- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has said that Asia’s economy will shrink by 0.7 percent in 2020, the first contraction in six decades.
- Ruili, a southwestern Chinese city Locked upKovid-19 will test 200,000 employees following the discovery of the virus in two Myanmar nationals.
- More than 29 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with the corona virus, and 927,245 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. About 20 million people were rescued.
Here are the latest updates:
Tuesday, September 15th
04:55 Major events in badminton have been postponed due to GMT – COVID-19
Says the Badminton World Federation (BWF)His Thomas this year has postponed the Uber Cup finals in Denmark until 2021.
South Korea and Indonesia, along with Australia, Taiwan and Thailand, withdrew from the two-year championship on Saturday.
The finals were originally scheduled for May but were originally postponed to August due to COVID-19 and October.
“These are extraordinary circumstances in which we find ourselves, and while the return to international badminton remains a priority for the BWF, the health and safety of the entire badminton community is of paramount importance,” the federation said in a statement.
04:50 GMT – Secondary Schools, Reopening Colleges in Pakistan
Universities, colleges and secondary schools will reopen in Pakistan on Tuesday.
This is the first phase of the country’s plan to resume educationThere will be strict protocols in place to reduce the risk of corona virus spreading.
A total of 404 cases of corona virus infection and six deaths were registered in Pakistan on Monday.
04:30 GMT – Hong Kong’s lam passes test
Carry Lam, Hong Kong’s chief executive, described the area’s mass screening for Kovid-19 as successful, even though less than a quarter of the 7.5 million population attended.
“The voluntary participation of 1.78 million people in a large-scale pilot program is a very good result,” said Lam, who, according to public broadcaster RTHK, said the tests would help authorities identify asymptomatic cases and better understand their pandemic response.
“Now at a relatively low rate – I think the rate would be two cases in a million cases – it gives an excellent epidemiological picture of what is happening in Hong Kong.”
Hong Kong launches COVID-19 testing campaign despite boycott
04:05 GMT – Myanmar’s main opposition party calls for postponement of elections
The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP), Myanmar’s main opposition party, and several smaller parties have called for a postponement of the November elections in the wake of a rise in corona virus cases.
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) has been unfairly accused of influencing a campaign launched last week to control the corona virus.
Myanmar has confirmed more than 3,000 cases of the corona virus and 32 deaths since a sudden resurgence in the Pandemic in the middle of last month.
03:40 GMT – COVID-19 promotes healthy eating and plant based foods in China
As people take their health more seriously in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and other health threats, Chinese companies are betting on the bright future of plant-based ‘meat’ products.
One of Beijing-based startups including plant-based meatballs, steak, pork, crayfish and dumplings, Shenmeet is one of several small companies entering the market, and its ‘meatballs’ made with peanut and soy protein are now available on a hog tree-based hop tree at Chinese hot-pot chain.
Vince Lee, founder and CEO of Shenmeet, told Reuters news agency that there had been a significant increase in sales since June.
Taste is the key to the future of the plant-based meat market, says Ben Cavender, director of China Market Research Group. “When we interview customers, most people say they’re willing to try these products once,” he said. “But the big question is how do they like it? Do they see how they can incorporate it into their diet even if it’s cooked at home or in a restaurant? But if they like it, they will continue to buy.”
03:20 GMT – China Vaccines may be ready in early November: .Official
An official from the China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) told state television, c.The Orona virus vaccine, which is being developed in the country, will be ready for public use in early November.
CDC chief biosafety expert Guishen Wu said in an interview with State TV on Monday evening that the third phase of clinical trials was progressing smoothly and that the vaccines would be ready for the public in November or December.
In April, Wu himself took a test vaccine She did not experience any unusual symptoms, but it did happen Do not specify which vaccines they are referring to. China has four vaccines in the final stages of clinical trials, and at least three have already been offered to essential workers in the emergency use program, which began in July.
COVID-19 Vaccine: Safety Concerns When Countries Crowd for Cure
02:30 GMT – Asia’s Economy for the first time since 2020, at least for the 60s
Developing Asia’s economies – from the Cook Islands in the Pacific to Kazakhstan in the Middle East – are expected to shrink for the first time in six decades by 2020, according to the Asian Development Bank.
The 0.7 per cent decline in GDP compares to the previous estimate of 0.1 per cent growth in June, marking the first local GDP contraction in the early 1960s, the bank said.
The ADB says the region should return to growth by 2021, forecasting 6.8 percent growth, but the corona virus will be key.
Asia’s economy shrank for the first time in the early 1960s.
The Downt Recession is on a broader basis – the 3/4 sector economy is expected to shrink. China is an exception.
Next recovery to resume next year.
– Asian Development Bank (@ADB_HQ) September 15, 2020
02:20 GMT – Vaccines will make 60 percent of South Korea’s safe
South Korean Prime Minister Chung Sai-kyun has said the country plans to distribute corona virus vaccines to 30 million people or 60 percent of the country’s population.
02:15 GMT – U.S. officials accuse scientists of ‘treason’: New York Times
A top communications official with the U.S. Department of Defense, which is tasked with tackling the corona virus, told his followers in a Facebook live session that government scientists are engaged in “treason” in dealing with the epidemic, the New York Times reports.
Michael Caputo, assistant secretary of public affairs at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), has claimed that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is protecting the “resistance unit” that decided to weaken President Donald Trump without evidence. The newspaper said.
Caputo is a former adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign.
Scientists suggest it is like claiming ‘treason’ OrtFortniteGame Otters is going to take over
– Bill Hanage (illBillHanage) September 15, 2020
01:15 GMT – Test rate positivity declines in California
Only 3.5 percent of California’s COVID-19 tests have returned positive in the past seven days, the lowest rate since the state began reporting data in March, according to a Los Angeles Times report.
Analysis of the data shows the latest cases confirmed since mid-June and the lowest number of cases in the hospital since early April.
00:15 GMT – US Judge Pennsylvania Restrictions ‘Unconstitutional’
A federal judge in Pennsylvania, USA, ruled in March that the lockdown measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 were unconstitutional.
A number of Republican lawmakers and small business owners have challenged in court the actions, including the closure of businesses and the size limit of the merger, arguing that the restrictions endanger their ventures.
Judge William Stickman ruled in their favor, saying that even if the state governor acted with “good intentions to resolve a public health emergency,” he would not have the right to infringe on the fundamental freedoms of citizens.
“There is no doubt that this country has to deal with all kinds of emergencies,” the judge wrote. “But the solution to a national crisis can never be allowed to override the commitment to individual freedom that underlies the American experiment.”
00:00 GMT – China’s southwestern border city begins mass inspection
The Chinese city of Ruili, located on the border with Myanmar, will begin a nucleic acid test on all residents on Sunday after two people were found to have COVID-19.
State broadcaster CGTN reported that both patients were from Myanmar and had entered China illegally. He was hospitalized alone with five others. 190 The two close relationships were isolated.
A citywide lockdown has been put in place in Ruili, and all residents have been told to stay home.
Welcome to Al Jazeera’s continued coverage of the corona virus epidemic. I Kate Mayberry In Kuala Lumpur.
Read all updates from yesterday (September 14) Here.