Coronavirus: at a glance | News from the world


Key developments in the global coronavirus epidemic today include:

Global cases exceed 5.4 m

There are currently 5,407,701 confirmed cases of coronavirus worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University tracker. The death toll stands at 345,060. The two figures are expected to be higher due to different rates of testing, definitions and deliberate underreporting.

US bans travelers who have stayed in Brazil in the past two weeks

The White House announced that it would ban foreigners from traveling to the United States if they had been in Brazil in the past two weeks, two days after the South American nation became the second most affected country in the world. world in terms of coronavirus cases. Brazil, meanwhile, recorded 15,813 new cases and 653 new deaths in 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths to 22,666 and the cases to 363,211 confirmed cases, the Ministry of Health said.

White House official compares China’s handling of coronavirus to Chernobyl concealment

A senior White House official on Sunday compared China’s management of the coronavirus epidemic of the Soviet Union’s concealment of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant merger. Robert O’Brien, adviser to the Trump’s national security agency accused China of covering “going to make history with Chernobyl”, stepping up efforts to divert attention from a death toll from Covid-19 in the United States , fast closing out of 100,000.

China says virus pushes US ties to brink of “cold war”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Sunday that Washington appeared to be infected with a “political virus” but that Beijing would nonetheless be open to an international effort to find the source of the coronavirus. “Certain political forces in the United States are taking China-US relations hostage and pushing our two countries to the brink of a new cold war,” said Wang.

Dominic Cummings reported to police for violating a foreclosure measure

Boris Johnson Chief Advisor faces possible police investigation under health laws into allegation that he broke the rules of self-isolation in the north-east of England after a weekend of mounting pressure on the Prime Minister minister to fire his senior advisor.
Boris Johnson described Cummings as acting “in a responsible, legal and honest manner”.

First Spanish beaches to reopen as the lock is released

The coronavirus lockdown measures will finally be relaxed for residents of Madrid and Barcelona from Monday, while elsewhere in Spain, the first beaches are expected to reopen, reports AFP. The inhabitants of the two cities can now meet in groups of up to 10 people at home or on the terraces of bars and restaurants. The gates of the capital’s parks will also be reopened and the main museums will be able to accommodate a limited number of visitors.

Australian children return to school

Australia’s most populous state, New South Wales, deployed hundreds of crowd control staff on Monday to impose social distancing on public transport amid an expected wave of shuttles, as schools and offices reopened and coronavirus cases fell. Australia has reported just over 7,100 Covid-19 infections, including 102 deaths, far below the figures reported by other developed countries.

The Chilean health system “very close to the limit”

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said on Sunday that the country’s health system was under pressure and “very close to the limit” as the number of new confirmed coronavirus infections approached 70,000, following a rapid increase in recent days. The Department of Health reported 3,709 new cases in the past day, bringing the total to 69,102. The death toll is 718.

India resumes domestic flights despite record new cases

Domestic flights to resume across India The Federal Minister of Civil Aviation said on Monday, despite a 24-hour record increase in new cases on Sunday. The announcement follows a day of “tough negotiations,” the minister said after some states sought to limit the number of flights.

South Africa announces further easing of lockout

South Africa will further ease coronavirus locking restrictions from June 1, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced, allowing large sectors of the economy to reopen completely. “Cabinet has determined that the alert level for the country as a whole should be lowered from level four to level three,” he said in a speech on television, describing the move as a significant change. approach to the pandemic.


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