The English Premier League and Italian Serie A will resume in June after an almost three-month ban on coronavirus fears.
China again reported no new cases when US President Donald Trump launched another attack on Beijing for the coronavirus pandemic. He called the virus “a very bad gift from China”.
The death toll in India was higher than in China. 175 new fatalities came to 4,706.
European governments have decided to discontinue the use of the hydroxychloroquine malaria drug to treat COVID-19 patients.
According to Johns Hopkins University, more than 5.8 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed worldwide. Around 359,000 people have died and more than 2.4 million have recovered.
Here are the latest updates:
Friday May 29th
06:00 GMT ̵
1; Thailand reports 11 new coronavirus cases
Thailand confirmed 11 new coronavirus cases and no new deaths, bringing the number of infections to 3,076.
The new cases were all patients who had arrived from Kuwait and were in quarantine, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the government center for COVID-19 situation management.
The corona virus has killed 57 people in Thailand since it was first discovered in January.
Hello, this is Umut Uras in Doha, who is taking over this blog from my colleague Zaheena Rasheed.
05:41 GMT – South Korea plans to limit the number of students returning to class
The South Korean Ministry of Education has announced plans to limit the number of students attending classes in schools in the Seoul metropolitan area as more and more new coronavirus infections occur.
The move takes place only a few days after the resumption of personal lessons as part of a gradual reopening of the schools.
The Yonhap news agency quoted Deputy Education Minister Park Baeg-beom as saying that elementary and middle schools can only allow a third of students to return to class, while high schools can only accept two thirds of their students.
05:05 GMT – Increase in cases where India is preparing to unblock
India recorded another daily record increase with 7,466 new coronavirus cases.
Friday’s new Ministry of Health figures show that India now has 165,799 cases with 4,706 deaths, both of which now exceed China.
India’s two-month lock-up period ends on Sunday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is expected to issue new guidelines this weekend that may prolong the closure in the most affected areas as it encourages economic activity.
04:49 GMT – Brazil reports record cases, 1,000 deaths in 24 hours
According to official figures from Thursday, Brazil set a new record in COVID-19 cases and more than 1,000 deaths within 24 hours.
The South American country has the second highest number of confirmed new types of coronavirus cases worldwide – 438,238. According to the Ministry of Health, 26,417 new cases were confirmed in a 24-hour period that ended late Thursday.
During the same period, Brazil had the third highest number of virus deaths since the pandemic started: 1,156. This brought the death toll to 26,754, the sixth highest in the world.
04:23 GMT – Colombia extends national quarantine until July
Colombia has extended a nationwide quarantine to curb the spread of the coronavirus by July 1 while allowing more freedom of movement in some parts of the country.
Thousands of companies have started to reopen in the Andean country with new security protocols and reduced staff, as the block that had been in place since the end of March was to be lifted in late May.
As part of the government-mandated renewal, business restart continues. Hairdressers and hairdressers are among the companies that may be reopened along with museums and libraries at the discretion of local mayors.
However, other general restrictions remain. Public transportation between communities and domestic flights remains blocked, and people have to stay inside in many areas.
04:13 GMT – WHO is rethinking the role of the Chinese-based ambassador
The World Health Organization is reviewing the position of its goodwill ambassador, James Chau, who was involved in the broadcasting of an alleged forced confession on Chinese state television, the Financial Times said.
Chau, a television presenter at the Chinese state broadcaster, presented a program that broadcast a 2013 confession from British businessman Peter Humphrey, who claims he was filmed under duress.
“The matter is being taken seriously, as it would be such a complaint. It is currently being examined internally and therefore cannot be commented on,” WHO said in a statement to the Financial Times.
Algerian Prime Minister Abdelaziz Djerad has extended a partial ban in most of the country’s provinces by another 15 days.
Djerad only lifted quarantine measures in four provinces – Saida, Tindouf, Illizi and Tamanrasset – “according to the favorable results recorded there,” according to the Algerian press service.
03:21 GMT-AIIB approves $ 750 million loan for Philippines response to virus
China-backed Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) has announced that it will approve a $ 750 million loan to the Philippines to help the country cope with the coronavirus pandemic.
The project, which is co-financed by the Asian Development Bank, is said to increase testing capacity, support vulnerable sectors such as agriculture, and provide relief to poor households, according to a statement.
02:07 GMT – South Korea reports 58 cases
South Korea reported 58 new cases of coronavirus on May 28, all in the densely populated metropolitan area of Seoul, as officials tried to curb transfers linked to a huge e-commerce warehouse near the capital.
Prime Minister Chung Sye-kyun asked officials to investigate working conditions in online grocery stores, where orders rose during the pandemic, and in other congested workplaces where the risk of infection could be high.
South Korea has reported 177 new COVID-19 cases in the past three days, a resurgence that threatens to wipe out some of its hard-won gains against the virus and exacerbate a massive shock to the country’s trade-dependent economy.
01:55 GMT – India: under lock and key
Social distance and good hygiene are essential weapons in the fight against COVID-19.
But how can you maintain social distance in one of the largest slums in the world? How can you wash your hands regularly when there is no running water? And what happens when millions of people who survive on lean wages are suddenly out of work and struggling to feed themselves?
Check out this study from 101 East on how the poor in India fared under the largest lock in the world.
01:40 GMT – Cricket Twenty20 World Cup schedule under “very high risk”
Kevin Roberts, head of Cricket Australia, downplayed the prospect of the 2020 Twenty20 World Cup and said the October to November schedule is “very high risk” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Of course, we were hoping all the time that it could take place from October to November, but you have to say the prospect of this event is very high,” Roberts told reporters in a video call.
“If this doesn’t happen, there are potential windows in the February-March, October-November period of the following year.”
00:46 GMT – China is not reporting new coronavirus cases
Health authorities in China had reported no new confirmed coronavirus cases on the mainland until the end of May 28.
However, the National Health Commission confirmed five new asymptomatic coronavirus cases on May 28, compared to 23 the day before.
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00:28 GMT – The Australian state of New South Wales warns of the COVID-19 toll fee
The Australian state of New South Wales said the coronavirus pandemic could cost up to $ 20 billion in lost revenue over the next four years, underscoring the urgency to revive the country’s stuttering economy.
NSW released its first estimate of the economic impact of the coronavirus, saying that budget deficits of $ 10-20 billion are expected over the next four years, far from its previous estimate of an average budget surplus of $ 1.9 billion in December 2019 Dollars ($ 1.3 billion) over four years.
“We are facing an economic challenge that has not been observed for generations, maybe not since people hammered the last rivet into the Sydney Harbor Bridge in the 1930s,” said Dominic Perrottet, Treasurer of the State of NSW.
00:16 GMT – 14 million additional people could go hungry in Latin America
According to the World Food Program, around 14 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean could suffer severe food insecurity due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year.
“It is important and urgent that we provide food aid to the growing number of vulnerable people in the region as well as those in need of informal work,” said Miguel Barreto, WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean.
“We still have time to prevent the COVID-19 pandemic from becoming a hunger pandemic.”
Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera’s ongoing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I’m Zaheena Rasheed in Male, Maldives.
All updates from yesterday May 28th can be found here.
Hello this is Usaid Siddiqui in Doha from my colleague Kate Mayberry.