While corona infection cases in the world crossed 1.21 crore on Thursday, the death toll has also crossed the limit of 5.52 lakh. A total of more than 60,000 cases were reported in the US, breaking all records of the infected in a single day.
Trump Threatens Funding Cuts if Schools Don’t Open Fully
President Trump also warned about opening of schools in the country, that if the schools are not opened again, their funding will be stopped. The US President also complained that the safety guidelines of his own public health officials were impractical and too expensive.
Shortly thereafter, US Vice President Mike Pence announced that the Center for Disease Control and Prevention would release new guidelines next week. “New guidelines will be released next week, which will help the schools tremendously,” he said.
Meanwhile, despite Trump’s increasing pressure on states and local bodies, New York City announced that most of its students would go to class for just 2-3 days a week. They will take online classes in between. More than four lakh cases have been reported in New York, while more than 31.59 lakh cases of corona virus have been reported in the US so far. More than 1.34 lakh people have lost their lives in the country.
Fauci Expects Vaccine to be Ready by Year End
America’s top infectious disease specialist, Doctor Anthony Fauci, has hoped to get a corona vaccine by the end of this year or early 2021. They said they are awaiting the results of human trials.
Speaking in the online session of the United Nations Educational Impact Program, Dr. Fauci said that there will be a possibility of the virus emerging. He called global cooperation and transparency important in this regard.
224 Fresh Cases in Tokyo
There have been 224 new cases of corona virus in Japan’s capital Tokyo. Public broadcaster NHK said that 224 new cases have been reported in Tokyo, as well as the highest number of cases reported in the Japanese capital in a day since the corona virus spread began.
Bali Island to be Reopened Soon
The island of Bali in Indonesia is allowed to open to the general public after three months. The corona virus was closed for the last three months due to lockdown. That is, local people and stranded foreign tourists have got permission to resume public activities before foreign arrival in September.
Pak Corona Toll Crosses 2.40 lakh
Corona virus cases in Pakistan increased to close to two and a half million on Thursday. Corona cases have now crossed 2.40 lakhs in the country. In the last 24 hours, 3,359 new cases of Corona virus have been reported. During this period 61 patients died due to corona. Pakistan’s Ministry of Health said that the total number of deaths from Corona has reached 4,983.