Latest On Coronavirus
MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 25th October, 2020) The global COVID-19 tally now tops 42 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.
India, which is gradually catching up with the US, has updated its tally by over 53,300 cases to 7.8 million.
Brazil has confirmed over 30,026 new infections and 571 fatalities. In total, the third-worst hit country has nearly 5.4 million cumulative cases.
Russia, which comes fourth on the list, has reported 16,521 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, down from yesterday's record 17,340, taking the cumulative total to 1,497,167.
European countries continue reporting all-day highs.
In a traditional address to the nation on Saturday, Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the coronavirus is spreading more rapidly than at the beginning of the year, which indicates that the country is yet to face its most difficult months.
Poland, in turn, has registered the highest daily COVID-19 death toll of 179.
Another 13,628 people have tested positive for the disease in the eastern European country, which is slightly down from yesterday's record 13,632. President Andrzej Duda was also confirmed to have contracted the virus.
The Ukrainian capital's mayor, Vitali Klitschko, is another latest official to test positive for the coronavirus. The boxer-turned-mayor wrote on his Telegram channel that he feels okey and has self-isolated at home.
In a bid to curb the spread of the virus, the Bulgarian capital shuts down bars and clubs for two weeks starting Sunday, mayor Yordanka Fandakova announced.
The Brussels-Capital Region is also going to introduce additional COVID-19 restrictions, the RTL channel reported.
Starting Monday, the region will make the wearing of face masks and telework mandatory; order commercial facilities to close their doors at 8 p.m. except for food takeout orders; and shut all cultural venues, gyms and swimming pools.