BANGKOK — Thailand has closed all border crossings between its northern province of Tak and Myanmar after 5 individuals within the Thai border city of Mae Sot examined optimistic for the coronavirus.
The 5, none of whom exhibited signs, are the primary domestically transmitted instances confirmed in Thailand since early September, when a jail inmate examined optimistic.
All 5 are members of a household of Myanmar nationals residing in Thailand. Two had been initially confirmed to be affected and added to Saturday’s whole of Thai instances, whereas three had been formally added Sunday.
Together with instances discovered amongst individuals quarantined after arriving from overseas, seven additions on Sunday introduced Thailand’s whole variety of instances to three,686, together with 59 deaths.
In response to the brand new instances, colleges within the Mae Sot space had been ordered closed for seven days and solely take-out service is allowed at eating places and meals stalls. Outlets, malls and contemporary markets stay open however should take temperature checks and implement social distancing.
Thai authorities prior to now two months have sought to tighten crossings in northern Thailand, which shares an extended border with Myanmar, the place there was a surge of coronavirus instances since August.
HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK:
— Rural Midwest hospitals struggling to deal with virus surge
— Trump performs down virus as he steps up pitch for second time period
— US resorts adapt to new regular of snowboarding amid pandemic
— Chancellor Angela Merkel has urged Germans to come back collectively like they did within the spring to sluggish the unfold of the coronavirus because the nation posted one other day by day report of latest instances.
— Iran has its demise toll from the coronavirus has handed the milestone of 30,000, in what has been the Mideast area’s worst outbreak.
— Europe’s economy was simply catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in fashionable historical past. A resurgence in coronavirus instances this month is a bitter blow that may possible flip what was meant to be a interval of therapeutic for the economic system right into a lean winter of job losses and bankruptcies.
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HERE’S WHAT ELSE IS HAPPENING:
NEW DELHI — India has added 61,871 new confirmed instances prior to now 24 hours, elevating its whole to about 7.5 million.
The Well being Ministry on Sunday additionally registered 1,033 new fatalities, taking the demise toll to 114,031.
The nation is continuous a downward development in new instances, however virus-related fatalities jumped after recording the bottom day by day determine of 680 in almost three months on Friday.
Some consultants say India’s numbers will not be dependable due to poor reporting and insufficient well being infrastructure. India can be relying closely on antigen exams, that are quicker however much less correct than conventional RT-PCR exams.
Well being officers have warned concerning the potential for the virus to unfold through the non secular pageant season starting later this month. New Delhi can be bracing for top air air pollution ranges, making the coronavirus battle extra sophisticated in upcoming months.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has requested officers to arrange chilly storage chains and distribution community for vaccine supply alongside the strains of conducting elections, involving all ranges of presidency and citizen teams.
Based on Indian officers, three vaccines are in superior phases of growth.
MELBOURNE, Australia — Australia’s second-largest metropolis, Melbourne, has loosened lockdown restrictions as new and energetic COVID-19 proceed to say no.
From midnight Sunday, Melbourne residents will not face limits on the time they will spend away from their houses for training or recreation. Earlier restrictions permitting Melburnians to journey solely 5 kilometers (3 miles) from dwelling will enhance at midnight to 25 kilometers (15 miles).
Outside gatherings of as much as 10 individuals from two households shall be allowed and golf and tennis can resume.
Victoria state reported solely two new instances of COVID-19 on Sunday and no deaths. The rolling 14-day common of instances dropped to eight, the bottom in 4 months.
There have been solely 137 energetic instances throughout Victoria state on Sunday with 12 individuals receiving hospital remedy, none in intensive care.
Laws shall be additional loosened on Nov. 2 with the partial reopening of retailers, bars and eating places.
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. — The Navajo Nation, which sprawls throughout Arizona, New Mexico and Utah, reported 53 new coronavirus instances and no new deaths Saturday.
The full variety of instances on the reservation is now 10,913. The full variety of deaths stays at 571.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — State officers say an outbreak of coronavirus has contaminated 33 inmates at a jail in Fairbanks, inflicting the ability to enter quarantine for 14 days.
The Alaska Division of Corrections says 32 of the instances on the Fairbanks Correctional Heart are males and one is a girl. All of these contaminated had been housed within the common inhabitants.
Different inmates are being examined for coronavirus, with outcomes anticipated by Monday. The inmates with coronavirus are being remoted in a separate unit of the jail.
The power serves northern Alaska and has female and male inmates, a few of whom are serving sentences and others of whom are awaiting trial.
Pennsylvania is reporting 1,857 new COVID-19 instances, the second-highest day by day whole because the starting of pandemic, days after officers mentioned the commonwealth was seeing a “fall resurgence” of the coronavirus.
The numbers introduced Saturday by the state well being division are exceeded solely by the 1,989 instances reported April 9 and produce the statewide whole to nearly 181,000. 9 new deaths had been reported, bringing the entire variety of deaths related to the virus to eight,466.
On Wednesday, the state’s well being secretary pronounced Pennsylvania “firstly of the autumn resurgence” of COVID-19 however mentioned there have been no plans to reimpose a stay-at-home order or shut down companies once more in response.
Dr. Rachel Levine mentioned Pennsylvania is extra ready for such an inflow than it was within the spring, citing a contact tracing program in place, extra private protecting gear provides and sufficient hospital beds out there.
OKLAHOMA CITY — The variety of hospitalizations because of the coronavirus remained close to a report excessive in Oklahoma on Saturday whereas the variety of reported instances elevated by 1,195 and deaths rose by 14.
Some 792 individuals had been hospitalized, the state Division of Well being mentioned Saturday, one fewer than the one-day report of 793 reported Friday. There are 106,503 whole instances reported because the pandemic started in March and 1,168 deaths on account of COVID-19, the sickness attributable to the virus.
The division mentioned that there have been 8,272 new coronavirus instances through the week ending Thursday, a rise of 15% from the earlier week, and 58 extra deaths from the earlier week on account of COVID-19.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s day by day common of latest coronavirus infections continued rising at report ranges with Saturday’s replace from state well being officers, who additionally added 31 extra COVID-19 deaths to the state’s toll.
The state well being division’s day by day replace confirmed Indiana’s seven-day rolling common of newly confirmed COVID-19 infections reached 1,799 as of Friday. That’s the highest degree the state has seen through the pandemic and has greater than doubled over the previous three weeks.
The two,521 new infections reported Saturday, a day by day excessive, marked the second straight day that determine topped 2,000 in a single day. The well being division mentioned the quantity was inflated by about 100 instances that weren’t beforehand included due to technical points. The newly recorded deaths elevate Indiana’s demise toll to three,918, together with confirmed and presumed coronavirus infections, in keeping with the well being division.
Gov. Eric Holcomb cited the rise in instances on Wednesday when he mentioned he would proceed the statewide masks mandate for an additional month. Holcomb chastised those that resist sporting masks as disregarding the security of others.
NEW YORK — Film theaters in New York state can reopen starting subsequent Friday with restrictions on viewers measurement and different precautions in place, Gov. Andrew Cuomo mentioned Saturday.
Theaters in New York Metropolis aren’t included, and counties should have a positivity charge beneath 2% on a 14-day common and don’t have any “cluster zones.”
Audiences shall be restricted to 25% of capability with a most of fifty individuals per display, Cuomo mentioned at his briefing. Masks shall be required and there shall be assigned seating to make sure social distancing.
This week, the International Cinema Federation despatched an open letter to Cuomo urging him to let theaters reopen, saying Hollywood studios might proceed delaying their remaining 2020 releases if theaters stay closed. The group requested Cuomo to undertake a county-by-county plan for theater openings based mostly on virus knowledge, related what it mentioned California Gov. Gavin Newsom has carried out.