What follows are the most prominent developments and news of the spread of the virus around the world on Wednesday the second of September 2020, according to the time of Makkah:
01:48 UN summit to discuss post-Corona changes
Niger’s representative to the United Nations, Abdou Abari, whose country holds the rotating presidency of the Security Council, said that the council will hold a high-level conference during the periodic annual meetings of the United Nations General Assembly, which is held later this month.
The Nigerian official explained that the summit will be held with video communication technology on the 24th of this month, and it will discuss the amendments that should be made to the current global order established by the United Nations and the Security Council, in light of the implications of the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Abdo Abari added that the goal is for the global system to be effective in confronting the classic threats to global peace and security, and also in facing new threats, represented by epidemics and organized crime.
01:19 A temporary freeze on housing evacuation decisions in America
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a decision Tuesday to temporarily suspend the emptying of housing, in order to prevent further outbreaks of the emerging corona virus.
The centers added that the temporary freeze decision will be extended until December 31, and concerns individual tenants whose annual income does not exceed $ 99,000, noting that the decision will take effect immediately, and US Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin said in a session in the House of Representatives that The decision to freeze includes nearly 40 million tenants.
01:17 Injuries in Brazil are approaching the 4 million mark
The Brazilian Ministry of Health said that the country had recorded 42,659 new infections, and 1,215 deaths from the emerging disease in the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases has reached 3 million and 950 thousand and 931 since the beginning of the outbreak, and the number of deaths increased to nearly 122 thousand and 596, and Brazil is the second largest focus of the virus in the world behind the United States.
01:13 New York postpones the start of public schools
The New York authorities announced that they had reached an agreement with trade unions to postpone the start of studies in public schools in the state by 11 days, until September 21, in order to meet some of the health safety requirements associated with the outbreak of the Corona pandemic.
New York Mayor Bill de Palacio said in a press conference, “We agreed to make sure that sanitary measures were being adhered to, and to allow sufficient time for the teaching staff to prepare.”
The New York authorities, which include the largest network of public schools in the United States, decided that this year the study will be a mixture between urban and distance education, while authorities in other states decided that such education should be only via distance learning.
Yesterday, Tuesday, the American Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recorded 32,87 new cases of the Coronavirus, bringing the total number of infections to 6 million and 4443, while the number of deaths increased by 428 to reach 183,50 cases.
00:07 A significant drop in casualties in Spain
The Spanish Ministry of Health said that the number of Coronavirus cases recorded daily has decreased over the past four days, sharply retreating from a peak of nearly 10,000 cases about 10 days ago, and Spanish officials stated that there is no need for a new general isolation.
The European country recorded 2,731 injuries during the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of people infected since the outbreak of the pandemic to nearly 741,000, which is more than any other country in Western Europe.
Since Spain controlled the first wave to a large extent through a strict general isolation that ended last June, it has suffered again from a severe re-emergence of the infection, following the easing of precautionary measures and the start of mass examinations.
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