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India has more than 500,000 confirmed coronavirus cases, with a record daily leap of 18,500 new infections.
Sixteen NBA players in the US have tested positive for the new coronavirus in the first wave of compulsory tests as the league restart methods.
United States Vice President Mike Pence has said that 16 states across the nation are seeing an increase in cases of the unique coronavirus.
More than 9.7 million individuals around the world have actually been detected with COVID-19, while some 4.9 million have actually recuperated, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 493,000 people have actually passed away.

Here are the most recent updates:
Saturday, June 27
07:25 GMT – Zimbabweans find methods to have enjoyable under lockdown
As the coronavirus lockdown continues in Zimbabwe, an absence of entertainment has required people on both sides of the class divide to turn to brand-new ways of killing time.
In the poor residential area of Mbare in Harare, street suppliers offer music CDs and DVDs, and people gather to see television.
Schoolchildren, who have been not able to go to classes due to the lockdown, gather to play pool or cards in the street to keep captivated.
06:45 GMT – Czech coronavirus cases increase simply as vacations begin
The Czech Republic recorded 168 brand-new cases of the coronavirus on Friday, authorities stated, the highest everyday rise in cases because early April simply as the nation is starting the two-month summertime holiday.
It was likewise the fourth day of the last 10 showing a day-to-day increase of more than 100. Over the past week, the eastern area of Karvina has been by far the most affected by the rise in cases, according to the Health Ministry site.
06:15 GMT – Australias Victoria has a hard time to consist of coronavirus
Australias state of Victoria recorded 41 new verified cases of coronavirus on Saturday, double the everyday rate seen a week back, having a hard time to gain control over the pandemic while the remainder of the country continues easing social distancing restrictions.
Victoria, the countrys second-most-populated state, has now seen 11 straight days of double digit new cases, the majority of connected to understood break outs in Melbournes residential areas, health authorities stated. Victoria has 204 of Australias overall of about 270 active cases.
” We are really concerned,” deputy chief health officer of Victoria, Annaliese van Diemen, said at an interview.
05:50 GMT – India cases rise previous 500,000
Indias confirmed coronavirus cases crossed half a million on Saturday with another record 24-hour dive of 18,552 infections.
The Health Ministry also reported 384 brand-new deaths, raising the total to 15,685.
The surge prompted authorities in the northeastern state of Assam to enforce a two-week lockdown in the state capital of Gauhati. About 700 new cases were reported there in just four days.

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05:15 GMT – Microsoft to permanently close all stores.
Microsoft said it will close all of its shops and move its retail operations online, keeping simply four areas, including in New York, London and Sydney, and transforming them into “experience centres”.
The move indicates the more than 80 Microsoft stores closed due to the coronavirus pandemic will not resume as the tech giant enters “a brand-new approach to retail”, according to a statement.
04:52 GMT – China, South Korea report new cases in double digits.
China and South Korea reported an uptick in new coronavirus cases, with Beijing taping 21 cases and Seoul logging 51 extra infections.
The figures bring Chinas case-load to 83,438. Some 17 of the 21 cases were verified in the Chinese capital, where authorities say they have brought an outbreak linked to a wholesale grocery store under control.
In South Korea, 35 of the brand-new cases came from the largely populated Seoul area, which has been at the centre of a COVID-19 resurgence given that late May. The countrys overall caseload now stands at 12,653, consisting of 282 deaths.

People unwind in the park at Summer Palace on a public vacation in Beijing, China, on June 26, 2020 [Thomas Peter/ Reuters]

04:01 GMT – Liverpool fans commemorating title prompted to return house.
Fans gathering at the Liverpool city centre for a 2nd night in a row to commemorate their groups Premier League title win have been urged to go back to their houses due to fears of a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Authorities provided a dispersal order on Friday after huge crowds showed up at the city centre near the Mersey Ferry terminal, stating the order would stay in force until Saturday.

I am actually worried about scenes at Pier Head tonight. I appreciate #LFC fans wish to commemorate but please, for your own security, which of others, go house and celebrate in your home. Covid-19 is still a significant risk and our city has actually already lost far too numerous individuals to the health problem
— Joe Anderson (@mayor_anderson) June 26, 2020.

A Section 34 Dispersal Order has been released around the Liverpool City Centre (seen on map) under the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014 following big gatherings in the area this night. The order will remain in place till 28th June.
— Merseyside Police (@MerseyPolice) June 26, 2020.

Liverpool mayor Joe Anderson likewise prompted fans to return house, stating: “COVID-19 is still a major risk and our city has already lost far too many individuals to the disease.”.

03:32 GMT – US coronavirus cases reach greatest single-day increase of pandemic.
The US taped a minimum of 40,870 brand-new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, the biggest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally.
The new record brought the overall number of United States homeowners to who have actually tested favorable to a minimum of 2.475 million, and came as the White House coronavirus job force reconvened after a two-month lack.
Dr Anthony Fauci, the nations leading contagious illness specialist, stated the US was dealing with a “serious issue” and advised people to mind their duty to others: “A risk for you is not just separated to you.”.
03:24 GMT – IMF approves $356.5 m in emergency financing to Myanmar.
The International Monetary Fund stated it will supply Myanmar with $356.5 m in emergency situation funding, as the Southeast Asian nation fights an economic depression due to the coronavirus pandemic.
” The Myanmar economy is being impacted by the outbreak of COVID-19 through a sharp decrease in tourism and remittances and supply chain disruptions,” Mitsuhiro Furusawa, IMF deputy managing director, said in a statement.
The fund “will help deal with Myanmars urgent financing requires related to COVID-19 shock, and catalyze support from development partners”.
03:17 GMT – Drones illuminate Madrid sky in homage to coronavirus victims.
Some 40 drones illuminated the Madrid night sky on Friday as part of an unique display developed to commemorate victims of the coronavirus break out in addition to honour emergency situation services.
The drones produced different shapes during the 10-minute routine such as a flying dove, a parent and a house and kid walking, as well various flags of the nations badly hit by the COVID-19 break out, consisting of Spain, Italy, France, China and the US.
Using LEDs and a ready software application, they likewise defined messages including “Hope” and “Heroes”.

Drones show the words “Hope” to pay homage to victims of COVID-19 and honour health workers in Madrid, Spain [Manu Fernandez/ AP]]

02:11 GMT – UK to ditch quarantine guidelines for low-risk countries.
The United Kingdom said it will raise its two-week coronavirus quarantine rule for visitors arriving from some “low-risk” nations, after pressure from airline companies and the tourist sector.
The government stated it will publish a list next week of the nations from where individuals will be allowed to get in Britain without requiring to self-isolate for 14 days, as presently needed. The announcement will follow conversations with nations consisting of France, Greece and Spain in “the coming days”, with the modifications set to take impact in the week starting July 6.
An expert panel will put countries into 3 categories: green, amber and red. Passengers getting here from green and amber countries will no longer need to quarantine themselves for 14 days after their arrival.

Thousands of tasks at risk in the UK amidst COVID-19 crisis (2:54).

” Our new risk-assessment system will allow us to carefully open a number of safe travel routes worldwide,” a federal government spokeswoman said. “But we will not be reluctant to put on the brakes if any risks reappear.”.
The guidelines for red-category nations will not alter.
02:06 GMT – Venezuela is a health time bomb, says Colombian president.
Colombian President Ivan Duque called Venezuela a public health “time bomb”, stating the absence of trustworthy details about the status of its neighbours coronavirus break outs was a concern as his federal government attempts to control its own infections.
Venezuela has actually acknowledged just 4,600 coronavirus cases and 39 deaths, while Colombia has reported around 80,600 validated cases and more than 2,600 deaths.
” In the case of Venezuela the details is non-existent,” Duque stated in an interview with Reuters. “Theres bad hospital capacity or good epidemiological capacity; for a very long time they have not had severe vaccination programs.”.
” I think Venezuela is a time bomb from the public health perspective.”.
01:20 GMT – Judge obstructs 25 percent capacity guideline for New York spiritual services.
When other types of gatherings are restricted to 50 percent, a federal judge blocked New York state from enforcing coronavirus constraints limiting indoor religious events to 25 percent capability.
Judge Gary Sharpe stated the complainants religious activities “will be burdened and continue to be treated less positively than equivalent nonreligious activities”.
He likewise raised constraints restricting the number of people who can attend outside religious gatherings, noting that both state Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio had expressed approval for protests versus racism and authorities brutality last month while continuing to support curbs on spiritual gatherings.
Christopher Ferrara, an attorney for the complainants, called the unequal restrictions “an illogical targeting of homes of praise”.

Deacon Robert Lavanco of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church hopes with local citizens during a procession to bring blessings to worshippers outside their homes while their church sanctuary is closed to them in the Queens district of New York City, New York, the United States [File: Mike Segar/ Reuters]

00:49 GMT – EU to bar travellers from US, Russia, Brazil.
The European Union (EU) is set to leave out visitors from the United States, Brazil and Russia when the bloc reopens its borders to outsiders on July 1, diplomats informed AFP and Reuters, citing the unrestrained transmission of the brand-new coronavirus in the three countries..
Ambassadors from the 27 EU member mentions convened on Friday afternoon to develop requirements for giving quarantine-free gain access to from next Wednesday.
The conference ended with a tentative list of about 18 nations from which people are complimentary to take a trip to Europe, but the list did not include the United States, Brazil or Russia, according to Reuters and AFP. National governments were provided till 16:00 GMT to authorize the list..
Tourists from China would be approved to enter, however just based on reciprocity from Beijing, the agencies said..

United States coronavirus cases may be up to 10 times greater than data shows (2:30).

00:12 GMT – Argentina tightens Buenos Aires lockdown.
Alberto Fernandez, the president of Argentina, said the South American nation will tighten a lockdown and extend around Buenos Aires following a sharp increase in new coronavirus cases.
Total cases in Argentina have actually increased five-fold because late May, going beyond 50,000 on Thursday when there were 2,606 brand-new confirmed daily cases. The death toll stands at over 1,150.
Fernandez said restrictions on motion in the densely populated capital would be tightened once again until July 17. “We need to get time to guarantee that our health system is ready and can serve everyone … The quarantine is a solution for the pandemic, the just one we understand of.”.
He added: “The economy is deteriorating, but the economy will recover. What unfortunately we are not going to recover are those thousand Argentines who have actually left us.”.

Can Indias Kerala preserve its coronavirus success story? A Section 34 Dispersal Order has been provided around the Liverpool City Centre (seen on map) under the ASB, Crime and Policing Act 2014 following big events in the location this evening. The order will be in location until 28th June. I value #LFC fans desire to please but celebrate, for your own security, and that of others, go home and commemorate at house. Covid-19 is still a significant threat and our city has already lost far too lots of people to the health problem

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