A woman holding her baby wearing a face mask in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 7. The country has confirmed more than 2 million COVID-19 cases. Photo: Fabio Teixeira/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
The coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every nation. And case numbers are continuing to surge across the world, along with the death toll.
The big picture: Locking down to combat the virus has had a crippling effect on many economies. Global debt is expected to surpass global GDP this year following coronavirus stimulus measures. As some countries reopen economies with strict health and hygiene measures in place and others lock down again to combat rising cases, take a look at how COVID-19 has changed daily life around the world.
Coronavirus restrictions in Victoria, Australia, will ease and state capital Melbourne's lockdown will end after officials recorded Monday no new cases for the first time in 139 days, state Premier Dan Andrews announced.
Why it matters: The state has been the epicenter of Australia's pandemic and Melbourne has endured one of the world's longest lockdowns. The measure will have been in place for 112 days when it lifts late Tuesday.