World Health Organization says S. America is a 'new epicenter' of the coronavirus pandemic

New coronavirus cases drop to zero in China but surge in Latin America

Neighbouring Peru was also struggling with an outbreak - the country of 32 million registering more than 110,000 cases and 3,100 deaths.

President Donald Trump visited one of his golf clubs Saturday at the start of Memorial Day weekend as he urges US states to reopen after coronavirus-related lockdowns. All worldwide arrivals, including returning Britons, will have to self-isolate for 14 days.

Unlike in Europe and the United States, where the elderly were hardest-hit, in Brazil a significant number of deaths are among younger people, who are often driven by poverty to work despite the dangers.

Brazil registered 1,001 daily coronavirus deaths yesterday, taking total deaths to 21,048, according to the Health Ministry.

The Trump administration weighed in on a lawsuit brought against Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker's coronavirus stay-at-home orders, with a rare federal court filing in support of the legal challenge he faces over his emergency powers. Above Brazil is the one USA, the place 16 lakh 45 thousand of the contaminated have been reached.

"The COVID-19 pandemic today reached a milestone in Africa, with more than 100,000 confirmed cases".

President Donald Trump is leading a charge in the United States to have restrictions lifted - battling with the local and state officials who enforce the measures.

"The measures that were taken at the beginning were good, but due to the greater flexibility, many more people began to go out and today we are getting to what we did not want, the peak of infections", said Buenos Aires resident Alan Godoy, wearing a mask on the street outside a subway station. Since then, about 1 million new cases are reported every two weeks, according to a Reuters tally.

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Recipients aged 45-60 years seemed to have lower seroconversion of neutralising antibody, compared with the younger recipients. The trial did not cause any weight loss in the mice, which means the vaccine is likely not toxic to the animals.

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His concerns about the economy were thrown into stark relief late on Friday when car-rental giant Hertz filed for bankruptcy for its North American operations - yet another sign of the virus and lockdown laying waste to the USA economy, which has already shed nearly 40 million jobs.

Iran moved to open businesses, religious and cultural sites as it eases restrictions imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

One of the world's major pilgrimage sites is reopening Sunday: the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem, built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. The city's health office said one is hospitalized.

Auto rental firm Hertz Global Holdings Inc HTZ.N filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday after its business was decimated during the coronavirus pandemic and talks with creditors failed to result in much needed relief.

The low mortality rate may be because half the continent's population is 18 or younger, he said, while saying he remains anxious the disease will spread on a continent with "significant gaps" in intensive care services, medical oxygen and ventilation.

China meanwhile warned that its economy will suffer an vast hit from the coronavirus and Beijing's communist rulers for the first time in decades decided not to declare a target for growth, underscoring the setback from the pandemic.

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