Infections have been reported in more than 210 countries and territories since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus eclipsed 1 million on Tuesday, nine months into a crisis that has devastated the global economy, tested world leaders’ resolve, pitted science against politics and forced multitudes to change the way they live, learn and work.
The highest recorded infections and deaths in the world, followed by India, Brazil, Russia, Colombia, Argentina, Spain, Peru, Mexico, South Africa, France, the United Kingdom, Iran.
The global economy is likely to recover to pre-pandemic levels by early next quarter, about three months earlier than previously expected, economists at Morgan Stanley said.
The mayor of Los Angeles says he authorized shutting off utility services at a home in the Hollywood Hills that has been the site of raucous parties despite a ban on large gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.
India has registered more than 50,000 new Coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours for the first time. The record surge of 52,123 reported cases took the national total to 1,583,792 on Thursday.
Greenland’s melting ice sheet is past the point of no return; Death Valley climbed to the hottest temperature ever on Earth (130F); fatalities are mounting from a summer of floods in regions of China and the Indian subcontinent. This is the climate news. This week alone.
Asian shares strengthened overnight and European indexes opened higher. Riskier currencies such as the Norwegian crown and the British pound also rose versus the dollar.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a policy briefing and video address that tourism is the third-largest export sector of the global economy, behind fuels and chemicals, and in 2019 it accounted for 7% of global trade.