Day: May 21, 2020
China supports a comprehensive review of the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic led by the WHO after the virus is brought under control, Chinese President Xi Jinping said. Xi said China has been open and transparent about the Covid-19 outbreak that first emerged in the country in late 2019 and will support an investigation conducted in an objective and impartial manner.
Nepal recorded its highest single-day coronavirus surge with 62 new cases, taking the country’s infection tally to 357. According to the health ministry, 30,723 people have been tested so far for the deadly viral infection. While 36 patients have recovered, the disease claimed two lives – a male and a female.
Australia on Tuesday welcomed international support for an independent coronavirus pandemic investigation as China ratcheted up a bilateral trade rift by placing tariffs on Australian barley. WHO bowed to calls Monday from most of its member states to launch an independent probe into how it managed the international response to the coronavirus.
A retired school teacher, Sinimbu 76, has 12 children, more than 60 grandchildren and is not even sure exactly how many great-grandchildren. In less than a month, the disease has claimed three of her children, her sister-in-law and brother-in-law. Brazil, which is fast emerging as a flashpoint in the pandemic, has registered more than 16,000 deaths and 240,000 cases so far.
With 254,220 confirmed cases, Brazil has now surpassed Britain, Spain and Italy in the past 72 hours on the list of total infections, and is behind only the United States (1.5 million) and Russia (290,000).