COVID-19: Top 10 global developments this Wednesday morning

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, around 291,942 people have died and 4.26 million have been infected so far across the world. Besides, 1,493,414 have been recovered from the deadly virus.

Here are the top 10 global developments this morning:

1. US top health adviser Dr Anthony Fauci has warned against re-opening the country too soon.

2. Staff at Twitter have been told they can continue working from home for as long as they see fit.

3. Russia has confirmed 232,000 cases of coronavirus – the second-highest toll in the world after the US.

4. Brazil has its highest daily death toll with 881 new fatalities. Confirmed infections now stand at more than 177,000.

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5. In Europe, France overtakes Spain in number of deaths – putting it only behind Italy, the UK and the US.

6. China reported seven new coronavirus infections on the mainland on Tuesday, versus one a day earlier, the national health authority said on Wednesday.

7. Wuhan, the original centre of the pandemic, said that it planned to test all 11 million residents. Officials were ordered to submit urgent plans to test all Wuhan’s inhabitants after authorities reported six new cases in a residential compound.

8. Spain said on Tuesday that from Friday, May 15, all new arrivals would be isolated for two weeks to help prevent infections being imported, with new arrivals allowed out only to buy food or medicine, seek medical attention, or on emergency grounds.

9. The United States has recorded 1,894 deaths linked to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 82,339.

10. The World Health Organization says some treatments appear to be limiting the severity or length of illness caused by Covid-19 and that it is focusing on learning more about four or five of the most promising ones.

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