PRAGUE — The variety of individuals contaminated with the coronavirus is surging within the Czech Republic, setting a file for the second time this week.

The Well being Ministry says the day-to-day enhance within the COVID-19 instances reached 1,382 on Thursday.

Within the two earlier days, the variety of contaminated in someday surpassed 1,160.

In response to the spike, the Czech Republic has returned to necessary sporting of face masks in inside areas.

The Czech Republic has had a complete of 32,413 COVID-19 instances and 448 individuals have died, based on authorities figures on Friday.



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BANGKOK — Myanmar on Friday reimposed robust measures to manage the unfold of the coronavirus, banning journey overseas’s largest metropolis, Yangon, and grounding all home flights. Each measures, introduced simply hours earlier than taking impact, can be in place till Oct. 1.

An upsurge in coronavirus instances that started in August within the western state of Rakhine has since unfold to different components of the nation. Well being authorities had already ordered partial lockdowns in 29 of Yangon’s 44 townships, and roadblocks have been arrange Friday closing some smaller streets within the metropolis.

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, the nation’s de facto chief, mentioned in a televised speech Thursday night time that whereas the brand new rules may seem too restrictive, if they’re strictly obeyed for 2 or three weeks, the outbreak can be below management.

The Well being Ministry on Friday introduced 115 new confirmed instances of COVID-19, bringing the overall to 2,265, together with 14 lifeless. Till the most recent outbreak, Myanmar appeared to have largely been spared from the pandemic, having recorded simply 353 virus instances as of the start of August.


NEW DELHI — India edged nearer to recording practically 100,000 coronavirus instances in 24 hours because it ordered retesting of many individuals whose first outcomes have been from a much less dependable testing technique that’s being broadly used.

In response to the Well being Ministry, India recorded one other spike of 96,551 instances prior to now 24 hours, taking its caseload to 4.56 million. It additionally reported on Friday one other 1,209 deaths, taking complete fatalities to 76,271.

It additionally mentioned some unfavourable fast antigen checks ought to be redone by the extra dependable RT-PCR technique, the gold normal of coronavirus checks that appears for the genetic code of the virus. The retesting order utilized to individuals who had unfavourable outcomes however had fever, coughing or breathlessness, or individuals who developed these COVID-19 signs inside three days of their unfavourable take a look at outcomes.

Utilizing the fast antigen, or viral protein, checks has allowed India to dramatically enhance its testing capability to greater than 1.1 million a day, however the faster, cheaper take a look at is much less dependable and retesting is usually advisable.

The directive was meant to make sure contaminated individuals didn’t go undetected and to verify the unfold the illness amongst their contacts.


SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea’s every day rely of recent coronavirus instances is below 200 for a ninth straight day, persevering with a downward pattern in contemporary infections for the nation.

The Korea Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention mentioned Friday the 176 instances added within the earlier 24 hours took the nationwide tally to 21,919, with 350 deaths.

South Korea’s every day caseload was above 400 in late August, with clusters of recent infections in church buildings, faculties, eating places and different spots, principally within the Seoul metropolitan space. The outbreak has regularly slowed after authorities imposed stronger social distancing guidelines.

Well being official Yoon Taeho says the federal government believes the nation’s caseload is normally on a downward trajectory although he urges individuals to maintain attempting to cut back face-to-face contacts with others and observe social distancing pointers.