Mexico Now Has 3rd Most COVID-19 Deaths
Mexico now has the third most COVID-19 deaths in the world, behind the United States and Brazil, while former success story Vietnam is struggling to control an outbreak spreading in its most famous beach resort.
China reported a more than 50 per cent drop in newly confirmed cases in a possible sign that its latest major outbreak in the northwestern region of Xinjiang may have run its course
However, in Hong Kong, infections continue to surge, with more than 100 new cases reported as of Saturday among the population of 7.5 million. Officials have reimposed dining restrictions and mask requirements.
South Korean prosecutors arrested the elderly leader of a secretive religious sect linked to more than 5,200 of the country’s 14,336 confirmed cases. He has denied charges of hiding members and underreporting gatherings to avoid broader quarantines.
Mexican health officials on Friday reported 688 new deaths, pushing the country’s total to 46,688. That put Mexico just ahead of the United Kingdom, which has 46,119, according to the tally by Johns Hopkins University.