COVID-19 Update Brazil –
Brazil’s COVID-19 Cases Continue To Increase
As of June 06, 2020, Brazil now has 650,504 total cases and 35,139 deaths and is currently the country with the 2nd highest number of cases behind USA and the 3rd highest death toll after USA and the UK.
Just under a quarter of those fatalities were in São Paulo, considered the national epicenter of the pandemic. Despite this, the governor, João Doria, has announced a gradual loosening of restrictions, even as medical researchers warn infections have not yet peaked in Brazil.
In the city of São Paulo, Brazil’s business capital, shopping centers and some stores began reopening June 01, 2020. Numerous social distancing measures have been implemented and the wearing of masks is currently required. Bars, restaurants, theaters and sports centers still remain closed.
On Thursday (June 04, 2020) over 3 million people were recorded using the city’s public transportation system down from the pre-pandemic average of 10 million commuters per day. The majority of these commuters used the services during rush hour. To prevent the further spread of the virus, hygiene measures have also been intensified with trains being cleaned at each terminal at the end of every cycle. The number of trains has also been reduced depending on the time of day and the demand for the service.
João Doria, Governor of São Paulo, Brazil (Source)
Brazil recorded 1,349 deaths in a single day Thursday (June 04, 2020) — only the U.S. and the U.K. have declared more COVID-19 related deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
On May 22, 2020, South America was declared the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, by World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Director Dr. Mike Ryan.
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COVID-19 Update Russia:
Russia to Start Testing Coronavirus Vaccine as COVID-19 Cases Surpass 450,000
Russia plans to start clinical testing of a coronavirus vaccine on paid volunteers from the general public from next week, Vadim Tarasov, the director of the institute in charge of the study told The Moscow Times on June 04, 2020.
According to Tarasov, there will be 50 participants, and those who complete the full trial will be paid 100,000 rubles ($1,450) for their involvement in the study. Others will receive 20,000 rubles ($288). The potential vaccine was developed by the state-run Gamalei National Research Center for Epidemiology and Microbiology.
Russia has the third highest number of infections behind the United States and Brazil. As of June 06, 2020, the number of coronavirus cases in Russia has risen by 8,855 to 458,689, the anti-coronavirus crisis center said on Saturday.
According to the center, the daily coronavirus growth rate remains at 2%.
There are currently 231,576 active cases in the country.
Another 1,992 coronavirus patients have been identified in Moscow, 758 in the Moscow region, 347 in St. Petersburg, 321 in the Nizhny Novgorod region and 249 in the Sverdlovsk region. There are currently 5,725 deaths recorded.
Even though numbers are still on the rise Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin ordered the lifting of some of Moscow’s coronavirus restrictions starting June 1, 2020. These included:
- Re-Opening of all non-food shops and some service sector businesses
- Lifting restrictions on walks outside using a schedule system for apartment buildings and re-opening of all parks except for Zaryadye Park.
Moscow’s Mayor Sergei Sobyanin attending a cabinet meeting with Russian Prime Minister in Moscow on March 30, 2020 (Photo Source)
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COVID-19 Update: USA
New York Governor Cuomo signs bill giving death benefits to families of frontline workers
On May 30, 2020, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law that creates a death benefit for the families of state and local government workers who have been on the front lines of the state’s coronavirus response, according to a statement. Those workers “gave their lives for us,” Cuomo said.
New York has been the state hardest hit by the coronavirus. On Saturday, Governor Cuomo also confirmed 1,376 new cases of the virus. According to the governor’s office, that brings the statewide total to 369,660 confirmed cases.
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo
The United States is currently leading the world in COVID-19 with a total of 1,829,273 cases and has now crossed 100,000 deaths with a total of 105,934 deaths.
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Coronavirus Update Caribbean-
Here is an update on how the health ministries of Jamaica, Bahamas, Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Barbados, Montserrat, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda and Dominican Republic have taken steps to ensure maximum protection from the Coronavirus:
COVID-19 in Jamaica:
Jamaica has 581 Confirmed Cases
The number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Disease in Jamaica has risen to 581 with 6 new cases and 9 deaths total.
Positive case ages range from two to 87 and the vast majority of cases are female.
Jamaica Prime Minister Andrew Holness (Source)
The daily curfew from May 26 until May 31 remains from 9 pm to 5 am.
Schools will remained closed until September and borders will remain closed until May 31.
No public gatherings shall exceed 10 persons. This is down from groups of 20 that was previously allowed.
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