Sydney drivers receive free car hygiene at trial
Mexico increases deaths
Argentina surpassed 10,000 coronavirus cases on Friday, on a fourth record day of growing numbers. Almost all
are concentrated in the capital Buenos Aires and the surrounding area of Greater Buenos Aires.
The metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, with a population of 12 million, registered 93% of the 718 new cases on Friday, bringing the
total so far for 10,649 cases reported across the country. The total
the death count now stands at 433, with 17 deaths reported on Friday.
Unlike its neighbors Brazil and Chile, with more than 333,000 and 60,000 cases, respectively, Argentina's numbers remained low
after an early government blockade on March 20.
But the numbers have started to rise sharply recently. Today's record 718 new daily cases follows a record 648 cases on Thursday, a record 474
on Wednesday and a record 438 on Tuesday.
The numbers are Buenos Aires “towns” or slums with limited living conditions and problems with the supply of running water.
The city of Buenos Aires was responsible for 56% of new cases on Friday, the
Buenos Aires province, including the city's largest metropolitan region
37% and the rest of Argentina, with a total population of 44 million, represented only 7% of new cases.
Trump orders reopening without authority to do so
Hello and welcome to the Guardian's live coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. To recap the latest developments worldwide:
- About 1.8 billion Muslims worldwide will celebrate one of their biggest holidays, the three-day Eid al-Fitr, largely confined to their home. The celebration marks the end of the Ramadan fasting month and generally involves traveling, visiting family and gathering for lavish meals, which will be largely banned as authorities try to prevent outbreaks of viruses.
- Meanwhile, another study showed that the antimalarial drug that the US president, Donald Trump, It is leading preventing Covid-19 has increased deaths in patients treated with it in hospitals around the world. Follows a study published in April that showed hospitalized patients receiving hydroxychloroquine in the USA they found no benefit with the drug, alone or administered in combination with an antibiotic. In fact, patients treated with hydroxychloroquine alone had a higher mortality rate.
- Still in the US, in yet another attack on the media, Trump called the editor of the New York Times "one of the most idiotic men" in journalism and, as the CNN fact checker noted, this is the third time last month that he has called a prominent black journalist "donkey". He also spent Friday night attacking his former attorney general, Jeff Sessions, on twitter. Trump declared churches, mosques and synagogues "essential services" and threatened to replace the governors who refuse to reopen them this weekend – a power he doesn't have.
- In Russia, the Chechen leader, Ramzan Kadyrov, is being handled by Covid-19 in Moscow. He has not been seen publicly in the 24 hours since Russian state media said he was taken to hospital with symptoms.
- South America has become a new center of the pandemic, said the World Health Organization. Peru extended its state of emergency until June.
- In the UK, the police talked to the prime minister's top aide, Dominic Cummings, about violating government blocking rules. Cummings was seen in Durham, 425 km from his London home, despite having symptoms of coronavirus.
- Finally, in Australia, the federal government blamed employers for incorrectly filling out a form for greatly overestimating the size of employers' pay schemes. O An error between the number of employees estimated by the companies would be covered by the scheme and the actual number receiving payment means that the scheme will cover 3.5 million workers, down from 6.5 million. It will also cost about $ 70 billion, not $ 130 billion. So far, the government is resisting requests from labor to extend payment to casualists and workers who were not eligible for payment.