Global death toll from COVID-19 surpasses 282,000

The global death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 282,000, according to a database compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

The total number of cases is currently over 4,102,849, while the number of recoveries is at 1,411,619.

Russia has registered 11,656 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours (11,012 yesterday), with the total count now reaching 221,344, the national coronavirus response center said on Monday.

"Over the past 24 hours, 11,656 COVID-19 cases have been registered in 84 regions. Of these, 5,417 (or 46.5 percent) have been detected actively, with people showing no clinical symptoms," the center said in a statement.

This brings the total tally to 221,344 in 85 regions across Russia.

Of all the new cases, 6,169 have been registered in Moscow, 1,079 in Moscow region and 307 in St. Petersburg .The country's COVID-19 death toll has increased by 94 (88 yesterday) to 2,009.

As many as 5,495 COVID-19 patients have recovered over the past 24 hours (2,390 yesterday) in Russia, bringing the total number of cured people to 39,801.

South Africa's coronavirus cases jumped to more than 10000

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, (ST) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa has topped 10,000, including 194 fatalities, Health Minister Zwelini Mkhize announced on Sunday.

"As of today, the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in South Africa is 10,015, the minister said in a statement.

UN officials call on the occupation authorities to release Palestinian children in Israeli prisons

Occupied al-Quds, (ST) - UN officials called on the Israeli occupation authorities to release all Palestinian child prisoners held in their jails in light of the crisis caused by the outbreak of the new Corona virus.

The humanitarian coordinator in the Occupied Palestinian territories, Jimmy McGoldrick, head of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian territories, James Hennan, and the Special Representative of the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF in Palestine, Genevieve Poutin, in a joint statement today reported by Wafa News Agency, expressed their concern about the continued detention of the occupation authorities for Palestinian children.

Guterres: Coronavirus pandemic requires an unprecedented global response

MOSCOW- The coronavirus pandemic requires an unprecedented global response, and reducing the funding of the World Health Organization, which champions that response, is untimely, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in an interview.

 "Once we have finally turned the page on COVID-19, there will be time to look back fully and understand how such a disease emerged and spread its devastation so quickly across the globe, and how all those involved reacted to the crisis. The lessons learned will be essential to address similar challenges effectively, as they may arise in the future. But now is not that time. Nor is it the time to reduce the resources for the operations of the World Health Organization or any other humanitarian organization in the fight against the virus", Guterres said.

WHO: Up to 190,000 Africans could Die of Covid-19 if Containment Measures Fail

The World Health Organization  ( WHO ) warned On  Friday  that  between 83 thousand and 190 thousand people in Africa could die of covid-19 and  29 million to  44 million people could get infected in the first year of the pandemic if  it is not contained . 

“ the projections are contained in a new WHO Africa study based on assumptions that no containment measures are put in place, which has fortunately not been the case “ WHO Africa Head Matshidiso Moeti told reporters in a teleconference.