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Delta flight returns to gate after travelers refuse to wear masks

August 1, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A Delta flight was forced to return to the gate when two of their customers wouldn’t wear masks, according to Delta Air Lines spokesperson Emma Protis.

No one attending this year’s scaled-back Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has contracted Covid-19 so far, the country’s health ministry said Saturday.

The Kingdom started preparing for the scaled down Hajj in February and after selecting 1,000 pilgrims – Saudis and foreign residents in the country, between the ages of 20 and 50 – enforced a 14-day pre-Hajj quarantine, tested them, provided trainings on social distancing and monitored the pilgrims, Dr. Abdullah Assiri, assistant deputy minister for preventative health at the Saudi Ministry of Health, told CNN in an interview on Wednesday.

According to the Saudi health ministry, the kingdom registered 1,573 new coronavirus cases and 21 deaths on Saturday.

South Africa's National Department of Health reported over 10,000 new Covid-19 cases Saturday, bringing the total number of infections recorded in the country to more than 500,000.

A total of 503,290 cases have been confirmed in the country, including more than 8,100 deaths, according to the Health Department.

Colombia reported a new record of daily coronavirus cases after 10,673 new infections were recorded on Saturday, bringing the total to 306,181, its health ministry said.

Brazil recorded 45,392 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2. 7 million, its health ministry announced Saturday.

Kuwait suspended flights from 31 countries Saturday due to the coronavirus pandemic, just as the country reopened its airport for operations, the state-run Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported Saturday.

Kuwait’s health ministry recorded an additional 491 Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the country’s overall total to 67,448 confirmed infections.

Health experts are recommending planning and caution when making decisions about whether to send kids back to school, amid New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement Saturday that he will make a decision on reopening schools in New York this week.

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