Chancellor Angela Merkel has for now declined Trump’s invitation to participate in the G7 at the end of June in the White House, according to media reports. “To date, considering the overall situation of the pandemic (coronavirus, editor’s note), he cannot grant his personal participation for a trip to Washington”, writes Politico quoting the German government spokesman Steffen Seibert. Trump said there would be no “bigger example of the reopening” than holding a summit in person in the US.
Fourth consecutive day with over a thousand Covid-19 deaths in Brazil: 1,124 have been killed in the last 24 hours. Latin America now has 48,500 deaths and 924,000 cases.
The coronavirus “has not disappeared” and with the relaxation of restrictions we must prepare for the arrival “of new waves that will spread very quickly”. The WHO special envoy for Covid-19 told the BBC radio program today David Nabarro. Even if the lockdown measures are gradually eliminated in many countries of the world, people are invited to continue practicing social distancing as much as possible and isolate themselves immediately if they get sick.
And the coronavirus death count has been updated in the past 24 hours. According to data from the Johns Hopkins University there are 360,776 deaths for Covid-199 in the world.
Coronavirus deaths in the US could rise to 115,000 by 20 June. This was reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Cdc), whose estimate ranges between 115 thousand and 135 thousand deaths by the end of next month, numbers higher than those prophesied by Donald Trump. The United States currently has 101,621 deaths and 1,721,926 positive cases, according to Jonhs Hopkins university.
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