The latest developments in the pandemic around the world.
Lhe British government has decided to make the wearing of masks compulsory in England from 24 July.
In India, more than 13 million residents of the city of Bangalore are entering a nearly ten-day containment. After lifting the national containment in early June, local reconfigurations are increasing across the country, where the epidemic is still raging.
California and Bogota reconfigure
The United States has registered 59,222 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours. And California has announced the closure of bars, indoor dining rooms, cinemas, zoos and aquariums. In Los Angeles, 600,000 students will not return to school in mid-August as planned.
2.5 million residents of the city of Bogota are again confined. The city’s intensive care units have reached 90% occupancy and the capital is on red alert. “The speed with which the pandemic is growing in Bogota is alarming,” said the mayor of the capital, Claudia Lopez.
The WHO message
The world will not return to “old normal for the foreseeable future,” said the World Health Organization (WHO). “If basic principles are not followed, this pandemic can only go in one direction. It will get worse and worse, “said the organization’s director general, Tedros Adhanom.
“We all hope there will be an effective vaccine, but we must focus on using the tools we currently have to suppress transmission and save lives,” he added.