COVID-19: Coronavirus information and updates for Sunday, October 18, 2020

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“The federal government will act tomorrow, the motion will likely be decisive and it will likely be nationwide motion,” Harris, who was the well being minister throughout considered one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns from the top of March to mid-Could, informed nationwide broadcaster RTE.


Italy has permitted a brand new stimulus package deal in its 2021 price range to foster an financial rebound from the recession brought on by the coronavirus disaster, a authorities assertion mentioned on Sunday after a late-night cupboard assembly. Amongst measures to help the well being and training system, the federal government will arrange a four billion euro ($6.1 billion CAD) fund to compensate firms worst hit by coronavirus lockdowns.

One of many European nations worst hit by the pandemic, Italy has forecast a 9% financial contraction for 2020 and a price range deficit equating to 10.eight% of gross home product.


Russia on Sunday recorded 15,099 new coronavirus circumstances, pushing the nationwide tally to 1,399,334, officers mentioned. Additionally they mentioned 185 individuals had died within the earlier 24 hours, taking the official dying toll to 24,187, and that 1,070,576 individuals had recovered from the virus.

A pro-democracy protester attends an anti-government protest, in Bangkok, Thailand October 18, 2020. REUTERS/Jorge Silva ORG XMIT: GDN
A professional-democracy protester attends an anti-government protest, in Bangkok, Thailand October 18, 2020. Photograph by JORGE SILVA /REUTERS


Thailand reported three further regionally transmitted circumstances of the coronavirus on Sunday, a day after reporting its first native infections in additional than a month. Earlier than this week’s 5 circumstances, Thailand final reported a confirmed native transmission on Sept. 11. In whole, Thailand has reported three,686 circumstances of the virus and 59 deaths.


Florida Gators head coach Dan Mullen introduced on Saturday that he examined constructive for COVID-19. Mullen is the sixth recognized FBS soccer coach to check constructive for COVID-19 this season. Blake Anderson (Arkansas State), Les Miles (Kansas), Mike Norvell (Florida State), Nick Saban (Alabama) and Kevin Sumlin (Arizona) even have examined constructive since Labor Day.

-With information from The Canadian Press, Reuters and Postmedia.