May 21, 2020
Coronavirus Daily Digest: May 20, 2020
Outbreak hits 5 million, schools in Asia resumes amid crises, another vaccine show promises, South America becames the new epicenter. Here’s Coronavirus daily digest May 20, 2020.
Global coronavirus cases has surpassed 5 million mark, with almost 330,000 deaths and over 2 million recoveries. In the U.S. we’ve had almost 1.6 million cases. With nearly 95,000 deaths, and 370,000 recoveries.
In Nigeria, 284 new confirmed cases and 8 deaths was reported from 13 states- Lagos(199), Rivers(26), Oyo(19), FCT(8), Borno (8), Plateau(7), Jigawa (6), Kano (5), Abia(2), Ekiti(1), Delta(1), Kwara (1), Taraba (1) in the last 24 hours. A total of 6677 cases confirmed cases, 1840 cases have been discharged and 200 deaths have been recorded so far.
In a bid to salvage the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, all 50 states in the U.S are now partially reopened.
This week the CDC has reeled detailed, delayed road map for reopening schools, restaurants, child-care facilities and mass transit, weeks after covid-19-hit states began reopening on their own terms. The health officials claim the agency’s efforts have been hijacked by the White House whose decisions are driven by politics rather than science.
Inovio Pharmaceuticals an Immunotherapy company said its experimental Covid-19 vaccine was shown to produce protective antibodies and immune system responses in mice and guinea pigs.
Canada’s border with the United States would remain closed for at least another month after both countries reached an agreement to extend its closing.
In New York City, a city worst hit with the pandemic has seen a sharp drop in daily death toll, hospitals have now moved into a new phase in their battle against the coronavirus.
As colleges make plans to bring students back to campus, England’s Cambridge University announced they’ll be moving all classes online for the entire school year.
A professions most susceptible to illnesses that mainly spreads through one’s breather, dentists have to rethink many of their practices in order to function during the coronavirus pandemic.
Second highest in the world, Russia has passed 300,000 cases on Wednesday, but a representative from the WHO said the situation was starting to stabilize. With relatively low death count , but the country may not be counting all cases.
Coronavirus battle has shift to the Latin America countries with Peru surpassing 100,000 cases making it the country with the second-highest number of cases in South America, Mexico hit by worst daily death while Brazil soon to be number 2 in the world.
A positive sign for vaccines as monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity in studies by U.S researchers.
After tight parliamentary votes, Spain extends states of emergency for the fifth time.
Two European nations hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, Spain and Italy continue to report low daily Covid-19 deaths and new cases.
Northern Caribbean country Cuba has gone a week without any coronavirus-related deaths.
Learning looks different as South Korea schools reopens but in Incheon city school closed again within 2 hour after two students test positive for coronavirus.