A third member of a scientific advisory body to the British government has warned that it is too soon to lift the COVID-19 lockdown because the test and trace system is not yet fully operational.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India is facing a “long battle” ahead in its efforts to defeat the pandemic as the country set a new record for daily coronavirus infections.
United States President Donald Trump has said the US is “terminating” its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), saying the agency has not made coronavirus reforms.
- Brazil’s coronavirus deaths reached a total of 27,878, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of deaths.
- More than 5.9 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Some 365,000 people have died, while more than 2.4 million have recovered.