World coronavirus updates
India extended its nationwide lockdown — one of the longest-running in the world — on Saturday, as deaths and infections rise, per Johns Hopkins. The country also moved to allow restaurants, hotels and churches outside of hotspots to begin reopening.
By the numbers: Nearly 6 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide and over 2.5 million have recovered from the virus. Over 367,000 people have died globally. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world with over 1.7 million.
- The U.K. confirmed over 38,400 deaths from the virus — the most fatalities outside the U.S. Brazil has the most cases beyond the U.S. (over 465,100).
What's happening: Restaurants in Thailand have started reopening, the New York Times reports, with gyms and salons cleared to resume on June 1.
- 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.
- President Trump said Friday the U.S. would terminate its relationship with the World Health Organization, after blaming China for the spread of the virus.
- New Zealand has a single coronavirus case after reporting a week of no new infections, the Ministry of Health confirmed Friday local time.
- Turkey will lift restrictions on intercity travel and allow several public places to reopen June 1, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday, per Reuters.
- The European Union is considering an $826 billion coronavirus rescue package to fund recovery efforts for all member states, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Wednesday.
- France's health ministry advised doctors on Wednesday that hydroxychloroquine "should not be prescribed" to coronavirus patients, citing a lack of evidence as to the drug's benefits.
- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez tweeted his support for the European Union's proposed €750 billion coronavirus rescue package on Wednesday, saying the package "includes many of our demands."
- Japan is preparing a second stimulus package worth $1.1 trillion, or about 40% of the country's gross domestic product, Reuters first reported Tuesday.
- French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday the government would provide a $8.8 billion aid package for the auto industry, as 400,000 cars remained unsold after an 80% sales decline compared to the same time in 2019, per CNN.
- Mexico reported its highest single-day death toll on Tuesday, after 501 people died from the coronavirus, per data from Johns Hopkins and the country's health ministry.
- Russian President Vladimir Putin said the country's annual military parade would take place on June 24, despite rising coronavirus cases.
- The White House announced Sunday that non-U.S. citizens who have been in Brazil in the past 14 days cannot enter the country.
- U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson sparked backlash after coming out in support of Dominic Cummings Sunday, after an investigation found the top aide had traveled 260 miles in April to visit his parents while exhibiting coronavirus symptoms.
- Germany reported over 100 coronavirus cases stemming from a single day of church services.
- Italy plans to reopen all airports beginning June 3 as restrictions on public transportation are eased, Transport Minister Paola De Micheli said during Wednesday's parliamentary session. New cases in the country have largely plateaued in recent weeks, per Johns Hopkins.
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 underway 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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