The number of coronavirus cases recorded around the world has now climbed to 28.90 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University tracker. Deaths from the virus stand at 922,735. However, over 19.54 million people have been recovered from the virus.
Here are the top global developments this morning:
1. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a record one-day increase in global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 307,930 in 24 hours.
2. Israel’s government will impose a new three-week nationwide lockdown that will start on Friday, after the rate of infection during the past two weeks became the highest recorded since the outbreak began.
3. New Zealand will lift coronavirus restrictions across the country on Sept. 21, except in its biggest city, Auckland, which is the epicentre of a second wave of infections, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday.
4. US President Donald Trump held a Nevada campaign rally at an indoor venue on Sunday despite public health professionals’ warnings against large indoor gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters reported.
5. Australia’s second-most populous state of Victoria on Monday reported seven deaths from the new coronavirus in the last 24 hours and 35 new cases, its lowest daily rise in infections since late June.
6. Jakarta will have to endure tighter restrictions again for the second time from Monday (Sept 14) as Covid-19 cases rise inexorably in the city of more 10 million.
7. A new restriction on gatherings to no more than six people both indoors and outdoors starts in the UK on Monday as coronavirus cases rise sharply and a prominent scientist warned of future lockdowns.
8. Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit will begin mid-stage trials of its COVID-19 vaccine in Spain on Monday.
9. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 927 to 260,355, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Monday. The reported death toll rose by one to 9,350, the tally showed.
10. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 6,467,481 cases of the new coronavirus, an increase of 40,423 cases from its previous count, and said the number of deaths had risen by 807 to 193,195.