World coronavirus updates
Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Middle East all recorded spikes in coronavirus infections Thursday as cases spread to new hot spots worldwide.
By the numbers: More than 6.5 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide and over 2.8 million have recovered from the virus. Over 387,000 people have died globally. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world with over 1.8 million.
- The U.K. confirmed over 39,800 deaths from the virus — the most fatalities outside the U.S.
- With over 584,000 infections, Brazil has the most cases outside the U.S.
What's happening: Israel’s Parliament shut down after a lawmaker contracted the virus, the New York Times reports.
- Germany announced Wednesday a second economic stimulus package worth 130 billion euros ($146 billion), taking the total economic injection to $1.5 trillion since the pandemic began, per the Wall Street Journal.
- New Zealand has gone 13 days without reporting a single new coronavirus case, the Ministry of Health confirmed on Thursday. Only one person in the entire country has the virus and they are not being hospitalized.
- Italy reopened all airports on Wednesday as restrictions on public transportation were eased. New cases in the country have largely plateaued in recent weeks, per Johns Hopkins.
- Treatment for diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular emergencies and hypertension have been partially or totally disrupted by the pandemic across many countries, the World Health Organization reports.
- Climate: The pandemic underscores why market regulators, companies and investors should do a better job planning for climate risks to the financial system.
- Hydroxchloroquine: The U.S. is sending 2 million doses of the anti-malarial drug and 1,000 ventilators to Brazil.
- President Trump delayed the G7 conference from June to September amid concerns over international travel. Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel had originally declined Trump's invitation to the June summit over COVID-19.
- Over 500 schools in South Korea — which has been a model for how to handle the coronavirus — have either closed or postponed reopening, according to the Korea Times, which cites data from the Ministry of Education.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country's annual military parade would take place on June 24, despite rising coronavirus cases.
The big picture: Policy responses to the crisis have been every-country-for-itself and — in the case of the U.S. and China — tinged with geopolitical rivalry. But the scientific work to understand the virus and develop a vaccine has been globalized on an unprecedented scale.
Coronavirus symptoms include: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headaches, sore throat and a loss of taste or smell.
Editors note: The graphic includes "probable deaths" that New York City began reporting on April 14. This article has been updated with new details throughout. Check back for the latest.
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