COVID-19 | Top 10 global developments this Wednesday morning

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The global death toll due to novel coronavirus has reached 1,77,415 and the world is witnessing a large number of fast-paced developments.

Here are the top 10 developments around the globe this Wednesday morning-

1. The total number of confirmed cases globally now stands at 2,563,384, with the death toll now at 177,415 according to the latest tally by Johns Hopkins University.

2. US President Donald Trump has suspended issuing green cards to “help put unemployed Americans first in line for jobs as America reopens”.

3. US total positive cases reach 824,889, the highest in the world.

4. Dr. Robert Redfield of the CDC warned that next winter could be harsher as the possibility of COVID-19 to spread looms over the United States.

5. After oil futures faced a tumultuous week, US WTI went up to $13.76 a barrel.

6. Mainland China reported 30 new coronavirus cases, 23 of which were imported cases involving travellers from overseas, up from 11 a day earlier.

7. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a $26 billion relief package to support the economy and the vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.

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8. The United Nations warned that the coronavirus pandemic could trigger famine in already vulnerable countries.

9. China accused Australia of taking instructions from the United States over its criticism of Beijing’s handling of the initial outbreak of the novel coronavirus, marking a further deterioration in ties between the two major trading partners.

10. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics Organising Committee said on Wednesday a member of the organisation has tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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