Sunday, June 28, 2020 (11.00 GMT)



Coronavirus cases approach 9.5 million worldwide

Geneva (EFE) .- Coronavirus cases in the world are close to 9.5 million, after having increased by 167,000, which means a new record of daily cases. The upward curve of this pandemic is largely explained by the level of infections in the United States, India, and Brazil. The database of the World Health Organization (WHO) has received confirmation of 482,000 deaths directly caused by covid-19, which means 5,336 more cases than the day before. Latin America will soon have 5 million cases, half the world total and almost double what Europe accumulated. India, with a population of 1.3 billion and the fourth most affected country, has half a million infected and has just completed three months of the greatest confinement on the planet. Meanwhile, the United States (with more cases worldwide) has exceeded 2,400,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 122,000 deaths.


The US, with more than 2.5 million infected, continues to be hit by a pandemic

Washington (EFE) .- The United States continues to lead the number of COVID-19 infections in the world, closing this Saturday with more than 2.5 million cases and 125,480 deaths, according to an independent count by Johns Hopkins University. The balance at 20:00 local time (00:00 GMT on Sunday) revealed that 43,536 people contracted the disease in the last 24 hours, totaling 2,505,593 positive cases in the country. During the day, 502 new deaths were recorded, according to the calculation. On Friday, the United States broke its daily record of coronavirus infections, with 45,330 new cases, a fact that has been attributed to the outbreak of the disease in southern and western states of the country, such as Florida, Texas, California and Arizona.


Brazil exceeds 57,000 deaths and 1.3 million cases of COVID-19

Rio de Janeiro (EFE) .- Brazil exceeded this Saturday the 57,000 deaths and the 1.3 million confirmed cases of coronavirus after registering in the last 24 hours 1,109 new deaths and 38,693 new infections, the government reported. According to the bulletin released by the Ministry of Health, after four months and one day from the registration of the first case, Brazil accumulates until this Saturday 57,070 deaths and 1,313,667 cases due to the pandemic. The figures confirm Brazil as the second country with the most victims and contagions of coronavirus in the world after the United States, as one of the new global epicenters of the pandemic and as the one with the highest average number of victims in recent days.


A global conference raises 6,150 million euros against the coronavirus

Brussels (EFE) .- The global summit of donors co-organized this Saturday by the European Commission raised 6,150 million euros for the development of new diagnostic methods, treatments and a universal vaccine against coronavirus, the community executive reported. The event, sponsored by the organization Global Citizen, is part of the campaign “The Global Goal: Unite for our Future” and is the continuation of the fundraising conference organized by the EC on May 4, which had already raised 9,844 millions of euros. After the marathon this Saturday, the total amount committed by 40 governments, philanthropists and the private sector, amounts to 15,900 million euros. A commitment was also made to produce 250 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, when available, reserved for low- and middle-income countries.


Russia exceeds 9,000 deaths from coronavirus and accumulates more than 634,000 cases

Moscow (EFE) .- Russia registered in one day 6,791 new cases of coronavirus, which brought the total number of infections to 634,437, while the 104 deaths in the last 24 hours raised the number of deaths from the infection to 9,073. “During the last day, 6,791 new cases were registered in 83 regions of the country, including 2,198 people (32.4%) without clinical symptoms,” the crisis cabinet that manages the health emergency reported this Sunday. In the focus of COVID-19 in this country, Moscow, in the last 24 hours 717 new cases of coronavirus were detected, the lowest number in the last 2 and a half months, the authorities emphasize.


China registers 17 new cases of coronavirus, 14 of them in Beijing

Beijing (EFE) .- The National Health Commission of China reported today that 17 new positives of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus were detected in the Asian country this Saturday, 14 of which, in the capital. All the infections detected in Beijing – where an outbreak occurred at the beginning of the month that has led to the medical analysis of a large part of the capital’s population – have been caused by local transmission. The remaining 3 cases were diagnosed to travelers from abroad (known as “imported” cases) and were located in Shanghai (east, 1), Shaanxi province (center, 1) and Gansu (center-north, one).


The US denies that Trump was aware of an alleged report on Russian payments to militias

Washington (EFE) .- The US President Donald Trump and his Vice President, Mike Pence, were not informed about the alleged money offered by Russia to militias linked to the Taliban in exchange for killing international coalition forces. They are fighting in Afghanistan, including US troops, the White House said Saturday. In a statement, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany referred to a report released Friday by The New York Times, according to which US officials reached that conclusion months ago and relayed it to the government, which has discussed what to do in response, but for now has not taken any steps. The New York newspaper, which uses officials who have been informed of the matter as a source, notes that some Islamist militants or criminal elements associated with them are believed to have received Russian payments.

MEXICO VIOLENCE Mexican authorities confirm 19 detainees for attack on police chief

Mexico (EFE) .- The justice authorities of Mexico City reported this Saturday that 19 people have been detained so far in connection with the attack against the chief of the capital’s police, including the possible intellectual author. In a message to the media in which she described as “failed” the attack against the chief of police Omar García Harfush, the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, highlighted the action of the authorities in the minutes following the attack. by arresting 12 people. García Harfush was wounded with three gunshots and after being operated on he recovers satisfactorily, the authorities of the Mexico City government reported.


Sharp drop in participation in French municipalities at noon

Paris (EFE) .- The participation in the second round of the French municipalities at noon was 15.29%, down sharply compared to the first shift, which ended at the end of the day with the highest historical abstention in this type The election day, delayed three months due to the coronavirus pandemic, is registering a lower number of voters than the first round, held on March 15, when the first four hours of voting came on 18.38 % of the census. The abstention was also higher than in the second round of the municipal elections, held in 2014, when 19.83% of the voters had voted at noon.


Presidential elections in Poland marked by the coronavirus

Warsaw (EFE) .- The presidential elections in Poland this Sunday are marked by the coronavirus, in which citizens will choose between the current ultra-conservative president, Andrejz Duda, or the European opposition candidate, Rafal Trzaskowski. This is one of the first elections to be held in Europe since the pandemic broke out and Poles have the option of voting by mail to minimize the risk of contagion, although, according to data from the authorities, only 13,000 voters in the capital will use of this option. Shortly after seven in the morning local time, when the schools opened their doors, the media showed the first photos of voters queuing to access the polls.


Six months to give a final boost to the “postbrexit” agreement

London (EFE) .- The United Kingdom and the European Union (EU) are preparing to intensify their talks on Monday with the aim of forging a trade agreement before December 31. This is a last impulse that comes after four months of unsuccessful technical negotiations and with a very tight schedule due to the refusal of the British Government to extend the transition period of Brexit. The meetings will resume in person on June 29 in the British capital and will extend weekly, either as complete rounds or shorter appointments, until July 27 in London or Brussels. For August, a negotiating round is expected in the Belgian capital between the 17th and 21st.


Malawi’s opposition wins repeated elections with 58.57% of the vote

Lilongüe, Jun 28 (EFE) .- The Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) proclaimed the winner of the presidential elections to the opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera, with 58.57% of the votes, in a repeated appointment after the Justice annulled by fraud the 2019 elections that gave the victory to the until now president, Peter Mutharika. “Thank you, my Lord Jesus,” Chakwera published this morning on his Twitter account, shortly after the official results that led to street celebrations in the capital Lilongwe were known, along with a portrait of him under the title “President of the Republic of Malawi ” For his part, Mutharika, from the ruling Progressive Democratic Party (DPP), obtained about 40% of the support of the voters in a historic election held on June 23 that made Malawi the second African country, after Kenya in 2017, in which a Constitutional Court annuls presidential ones.


The Rolling Stones warn Trump with a lawsuit if he uses his songs

Washington, Jun 28 (EFE) .- The Rolling Stones have warned the President of the United States, Donald Trump, not to use his songs at his rallies and that, if he continues to do so, he will have to face legal action. A statement from the gang, published by the North American press, says that it has already put the matter in the hands of its legal team and that they are in contact with the international association that protects copyright, BMI, so that the use does not continue. authorized by Trump for the Rolling Stones songs. The Trump campaign used the song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” at his last meeting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, although he already did it the first time at a 2016 rally. EFE

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