Howdy and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur and might be preserving you up to date over the subsequent few hours.
- Trainee docs and interns will return to work this morning in South Korea after a weeks-long strike over authorities reform plans.
- There have been greater than 27.2 million circumstances of coronavirus confirmed all over the world, in response to Johns Hopkins College, and 890,923 folks have died. Greater than 18.2 million folks have recovered.
Listed below are the most recent updates:
Tuesday, September 8
03:15 GMT – South Korea each day circumstances beneath 200 for sixth straight day
South Korea has reported 136 new circumstances of coronavirus, the sixth day in a row that the quantity has been beneath 200, in response to Yonhap.
The nation’s been making an attempt to manage a spike in circumstances that begun in August 14 and has been linked to a church service and a political rally in central Seoul.
The Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention says stricter distancing measures are starting to have an effect though the emergence of case clusters stays a priority.
02:50 GMT – Antigen exams in focus as Bali circumstances surge
Medical consultants are linking a surge in coronavirus circumstances on the Indonesian island of Bali to the wrong, low-cost fast antibody check kits which might be getting used to display screen home guests.
Overseas vacationers cannot journey to the favored island, however Indonesians have been in a position to take action since July 31.
Since then, the island’s vacationer authority says it has been welcoming a median of three,00zero home vacationers day-after-day.
However together with the vacationers’ return it has additionally seen a spike in coronavirus circumstances, and well being consultants say the usage of low-cost, however unreliable, antigen exams could possibly be making a false sense of safety.
You’ll be able to learn extra on that story right here.
01:40 GMT – Japan to faucet emergency reserve for $6.3b for coronavirus vaccines
Japan has authorized the use $6.three billion from its emergency finances to safe coronavirus vaccines.
The federal government says it hopes to have sufficient vaccine for each citizen by the center of subsequent 12 months, offering any innoculation totally free.
01:30 GMT – Japan’s economic system shrinks greater than thought in Q2
It appears Japan’s economic system shrank much more than initially thought within the second quarter to the tip of June.
The federal government initially mentioned the economic system contracted by 7.Eight p.c in contrast with the primary quarter.
Now it is taken a better take a look at the figures and says it shrank 7.9 p.c.
It is the nation’s worst financial contraction in its fashionable historical past.
Japan shrinks: Coronavirus sends economic system into report contraction
00:15 GMT – Victoria in Australia experiences 55 new circumstances, eight deaths
Victoria state has reported 55 new circumstances of coronavirus and an extra eight deaths.
The southeastern state now accounts for about three-quarters of Australia’s 26,377 circumstances. Melbourne, its capital metropolis, is underneath a strict lockdown and curfew till September 28.
#COVID19VicData for Eight September, 2020. Yesterday there have been 55 new circumstances reported and eight lives misplaced. Our ideas are with all these affected. Extra data might be out there later at this time. pic.twitter.com/GEo5Iio7vU
— VicGovDHHS (@VicGovDHHS) September 7, 2020
00:00 GMT – South Korea docs say they may return to work
Docs’ associations in South Korea say their members are returning to work after a weeks-long strike over authorities plans to reform the medical system.
The Korean Intern Resident Affiliation (KIRA), which represents interns and residents, at normal hospitals, says the docs will resume work from 7am (22:00 GMT), Yonhap Information Company reported.
A separate committee representing physicians and clinicians who additionally took half within the strike says its members will even report for obligation.
The Korean Medical Affiliation, the nation’s largest physician’s group, reached an settlement with the federal government to finish its strike on Friday, as coronavirus circumstances surged.
Learn all of the updates from yesterday (September 7) right here.
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