Tuesday marks six months since the World Health Organization first received reports of cases of pneumonia in China from an unknown cause, which would later be identified as a new coronavirus infection, the director general of Monday said. WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
But the pandemic is far from over anytime soon, Tedros warned.
“This is not even about to end,” Tedros said during a briefing in Geneva on Monday.
“While many countries have advanced globally, the pandemic is accelerating. We are all together and have been doing so for a long time,” Tedros said.
Here’s what you need to know about the global outbreak:
Arizona closes bars, gyms and other businesses after a “brutal” increase in Covid-19 cases: In one of the most drastic openings of the openings, Arizona is closing bars, gyms, movie theaters and other businesses for 30 days amid a “brutal” increase in Covid-19 cases, Governor Doug Ducey said Monday. The attack is repulsed when the state has seen an increase in Covid-19 cases recently. There are now nearly 75,000 reported infections, as of 46,689 cases 10 days ago
The Australian state is once again imposing the blockade on ten outskirts: The state of Victoria has reintroduced blocking measures on 10 outskirts around Melbourne following a recent expansion in coronavirus cases. A home stay order will take effect at 11:59 p.m. local time on July 1 and lasts until July 29.
Beauty salons, gyms, libraries, and swimming polls of these 10 zip codes (which have only recently reopened) will once again be restricted, while cafes and restaurants will only be taken away and delivered again.
The WHO team to investigate how the virus started: The WHO is sending a team to China to better understand how the novelty of the coronavirus began, Director-General Tedros said during a briefing on Monday. Tedros said he hopes the visit, which will take place next week, will lead to “understanding [of] how the virus started and what we can prepare for the future ”.
A new swine flu with “pandemic potential” has been discovered: Chinese researchers have discovered a new type of swine flu that can infect humans and has the potential to cause a future pandemic, according to a study released Monday. Researchers say the disease, called the G4 virus, now shows “all the essential hallmarks of a candidate pandemic virus,” and that it was genetically descended from the H1N1 swine flu that caused a global pandemic in 2009.
The World Rugby Sevens Series canceled due to a coronavirus pandemic: The rest of the World Rugby Sevens series this year has been canceled due to a coronavirus pandemic, the sports governing body said on Tuesday.
The EU is preparing to reopen its borders, but probably not to the Americans: The European Union is preparing to reopen its external border to 15 countries off the block as early as Wednesday. However, according to two EU diplomats, one country that will not be on the proposed list is the United States.
The diplomats, who were not allowed to discuss the matter before the 27 EU member states had reached an agreement, have confirmed to CNN that EU governments have been handed in until Tuesday at lunchtime. to agree on the list of 15 authorized countries.