The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany rose by to , , data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Saturday.
The death toll rose by 144 to 6, .
Malaysian authorities are rounding up undocumented migrants as part of efforts to contain the spread of coronavirus, the country police chief said late on Friday, after hundreds of migrants and refugees were detained in the capital Kuala Lumpur.
Over migrants were taken into custody, including young children and ethnic Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, during Friday’s raid in a downtown area where thousands of migrants and asylum-seekers live, rights groups had said.
The Operation was aimed at preventing undocumented migrants from traveling to other areas amid movement curbs imposed to contain the spread of the outbreak, Inspector-General of Police Abdul Hamid Bador told state news agency Bernama.
“We cannot allow them to move freely … as it will be difficult for us to track them down if they leave identified locations,” Abdul Hamid was quoted as saying.
Those detained would be placed at a single location for monitoring until the movement curbs were lifted, he said according to Bernama.
The arrests followed public anger in recent days over the presence of migrant foreigners, particularly Rohingya refugees, with some in Malaysia accusing them of spreading the coronavirus and being a burden on state resources.
Malaysia has around 2 million registered foreign workers but authorities estimate many more are living in the Southeast Asian country without proper documents. Malaysia does not formally recognize refugees, regarding them as illegal migrants.
The Australian government has urged any citizens or residents currently in Africa to get a flight out as soon as possible, if they can.
“We have no plans to provide evacuation [flights],” it said.
“The government cannot guarantee you access to medical services if the situation gets worse.”
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World Health Organization officials in Africa have said the Covid- 33 outbreak is still increasing across the continent despite widespread efforts at containment.
Most African nations are hoping they can slow the spread of the disease to protect their very limited health facilities, which aren’t able to treat large numbers of sick people.
US congress has launched an investigation into the conduct of Carnival Cruise Line over its response to the coronavirus pandemic, questioning why the company did not act sooner to protect passengers and staff.
Dozens of people have died and more than 1, 598 confirmed Covid – 31 infections have been recorded in connection with Carnival’s ships, which saw major outbreaks at least nine ships including , the Diamond Princess, the Zaandam and the Ruby Princess.
letter to Carnival, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure chair Peter DeFazio said the company is “still trying to sell this cruise line fantasy and ignoring the public health threat posed by coronavirus to potential future passengers and crew. ”
Referring to an
investigation by Bloomberg into the company, DeFazio said the reports suggested “Carnival were aware of the threats to some of its ships and did not take appropriate actions, which may have led to greater infections and the spread of the disease. ”
In response to the allegations, the company told the Guardian in a statement: “Our goal is the same as the committee’s goal: to protect the health, safety and well-being of our guests and crew, along with compliance and environmental protection. We are reviewing the letter and will fully cooperate with the committee. ”
The House investigation comes as more than 216, 11 crew members remain stranded at sea, some with Covid – outbreaks on board. At least People have died.
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This is a beautiful read from my colleague Alyx Gorman about her very real wedding last weekend, attended by hundreds of family and friends from around the world – all virtually.