Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency In New York For Coronavirus Outbreak
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo officially declared a state of emergency as the coronavirus outbreak continues. The governor called the relationship with the CDC "problematic" as he called for more testing.
Footage provided by El Salvador's Presidency show inmates at the Izalco prison lining up in tight lines during a security operation during the coronavirus pandemic, northwest of San Salvador, Saturday, April 25.
Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele late on Friday ordered a 24-hour lockdown of prisons containing gang members, and said their leaders would be sent into solitary confinement after a sudden spike in homicides during the day.
Bukele said the "maximum emergency" lockdown would be enforced while police investigated some 22 homicides reported on Friday.
Only a few years ago, El Salvador, which has long been plagued by powerful street gangs known as maras, had the highest homicide rate in the Americas.
El Salvador has imposed some of the strictest measures in the Americas to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Riots have broken out at prisons all over the world including in Argentina, Cameroon, and Malawi as the global health crisis exaggerates.
Inmates are protesting hygiene conditions, lack of personal protection equipment and poor cell conditions, while some protested on the roof of prisons.
(Reuters/VOA) Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency after a surge of infections in major cities.
It's set to last one month and allow governors to call on people to stay at home and for businesses to close.
More than 100 people have died and there've been more than 4,500 confirmed cases.
Al Jazeera's Aya Asakura has more from Tokyo. Japan has declared a state of emergency covering Tokyo and six other key regions in the country. Today, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe unveiled a $1.4 trillion stimulus package to help the Japanese economy.
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