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Friday June 26

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Friday 26 June 2020 News Briefing – Today’s headlines are dominated by the global coronavirus Pandemic. As of 6:30 am (GMT), these are the global active numbers.

Global COVID-19 UPDATE

Coronavirus Cases: 9,714,860

Deaths: 491,856

Recovered: 5,250,087

Today’s Outlook
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  • The US  records its biggest single-day high in cases as the White House prepares to hold the first public meeting in almost two months.

  • Tokyo reports 55 new Covid-19 cases, topping 50 for the first time since May.

  • UK coronavirus: Volunteers wanted for antibody test trials.

  • Major incident declared as people flock to England’s south coast, Hancock warns he could close beaches.

  • Eiffel Tower reopens to visitors with strict coronavirus restrictions.

  • VIDEO: Lockdown in Iran.

US  records its biggest single-day high in cases as the White House prepares to hold first public meeting in almost two months

CNN says the US saw its biggest single-day spike in new coronavirus cases on Thursday, with 37,077 new infections reported, according to Johns Hopkins University.

According to JHU’s tally, at least 2,421,134 cases has been confirmed in the US, including 124, 410. 

In other US coronavirus news, the White House has confirmed Vice President Mike Pence will lead a public coronavirus task force briefing Friday morning, the first public meeting in almost two months.

The announcement comes as many states are seeing a rise in cases despite President Trump declaring the pandemic was “over.” 

Read the full story on CNN

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Tokyo reports 55 new Covid-19 cases, topping 50 for the first time since May

Japan Times says Tokyo recorded 55 new infection cases on Wednesday. The alarmingly high number comes after a brief period in which daily figures fluctuated following the lifting of the state of emergency in late May and the reopening of the capital. 

Wednesday was the first day in which new cases topped 50 since May 5. It has been reported a number of the new infections can be traced back to nightlife destinations as well as contact among employees. 

Read the full story on Japan Times

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UK coronavirus: Volunteers wanted for antibody test trials

BBC News says volunteers are being sought from NHS staff and other public service workers for a study into the effectiveness of Covid-19 antibody home testing kits. 

A number of the rapid response kits are bein studied, including one from a consortium including Oxford University. 

The test to see if someone has already had coronavirus has been described by the PM as a game-changer to get people back to work.

Read the full story on BBC News

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Major incident declared as people flock to England’s south coast, Hancock warns he could close beaches

The Guardian says a major incident has been declared after tens of thousands of people ignored pleas to stay away and descended on beaches in Bournemouth and other stretches of the Dorset coast.

The local council said it was forced to instigate a multi-agency emergency response to tackle issues ranging from overcrowding on the beaches, traffic gridlock and violence. Security guards had to be used to protect refuse collection teams. 

Read the full story on The Guardian

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Eiffel Tower reopens to visitors with strict coronavirus restrictions

France24 says tourists and Parisians are now able to admire the view of the French capital from the Eiffel Tower after a three-month closure due to the coronavirus. But only if you take the stairs! 

The French capital’s most famous monument reopened Thursday, but visitors won’t be able to use the lifts until July 1, to ensure a safe distance between people to limit infection risk.

Read the full story on France24

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VIDEO: Lockdown in Iran

Aljazeera says when Covid-19 hit Iran earlier this year, filmmaker Jamshid Mojaddadi was working on a project about a zoo – not far from his home and office in Mashad. 

Then suddenly, like so many people in this extraordinary year, his life was turned upside down as lockdown measures were introduced. 

Cut adrift from his crew and usual subject matter, he began documenting his own daily life instead. 

The resulting film made in collaboration with his colleagues in the UK is a fascinating and intimate portrait of life under lockdown in a country misunderstood by the rest of the world. 

Watch his film on Aljazeera

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A quick look at the other headlines from around the world

US woman filmed saying she’ll tell her grandkids to hate BLM, vowing ‘KKK belief’ – apologises after losing her job

FOX News says a Missouri woman captured on video yelling that she would teach her grandchildren to hate Black Lives Matter protesters and extolling her belief in the Ku Klux Klan apologized Tuesday.

Germany: ‘Nordadler’ becomes third neo-Nazi group banned this year

EuroNews says Germany has banned a far-right group branded as neo-Nazi by the authorities, while police carried out raids in four federal states.

Read on. 

DR Congo declares an end to Ebola in the east

Africanews says Congolese Health Minister Eteni Longondo on Thursday officially proclaimed the end of the Ebola epidemic in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the second most serious since the discovery of the virus in 1976.

Read on

UN envoy: Israeli annexation could unleash Middle East violence

Arab News says the UN envoy for the Middle East warned Israel on Thursday that carrying out its plans to annex parts of the West Bank could set off a spasm of violence that would upend Israeli-Palestinian relations and reverberate across the region.

Read on.

US Senate approves sanctions bill over Hong Kong

CNA says the US Senate on Thursday (Jun 25) unanimously approved a Bill that would lay out sanctions on Chinese officials who undermine Hong Kong’s autonomy as Beijing pushes forward with a controversial security law.

Read on.

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