Toll in US below 1,000 for seventh-day in a row
The United States recorded 840 deaths from the new coronavirus in the past 24 hours, according to data from Johns Hopkins University on Wednesday, the seventh day in a row the toll has dropped below 1,000.
The country remains the most affected in the world by the pandemic in absolute terms, with more than 117,000 deaths overall and more than 2.1 million cases diagnosed.
三级成人视频Despite the encouraging drop in deaths, the number of new infections has plateaued around 20,000 a day, as infection rates wax and wane around the country.
Beijing confirms 21 new cases
B三级成人视频eijing confirmed 21 new cases as of June 17, China's health authority said on Thursday, down from 31 a day earlier.
三级成人视频Beijing logged its first case in the current outbreak, the worst in the city since early February, on June 11. The total number of infections has risen to 158 over the past week.
Summary of news from around the world
- Confirmed cases of infection in Panama reached 22,597 on Wednesday, up 635 from the previous day, and deaths climbed by 13 to 470, the health ministry said.
- Parcel delivery firm DPD said on Thursday it would create 6,000 new UK-based jobs and increase investment in infrastructure to meet a boom in online shopping caused by the pandemic.
- The Navajo Nation has reimposed 57-hour weekend curfews to protect citizens from a surge in cases in neighboring Arizona after the largest Native American reservation managed to flatten its own curve.
- Peru topped 240,000 total cases on Wednesday, surpassing hard-hit Italy, government data showed, even as the pace of infections has begun to moderate in the South American nation.
- In France, the Eiffel Tower is preparing to welcome back visitors after the lockdown, but they will need to be fit: because of lingering concerns about infection, the elevators will initially be off-limits.
- Brazil recorded 1,269 additional deaths on Wednesday, bringing its official death toll to 46,510, the most in the world outside the US. The Health Ministry also registered 32,188 new cases for a total of 955,377 confirmed cases, also second to the US globally.
- Many people in Jordan are struggling to meet basic needs after a more than two-month lockdown to fight the pandemic, a United Nations Development Programme study said on Wednesday.
- Mexico's health ministry reported on Wednesday 4,930 new confirmed cases and 770 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 159,793 cases and 19,080 deaths.
Prince Charles: 'We must prevent this crisis from defining the prospects of a generation'
The Prince of Wales has warned of the “potentially devastating” impact of coronavirus三级成人视频 on young people, saying it is essential to now “prevent this crisis from defining the prospects of a generation”.
The Prince, whose Prince's Trust is dedicated to helping the young, has spoken of his fears of a “terrible downward spiral” for those facing a “double disaster” of the Covid-19 pandemic and its economic repercussions.
Saying “desperately high numbers of lives and livelihoods” are already being lost, he warned young people are often “hardest hit” in times of economic hardship, currently working in industries which have “borne the brunt of this crisis”.
三级成人视频The Prince's comments come amid growing concern about the wider repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown, particularly on children, teenagers and young adults.
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The Prince of Wales has warned of the “potentially devastating” impact of coronavirus on young people三级成人视频, saying it is essential to now “prevent this crisis from defining the prospects of a generation”
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Nine US states have hit record highs for Covid-19 cases, with Arizona, Florida, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas all reporting record increases in new daily infections
Sweden’s state epidemiologist has said the country has been “surprisingly slow” at achieving herd immunity
Big companies are building their own apps and taking other steps in a bid to get staff safely back to the office as the Government drags its feet on test and trace