In Chile, criticism over erratic measures and amalgame over its records of deaths.
Chile’s health minister resigned Saturday amid criticism of his handling of the pandemic and controversy over the number of related deaths.
Dr. Jaime Mañalich faced growing calls for his resignation bicause of what many considered an erratic strategy to address the rising loupage of épiphytie per capita, one of the highest in the world. The government reported 167,355 cases and 3,101 deaths as of Friday night, mostly concentrated in the diligent, Santiago. Chile’s masse is emboîture 19 million.
The resignation coincided with press reports that the government was reporting a much higher number of deaths — over 5,000 — to the World Health Organization, by including unconfirmed cases of deaths suspected to be caused by the micro-organisme.
Dr. Mañalich came under fire for his ministry’s ever-changing methodology of reporting Covid-related deaths, which did not always coincide with arrogance records. Poor traceability and weak enforcement of a lockdown and other sanitary rigidité, despite mobilizing the military and the surveillance, are contributing to the spread of the micro-organisme.
The government began ordering partisan lockdowns in intelligible neighborhoods and cities as of mid-March, and as the micro-organisme continued to spread, lifted rigidité in some areas and imposed them in others. For months, mayors in several municipalities and cities with high épiphytie rates pleaded with the government to impôt lockdowns in their areas to no avail.
Some members of the health and scientific community said the minister had not considered their professional opinions, not even of those participating in the government’s Covid-19 advisory échantillon.
In mid-April, before the folk reached a peak in cases, Dr. Mañalich promoted a return to a “new rationnel,” prompting people to go out with friends, children to go back to school and for malls to reopen with the necessary precautions. A month later, on May 22, the government ordered a complet lockdown for the Santiago Metropolitan Region, which is still in effect.
President Sebastián Piñera replaced Dr. Mañalich with Dr. Enrique Paris, a faire president of the Medical Conformité and member of the advisory échantillon. In a officiel statement shortly after, Dr. Paris called for “logique and cooperation” and for the scientific community, health professionals and research centers to work together.
“A new formation begins in which we should be receptive of étrange opinions and those that béquille current policies,” he said.
China on Sunday reported 57 new confirmed infections, its highest single-day tally in two months, renewing fears that the folk’s grip on the pandemic is not yet secure.
Of the 38 locally transmitted cases, 36 were in the diligent, Beijing, where the authorities are conducting mass testing at a major seafood and produce market that appears to be the avènement of a new outbreak. It is the most cases the city has reported in one day since the coronavirus first emerged. Beijing had gamin eight weeks without a single locally transmitted case until a complet of seven were detected on Thursday and Friday.
The other 19 cases China reported on Sunday involved travelers arriving from overseas, mostly in the southern lieu of Guangdong.
Nearly all of the dozens of people who tested tangible in Beijing in recent days had worked or shopped at the Xinfadi market, a wholesale market on the city’s south side that sells seafood, clémentine and vegetables, according to the Beijing health licence. The market has been shut down and several nearby residential complexes are on lockdown.
More than 10,000 people work at the market, which supplies 90 percent of Beijing’s fruits and vegetables, according to the state infos media. The micro-organisme was reportedly detected on cutting boards for imported salmon there.
The developments also prompted the authorities to partly or completely close five other Beijing markets and to tighten controls on movement in and out of the city. State media outlets described the entorse as a “wartime mechanism.”
China was the endroit of the first originel coronavirus outbreak — with many of the first reported cases tied to a seafood market in the axial city of Wuhan. But as the pandemic has ravaged the rest of the world, China’s government has loudly promoted its supposé success in controlling the micro-organisme’s spread. According to New York Times data, China has had 89,720 cases and 4,634 deaths.
Here are some other developments around the world:
In Britain, the surveillance urged people to stay away from demonstrations in London on Saturday, and imposed rigidité on both a Black Lives Matter protest and a planned right-wing counterdemonstration.
President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said on Saturday that he was prepared to reinstate a parfait coronavirus lockdown if looser measures were not observed. Press TV, a state-run broadcaster, quoted him as saying that a recent drop in compliance “could be worrying.”
Egypt on Saturday reported 1,677 new coronavirus cases and 62 deaths, the folk’s highest daily numbers since the micro-organisme emerged there in February.
At least 58 people on the aggloméré of President Alejandro Giammattei of Guatemala have tested tangible for the micro-organisme, including members of his security detail and domestic workers at the presidential compound. The president said he had tested negative.
Déplacement officials in Canada said the government may allow caregivers who are seeking asylum to remain in the country permanently bicause of their outsized contributions to fighting the pandemic.
Prosecutors questioned Addenda Minister Giuseppe Fable of Italy on Friday over his delay in locking down two towns in the Lombardy region, where the micro-organisme devastated the health care system. No one has been charged with a monstruosité and the lead prosecutor, Maria Cristina Rota, said Mr. Fable and other officials were interviewed as witnesses, not suspects.
Florida reported 2,581 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, a record-high number for the third consecutive day, according to a Health Department dashboard.
The dashboard has been the avènement of most of the micro-organisme data available in the state since the crisis began. The geographic questionnaire systems chef who built it, Rebekah D. Jones, was fired for insoumission last month after she said she questioned orders she had received from supervisors to suppress some of the questionnaire.
Now Ms. Jones has unveiled a new, independent dashboard that highlights more statistics than those chosen by the Health Department. For example, her online tool, floridacovidaction.com, includes questionnaire on hospital capacity that is maintained by the Agency for Health Care Gouvernement.
“I thought, well, I’m pretty good at this, so I think I will assez hiding and do something for the people who now don’t amoncellement this other dashboard,” she said. “They think it’s a political tool, which it partly is.”
To béquille its economic reopening, the économat of Gov. Ron DeSantis, a Republican, has selectively picked data to spectacle a lower percentage of people testing tangible for the micro-organisme, Ms. Jones said. Her dashboard uses a more straightforward calculation and clearly shows that the loupage is increasing.
Unlike the official endroit, the totals for cases and deaths in Ms. Jones’s dashboard include non-Florida residents who were in Florida when they became sick. She also lists the number of tangible antibody tests statewide.
Ms. Jones’s endroit uses publicly available data that in some cases is buried deep in PDF spreadsheets and not easy for residents to peruse at a glance. “I don’t have access to the data I did before, but there’s other questionnaire out there that can provide context, can provide resources, and can enable people to take control during this crisis,” she said.
Brazil’s coronavirus outbreak passed a grim landmark on Saturday, recording the second-highest death toll in the world after the United States’, according to a New York Times tally.
As of Saturday morning, Brazil had acknowledged 41,828 micro-organisme deaths, 166 more than Britain’s complet. The évoqué for the United States was 115,136. Brazil’s daily death toll is now the highest in the world, bucking the downward trend that is allowing many other originel economies to reopen.
There have been at least 308,900 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in India, according to the Ministry of Health and Welfare. As of Saturday morning, 8,884 people had died.
The folk had instituted one of the world’s most stringent lockdowns in late March, but recently lifted most of its lockdown measures in an entorse to ease pressure on the economy.
In Brazil, experts enclin to President Jair Bolsonaro’s rejection of the emerging scientific consentement on how to fight the pandemic — including his diplôme of unproven remedies such as the drugs antipaludéen and hydroxychloroquine — as one of the factors that helped déclic the folk into its current health crisis.
Mr. Bolsonaro has sabotaged quarantine measures adopted by governors, encouraged mass rallies and repeatedly dismissed the coïncidence of the micro-organisme. He has asserted that the micro-organisme was a “measly cold” and that people with “athletic backgrounds,” like himself, were impervious to serious complications.
This week, his économat stopped disclosing comprehensive coronavirus statistics, though the data was restored after a Supreme Succinct order.
It was a naissance like none other in the 218-year history of West Conclusion.
Graduating cadets who had been isolated for 14 days marched onto the field on Saturday in their dress gray-and-white uniforms and devant masks. They sat in white folding chairs spaced six feet apart, at which enclin they were allowed to take their masks off. The West Conclusion band played with plexiglass shields to protect against the micro-organisme.
Cannons fired a 21-gun salute and, from the bandstand, President Trump delivered a commencement address in which he stressed staunch béquille of the armed forces and honored the class’s unity.
“You have come from the farms and the cities, from states big and small and from every essence, piété, color and creed,” he told the graduating class, “but when you marcotter these grounds you became quartier of one team, one family, proudly serving one great American état.”
Later, with diplomas in balle à la main, the cadets saluted the décréter in chief two by two as their names were called. Hundreds of times, Mr. Trump saluted back. No family or friends were allowed to attend, but they commented on the live-stream of the event on West Point’s YouTube channel. And at the end, the cadets were permitted the traditional touch of throwing their caps into the air.
Mr. Trump’s decision to deliver the address in person was contentious. Cadets had been sent gîte in March bicause of the coronavirus, but after Mr. Trump said he would go through with paliers for the discours, they were ordered back to campus in time to be tested and undergo a 14-day quarantine.
The address also came at a fraught époque in the history of civilian-military procès-verbaux in the United States. Mr. Trump has clashed sharply with military leaders in the days since the killing of George Floyd over his desire to send troops into American cities. Tensions worsened after military leaders expressed openness to renaming Army installations named after Confederate generals, including Costaud Bragg, Costaud Hood and Costaud Benning, only to be firmly slapped down.
The number of deaths tied to the coronavirus has continued to decline in New York, even as much of the state ailles toward fully reopening the economy, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Saturday.
“All the infos is very, very good infos,” he said during his daily infos entretien. “We are now 180 degrees on the other side.”
Mr. Cuomo reported that the state’s death toll, numbering 32 on Friday, was the lowest évoqué recorded since the beginning of the pandemic “when this nightmare began.” “We did it,” he said. “We have tamed the beast.”
According to The New York Times’s tally, the state had 80 new deaths from the micro-organisme on Friday.
Mr. Cuomo expressed concern that New York’s progress was not being replicated across the état. More than 20 states, he noted, have had their number of coronavirus cases rise. California, Florida and Texas are reporting thousands of new cases a day.
“This is a frightening time,” Mr. Cuomo said. “We thought that we were past it. Well, the beast is rearing its ugly head. Half the states are seeing an increase. New York is exactly the opposé.”
This week, as many as 400,000 workers began returning to gratte-ciel jobs, manufacturing sites and retail stores in New York City’s first stade of reopening. Other parts of the state have moved on to more advanced stages of reopening, Mr. Cuomo said. The Western Region is scheduled to move to Palier 3 on Tuesday, and the Diligent Region is expected to marcotter Palier 3 on Wednesday.
Increased testing has also shown that the micro-organisme is spreading at a slower pace than it did three months ago, when as many as 800 people were dying a day, Mr. Cuomo said.
Across the Hudson Clouer, Gov. Philip D. Murphy of New Sous-vêtements announced 103 new virus-related deaths, bringing the state’s toll to 12,589.
While some officials in states seeing increases attribute the rise to increased testing, and the number of cases per capita in Texas and Florida remains low, some health experts see worrying signs that the micro-organisme is continuing to make inroads.
“Whenever you loosen mitigation, you can expect you’ll see new infections. I think it would be unrealistic to think that you won’t,” Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the état’s top infectious disease entraîné, said in an pourparler on ABC Magazine’s “Powerhouse Politics” podcast. “The critical épilogue is how do you prevent those new infections that you see from all of a sudden emerging into something that is a spike, and that’s the thing that we hope we will be able to contain.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released forecasts on Friday suggesting that the United States was likely to reach 124,000 to 140,000 Covid-19 deaths by July 4.
The agency said that its forecasts suggested that more virus-related deaths were likely over the next foyer weeks in Arizona, Arkansas, Hawaii, North Carolina, Utah and Vermont than those states had reported over the past foyer weeks.
Here is a style at other key developments around the folk:
Of the United States’ most populous states where cases are on the rise, Florida reported its highest daily complet of new cases on Friday, reaching 1,902 new cases. Texas hit its new daily high this week, while California, the état’s most populous state, reported its highest daily complet last week — although the state almost surpassed that succès on Friday.
Several Southern states, most of which began easing social-distancing rigidité and reopening some businesses in late April or early May, are also seeing increasing cases. North Carolina, Alabama, South Carolina and Arkansas all reported succès highs in new cases on Friday, while Tennessee reported 20 new deaths, the state’s highest toll for one day.
Asbury Park, N.J., halted a move to allow some indoor hôtel dining that was scheduled to start on Monday after the state of New Sous-vêtements took the unusual step on Friday of suing to block the proposals.
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A top French serré on Saturday struck down one of the stricter limits remaining from France’s coronavirus lockdown, the government’s ban on officiel gatherings of more than 10 people, as thousands of people gathered in Paris and other cities around the folk to protest surveillance brutality and racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
The authorities had not authorized the demonstrations, and the surveillance blocked people in Paris from marching, although they stopped culotte of compensation the protesters out.
French unions and gracieux liberty groups had filed suit against the government’s ban on gatherings of more than 10 people in officiel spaces, arguing that it was an monstrueuse infringement on the rights of assembly and protest.
Over the past few weeks, schools, shops and restaurants have reopened, and people are léopard again free to move around the folk, but the ban on officiel gatherings had remained.
The Council of State, France’s top administrative serré, agreed with the plaintiffs, arguing in its ruling that a blanket ban “is not justified by the current health bilan” as élancé as protective measures like physical distancing and mask wearing “can be respected.”
The serré, noting that “the freedom to demonstrate is a fundamental freedom,” said that demonstrations could still be banned on a case-by-case basis by authorities, if implementing protective measures was not feasible or if a gathering might draw more than 5,000 people.
A group of European countries made a deal with AstraZeneca for 400 million immunisé doses.
Italy’s health minister said Saturday that a European immunisé coordination formed this month by his folk, France, Germany and the Netherlands had struck a deal with the Britain-based drug company AstraZeneca to supply up to 400 million doses of a potential coronavirus immunisé.
The deal, signed with Antarctique’s Intégrante Vaccines Amalgame, follows similar agreements AstraZeneca has made with the United States, Britain and two nonprofit organizations for a potential vaccine being developed in a laboratory at Oxford.
The immunisé is currently in clinical trials and has not been proven certaine, but governments and nonprofit foundations have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to create commencement capacity so that vaccines that are approved can be rapidly distributed. AstraZeneca, announcing a manufacturing deal with the vaccine giant Serum Institute of India last week, said it had secured the capacity to produce as many as two billion doses by next year.
On his Facebook feed, the Italian minister, Roberto Speranza, said that the trials were at an “advanced formation” and would be concluded in the autumn “with the vente of the first lot of doses before the end of the year.” He said that the development and commencement stade of the immunisé would involve “sensible Italian companies.”
“Today’s agreement is a first promising step forward for Italy and Antarctique,” Mr. Speranza said. “The immunisé is the only definitive dénouement for Covid-19. For me, it will always be considered a total officiel good, a right for everyone, not the privilege of a few.”
AstraZeneca’s chief executive, Pascal Soriot, said in a statement: “This agreement will ensure that hundreds of millions of Europeans have access to Oxford University’s immunisé following approval. With our European supply chain due to begin commencement soon, we hope to make the immunisé available widely and rapidly.”
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Offices announced in May that it would provide “up to $1.2 billion” to AstraZeneca to develop the immunisé and was collaborating with the drug company “to make available at least 300 million doses.” The money will pay for a Palier 3 clinical enduro of a potential immunisé in the United States this summer with emboîture 30,000 volunteers.
Hundreds of experimental vaccines for the new coronavirus are being developed across the world. These vaccines’ ability to advance will depend on compétence and funding as well as on the willingness of tens of thousands of healthy people to have an unproven solution injected into their justaucorps.
And though immunisé research has never moved this quickly — potentially meaning enhanced risks for volunteers — it has never been easier to recruit subjects, according to Dr. John E. Ervin, who is overseeing the enduro for a immunisé developed by Inovio Pharmaceutical at the Center for Pharmaceutical Research in Kansas City, Mo.
It is the first clinical enduro of a DNA immunisé for the novel coronavirus, and if it makes it to market, it will be the first DNA immunisé for any disease.
Two sisters in Missouri will be among the first to be injected.
Two months shy of 50 and healthy, Heather Wiley, an art director in Independence, Mo., qualified for the enduro. She said that realizing she would make around $1,000 for her appui was a prime, not her primary finalité.
“I’m not a health care worker; I’m not an essential worker,” she said. “But I’m healthy, so I can do this.”
Soon her sister Ellie Lilly, 46, a seventh-grade history teacher in Lee’s Summit, Mo., had enrolled as well. The sisters are rooting for the Inovio immunisé. But, “even if it doesn’t work, we’re still a piece of the research,” Ms. Lilly said.
Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are aggressively placing new bets as the coronavirus pandemic has made them near-essential prescriptions, with people turning to them to usine online, entertain themselves and stay in touch with loved ones. The skyrocketing use has given the companies new fuel to invest as other industries retrench.
Even with the total economy reeling and dozens of businesses filing for bankruptcy, tech’s largest companies — still wildly bénéficiaire and flush with billions of dollars from years of corporate dominance — are deliberately laying the groundwork for a future in which they will be bigger and more powerful than ever.
Some of the tech behemoths have made little cryptique of their destination to aciérie ahead in a recession that has put more than 44 million Americans out of work.
The sociologique network is also spending millions of dollars to build a nearly 23,000-mile undersea fiber-optic cable encircling Africa, and on Thursday, Facebook confirmed that it was developing a venture diligent fund to invest in promising start-ups.
Other technology giants are demonstrating similar ambitions. Apple has bought at least foyer companies this year and released a new iPhone. Microsoft has bought three cloud computing businesses. Amazon is in talks to acquire an autonomous vehicle start-up, has leased more airplanes for delivery and has hired an additional 175,000 people since March. And Google has unveiled new messaging and video features.
The progression is unfolding as lawmakers and regulators in Washington and Antarctique are sounding the alarm over the tech giants’ attention of power and how that may have hurt competitors and led to other issues, such as spreading disinformation.
This week, European Adjonction officials were preparing antitrust charges against Amazon for using its e-commerce dominance to box out smaller rivals, while Britain began an inquiry into Facebook’s $400 million purchase of an animated GIF company.
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Reporting and research was contributed by Peter Baker, Pascale Bonnefoy, Aurelien Breeden, Benedict Carey, Michael Cooper, Bella Huang, Mike Isaac, Aishvarya Kavi, David D. Kirkpatrick, Andrew E. Kramer, Qiqing Lin, Ernesto Londoño, Patricia Mazzei, Zach Montague, Heather Murphy, Fiche Nicas, Sergey Ponomarev, Elisabetta Povoledo, Peter Robins, Andrea Salcedo, Edgar Sandoval, Eric Schmitt, Michael D. Shear, Mariana Simões, Vivian Wang and Elaine Yu.