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UK at a COVID-19 ‘tipping level’ as a second lockdown looms: Dwell

  • The UK’s authorities has warned that the nation is at a “tipping level” on coronavirus, as London’s mayor urged fast motion to handle the unfold of the virus.
  • A stay-at-home order has come into impact in Yangon, Myanmar’s business capital and largest metropolis, closing workplaces and faculties.
  • Greater than 30.8 million individuals world wide have been recognized with the novel coronavirus and nearly 959,000 have died, in accordance with Johns Hopkins College. Greater than 21.1 million individuals have recovered.

Listed here are the most recent updates:

Monday, September 21

00:48 GMT – Mexico experiences 3,542 new coronavirus circumstances, 235 new deaths

Mexico’s well being ministry has reported 3,542 new coronavirus circumstances and 235 new deaths.

The variety of infections formally reported within the nation now stands at 697,663, whereas the demise toll has hit not less than 73,493 though the federal government reported just lately that extra deaths hit over 120,000.

00:05 GMT – Brazil experiences 16,389 new coronavirus circumstances, 363 deaths

Brazil’s well being ministry has reported 16,389 further confirmed circumstances of the coronavirus, bringing the full variety of infections to greater than 4.52 million, although the most recent numbers don’t embrace three states.

At the least 363 new deaths had been additionally reported. Almost 137,000 individuals have died from COVID-19 in Brazil, second solely to the USA. 

00:01 GMT – Well being minister warns UK at ‘tipping level’

United Kingdom Well being Minister Matt Hancock has warned that the nation is at a “tipping level” relating to the coronavirus. 

In an interview with the BBC, Hancock stated that the selection was “both that everyone follows the foundations … or we must take extra measures” resembling a potential second nationwide lockdown.

The federal government has reported nearly 3,900 new circumstances on Sunday, prompting a name by London Mayor Sadiq Khan for fast motion with the scenario within the capital “clearly worsening”

The UK has greater than 396,000 circumstances and greater than 41,800 deaths.


Whats up and welcome to Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. I am Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

Learn all the important thing developments from yesterday (September 20) here.

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