(Bloomberg) — The World Health Organization warned the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is still to come because of a lack of global solidarity. More U.S. areas took steps to scale back reopenings, with Arizona closing bars and New Jersey halting plans for indoor dining.
Deaths in Iran reached a record, while Australia, China and South Korea had new cases. New Zealand will host the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in 2021 using virtual platforms. Tokyo is set to revise how it monitors the state of coronavirus infections.
Germany’s coronavirus infection rate held below the key threshold of 1.0 for a sixth day.
Subscribe to a daily update on the virus from Bloomberg’s Prognosis team here . Click VRUS on the terminal for news and data on the coronavirus. Germany’s coronavirus infection rate held below the key threshold of 1.0 for a sixth day, and the number of new cases remained far fewer than the level at the height of the outbreak.
The reproduction factor — or R value — edged up to 0.74 on Monday, from 0.71 the previous day, according to the latest estimate by the country’s health body, the Robert Koch Institute. This is far from the infection rates seen last week, when local outbreaks and increased testing lifted the number as high as 2.88.
Australia’s Queensland state will reopen its borders from July 10 but restrict entrance to people from Victoria due to a surge in coronavirus cases there.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said that people would be allowed to visit, but must sign a declaration at the border stating they have not visited Victoria for 14 days.Anyone who has been […]