Spanish town deploying special police units to nightclubs to enforce health regulations

FILE PHOTO: A general view of Punta Ballena street in Magaluf as bars are shuttered amid the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Mallorca, Spain, July 12, 2020. REUTERS/Enrique Calvo/File Photo

Tista' taqra bil- Malti.

The Spanish town of Fuengirola near Málaga  is deploying special police units to nightclubs to enforce health regulations to stop the virus from spreading. Spain has confirmed 28,503 virus deaths in the pandemic but experts say all numbers in all countries are undercounts due to limited testing, missed cases and other issues.

As of 09 August 2020, 19 624 044 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 726 953 deaths.

10,615,855 cases were reported in America, 4,886,417 cases were reported in Asia, 3,061,264 cases in Europe,  1, 037, 135 cases were reported in Africa, and 22,677 cases in Oceania. 

When it comes to deaths by Covid-19, the American continent registered the highest number of cases 389,793. Europe was the continent which registered the second highest number of deaths (207,215).

The UK was the European country with the highest number of deaths, followed by Italy, France, Spain and Russia. The USA remains the country with the highest number of deaths (162, 425).  

Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said internal border closures were unlikely to lift before Christmas, as the country on Monday reported a record single day rise in COVID-19 deaths.

There was, however, some evidence that drastic lockdown measures in the city of Melbourne were having an effect, with daily new infections in the state of Victoria slowing to a near two week low.

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