Here is today summary of coronavirus latest update across the world.
Real Madrid’s Diaz tests positive
Real Madrid forward Mariano Diaz has tested positive for COVID-19, the Spanish champions said, casting doubt on his participation in their Champions League tie at Manchester City next week.
Real said tests were conducted on the squad on Monday and that although Diaz was in “perfect health”, he would be self-isolating at home.
Coronavirus sharpening hunger in southern Africa, says bloc
Nearly 45 million people in 13 countries in southern Africa are food-insecure as a result of drought and flood and the impact of coronavirus, the region’s bloc has said.
The tally has risen almost 10 percent over last year, the Southern African Development Community (SADC) said in a report.
“Common climate-induced shocks … economic challenges and poverty have been further exacerbated by the devastating impact of COVID-19 on communities,” it said. Coronavirus restrictions have badly affected business activity, jobs and remittances.
Greece to open ports to cruise ships on Saturday
Greece has announced it will open six of its big ports to tourist cruise ships starting on Saturday, after they were banned because of the coronavirus pandemic.
“All cruisers are welcome in Greece,” Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis said on Tuesday. The country is to open the ports in Athens, Rhodes, Heraklion on Crete, Volos, Corfu and Katakolon, he added.
Spain ‘safe’ for tourists despite virus spike: government
Spain remains a “safe” destination for tourists despite a rise in coronavirus infections in some parts of the country, the government has insisted.
The remarks came after the UK reimposed a 14-day quarantine on anyone arriving from Spain, and France and Germany warned against travel to certain parts of the country following a spike in cases.
“We want to send a clear message of confidence in our country,” said government spokeswoman Maria Jesus Montero after the weekly cabinet meeting.
“We are a secure destination that has made preparations and strengthened itself to deal with the virus and any outbreaks.”
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Belarus president says he had asymptomatic coronavirus
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has said he has had the coronavirus without any symptoms and had already recovered from it, the BelTA news agency has quoted him as saying.
“Today, you are meeting a man who managed to survive the coronavirus on his feet. Doctors came to such a conclusion yesterday. Asymptomatic,” Lukashenko said during a meeting with the military.
The 65-year-old leader has resisted calls to impose lockdown measures or close the borders to contain the spread of the pandemic in the eastern European country.