministry of Health

A spokesman for the Ministry of Health has said that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Iran has risen from 2,089 to 402,029, as the country has reported 128 new deaths in the last 24 hours.

Sima Saadat Lari said the official death toll in Iran is 23,157, one of the worst countries in the Middle East.

09:15 GMT – Scores arrested in protests at Australia’s Coronavirus hotspot

Australia’s Victoria State Police have arrested 74 people and fined 176 for breaking public health orders as scattered protests against a week-long coronovirus lockdown continued for a second straight day in Melbourne .

Anti-riot squads exploded through stalls of fruits and vegetables at the city’s landmark, Queen Victoria Market, before inciting a riot, with some throwing fruit at police, television footage showed.

Victoria police said in a statement that 200 to 250 people were involved in the protests, but the police did not immediately suffer any injuries.

09:00 GMT – Greece has financial flexibility for tax relief package: Minister

Greece has the financial flexibility to implement 6.8bn euros ($ 8bn) of financial relief measures, and the package has been agreed with EU institutions, its finance minister said.

Prime Minister Kyrikos Mitsotakis unveiled the package on Saturday, saying it would boost jobs due to the economic downturn caused by the coronovirus epidemic.

“The country can afford it because it has financial flexibility,” Christos Stacoras told Real FM Radio on Sunday. “Cash reserves are 37.8bn euros ($ 44.77bn).”

08:45 GMT – Philippines reports 3,372 new coronovirus cases, 79 more deaths

The Philippines has recorded 3,372 new coronovirus cases and 79 more deaths.

In a bulletin, the Health Department said that confirmed cases of infection have increased to 261,216 in the Southeast Asian country, while it has died in the region at 4,371.

08:30 GMT – Indonesia reports 3,636 new COVID-19 cases ahead of declining capital

Indonesia has reported 3,636 new coronovirus infections and 73 new deaths, data from the Ministry of Health website showed.

The latest report brought the total number of infections to 218,382 and deaths to 8,723, the highest number of deaths in Southeast Asia.

The country’s capital, Jakarta, will again oppose broad-scale restrictions starting on Monday to control the spread of the virus in the mega city.

08:15 GMT – India’s interior minister back in hospital after recovering from COVID-19

India’s Interior Minister Amit Shah has been hospitalized for nearly two weeks after receiving treatment for coronovirus.

The hospital said in a statement, Shah, a close aide of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and virtual number-two in his cabinet, was admitted to the government-run All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

The Hon’ble Home Minister was discharged from AIIMS, New Delhi on 30 August after the care of Kovid. “As per the advice given at the time of discharge, he is now admitted for a full medical examination for 1-2 days before the Parliament session.”

Shah is the most high profile Indian politician to be infected with coronovirus.

08:00 GMT – Austria is experiencing second virus wave: Chancellor

Austria is experiencing the onset of a second wave of coronovirus infection, its chancellor said, as with other European Union countries the cases move upwards.

From Friday to Saturday, the Alpine nation of about nine million people recorded more than half of 869 new cases in the capital Vienna.

“What we are experiencing is the beginning of the second wave,” Chancellor Sebastian Kuraj said in a statement, appealing to the population to stick to anti-virus measures and reduce social contacts.

07:45 GMT – Russia reports 5,449 new coronovirus cases, 94 deaths

Russia has reported 5,449 new coronovirus cases, the fourth largest in the world at 1,062,811.

Officials said 94 people have died in the last 24 hours, leading to official death of 18,578.

07:30 GMT – S. Korea reduces social distress two weeks before major holiday

South Korea has eased its tougher social removal policy for the next two weeks in the densely populated Seoul metropolitan area, with new daily novel coronovirus cases stubbornly within triple digits.

The government lifted the ban on onsite dining after 9pm, although restaurants and cafes still need to restrict seating and patrons’ names and contact details.

While leisure facilities such as gyms and internet cafes are allowed to reopen, under so-called phase two restrictions, indoor ceremonies are limited to 50 people and outdoor gatherings to 100, while spectators are restricted from sporting events.

07:00 GMT – Czech Republic sees record increase in virus cases for the third straight day

According to data from the Ministry of Health, the Czech Republic reported its largest single-day increase in new coronovirus infections for the third straight day.

It was the fifth consecutive day with new infections above 1,000 as the country of 10.7 million sees an increase in cases that are the fastest in the European Union.

The government has tightened regulations requiring the use of face masks but aims to avoid harsh lockdowns.

06:30 GMT – India cases rise to 4.75 million with another spike

India has recorded a one-day spike of 94,372 newly confirmed coronavirus cases, bringing the country’s total to 4.75 million.

The Health Ministry reported 1,114 deaths in the last 24 hours, with a total of 78,586 deaths.

Even as infections are increasing rapidly in India anywhere in the world, the number of people recovering from the virus has also increased rapidly. According to the Ministry of Health, the rate of recovery in the country is 77.77 percent and about 70,000 recoveries have been made every day in the month of September.


Hello, this is Elizabeth Melimopoulos in Doha taking live updates from my colleague Ted Regenia in Kuala Lumpur.


04:45 GMT – AstraZeneca resumes UK trials of COVID-19 vaccine

The company said AstraZeneca has resumed British clinical trials of its COVID-19 vaccine, the most advanced in development, after receiving a green light from the security guard.

“On September 6, the standard review process triggered a voluntary pause for immunization in all global trials by independent committees, and international regulators to review safety data,” AstraZeneca said in a statement.

04:15 GMT – Italy reports 1,501 new coronovirus cases

Italy’s Ministry of Health has reported 1,501 new coronovirus cases and six more deaths, leading to more than 286,000 total cases and at least 35,603 deaths.

According to ministry data, the infection has been steadily increasing for the past six weeks, with most Italian returning from vacation. The number of people in intensive care has also increased from 121 to 182.

03:50 GMT – Domestic air travel resumes in Wuhan

Officials said domestic air travel to Wuhan, the epicenter of the global coronovirus outbreak, has returned to pre-epidemic levels.

The virus was first detected at the end of last year in Wuhan and the city had a 76-day lockout as its hospitals struggled to cope with the tidal wave of cases for which the region’s hospitals were increasingly Construction was required from.

Since reopening in early April, life has gradually returned to normal and the number of domestic flights serving the city as well as the number of passengers has fully recovered, with Wuhan Tianhe International Airport operator According to. It said that on Friday, 500 domestic flights carried 64,700 passengers.

03:20 GMT – Victoria of Australia takes small step to ease virus restrictions

According to the news agency Reuters, the lockdown ban in the state of Victoria, Australia will be greatly reduced from Monday, with state officials saying the number of new daily coronavirus cases continues to decline.

Announcing a 3-billion Australian dollar ($ 2.2bn) package in financial assistance to businesses in Victoria, home to a quarter of Australia’s population, officials also said there were 41 new coronavirus infections on Sunday and seven more deaths .

The numbers confirm a steady decline from a peak of more than 700 cases in a single day in early August. Victoria is in a strict lockdown for several weeks in Australia’s more than 26,600 COVID-19 cases and its capital, Melbourne, for several weeks.

A man has been detained during an anti-plan protest in Melbourne on Saturday [Erik Anderson/EPA]

02:15 GMT – Germany reports 947 new coronovirus cases

Germany has reported 948 new coronavirus cases.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) also reported that as of Sunday, two more fatalities. There are over 260,000 cases in Germany and about 9,352 deaths are associated with COVID-19.

01:35 GMT – South Korea reports 121 new COVID-19 cases

South Korea reported at least 121 new coronovirus cases on Sunday, totaling 22,176 in the country.

According to the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency, 99 of the new infections were from local sources. There were also three more deaths, bringing the total to 358.

Later on Sunday, according to the Yonhap news agency, the country will decide whether to extend the stringent antivirus curse to the greater Seoul region.

00:45 GMT – Mexico’s confirmed coronovirus deaths increase to 70,604

Mexico’s Ministry of Health has reported 5,674 new confirmed coronovirus cases, as well as 421 additional deaths, leading to a total of 70,604 deaths and 663,973 infections.

The government says the actual number of infected people is likely to be significantly higher than confirmed cases.

According to the news agency Reuters, this year has seen a decline of up to 13 percent since the Great Recession of the 1930s, with a drop of up to 13 percent this year.

00:15 GMT – UN launches COVID-19 measures in Syrian refugee camps in Jordan

The UN refugee agency is stepping up efforts to combat COVID-19 among thousands of Syrians in camps in Jordan after confirming the first five cases last week, the agency’s head in the country said.

The transition to the Zatari and Azrak camps, which is home to about 120,000 refugees, was the first when an epidemic was reported in March last year.

“This week’s events have clearly been a worrying situation for everyone, but especially for refugees living in camps. The crowded places and cramped living conditions make social distance difficult,” said Dominic Bartush . UNHCR Representative in Jordan.

00:05 GMT – Brazil reports 814 new coronovirus deaths, more than 33,500 cases

The Brazilian Ministry of Health has reported 814 new coronovirus-related deaths and 33,523 additional cases, bringing the death toll to 131,210 and the infection count to 4,315,687.

Brazil has the third highest number of cases worldwide and the second highest number of deaths.

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Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s continued coverage of the coronovirus epidemic. I am Ted Regenia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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