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According to Johns Hopkins University (JHU), more than 10.3 million cases of coronavirus have been reported worldwide, including at least 505,000 deaths.
But the pandemic is far from ending anytime soon, WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned on Monday.
“It is not even close to being finished,” Tedros said on Monday at a press conference in Geneva.
“Although many countries have made progress globally, the pandemic is actually accelerating. We are all in the same boat and we are all in it for the long haul,” said Tedros.
Here’s what you need to know about the global epidemic:
Fauci to testify: Today, the coronavirus task force member, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, and other senior government health officials will testify before a Senate committee on latest efforts by the US government to contain the pandemic.
Health, education, labor and pensions committee hearing comes as several states struggle to contain the virus as cases continue to increase across the country and states begin to reopen . On Friday, the United States reported more than 40,000 new cases of Covid-19, their biggest daily jump.
The EU is preparing to reopen its borders – but probably not to the Americans: The European Union is preparing to reopen its external borders to 15 countries outside the bloc on Wednesday. However, according to two European diplomats, a country which will not appear on the proposed list is the United States.
There was almost 2.6 million cases coronavirus in the U.S. and at least 126,000 people have died, according to JHU.
Diplomats, who were not allowed to discuss the issue until the 27 EU member states reached an agreement, confirmed to CNN that EU governments had until Tuesday noon from the list of 15 countries allowed to enter.
“High incidence” of cases in children in the new British hotspot: UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock said Tuesday there was an unusually high “incidence” of coronavirus cases in children in Leicester, a city in the East Midlands region of England and the first in the United Kingdom. United to be subject to localized locking. One in 10 of all positive cases across the country in the past week have occurred in Leicester, Hancock said, but local officials have warned that implementing the lockout will be difficult due to a lack of resources.
The Australian state announces a partial lockdown after the increase in the number of cases of coronavirus: The Australian state of Victoria announced a partial foreclosure after seeing a double-digit increase in new confirmed cases for more than two weeks. At 11:50 p.m. local time on Wednesday, ten Victoria postal code zones will return to Step 3 “Stay Home” until July 29.