Sunday, September 25, 2022

Coronavirus Pandemic August 12 World Updates

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CNN: The novel coronavirus has infected more than 20 million people globally and killed more than 742,000. Here are some of today’s key developments:

  • Doubts build over Russian vaccine: Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn has accused Moscow of failing to be transparent over its research and said the country’s approved vaccine could be “dangerous.”
  • Russia’s case count passes 900,000: The country recorded 5,102 new infections over the past 24 hours, bringing its total number of cases to 902,701.
  • Cases soar in Texas: State officials are redoubling efforts to make residents wear masks and practice social distancing after Texas recorded more than 500,000 Covid-19 cases.
  • UK faces its worst recession yet: UK economic output shrank by 20.4% in the second quarter of 2020, the worst quarterly slump on record, pushing the country into the deepest recession of any major global economy.
  • New Zealand election date in doubt: The country’s September 19 election may be delayed after Jacinda Ardern announced that the dissolution of parliament would be deferred by a few days due to a fresh outbreak.
  • Belgian region makes wearing face masks compulsory: The rule applies to anyone aged 12 years or older in the Brussels region, “in public spaces as well as on private premises accessible to the public.” Officials made the decision after a spike in cases.
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