• The Indonesian capital will return into lockdown in a bid to comprise an escalating outbreak that has pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse.
  • India studies a file 95,735 every day circumstances of coronavirus as outbreak continues unabated.
  • Practically 27.8 million folks all over the world have now been recognized with the coronavirus and 902,468 have died, in response to information compiled by Johns Hopkins College. Some 18.7 million folks have recovered.

Listed here are the newest updates:

Thursday, September 10 

08:30 GMT – Communicate softly and scatter fewer coronavirus particles, say researchers

Extra quiet zones in high-risk indoor areas, equivalent to hospitals and eating places, may assist to chop coronavirus contagion dangers, researchers have stated, after a research confirmed that reducing talking quantity can cut back the unfold of the illness.

In efforts to rein in transmission, a discount of 6 decibels in common speech ranges can have the identical impact as doubling a room’s air flow, scientists stated on Wednesday, in an advance copy of a paper detailing their research.

“The outcomes recommend that public well being authorities ought to take into account implementing ‘quiet zones’ in high-risk indoor environments, equivalent to hospital ready rooms or eating services,” wrote the six researchers from the College of California, Davis.

07:53 GMT – UK publicizes ‘moonshot plan’ for COVID-free passports

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson introduced at a coronavirus briefing on Wednesday a “moonshot plan” for “COVID-free passports” that may enable individuals who check unfavorable to return to regular life.

The plan includes mass testing with outcomes returned inside round 20 minutes, with a unfavorable outcome permitting entry to venues equivalent to theaters, concert events, or soccer stadiums amongst others.

Reacting to Johnson’s claims, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, council chairman of British Medical Affiliation said there have been at present  “enormous issues” with lab capability, and was uncertain whether or not the prime minister’s technique may work. 

Uk swab test

The UK has over 357,000 coronavirus circumstances to this point and 41,683 deaths [File: Carl Recine/Reuters]

07:25 GMT – Australia’s authorities squabbles with states over easing restrictions as virus circumstances decline

Australia’s conservative authorities clashed with state lawmakers over how briskly to chill out social distancing restrictions, because the variety of new COVID-19 circumstances confirmed a gentle decline.

Australia in March created a nationwide cupboard which incorporates federal, state and territory leaders to coordinate measures to cease the illness spreading, closing worldwide and home borders, suspending faculties and shutting companies.

The steps taken have helped Australia file far fewer COVID-19 infections and deaths than many different developed nations, and the divisions within the nationwide cupboard are rising at time when the an infection charge is coming down.

06:48 GMT – South Korea resurgence in new circumstances slowing

South Korea’s new coronavirus circumstances have stayed beneath 200 for an eighth straight day, suggesting the latest viral resurgence is slowing amid stringent social distancing guidelines.

The Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention stated it recorded 155 further circumstances over the previous 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally of recorded circumstances to 21,743, with 346 deaths because the pandemic started.

South Korea cafes

Folks drink outdoors as more durable social distancing guidelines which were introduced on the final Friday proceed, in Seoul, South Korea [Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters]

06:15 GMT – France can’t rule out native lockdowns – advisor

Native lockdowns can’t be dominated out in French areas the place COVID-19 infections are flaring up though authorities are striving to keep away from it, a authorities advisor stated.

“We should do all the pieces we will to keep away from native lockdown …In these (danger) areas we may look into additional restrictions of huge gatherings of crowds,” Professor Jean-François Delfraissy, who heads the scientific council that advises the federal government on the epidemic, informed RTL radio.

Whats up, that is Usaid Siddiquiu in Doha taking up from my colleague Kate Mayberry.


05:20 GMT – US circumstances might be three to twenty occasions increased than publicly confirmed

A research revealed in Nature says the US has a “substantial underestimation” of coronavirus circumstances due to its restrictions on testing, and the precise determine might be three to twenty occasions increased.

The US primarily assessments folks with average to extreme signs so these with delicate or no signs are hardly ever examined, famous the researchers, led by Sean Wu of the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics on the College of California, Berkeley.

The group analysed testing charges in every state between February and April and corrected for incomplete and inaccurate assessments. They discovered discrepancies between states, with increased charges of testing within the northwest and northeast, and decrease ranges within the south and Midwest.

Medics with Austin-Travis County EMS transport a nursing home resident with coronavirus symptoms on August 03, 2020 in Austin, Texas. Texas has had the third-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the Un

The US has the very best variety of coronavirus circumstances on the planet [File: John Moore/Getty Images/AFP]

04:45 GMT – Singapore to distribute free contact-tracing tokens from Monday

Singapore is to start out distributing its TraceTogether token, a contact-tracing machine, from Monday. Use of the token shouldn’t be obligatory, however it is freed from cost to anybody who needs one.

The town-state already has a contact-tracing app, however the token, which additionally makes use of Bluetooth to trace actions, doesn’t want a smartphone. Preliminary distribution will likely be in areas with numerous older folks.

04:35 GMT – India posts one other file for every day circumstances

India’s reported one other file for every day coronavirus circumstances with the well being ministry confirming 95,735 circumstances over the previous 24 hours.

Some 1,172 folks in India additionally died from the virus, the ministry stated.

India has world’s second-highest variety of COVID-19 circumstances

04:20 GMT – ‘Drug battle’ killings surge in Philippines throughout pandemic

“Drug battle” killings within the Philippines have surged in the course of the pandemic, official information exhibits.

Human Rights Watch says information from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Company confirmed that 155 folks had been killed over the 4 months from April to July, in contrast with 103 between December and March.

The federal government has imposed a collection of lockdowns and quarantines of differing severity since March 16. It says 5,810 folks have died in President Duterte’s medicine crackdown since he took workplace in 2016, however rights teams say the precise determine is way increased.

03:05 GMT – Taoist priest honours China’s pandemic useless with memorial tablets

In a room inside a hillside Taoist monastery in China’s Shandong province is a group of 558 memorial tablets inscribed with the names and residential cities of people that died after contracting the coronavirus or whereas battling the pandemic.

Some, like Li Wenliang, are family names in China. Others, like Liu Hewei, usually are not.

“It doesn’t matter what faith or beliefs they maintain, their spirit deserves to be handed on. Actually, they dwell on in our hearts,” stated Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, who began the gathering on January 29, shortly after Chinese language authorities introduced that the virus may go between people.

China Taoist priest

Taoist priest Liang Xingyang, 41, has a group of 558 memorial tablets inscribed with the names and hometowns of people that died after contracting the coronavirus or whereas battling the pandemic [Tingshu Wang/Reuters]

02:40 GMT – Coronavirus may invade the mind: Preliminary research

A preliminary research has discovered complications, confusion and delirium skilled by some COVID-19 sufferers might be the results of the coronavirus immediately invading the mind.

Based on the paper, which was led by Yale immunologist Akiko Iwasaki, the virus is ready to replicate contained in the mind, and its presence starves close by mind cells of oxygen. The prevalence of this isn’t but clear.

S Andrew Josephson, chair of the neurology division on the College of California, San Francisco, stated “understanding whether or not or not there’s direct viral involvement of the mind is awfully necessary.” However he added that he would stay cautious till the paper underwent peer evaluation.

02:25 GMT – Strain in Victoria to carry nighttime curfew

Australia’s well being minister says the state of Victoria ought to take into account lifting a nighttime curfew in Melbourne if it has not been imposed for well being causes.

The state has been underneath strain over the 8pm to 5am (10:00 to 19:00 GMT) curfew – one in all various strict measures imposed to stifle a surge in coronavirus that emerged in early August – because the chief well being officer informed native radio he had not beneficial the coverage. 

State premier Daniel Andrews has stated the curfew was launched to make it simpler for police to implement the opposite lockdown measures, which stay in drive till September 28. The curfew has been fuelling a whole lot of dialogue on social media.

02:15 GMT – Tokyo mulls reducing alert stage as circumstances ease

Japanese broadcaster NHK says Tokyo is contemplating reducing the alert stage within the capital as a result of circumstances are easing.

The capital is at present on the highest stage.

On the nationwide stage, officers will meet on Friday to think about easing restrictions on large-scale occasions.

01:10 GMT – COVID-19 widens hole between wealthy and poor: Save the Kids

Within the six months because the coronavirus pandemic was declared, essentially the most weak kids have disproportionately missed out on entry to training, healthcare, and meals, and suffered the best safety dangers, in response to a brand new world survey by Save the Kids.

The survey, primarily based on the expertise of 25,000 kids and their caregivers throughout 37 nations, discovered:

  • Two-thirds of the kids had no contact with lecturers in any respect throughout lockdown, whereas eight in ten believed they’d discovered little or nothing since faculties closed.
  • Some 93 p.c of households that misplaced over half of their incomes as a result of pandemic reported difficulties in accessing well being companies.
  • Violence at house doubled to 17 p.c when faculties had been closed.

“To guard a complete technology of youngsters from shedding out on a wholesome and steady future, the world must urgently step up with debt aid for low-income nations and fragile states, to allow them to spend money on the lives of their kids,” Inger Ashing, Save the Kids’s CEO, stated in a press release.

00:30 GMT – Jakarta heads again to lockdown amid coronavirus ’emergency’

Jakarta governor Anies Baswedan says the Indonesian capital will head again into lockdown because it steps up efforts to sort out what he stated was an “emergency – extra urgent than the beginning of the pandemic” as a result of modelling confirmed the capital’s hospitals can be overwhelmed by September 17 if no motion was taken

From Monday, all places of work will likely be closed apart from companies in 11 “important” fields. Leisure venues will likely be closed and all gatherings banned. Non secular occasions will solely be allowed on the village stage for individuals who dwell within the space, he added.

Indonesia has recorded 8,336 deaths from coronavirus, essentially the most in Southeast Asia.


Whats up and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.

Learn all of the updates from yesterday (September 9) here.


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