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.
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.
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.