North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has convened an emergency politburo meeting after a person suspected of having COVID-19 returned from South Korea after illegally crossing the border this month, state media said on Sunday. If confirmed, it would be the first case officially acknowledged by Pyongyang, which has so far said the country has no confirmed cases of the disease.
- Vietnam was back on high alert for the coronavirus after medical officials in the central city of Da Nang detected the country’s first locally transmitted case in three months.
- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus after weeks quarantined in his residence due to the infection.
- Some 15.9 million people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, while more than 641,000 have died, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. More than 9.18 million people have recovered.
Hurricane Hanna roared ashore on the United States’ Gulf Coast in the state of Texas, bringing winds that lashed the shoreline with rain and storm surge – and even threatening to bring possible tornadoes to a part of the country trying to cope with a spike in coronavirus cases.
The first hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season made landfall Saturday afternoon at 22:00 GMT. As of Saturday evening, it had maximum sustained winds of 90 mph (145 kph).
Many parts of Texas, including the area where Hanna came ashore, have been dealing with a surge in coronavirus cases in recent weeks, but local officials said they were prepared for whatever the storm might bring.
As Compiled By Cyndi Wyndi
And Edited By Knight Fredel
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