China on Wednesday reported seven new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 7, compared with eight cases a day earlier, the health authority said.
Colombia’s national lockdown to control the spread of coronavirus will be extended by just over two weeks until August 1, President Ivan Duque said on Tuesday.
The US coronavirus outbreak crossed a grim new milestone of over 3 million confirmed cases on Tuesday as more states reported record numbers of new infections, and Florida faced an impending shortage of intensive care unit hospital beds.
Just three countries account for more than 50% of the global daily infection rate associated with COVID-19 as cases continue to surge in the United States, Brazil, and India.
Health experts have warned politicians with advanced age to be cautious when executing their responsibilities as the country grapples to contain the spread of the coronavirus.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, adding in a television interview that he was in good health despite running a fever.
North West Premier Job Mokgoro has tested positive for the coronavirus. Another MEC has also tested positive and is self-isolating.
The coronavirus pandemic could last in Mexico until next April, with infections expected to rise during the October flu season and through winter, a top health official said on Monday, further pushing back the potential resolution of the crisis.
Oil prices cautiously rose in early trade on Tuesday with major producers sticking to supply cuts, but gains were capped as US coronavirus cases surged, potentially hampering a recovery in fuel demand.
China reported eight new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 6, up from four a day earlier, the health authority said.