Peru coronavirus cases surge past 100,000

      Published on Thursday, 21 May , 2020      1295 Views     
Peru coronavirus cases surge past 100,000

  • Coronavirus

Peru’s number of confirmed coronavirus cases surpassed 100,000, making it the country with the second-highest number of cases in South America after Brazil

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported 106,000 cases globally, the highest in a single day yet, raising concerns over the spread of COVID-19 in poor nations. China has accused the United States of smearing Beijing and shirking responsibilities to the WHO after US President Trump threatened to quit the organization.

Globally, there have been more than 4.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19, and more than 323,000 people died, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 1.7 million people have recovered.

The regional authority of Madrid is appealing to Spain’s Supreme Court over the Spanish government’s refusal to ease its lockdown.

The Madrid regional government said in a statement on Wednesday it believes that technical assessments over what areas can loosen restrictions adopted to stem the new coronavirus outbreak are not being applied in the same way in different parts of the country.

The Madrid region has officially recorded almost 67,000 of the country’s 232,000 COVID-19 cases, making it the hardest-hit area.

The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday unveiled new measures to expand the use of chloroquine, the predecessor of an anti-malaria drug promoted by U.S. President Donald Trump as a treatment for COVID-19.

The new guidelines were approved by General Eduardo Pazuello, who became interim health minister after his predecessor was fired five days ago. Pazuello had no health experience until he became the ministry’s No 2 official in April.

Brazil registered 888 new coronavirus deaths on Wednesday, with a record of nearly 20,000 new cases, taking the total to 291,579, the Health Ministry said.

Category Coronavirus, World News | 2020/05/21 latest update at 4:53 PM
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