In Washington President Trump, facing an uphill battle to be reelected in November, continued to pressure state and local governments to reopen the American economy - even as the toll continues to rise in the world's hardest-hit country, where Covid-19 had claimed nearly 96,000 lives as of yesterday according to Johns Hopkins University.
Beijing has reported no new Covid-19 infections for the primary time for the reason that pandemic erupted final 12 months, however because the virus dies out in its authentic epicenter, South America has shortly emerged as a serious hotspot.
"The COVID-19 pandemic today reached a milestone in Africa, with more than 100,000 confirmed cases".
WHO says South America a 'new epicentre' of pandemic; Africa tops 100,000 cases
The grim milestone comes as the World Health Organization calls South America "a new epicentre" of the deadly virus.
Ryan said confirmed cases in the country are now approaching 300,000 and COVID-19 has now killed almost 19,000 people in Brazil.
Over the last week in Brazil, health officials have reported tens of thousands of new infections each day, bringing its current disease toll to more than 330,000, rapidly eclipsing Russian Federation as the second worst-affected nation.
Brazil's death toll is now the sixth-highest in the world, behind the United States, Britain, Italy, Spain and France. On Monday, Brazil overtook Britain to become the country with the third highest number of infections.More news: KKR to invest $1.5 billion in India’s Reliance Jio Platforms
As the toll mounted, grave-diggers at a cemetery outside Sao Paulo scrambled to keep up.
What's perverse was that a lot of the people were exposing themselves to the virus because they didn't have a choice, said Sanchez.
Trump on Friday labeled churches and other houses of worship as "essential" and called on governors nationwide to let them reopen immediately this weekend even though some areas remain under coronavirus lockdown. "In America, we need more prayer, not less", added Trump, who has previously expressed support for street protests against lockdowns.
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It was not clear whether he had any authority to override the governors.
France decided that it was safe to hold a delayed second round of municipal elections on June 28, and the Czech Republic said the epidemic remains contained there, two weeks after shopping malls, cinemas and restaurant terraces reopened.More news: National Hockey League looking to confirm playoff teams