Some of the hardest hit countries are beginning to relax their lock-in measures. in the WE, which has the highest number of confirmed cases in the world (1,917,080), certain tourist centers are reopening, notably Universal Orlando and the famous casinos in Las Vegas. Meanwhile in the United Kingdom, places of worship will open for individual prayer from June 15.
In other developments:
- President of Brazil Jai Bolsonaro has defended his decision not to release some of the official data on the country’s coronavirus pandemic.
- OPEC members and other oil-producing countries have agreed to extend their production cuts until July.
- World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic has expressed doubts about the continuation of the US Open tournament as scheduled in September, saying restrictions on coronaviruses will make this impossible.
- California plans to allow film, television and music production to resume on June 12, depending on the conditions of the coronavirus at that time.
- Organizers of anti-racism protests in Northern Ireland will be reported to the prosecution for breaking the rules to block coronaviruses, police said. It comes after thousands of people came across the UK after the death of George Floyd.