Latin America, Caribbean surpass 3 million cases

Latin America, Caribbean surpass 3 million cases

Posted on 07/11/2020

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Here's a quick look at coronavirus around the globe.

According to Johns Hopkins University, Latin America and Caribbean countries surpassed 3 million Covid 19 cases this week.

Brazil, Peru and Chile reported the highest numbers of infections.

More than 50% of the cases in the Americas are being registered in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

Brazil alone is accounting accounts for nearly 1/4 of the cases.

Italy is likely to extend the state of emergency in the country due to the continued effects of the coronavirus outbreak.

Reports have emerged suggesting the government will aim to extend the state of emergency until December 31.

The legal guidelines behind the state of emergency grants the government special powers like allowing it to curb certain freedoms as well as permitting access to additional resources to stop and contain the spread of Covid 19.

The current state of emergency is set to expire on July 31.

Despite a surge in Japan's coronavirus cases, restrictions are easing.

Japanese baseball is being played in a stadium in front of fans for the first time in four months.

But there is a long list of "no-no's" as organizers try to keep fans and players safe.

Masks are required and there will be no loud voices or jumping up and down in excitement.

For social distancing only 5,000 people will be allowed in the stadium and they will have to fill out a form documenting their temperature for contact tracing in case there is an outbreak.