Live Update: Latin America Virus Cases Hits Five Million

Latin America hits five million COVID-19 cases

Latin America has broken through five million confirmed cases of COVID-19, a Reuters tally showed, underscoring the region’s position as the area of the world hardest hit by the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The more than 10,000 new cases Colombia’s health ministry reported on Monday pushed the region past the 5 million mark, a day after the Andean nation reported a record 11,470 cases.

Australia’s Victoria reports 439 new coronavirus cases

Australia’s state of Victoria reported at least 439 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday.

Victoria has declared a state of disaster and imposed strict lockdown following the surge in cases of the disease, also known as COVID-19.

Australia has reported over 18,300 cases and 221 deaths.

 Filipino doctors to Duterte: We never called for revolt

A organisation representing thousands of doctors in the Philippines has issued a new statement saying they have not called for a revolution against the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The doctors also said that there was no threat from their group to leave patients “since our oath instructs us to first do no harm to anyone who needs our help.”

This after a furious Duterte, dared medical workers early on Monday to “revolt” against him, after they demanded a new lockdown order to help the spread of the coronavirus.

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