Confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 1,188 overnight to a new total of 25,587 on Sunday, national health authorities said, also reporting 94 new deaths from the virus.
Iran’s death toll rises to 4,474
Iranian fatalities from the Covid-19 rose by 117 from Saturday to Sunday, bringing the total death count in the Middle East’s worst-hit country to 4,474. Confirmed cases reported by Iran’s health ministry are at 71,686.
Malaysia reports 153 new cases, 4,683 total
Malaysia reported 153 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, bringing the Southeast Asian nation’s total confirmed cases to 4,683. The country reported three new deaths, bringing the number of fatalities from the virus to 76, the Malaysian health ministry said.
UAE announced $31 million in reduced fees to aid businesses
The United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Economy announced Sunday it will cut fees for 94 of its services related to licenses, registrations and trademarks in an effort to help businesses hit by the coronavirus crisis. The measures amount to a value of 113 million dirhams ($31 million), the ministry said in a statement.
Russia reports more than 2,000 new cases in biggest daily jump
Russia reported its biggest daily jump in new coronaviruses cases so far on Sunday at 2,186, bringing the country’s total confirmed cases to 15,770. The death count rose by 24 overnight, for a total of 130.
Australians and New Zealanders on infected cruise ship touched down in Melbourne
Some 112 passengers who were onboard the coronavirus-affected Antarctic cruise ship, Greg Mortimer, arrived in Melbourne from Uruguay after the vessel docked in Montevideo.
Australia’s foreign minister, Marise Payne, tweeted the arrival of the passengers Sunday morning.
The ship had been stranded in La Plata River near the Uruguayan capital since March 27, Reuters reported.
Most of the passengers who were repatriated to Melbourne via a charter flight had tested positive, according to the news wire. It added that two Australian passengers could not be transported as they had to stay in intensive care at a hospital because of their poor condition.
Of the 112 passengers, 96 were Australians and 16 were New Zealanders, Reuters said