New reports, new measures and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic around the world New reports, new measures and highlights: an update on the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic in the world.

Coronavirus: update on the pandemic

United States: more than five million cases

The United States passed the milestone of five million official cases of contamination with the new coronavirus on Sunday since the start of the pandemic, according to the count from Johns Hopkins University, which refers.

The world’s largest economic power is by far the most affected and has the largest number of deaths, more than 162,000. It is followed by Brazil where more than 100,000 people perished.

Nearly 730,000 dead worldwide

The pandemic has killed at least 727,288 people around the world since the end of December, according to a report established by hooly News on Sunday from official sources.

More than 19.6 million cases have been officially recorded in 196 countries and territories, of which more than 11.6 million are now considered to have ended in cures.

Paris is hiding

Wearing a mask outdoors will be compulsory from Monday in certain busy areas in Paris and in several neighboring departments.

From the banks of the Seine to the heights of Montmartre, in principle you will no longer be able to stroll with your face uncovered in the tourist districts and the main shopping streets of the capital.

The same measure concerns many surrounding municipalities, since “all indicators show that the virus is circulating again more actively in the region”, according to the departmental prefectures.

France: tourism impacted

The French government figures at least 30 to 40 billion euros “the immediate impact” of the health crisis on the tourism sector in France, said Secretary of State for Tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne in an interview with the weekly Le

Part of the international clientele “has disappeared,” he said.

Belgium: no “day tourists”

Several Flemish towns and seaside resorts on the Belgian coast have announced a ban on “day tourists” during the heat wave, after incidents caused by non-compliance with measures against the pandemic.

In Blankenberge, a group of young people have been ordered to leave the beach after refusing to comply with the security measures imposed against the pandemic. A fight broke out between vacationers and turned into a riot with the intervention of the police.

New Zealand: 100 days without a new case

New Zealand reached 100 days on Sunday without any new contamination, even though health officials warned that it was out of the question to let down.

An “army of controllers” in Malawi

Malawi has decided to close bars and churches and impose the wearing of masks in public spaces due to an “alarming” increase in the number of cases.

“An army of controllers has been hired” to enforce the new instructions, underlined Justice Minister Chikosa Silungwe.

Lagos: places of worship authorized to reopen

After more than five months of silence with the pandemic, the traditional songs of the muezzins and the resounding “Amen” of the evangelical churches rise again above Lagos, sprawling megalopolis of Nigeria.

Created Aug 10, 2020