Indonesia reports 1,671 new coronavirus cases – Health Ministry official

JAKARTA – Indonesia reported 1,671 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, bringing the total count to 74,018, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto told a televised news briefing. Fatalities from the virus rose by 66 on Saturday, bringing the total tally to 3,535, he said, while 34,719 people have recovered.

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Colombian capital to renew lockdowns by neighborhood as cases rise

BOGOTA – Colombian capital Bogota will initiate strict, rolling two-week quarantines in certain neighborhoods starting Monday to curb the spread of coronavirus as cases rise and intensive care units fill, the mayor said on Friday. The Andean country has reported just under 134,000 cases of COVID-19 and 4,714 deaths. More than 32% of cases have occurred in the capital, along with a fifth of deaths. “Nobody in Colombia has the same challenge we do,” Mayor…

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Tokyo confirms 206 new cases of coronavirus infections – NHK

TOKYO – Tokyo officials confirmed 206 new coronavirus infections on Saturday, public broadcaster NHK reported, as Japan’s capital struggles with a resurgence in cases after the government lifted a state of emergency. The total marks the third straight day of more than 200 cases and follows a record high of 243 new cases reported on Friday. Coronavirus cases have surged particularly in Tokyo’s Kabukicho red-light district.

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Indian economy’s medium-term outlook remains uncertain – RBI Governor

NEW DELHI – The Indian economy’s medium-term outlook remains uncertain even though the country has started re-opening after over two months of a nationwide lockdown, as demand and supply shocks due to the coronavirus still loom large, the central bank governor said on Saturday. Policy responses by the central bank appear to have worked so far, but going forward the situation would need even more careful assessment, said Reserve Bank of India Governor Shaktikanta Das.

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Australia’s Victoria state records another day of high coronavirus infections

SYDNEY – Australia’s second most-populous state on Saturday reported one of its highest daily increases in new coronavirus infections and warned the numbers would get worse before they got better as it began its first weekend under a six-week lockdown. Victoria state recorded 216 new cases of the virus that causes COVID-19 in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, down from a record 288 cases the previous day but still one of the biggest daily…

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California to release 8,000 prisoners to slow pandemic

– California will release up to 8,000 inmates early from state prisons to slow the spread of COVID-19 inside facilities, state authorities said on Friday. Several California prisons have suffered large coronavirus outbreaks and the state corrections department said inmates could be eligible for release by the end of August. The release marks the biggest move yet by California to “decompress” prison populations and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission by creating more space for…

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China reports two new coronavirus cases in mainland

BEIJING – China reported two new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 10, compared with four cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Saturday. Both of the new infections were imported cases, according to a statement by the National Health Commission. There were no new deaths. China reported four new asymptomatic patients, up from three a day earlier. As of Friday, mainland China had 83,587 confirmed coronavirus cases, the health authority said.…

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Head of leading Hispanic-owned U.S. food company sparks backlash over praise for Trump

– Goya Foods Inc, the largest Hispanic-owned U.S. food company and a popular brand among Latino Americans, became the target of a boycott campaign on social media on Friday sparked by its CEO effusively praising President Donald Trump at the White House. The hashtags #Goyaway and #BoycottGoya began trending on Twitter after Robert Unanue, chief executive officer of the New Jersey-based company, appeared with Trump on Thursday for the signing of an executive order creating…

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