On Sunday, global coronavirus infectious soared past 25 million. As countries around the world further tightened restrictions to try to stop the rampaging pandemic. New Zealand and South Korea, are battling new clusters of infections.
Brazil’s curve has established now but at a very dangerous level. Nearly 1,000 deaths and 40,000 cases per day, this is said by a researcher at public health institute Fiocruz, Christovam Barcellos.
In New Zealand, masks will become mandatory from Monday on public transport and flights, which went more than 100 days without local transmission before the current cluster emerged. And tightened the virus curbs kicked in on Sunday in South Korea, which is also battling fresh clusters, including in the greater Seoul region, home to half the country’s population.
Nearly 843,000 people have died due to Covid-19 globally, with no vaccine or effective treatment available yet, governments have been forced to resort to some form of social distancing and lockdowns to stop the spread of the virus.
The pandemic has upended economies and societies around the worlds, and halted most large gatherings from sport and music to religion and politics.
The world’s top sport, culture and music events are struggling with the challenge of hosting spectators while reducing the risk of virus transmission.
Visitors raised their arms, clapped and lined up to get tickets as New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art reopened its doors to the public in a festive atmosphere after a six-month closure.