Nine latest global developments On COVID-19

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis(COVID-19).

– OPEC+ extends oil output cuts –
OPEC members, led by Saudi Arabia, and other key oil producers agree to extend historic output cuts through July as oil prices tentatively recover and COVID-19 lockdowns ease.

Algerian Oil Minister Mohamed Arkab, who holds OPEC’s rotating presidency, tells AFP the agreed cut for July was 9.6 million barrels per day, just slightly below the 9.7 mbpd cut for May and June.

– Brazil threatens WHO exit –
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro threatens to follow in the footsteps of US President Donald Trump and pull out of the World Health Organization.

“I’m telling you right now, the United States left the WHO, and we’re studying that, in the future. Either the WHO works without ideological bias, or we leave, too,” he tells journalists outside the presidential palace.

– 397,179 deaths –
The pandemic(COVID-19) has killed at least 397,179 people worldwide since it surfaced in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1900 GMT on Saturday, based on official sources.

The United States is the worst-hit country with 109,497 deaths, followed by Britain with 40,465, Brazil with 35,026, Italy with 33,846, and France with 29,111 fatalities.COVID-19

– Global rallies –
Ignoring social distancing measures, protests are held against racism and police brutality in cities worldwide, from Sydney to London.

Tens of thousands of Australians defy Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s call to “find a better way” to protest, while thousands in Britain ignore the health minister’s warnings.

In Paris, protesters flout a police ban and rally outside the US embassy compound and near the Eiffel Tower.

Events are also scheduled in Washington and other US cities.

– Iran warns of long road –
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tells Iranians to prepare to live with the virus (COVID-19) “for a long time”, as the country that is battling the Middle East’s deadliest outbreak gradually eases restrictions but also sees a rising trajectory of infection figures.

– France reboots tourism –
France’s Palace of Versailles reopens, but without the US and Chinese tourists that usually make up a third of its visitors.

 

 

 

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