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There have been more than two million reported infections of COVID-19 around the world, of whom more than 131,000 have died, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The United States has the most deaths of any country with more than 27,000 fatalities and more than 619,000 reported infections.

Italy follows with 21,645 deaths, Spain with 18,579, France 17,167 and Britain 12,868.

Click on the above graphic to see a live version. Source: Johns Hopkins University

WHO Trump freeze outcry

Several countries and organisations express anger and concern after the US decision to freeze funding to the World Health Organization over what President Donald Trump calls its “mismanaging” of the pandemic.

“WHO is reviewing the impact on our work of any withdrawal of US funding and will work with our partners to fill any financial gaps we face and to ensure our work continues uninterrupted,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says.

Poorest countries’ debt suspended

The Group of 20 (G20) announces a one-year debt moratorium for the world’s poorest nations.

Denmark reopens some schools

Danish schools begin reopening after a month-long closure. 



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