Spread of COVID-19 accelerating around the world

published on July 20, 2020

Six hundred thousand people have now died of covet 19 around the world and the world health organization says the spread is still accelerating what's happening in hong kong and australia where cases are surging again

Has caught everyone off guard and as redmond shannon reports in europe the political side effects of this pandemic could also be long lasting four weeks ago it looked like australia might be close to eliminating covet 19

That seems like a long time ago now there are 5 696 cases of chronovirus in victoria that's 363 new cases since yesterday the reopening of australia's parliament has been delayed

As the country scrambles to deal with the resurgence of the virus we are going to be wearing masks in victoria and potentially in other parts of other parts of the country for a very

Long time in locked down melbourne anyone outside their home could soon be fined two hundred dollars for not wearing a mask similar mask rules and a similar second

Wave are playing out in hong kong chief executive kari lam says the situation is critical and not under control the city has seen its highest number of daily cases since the start of the pandemic south

Africa is now also a hot spot of the virus but a lack of testing in other african countries means it's difficult to track the spread across the continent

On sunday nigeria's foreign minister revealed that he's tested positive the european union is now focusing on economic recovery but the virus is still a major threat to health

And to eu stability i don't know what is the personal reason for the dutch prime minister to hate me or hungary but he is attacking so harshly a small group of richer nations including the

Dutch demand stricter terms on a one trillion dollar rescue package and guarantees on democratic freedoms from countries like poland and hungary the best way what we can do

To give the money to those who are in need and help them to spend it as much and as soon as they can just six months after brexit the eu desperately needs to show unity at a time of crisis

Redmond shannon global news london

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