Coronavirus, live: the advance of the pandemic and the search for the vaccine

Cleaning staff on the empty streets of Broadway in New York (Reutes)
Cleaning staff on the empty streets of Broadway in New York (Reutes)

The coronavirus continues to spread throughout the world, with new cases of infection and fatalities, mainly in the United States and Latin America. Governments review lifting of quarantine measures, while several labs have begun human testing phases to find a vaccine to help stop the spread.

The schedules are expressed in GMT:

9.00: Shinzo Abe announced that it lifts the state of emergency throughout the territory of Japan

7.00: Germany reduces the daily balance of coronavirus to ten dead and 289 infections

6 o'clock: The pandemic has stopped Russia in the last 24 hours 8,946 cases and 92 deaths, which brings the balance to more than 350,000 infected people and more than 3,600 fatalities, as reported by the Russian center responsible for the fight against the virus.

3:40: The Ministry of Health of China Eleven new cases of coronaviruses have been confirmed this Monday, all of them imported, of which ten were located in the autonomous region of Inner Mongolia and the other in the Sichuan province, so the total number of positives is now 82,985.

2:50: The President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, has warned the citizens of the country of a new possible “total” confinement for 15 more days, after there has been a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in recent years. 24 hours.

2:30: The Government of Colombia has announced new security protocols this Sunday for the first of June when it plans to reopen its doors to shopping centers and stores throughout the country, despite being still in the midst of a health crisis caused by COVID-19.

1.30: United States recorded 638 new deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours

1:00: A Bolivian judge has decreed this Sunday preventive detention for three months for the former Minister of Health Marcelo Navajas and three others involved in the case of the alleged cost overruns in the purchase of 170 respirators from a Spanish company.

0:20: The General Directorate of Health of the French Government has reported an increase of 121 patients in the number of people hospitalized by the coronavirus, the first increase since April 14, while it has not given data on deaths for the second consecutive day and postpones this information until Monday.

0:00: Domestic flights within India will resume this Monday, except for the city of Calcutta, which still suffers from the aftermath of cyclone paso Amphan ’. The flights have been suspended since the beginning of March due to the pandemic.

A researcher of studies for developing an antibody against coronavirus, in San Diego, California (Reuters)
A researcher of studies for developing an antibody against coronavirus, in San Diego, California (Reuters)


23.30:Brazil, the second country in the world with the most confirmed cases of COVID-19, reached 363,211 infections this Sunday, registering 15,813 new infections in the last 24 hours, according to the latest balance disclosed by the Ministry of Health. The number of deaths, meanwhile, also increases. On the last day, 653 new victims were reported, for which a total of 22,666 people have lost their lives due to the pandemic.

21.30: The Ministry of Health of Argentina reported this Sunday that during the last 24 hours there were 7 deaths and 723 new positive cases for coronavirus. The total number of infected in the whole country amounted to 12076 and the fatalities reached 452.

18.45: The last balance offered this Sunday by the Ministry of Health of Peru it threw a total of 3,456 deaths, 83 of them in the last day, which meant the second time this week that the daily number of deaths is below one hundred. Meanwhile, those infected rose to 119,959, with 4,205 new in the last 24 hours.

18.20:Colombia It reached 727 deaths from COVID-19 by adding 22 deaths, most of them in the departments of Valle del Cauca and Atlántico, and raised the number of infected to 21,175 after reporting 998 new cases.

18.00: Coronavirus cases in Bolivia They would reach a maximum of 28,000 and the death toll could reach 800, health authorities predicted this Sunday.

16:15: The United Kingdom added another 118 deaths from COVID-19 to reach a total of 36,793 deaths since the start of the pandemic. The country has also detected 2,409 new infections of the virus in the last 24 hours.

16.00:Italy It registered 531 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, the lowest number this week. In the last day, 50 deaths from the virus have been reported across the country, although the region of Lombardy, the one with the most cases of death normally recorded, has not provided its most recent data.

15.30: Cuba confirms 10 new cases of COVID-19 and another deceased

14.40: Ecuador will resume local and international commercial flights on June 1, reported the National Risk and Emergency Management Service.

14.30: Spain reported another 70 deaths and 246 infections.

13.30: The United States is preparing to announce a travel ban from Brazil, one of the countries currently hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, a senior aide to President Donald Trump said Sunday.

12.00: For the first time in months, the faithful came to St. Peter's Square in the Vatican for the traditional Sunday blessing of the pope, keeping distance from each other. When they arrived, they looked towards the window through which Pope Francis generally addresses the faithful.

10.00: The Chinese government admitted that it was studying three live strains of coronavirus in the Wuhan laboratory, extracted from bats, but assured that none corresponds to the pandemic, since the similarity does not reach 80%.

9:05: Muslims from around the world commemorate the start of Eid within their homes

8:30:Russia exceeds 340,000 infections by coronavirus and now totals more than 3,500 dead

7:40: Germany drops to 31 deaths and 431 cases daily. while exceeding 178,000 infections. The country is on alert as more than 40 people contracted coronavirus during a mass in Frankfurt.

6:20: The coronavirus pandemic already leaves 5.3 million infections and 342,000 deaths worldwide

5:40:China confirms three new cases of coronavirus, two of them imported from abroad

3:50: Ecuador exceeds 36,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and borders on 3,100 deaths

1:30: Colombia registers more than 1,000 cases of coronavirus in one day and exceeds 20,000 infections

0.30: The US confirmed 1,127 new deaths from the coronavirus and is approaching 100,000 fatalities. According to the Johns Hopkins University count, the country hardest hit by the pandemic accumulates 97,048 deaths from COVID-19. In addition, the cases amount to 1,621,658

0:20: Brazil reached this Saturday 22,013 deaths from the virus, after registering 965 deaths during the last day, according to the most recent balance disclosed by the Ministry of Health.

Cypriot legislator Savia Orphanidou wears a mask as she arrives for a plenary session at the Filoxenia Conference Center in Nicosia, Cyprus, on May 22, 2020. (REUTERS / Yiannis Kourtoglou)
Cypriot legislator Savia Orphanidou wears a mask as she arrives for a plenary session at the Filoxenia Conference Center in Nicosia, Cyprus, on May 22, 2020. (REUTERS / Yiannis Kourtoglou)


23.00: The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated this Saturday in Colombia with the confirmation for the first time of more than a thousand daily cases that led the country to exceed the 20,000 contagion barrier., while 23 deaths increased the total deaths to 705. The bulletin of the Ministry of Health indicates that 1,046 infected were confirmed today, bringing the accumulated number to 20,177.

22.30: The cumulative deaths in Panama from COVID-19 reached 299 and confirmed infections at 10,577. In the last 24 hours, four deaths and 156 infections of the disease were recorded, said the Ministry of Health, who added that he also added to the statistic 154 cases of the Social Security Fund (CSS) that were pending confirmation.

18.00: The Australian ship Greg Mortimer, which was affected by COVID-19, left the Uruguayan coast this Saturday after being stranded for almost two months and left with a crew of 24 people for Las Palmas, in Spain, which was the original destination of this cruise. . "It is a very emotional moment because somehow all Uruguayans embrace, shelter, take care of, all these people and many Uruguayans worked so that we could give them the attention they deserve," Uruguayan Foreign Minister Ernesto Talvi, who told the press, went to the port of Montevideo to say goodbye to the cruise.

17:35: This Saturday Ecuador reached 36,258 positive cases and 3,096 deaths due to COVID-19, according to the latest report of the Emergency Operations Committee (COE), which warns of a downward trend in the coastal province of Guayas, whose capital is Guayaquil, the one most affected by the pandemic. According to statistics, in the last 24 hours they have been added to the registry 430 new positive cases of coronavirus and 40 have increased the category of deceased for this disease. In addition, to the 1,892 cases located on Friday in the “probable deceased” section, 94 were added today, which increased to 1,986 dead people with symptoms associated with the disease, but of which the forensic record on the true causes of their deaths.

17.20:The deceased in Spain in the last 24 hours were 48 people, the same number as on Thursday, after yesterday's rebound, according to official figures from the Ministry of Health this Saturday. The death toll from the pandemic amounts to a total of 28,676, according to the source. The new infections, confirmed by PCR testing, totaled 361 and now exceed 235,000. The highest number of new deaths has been registered in Madrid (12), Andalusia (12) and Catalonia (7), according to the source.

16:45: Chile reported 43 new deaths from coronavirus and the number of patients admitted to intensive care increased. The Health Minister, Jaime Mañalich, provided a new report on the situation in the country. The total number of infected since March 3, when the first case was detected, amounted to 65,393, while the number of deceased reached 673.

16:15: Italy reported 119 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours but continues to reduce the sick. Currently infected people are 57,752, the majority isolated in their homes, representing a reduction of 1,570 compared to yesterday, confirming the downward trend that started a month ago. The total number of deaths in the country amounted to 32,735.

15:40: Cuba announced another fifteen positives to COVID-19, for a total of 1,931 confirmed cases on the island, which did not report new deaths from the virus and continues to record higher than infections, according to the daily part of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) .

The number of infected today is the highest this week, in which the records ranged between 6 and 13 cases, although it maintains the downward trend after the April peak, when the positives came to hover around and exceeded fifty up to date.

15:25: The United Kingdom registered 282 new deaths from coronavirus: the total amounted to 36,675. British Transport Minister Grant Shapps reported that in the last 24 hours there were 2,959 new COVID-19 infections.

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15:10: Wuhan City Council reported that they have been carried out over a million coronavirus PCR tests to try to locate any new sources of infection. Wuhan is considered the origin of the coronavirus pandemic.

The campaign of 4 million tests began on May 14 and on the last day, last Thursday, May 21, more than a million were carried out, according to what the Chinese news agency collected this Saturday. Xinhua.

14:30: A 77-year-old woman today became the first fatality of the coronavirus pandemic in the Gaza Strip, reported the health ministry of the enclave.

The woman, named Fadila Abu Reida, who suffered from multiple chronic diseases, had returned from Egypt last week, and died in the quarantine center set up at the Rafah border crossing.

13:15: The General Directorate of Health of the Portuguese Government reported this Saturday of thirteen new deaths from coronavirus, with which the country overcomes the barrier of 1,300 deaths, specifically 1,302.

In addition there are 30,471 infected, 271 more than on Friday, according to the epidemiological bulletin, that is, an increase of 0.89 percent. On Friday, 253 new positives were reported, a slightly lower figure.

12:45: foreign tourists will be able to enter Spain from July. The Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, made the announcement at a press conference. The ban was in effect since mid-March following the coronavirus pandemic.

12:30: the spanish soccer league will restart the week of June 8, after more than two months interrupted by the coronavirus crisis, the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, announced this Saturday.

"The week of June 8 will authorize the resumption of major sports and professional competitions and in particular the professional soccer league," Pedro Sánchez announced at a press conference.

12:00: Pressure continues to rise this Saturday towards British Prime Minister Boris Johnson to fire one of his advisers, Dominic Cummings, suspected of having breached the rules of confinement to fight the coronavirus.

Cummings, 48, left his London home to visit his parents, in their 70s, in Durham, northeast England. even though he had symptoms of COVID-19, the newspapers revealed Daily Mirror and The Guardian.

11:30: By car and with masks, thousands of Spaniards demonstrate in the main cities of the country against Pedro Sánchez and his management of the pandemic. Convened by the Vox party, the lines of cars multiplied in the most important avenues of Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga, among other cities.

10:50: the French government announced a 14-day quarantine for travelers from the UK in reciprocity to the similar measure imposed by London and despite the agreement announced on May 10 after a telephone conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

10:15: German Chancellor Angela Merkel, has recognized this Saturday that the limitations of civil rights to curb the coronavirus pandemic have been a "excessive demand"While defending the need to impose these measures to protect the most vulnerable population.

In a speech on the occasion of the commemoration of the Basic Law of Germany, Merkel has ensured that she understands the concerns of citizens as for the restrictions on the pandemic and that the Government does not take it lightly when it comes to limiting civil rights.

09.30: Peru, the second Latin American country most affected by the coronavirus with 111,698 cases and 3,244 deaths, will remain confined until June 30, but with more flexible rules to tackle a new phase of economic recovery that will allow activities such as electronic commerce.

This was announced this Friday by the Peruvian president, Martín Vizcarra, after approving in a session of the Council of Ministers the decree that extends the quarantine in force in the country from March 16, which will make the confinement of Peru three and a half months.

08:00: Russia registered today more than 9,400 new coronavirus cases and 139 deaths from COVID-19, which brings the total number of infected people confirmed so far to 335,882 and the number of deaths to 3,388, according to the latest official data.

In total, in the last 24 hours, the country added 9,434 cases to the statistics of people infected with COVID-19, which means that for the eighth consecutive day, fewer than 10,000 new infections are registered daily in Russia.

01.00: Brazil extended the closure of its borders for 30 days.

00.40: The United States reported 1,260 deaths from coronavirus in the past 24 hours.


22.20: Brazil reported 20,803 new infections and is already the second country in the world in confirmed cases, with 330,890. The Ministry of Health also registered 1,001 new deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 21,048.

17.30: For WHO, Latin America is a “new epicenter” of the coronavirus pandemic.

16:36:Italy reported 130 deaths from coronavirus and 652 new cases in the last 24 hours.

15:49:Initial results of Chinese coronavirus vaccine indicate that it is safe and generates antibodies

15:36:Spain registered 56 new deaths in the last 24 hours and the total amounts to 28,628 people. In addition, 446 new infections were detected, and the accumulated number is 234,824

12:15: The entire Spanish territory will be in some phase of lack of confidence starting next Monday, after the Government approved this Friday to include the last pending territories, especially Madrid and Barcelona.

09:47:Russia announced 150 deaths from coronavirus on Friday, a daily record, bringing the total to 3,249. The country also registered 8,894 new infections in 24 hours and accumulates 326,448.

09:41: The coronavirus pandemic leaves more than 333,000 dead and more than 5.1 million cases worldwide

09:15: UK to impose two-week quarantine on all travelers

08:06: Germany reduces the daily balance to 27 deaths and 460 infections and exceeds 177,000 cases of coronavirus

07:23: More than 660,000 displaced by conflicts despite the call for a global ceasefire by COVID-19

06:12: The UN releases $ 23 million to support Syria in its response to the coronavirus pandemic

05:31: China registers four new COVID-19 cases, two of them imported

04:47: About 20 people held in one of the Salvadoran quarantine centers start a hunger strike

04:11: Ecuador exceeds 35,000 cases of coronavirus and deaths are close to 3,000

03:17: Mexico adds the record number of almost 3,000 new cases of coronavirus and is already close to 60,000

02:51: Peru reaches record numbers of infections by COVID-29 amid the drug crisis

02:13: Uruguay announces the "face-to-face and voluntary" return to the classrooms from June 1

01:44: Áñez reiterates his "firmness" against corruption and warns that it will be "hard"

00:20: The Colombian Prosecutor's Office announces the imputation of ten mayors for crimes of embezzlement and extra costs

Coronavirus paint
Coronavirus paint

23:57: Bolsonaro announces the "imminent" opening of the economy after a new record of deaths in one day

23:15: Trump says he will not give the press "the pleasure" of seeing him wearing a mask

22:47: US flags on institutional buildings will be flown at half-staff by coronavirus victims

22:23: The manufacturer of investigated respirators in Bolivia stresses that it sold them at their standard price

21:17: Chile exceeds 57,000 infections and registers the highest death rate since the start of the pandemic

20:06: The number of daily deaths from coronavirus in France drops to 83

19:38: Parties and social organizations ask the Brazilian Congress to open an ‘impeachment’ to Bolsonaro

19:11: The US sends 50 respirators to Russia as part of a $ 5.6 million aid package

19:03: World Vision warns that the coronavirus could “decimate” the most vulnerable populations in Brazil

18:46:New Zealand Prime Minister suggests four-day work week to revive tourism

18:15: Italy adds another 156 dead while Conte warns that it is not yet time for "parties and life"

18:01: Poland exceeds 20,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus with nearly a thousand dead

17:38: Bolivia will try to renegotiate the price of respirators and requests the collaboration of the Spanish Prosecutor's Office

16.40: Cuba adds 8 new cases of COVID-19 and one deceased after a week without deaths.

16.20: Europe must prepare for a second wave of the new coronavirus, warned the director of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Andrea Ammon, after several countries began deconfusion.

16.10: Italy reported 156 new deaths from coronavirus

15.30: Spain it recorded 48 new deaths, the lowest number since the declaration of the state of alarm. The total of deceased reached 28,090, while the number of those infected has also dropped to 344 and total 233,037.

13.50: United Kingdom reported 338 new deaths from coronavirus: the total exceeded 36,000 deaths

12.30: Another 2.4 million people applied for unemployment benefits in the US in the last week, in the context of the pandemic crisis. The total in two months is close to 40 million.

11.00: Iran reported 2,392 new cases of the new coronavirus, confirming an upward trend that has returned the country to unprecedented figures since the beginning of April and which has already raised the provisional number of infected to 129,341.

10.00: They fear sanitary collapse in Lima. In the report the day before, Peru exceeded 100,000 confirmed cases and 3,000 deaths from coronavirus.

9.30: A new study concluded that the use of a mask reduces transmission of covid-19 by up to 75%.

8:00: Russia records 8,849 cases and raises the balance to 317,000 infected and more than 3,000 deaths from coronavirus

7:50:Germany records 745 cases and 57 deaths and places the coronavirus balance at more than 176,000 infected

7:10: The coronavirus pandemic exceeds five million confirmed cases, and more than 328,000 fatalities

6:40: South Korea fears a spike in community contagion after numbers of Itaewon-related cases

6:10: WHO reports highest number of coronavirus cases in one day since pandemic started

6 o'clock: Haiti renews the state of emergency due to the coronavirus for two more months

4:50: Cuba completes a week without registering new deaths caused by COVID-19

4:00:China records only two cases of COVID-19, one of them imported

3:20: Mexico authorizes long weekends to reactivate domestic tourism affected by the pandemic

1:00: Trump says he will stop taking hydroxychloroquine "in two days"

0.20: United States recorded 1,561 new deaths from coronavirus and the total amounts to 93,406.

Passengers with masks
Passengers with masks


22.15: Argentina recorded 10 deaths and 474 infections in the last 24 hours.

22.00: Brazil reported 888 new deaths from coronavirus and the total is already close to 19,000.

21.00: Colombia recorded a record 752 daily coronavirus cases

18.40: The number of deaths from coronavirus in the world exceeded 325,000, with almost five million confirmed cases.

17.50: Cuba asked to suspend payment of its debt to the Paris Club until 2022 in order to face the coronavirus pandemic.

16.00: Italy recorded 161 new deaths from coronavirus. The government announced that all the country's airports will reopen on June 3.

15.40: Jair Bolsonaro justified the use of chloroquine in Brazil without medical endorsement. “There is still no scientific proof, but it is being monitored and used in Brazil and in the world. We are at war: "Worse than being defeated is the shame of not having fought," he wrote on Twitter.

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15.20: Spain reported another 95 deaths, a slight rebound, although it is the fourth consecutive day under a hundred.

14.00: Trump proposed that the June G7 meeting, in which the US will host, be in person, because it would be "a great sign" of normality.

13.20: The Brazilian Ministry of Health expanded its recommendation to use chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine in patients with mild symptoms of the new coronavirus, in response to a request from President Jair Bolsonaro, without scientific support.

12.30: Donald Trump said on Twitter that it was "China's incompetence and nothing else that caused this massive worldwide slaughter."

11.00: Three cities on France's Atlantic coast will re-close their beaches just a few days after its reopening, because people are failing to respect due physical distance, local authorities announced.

10.00: Iran reported 2,346 other infections and 64 deaths. The total reached 126,949 confirmed cases and 7,183 deaths

8.00: Russia reported an increase of more than 8,000 infections and 135 fatalities, the record of deaths in the daily balance, bringing the total to 2,972 deaths and more than 308,000 confirmed cases

7:00:Germany records 797 cases and 83 deaths and raises the coronavirus balance to more than 176,000 infected

6:10: Guayaquil, epicenter of the coronavirus in Ecuador, begins this Wednesday the de-escalation

5:40: Biden believes it is "totally irresponsible" that Trump take hydroxychloroquine preventively

5 o'clock: Chile requires private healthcare to expand its number of beds to treat critical cases of coronavirus

4:50: PAHO estimates 20,000 cases of coronavirus among indigenous people of the Amazon

4:10:China confirms five new cases of the new coronavirus, one of them imported

3:40: Bolsonaro announces a new protocol for the use of chloroquine as a treatment against COVID-19, although there is no solid evidence on its results. Coronavirus is already the leading cause of death in Brazil

3:00:Mexico breaks record of new cases of coronavirus in one day and exceeds 54,000

2:10:Ecuador exceeds 34,000 cases of coronavirus after registering more than 500 new infections

1:20: Colombia extends quarantine for one more week and the health emergency until August 31

0:40:United States recorded 1,536 new deaths and the total amounted to 91,800 deaths. The country extends the immigration ban and travel restrictions with Mexico

0:10: Brazil exceeds for the first time the thousand deaths from coronavirus in a single day

Man undergoes coronavirus test in Boston (Reuters)
Man undergoes coronavirus test in Boston (Reuters)


23:36: Bolivian Health Procurement Officer arrested for alleged cost overrun on respirators

22:50: Trump assures that having the largest number of COVID-19 cases is "a badge of honor"

21:50: US Justice resolves for New York to hold Democratic primaries on June 23

21:03: France rectifies and puts the total death toll at 28,022 after correcting a "count error"

20:14: China reaffirms its support for the opening of an independent investigation into the coronavirus

19:47: The US and Canada agree to extend the closure of the common border until June 21

19:13: Brussels is considering new aid without conditions for Turkey against the coronavirus

18:50: United Kingdom exceeds 35,000 deaths after adding another 545 in the last day

18:20: AI accuses the American governments of not protecting their health personnel, in a "deplorable situation"

17.00: The state of São Paulo (Brazil) reported a new record of deaths in one day, with 324.

16.40: The Pan American Health Organization warned of the “disproportionate” impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on indigenous people and women in the Americas, placing them among the vulnerable groups it called to protect to put the region “on the road to recovery” .

16.20: Italy recorded a spike in the number of daily deaths from coronavirus: 162

15.50: The Canada-United States border will be closed to all travelers, except essential travelers, until at least June 21 after both governments reach an agreement for a 30-day extension.

15.10: Spain it reported 83 deaths in its daily balance, the third consecutive one below the hundred.

14.45: Steve Mnuchin, US Treasury Secretary, warned that the US economy risks "permanent harm" from extended confinement.

14.30: The government of Spain agreed that the fifth extension of the state of alarm, starting on May 24, be only 15 days, instead of the month that the Executive of Pedro Sánchez initially proposed.

14.00: The crisis unleashed by the Covid-19 pandemic and the closure of developed economies can lead to extreme poverty for 60 million people worldwide, as the president of the World Bank has warned.

13.00: The European Union expressed that to face the coronavirus pandemic, multilateral solidarity is necessary and not "point the finger", after the threat of the United States to permanently suspend its financing to the World Health Organization (WHO).

12.10: The 194 WHO member countries, including the United States and China, adopted a resolution that provides for an "independent evaluation" of that UN agency's response to the new coronavirus pandemic. The text approved by consensus envisages launching "as soon as possible a process of impartial, independent and complete evaluation" of international action coordinated by WHO.

8.00: Russia registered 9,263 new cases, bringing the total to 299,941, the second country with the highest number of confirmed infections in the world, after the United States. It also reported 115 deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total balance to 2,837 deaths.

5:50:Germany In the last 24 hours, it has registered 513 infections and 72 deaths from coronavirus, an increase in the daily count of the pandemic that places the total at more than 175,000 infected and more than 8,000 fatalities.

5.00: India exceeds 100,000 cases of coronavirus after registering some 5,000 more positives

4:10: The Ministry of Health of China has confirmed this Tuesday that six new cases of coronavirus have been registered in the last day, three of them imported and located in the Autonomous Region of Inner Mongolia, in the north of the country.

3:00:Mexico Monday has exceeded the threshold of 50,000 cases of coronavirus by registering more than 2,000 new infections in the last 24 hours, as reported by the Mexican health authorities.

2:20:Brazil In the last 24 hours, it has registered 13,140 new cases of coronavirus, representing a total of 255,368 infections in the country, and thus surpasses the United Kingdom, which until then was the third country most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

1:50: The French Council of State has ordered the French Executive to lift the "general and absolute" ban on meeting in places of worship in the context of the coronavirus pandemic.

00:40: The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Peru has already released a total of 933 people to mitigate overcrowding in penitentiary facilities and prisons, in the context of the health emergency resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

A worker takes a woman's temperature in Jilin, China (Reuters)
A worker takes a woman's temperature in Jilin, China (Reuters)


22:00: The British authorities have reported 160 deaths from coronavirus in the last 24 hours accounted for, with a total of 34,796 deaths from the new disease.

20:00: The Government of Nigeria has extended movement restrictions in the country for two weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, although during this period the gradual de-escalation that started on May 4 will continue.

18:00: The General Directorate of Health of the French Government has reported on Monday that 131 deaths from coronavirus have been counted in the last 24 hours accounted for, for a total of 28,239 deaths.

16.05: Italy recorded fewer than 100 deaths for the first time since the start of confinement in the country.

15.10: Spain reported 59 new deaths, the second consecutive day below 100.

14.30: France and Germany proposed a $ 542 billion plan to revive Europe. The revival fund will be "ambitious, temporary and focused" to alleviate the economic impact of the coronavirus, which has plunged the continent into a historic recession

14.00: The Government of Germany announced that it plans to raise the general recommendation against travel to any country in the world on June 15 and hopes to be able to agree with its European partners on the conditions necessary for the activation of tourism.

12.40: The US firm Moderna announced "provisional positive" results in phase one clinical trials of its vaccine against the new coronavirus, in a small number of volunteers.

11.50: The WHO director-general defended the organization's management: he assured that he "quickly sounded the alarm" in the face of the pandemic and added that the crisis left "cruelly to light" the geopolitical divisions.

11.30: The new coronavirus has already caused at least 315,270 deaths worldwide since it appeared in December, according to a balance established by AFP based on official sources.

11.00: The presidents of France and South Korea called for coronavirus vaccines and treatments to be made available to the international community.

10.40: Xi Jinping announced at the WHO assembly that China's vaccines will be available as a global public good and promised $ 2 billion in assistance to affected countries, especially developing states.

10.10: The WHO annual assembly began, amid criticism for its handling of the pandemic. It is being held virtually for the first time and the first speaker is UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. “WHO is irreplaceable and needs more resources. The countries of the North will not be able to end the covid-19 if the countries of the South fail to control it, ”he warned.

7.00: The famous St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, closed since March 10, reopened its doors with the precautionary measures required in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.

6.00: Russia increases the number of confirmed coronavirus cases to 290,000 and the deaths to 2,722

5.00: Germany reduces the daily balance of coronavirus to 21 dead and 342 infections

3:00: The President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, announced a 24-hour reduction of the curfew scheduled for Thursday of this week to contain the pandemic of the new coronavirus, which has left 1,912 infected and 35 dead in the country.

2:00: Japan's economy entered a recession phase, for the first time since 2015, following a 0.9% decline between January and March this year, in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, according to official data released on Monday.

1.00: US confirmed 820 new deaths from coronavirus and death toll near 90,000

00.10: Brazil registered 7,938 new cases of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus this Sunday, bringing the total number of infections to 241,080, as well as 485 new deaths from COVID-19, which brought the total number of victims in just two months to 16,118, according to the bulletin released this Sunday by the Ministry of Health.

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