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We’re past the worst, but recovery will be uneven, ECB’s Lagarde says

We’re past the worst, but recovery will be uneven, ECB’s Lagarde says

Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank, believes the world may be past the worst of the coronavirus crisis but said the recovery will be uneven. She cautioned that the rebound would be ’uneven’, ’incomplete’ and ’transformational’, meaning some companies in industries such as air travel and entertainment would never recover while others would come out stronger.

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Fitbit says young adults in US. slower to step back to normal than elderly

Fitbit says young adults in US. slower to step back to normal than elderly

Fitbit said that young adults in US are lagging behind older age groups in returning to the number of steps prior to Covid-19 outbreak. Women & men under 29 years old took fewer steps in June than the same period a year ago. People over 30 years old were closer to last year’s levels, and women aged 50 to 64 years old even took more steps in mid-June than a year ago as per data from fitbit.

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COVID-19 cases skyrocket in San Quentin, Corcoran prisons

COVID-19 cases skyrocket in San Quentin, Corcoran prisons

According to the California Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation, there are now more than 300 active cases in San Quentin. This is a 6-fold jump from 8 days ago, when there were 48 reported cases. All of the reported cases came after CDCR transferred nearly 200 inmates from the California Institution for Men, a prison in Chino with 850 active coronavirus cases to San Quentin and Corcoran prisons.

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Trump administration urges Supreme Court to axe Obamacare

Trump administration urges Supreme Court to axe Obamacare

President Trump’s administration asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to invalidate Obamacare. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) became invalid after the Republican-led Congress axed parts of it, a filing to the court said. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi earlier described the move as ’unfathomable cruelty’ amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Joe Biden called the bid to overturn the law ’cruel, heartless, callous’.

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As Covid-19 cases in US rise, Tenet movie release date delayed to August

As Covid-19 cases in US rise, Tenet movie release date delayed to August

Christopher Nolan’s time-bending espionage movie Tenet has been delayed again by an additional two weeks, from July 31 to August 12, owing to the new rise of Covid-19 cases in US. The major problem for producer and distributor Warner Bros. is the fact that cinemas are yet to receive approval in NY and LA. Tenet is expected to be released in India in line with the US / the UK.

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13 COVID community test sites to stop receiving federal funding

13 COVID community test sites to stop receiving federal funding

Federal funding for 13 coronavirus community based test sites across five states is being ended by the administration of President Donald Trump. However, funding had been extended once earlier after states had maintained that they were not prepared to take over the sites.

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White House task force tracking rise in COVID-19 cases, internal documents show

White House task force tracking rise in COVID-19 cases, internal documents show

The recent spike in coronavirus infections across the country is being closely tracked by the White House task force, even though President Donald Trump has publicly said that the danger posed by the novel coronavirus is receding. Addressing people during an event in Phoenix, the President had declared that the virus was ’going away’.

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Malnourished kids could reach 2.4M in Yemen by end of the year, warns UNICEF

Malnourished kids could reach 2.4M in Yemen by end of the year, warns UNICEF

The UNICEF warned that millions of Yemeni children could be pushed to the brink of starvation as the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the country. The agency said that the number of malnourished kids could reach 2.4M by the end of the year, a 20% increase. This is likely the result of donor countries recently having cut back on aid. UNICEF could only secure 10% of the $461 million it appealed for.

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True COVID-19 count likely 10 times higher than official count, says CDC

True COVID-19 count likely 10 times higher than official count, says CDC

As per a CDC official, nearly 25 million Americans may have contracted the coronavirus, a figure 10 times higher than the number of confirmed cases. CDC Director Robert Redfield said the CDC estimates that 10 more people have been infected. Currently the US has recorded 2.5 million cases with nearly 127K deaths. There have been 1.05 million recoveries and 1.32 million active cases.

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Texas reverses course on re-opening in the midst of a new wave of infections

Texas reverses course on re-opening in the midst of a new wave of infections

With hospitals going into surge capacity after over a week when 3000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported each day, Texas is locking down bars and some recreational businesses in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus.

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NC lieutenant governor to sue governor over coronavirus orders

NC lieutenant governor to sue governor over coronavirus orders

North Carolina Lieutenant Gov. Dan Forest (R) said in a letter to Gov. Roy Cooper (D) that he intends to sue him over his executive orders that were issued without seeking input from the Council of State during the pandemic. ’...the governor has repeatedly ignored the law, enacting mandates that selectively target the businesses...without concurrence from a majority of the Council of State.’

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Coronavirus pandemic worsens around the world

Coronavirus pandemic worsens around the world

According to the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the coronavirus pandemic is worsening around the world. The WHO head said that the number of infections around the world are expected to reach 10 million next week with the deaths reaching 500,000. He said that even though the virus has subsided in Europe, the numbers are still continuing to rise around the world.

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Indian state Maharashtra bans Baba Ramdev’s coronavirus treatment

Indian state Maharashtra bans Baba Ramdev’s coronavirus treatment

Baba Ramdev, a popular yoga guru of India and co-founder of Patanjali, launched Coronil, a coronavirus ’treatment’ medicine which he claimed to have had a 100% record in curing patients. The launch of the medicine was met with much fanfare but some state governments in the country expressed skepticism. The drug has been banned by the state of Maharashtra.

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Massive Covid-19 outbreak in German meat packing plant

Massive Covid-19 outbreak in German meat packing plant

A massive Covid-19 outbreak at a meat processing plant in northwest Germany has led authorities in two districts to impose new, temporary lockdowns on businesses and residents. More than 1,500 of the 7,000 workers at the ’Tönnies’ meat packing plant in the Gütersloh district have tested positive. Workers have blamed harsh working conditions and poor accommodation for fueling of the disease.

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Flaws in virus testing data reported by US watchdog

Flaws in virus testing data reported by US watchdog

The Government Accountability Office, a watchdog of the US government, has highlighted the shortcomings of the administration’s response in handling the coronavirus pandemic. This also marks the first review of the response of the government to the pandemic, and the GAO also provided recommendations on how to improve the fight in order to come out of the current crisis.

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150 pilots carrying ’bogus or suspicious licences’, says PIA

150 pilots carrying ’bogus or suspicious licences’, says PIA

Pakistan International Airlines has grounded almost a third of its pilots for holding fake or dubious licences. The action comes in the wake of a plane crash last month which killed 98 people. Investigators largely blamed the two pilots, who ignored flight protocols and had been discussing COVID-19. 150 of its 434 pilots were carrying ’either bogus or suspicious licences’.

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Royal Mail set to cut 2,000 management jobs

Royal Mail set to cut 2,000 management jobs

Royal Mail is set to cut about 2,000 jobs, about a fifth of its management jobs, to help slash costs in the face of the coronavirus crisis. The job losses will hit senior roles hardest. The Mail said the pandemic had accelerated the trend of more parcels and fewer letters being sent, and that it had not adapted quickly enough to that. The cuts are intended to deliver cost savings of £130m a year.

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Record single day jump in COVID-19 cases recorded in the United States

Record single day jump in COVID-19 cases recorded in the United States

According to a report, the number of daily increase in coronavirus cases in the United States has reached a record level. More than 36,000 new infections were recorded in the United States. This broke a previous record for 34,203 infections set on the 25th of April.

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Parliament to relax zoning to help England reopen

Parliament to relax zoning to help England reopen

PM Boris Johnson will table a bill to relax zoning laws from July 4 onward. The relaxation permits more outdoor seating on sidewalks and parking lots so more services like dining and haircutting can resume. The government hopes to restart the English economy after its collapse amidst covid-19. Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland may consider similar measures in their devolved legislatures.

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Eiffel Tower reopens with strict COVID-19 restrictions

Eiffel Tower reopens with strict COVID-19 restrictions

Tourists would be able to visit Eiffel Tower from Thurs. again but with limited visitors at first, and mandatory face masks for all over 11 years age.However tourist would be allowed to take only stairs and won’t be able to take the lifts until Jul 1, to ensure a safe distance between people to limit infection risk. The very top of the iconic monument will remain off limits to the public for now.

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Dozens of Secret Service agents asked to self quarantine after Trump rally

Dozens of Secret Service agents asked to self quarantine after Trump rally

According to multiple reports, dozens of Secret Service agents who were at President Donald Trump’s weekend rally at Tulsa, Oklahoma have been asked to quarantine as a safety precaution. Six members of the President’s campaign had tested positive for the novel coronavirus before the event, while two other tested positive after the event.

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Dozens of Secret Service agents asked to self quarantine after Trump rally

Dozens of Secret Service agents asked to self quarantine after Trump rally

According to multiple reports, dozens of Secret Service agents who were at President Donald Trump’s weekend rally at Tulsa, Oklahoma have been asked to quarantine as a safety precaution. Six members of the President’s campaign had tested positive for the novel coronavirus before the event, while two other tested positive after the event.

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US records highest one-day total in coronavirus cases since April

US records highest one-day total in coronavirus cases since April

The US has recorded a one-day total of 34,700 new Covid-19 cases, the highest level since late April, and the 2nd highest since the crisis began, on Tuesday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The highest one day total is 36,400 recorded on 24 April. Florida saw a record increase on Wednesday of over 5,500 new cases. On Tuesday, Arizona, California, Mississippi and Nevada had record rises.

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Biggest Sahara dust cloud crosses Caribbean, hits US East Coast

Biggest Sahara dust cloud crosses Caribbean, hits US East Coast

A huge cloud of Saharan dust, travelling from Africa across the Atlantic & darkening the skies of Caribbean nations has hit the US East Coast on Thursday. Air quality in South Florida has begun worsening and health officials warned that it could weaken the respiratory systems of people battling COVID-19, along with healthy people as well. Residents of impacted areas are warned to stay indoors.

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Joe Biden to accept nomination at scaled-back Milwaukee convention

Joe Biden to accept nomination at scaled-back Milwaukee convention

Joe Biden, the former Vice President of the United States will reportedly accept the Democratic Party’s nomination in Milwaukee in a scaled-back convention. The precautions have been taken as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the Democratic National Convention Committee announced on Wednesday.

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Latest data
World confirmed
11053488
World deaths
526260
US confirmed
2794321
US deaths
129434
Source: ECDC / Our World in Data
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