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.

A host at the entrance of a restaurant to turn customers away as a curfew from 8pm to 6am takes effect in Miami Beach, Florida, on July 18 amid surging cases. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images
People physical distancing while watching wrestlers perform a ceremony ahead of their bouts at a sumo tournament in Tokyo, Japan, July 19. Photo: STR/JIJI Press/AFP via Getty Images
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels, Belgium, on July 18, as European Union leaders hold their first face-to-face summit over a post-virus economic rescue plan. Photo: Francois Lenoir/Pool/AFP via Getty Images
A medical volunteer takes a woman's temperature at a marriage hall, temporarily converted into a coronavirus testing center, in Mumbai, India, on July 17, where case numbers exceeded 1 million nationally. Photo: Punit Paran/AFP via Getty Images
A medical worker conducts a COVID-19 test at a free testing site in New York City on July 18 as the city prepares to enter its fourth and final phase of reopening. Photo: Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images
Worshipers of Legio Maria in Nairobi attend a prayer session for the first time since March after Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta directed the places of worship to reopen under strict guidelines. Photo: Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP via Getty Images
A funeral home worker plays the violin as a deacon holds an umbrella before the cremation of a coronavirus victim at a cemetery in Bogota, Colombia, on July 17. Photo: Raul Arboleda/AFP via Getty Images
Patrons at an outdoor restaurant in downtown San Diego, California, on July 17. Photo: Sandy Huffaker/AFP via Getty Images
Cleaning takes place inside a housing complex in Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria on July 17. The city and Mitchell Shire, Victoria, are on lockdown following a rise in COVID-19 cases. Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images
Cleaning staff in personal protective equipment carry trash boxes in a line to minimize contamination after collecting PPE used by doctors who treated coronavirus patients at a hospital in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on July 17. Photo: Amanuel Sileshi/AFP via Getty Images
An escalator inside a Hong Kong wet market is cleaned and disinfected on July 19, as Hong Kong reported 100 new cases — its biggest one-day increase since the pandemic began, the BBC notes. Photo by Vernon Yuen/NurPhoto via Getty Images

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In photos: Washington state crews destroy first murder hornets nest in U.S.

Washington State Department of Agriculture workers, illuminated by red lamps, vacuum a nest of Asian giant hornets from a tree in Blaine, Washington, on Saturday. Photo: Elaine Thompson/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Heavily protected crews on Saturday dismantled the first Asian giant hornet nest found in the U.S., the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) confirmed in a statement declaring: "Got 'em."

The big picture: The invasive species commonly referred to as the "murder hornet," typically doesn't harm humans unless provoked, though it has been known to kill people in Japan. The insect poses a major threat to local honeybee populations. But the WSDA said in a statement that the nest removal "appears to have been successful."

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Australian city Melbourne to exit one of world's longest lockdowns

People socially distance at St Kilda beach in Melbourne, Australia. Photo: Darrian Traynor/Getty Images

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.

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