World Coronavirus, live: the advance of the pandemic and the...

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

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)

The coronavirus continues to spread around the world, with new cases of infection and fatalities, mainly in Europe and the United States. 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:

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.

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 in 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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