7.34 am – Argentina extends the quarantine until 7 June
The president of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, has announced the extension of the quarantine decree decreed in the country due to the pandemic until June 7. Despite approving the extension of social isolation, Fernández said that “interesting results” have been achieved with this measure. According to the latest data from the health authorities, Argentina has confirmed a total of 11,353 infections and 445 deaths.
7.02 am – India, over 6,700 cases in 24 hours, still a record of infections
India has recorded 6,767 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours after 6,654 in the previous 24 hours: this is the strongest daily increase ever since the start of the pandemic in the country. The new infections bring the total to 131,868: so far 3,867 people in the country have died from the disease.
6.48 am – China, 3 new cases and 36 asymptomatic
China reported three new cases on Saturday, one of which was domestic transmission in Jilin and two imported cases, one in Shanghai and one in Guangdong, while 36 new asymptomatic cases were detected. According to the updates provided by the National Health Commission, the total infections rose to 82,974, with deaths stopped at 4,634.
6.12 – Nyt publishes a thousand names of victims on the front page
As the United States approaches 100,000 dead, the New York Times has decided to publish the names and short obituaries of a thousand victims on the front page of Sunday in order to mark a milestone in the history of the epidemic. “A thousand people represent only one percent of the total death toll – explains the newspaper in a brief introduction -. None of them were just a number. ” “Joe Diffie, 62, Nashville, Grammy-winning country music star” – reads one of them – and “Lila A. Fenwick, 87, New York City, first black woman to graduate from Harvard Law School”, to name two names. “I wanted something that people could look at in 100 years to understand the extent of what we are experiencing,” explained national editor Marc Lacey.
2.41 hours – 1,127 others died in the United States in 24 hours
There have been 1,127 deaths from coronaviruses in the United States in the past 24 hours, slightly down from yesterday when 1,260 were counted. This is what emerges from the data of John Hopkins University, according to which the total infections in the country are 1.62 million and 97.048 total deaths. (HANDLE).
1.23 hours – Brazil, 965 dead and 16,500 new infections
There are 965 deaths from Covid-19 registered in the last 24 hours in Brazil, which make the total death toll rise to 22,013. The Ministry of Health reveals it. There are 16,508 new infections, for a total of 347,398 confirmed cases.
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