Eid al-Fitr celebrated under coronavirus lockdown: Live updates

Eid al-Fitr celebrated under coronavirus lockdown: Live updates

• Iraq's health ministry reported the steepest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 308 new infections since the government began recording cases in late February. As the country welcomes Eid al-Fitr, marking Islam's holiest month of Ramadan, it has reported at least 4,200 cases and 152 deaths. • Turkey's health minister announced 32 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the country's death toll to 4,308. Fahrettin Koca also reported 1,186 confirmed infections in the previous 24 hours, the highest number of the week, pushing the nationwide total to 55,686. An Eid al-Fitr weekend lockdown has been imposed in Turkey. • Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim-majority country, reported 949 new coronavirus cases, bringing the nationwide total to 21,745 with 1,351 deaths. As Indonesians head out to shop in preparation for Eid celebration, a major market in Central Java was shut due to a COVID-19 outbreak. • More than 5.28 million people around the world are now confirmed to have the coronavirus, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. More than 340,000 people have died globally, while more than two million people have recovered. Here are the latest updates: The University of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine trial has only a 50 percent chance of success as the coronavirus cases ebb in Britain, the professor co-leading the development of the vaccine told the Telegraph newspaper. Adrian Hill, director of Oxford's Jenner Institute, which has teamed up with drugmaker AstraZeneca Plc to develop the vaccine, ChAdOx1, said that ...
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