Coronavirus Updates: UK death toll surpasses 20,000

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Coronavirus Updates: UK death toll surpasses 20,000
Coronavirus Updates: UK death toll surpasses 20,000

The U.K. became the fifth nation with more than 20,000 coronavirus deaths. Global cases surpassed 2.8 million, with the U.S. accounting for more than a quarter of all fatalities after topping 50,000.

There’s no evidence that having Covid-19 protects patients from a second infection, the World Health Organization said, questioning possible plans in some places for so-called immunity passports.

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Deaths slowed in Spain and Germany, a relatively encouraging sign as Europe’s leaders plan to relax economy-crushing lockdown measures.

– Malaysia’s restrictions on movement is costing about 2.4 billion ringgit ($550 million) of losses daily as businesses remain shut. The government has unveiled 260 billion ringgit of stimulus with a focus on preventing job losses and ensuring small companies can continue to be viable, Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said in a televised interview on state news channels.

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Malaysia extended nationwide limits on people’s activities until May 12 while easing restrictions slightly to allow some travel during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

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