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Novel coronavirus breaking its own record

The spread of COVID-19 doesn’t seem to hang on as the world is setting new records every other week. In the last 24 hours– the cases clocked 183,000.


Lockdown in many countries failed to cease the transmission of novel coronavirus, with 54,771 cases tallied in Brazil, 36,617 in the US, and 15,400 in India, during the last 24 hours. The World Health Organization declares it the largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases by its count at more than 183,000 new cases in the latest 24 hours.

Experts said, increase in cases can result in multiple factors including more widespread testing as well as a broader infection.


The overview of Pandemic:

Total Cases in the world: 8,708,008

Total Deaths in the world: 461,715


Last 24 hours cases: 183,020

Last 24 hours deaths: 4,743


More than two-thirds of those new deaths were reported in America.


Spain after observing three months of lockdown finally decides to end the national emergency. Since 14th of March, it will allow the Spanish citizens for the very first time to travel around the country. It also dropped 14-day quarantine for visitors from Britain and the 26 European countries that allow visa-free travel.


Pedro Delgado, 23 years old says after arriving from Spain’s Canary Islands: “This freedom that we have, not having to justify our journey to see our family and friends, this was something that we were really looking forward to.”


While Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez recommended people to take maximum precautions: “The virus can return and it can hit us again in a second wave, and we have to do whatever we can to avoid that, at all cost.”


Trump urges slowdown in COVID-19 testing [Image Source: The Express Tribue]
At a campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Trump said Saturday the US has tested 25 million people, but the bad part is that it found more cases. “When you do testing to that extent, you’re going to find more people, you’re going to find more cases,” Trump said. “So I said to my people, ‘Slow the testing down, please.’


To that statement of President Trump, White House trade advisor Peter Navarro said on CNN that Trump was being “tongue-in-cheek” and made the comment in a “light mood.”


However, Democratic rival Joe Biden’s campaign accused the US President of “Putting politics ahead of the safety and economic well-being of the American people.”


The United States of America still stands on number one in the count of reported infections, over 2.2 million, and the highest death toll, at about 120,000, according to John Hopkins. Health officials say robust testing is vital for tracking outbreaks and keeping the virus in check.


England which practices a ritual of celebrating the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, that is 21st of May, remained inside their homes. Lockdown restrictions prevented druids, pagans, and party-goers on Sunday from watching the sunrise at the ancient circle of Stonehenge to mark the summer solstice. English Heritage, which runs the site, live-streamed it instead. A few people gathered outside the fence.

[Source: English Heritage]




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