The United States has by far the world’s largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, with more than 732,197. The US tally of lives lost to COVID-19 has also soared to more than 39,090. New York state accounts for nearly half those deaths.
While thanking Trump for the US support in the IMF and other fora, Imran Khan said that it would provide necessary fiscal space to Pakistan and help in mitigating the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, the statement said.Trump appreciated Imran's telephone call and expression of support for the US efforts to combat COVID-19.
This week New York will enter phase one of the state's plan to reboot economic activities shuttered due to COVID-19, which caused more than 21,000 confirmed and probable deaths in America's most populous city.
More than 138,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, a toll that experts warn will likely surge following recent record spikes in case numbers and an alarming rise in hospitalizations in many states.
India on Friday became the third country in the world to record one million coronavirus cases, following Brazil and the United States where infections also continued to surge.
The cats, from separate areas of New York state, had mild respiratory illness and are expected to make a full recovery. It is believed that they contracted the virus from people in their households or neighbourhoods, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
"We face a global public enemy like no other," UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told a virtual briefing on Friday, asking for international organisations, world leaders and the private sector to join the effort. "A world free of COVID-19 requires the most massive public health effort in history."
More than 8.53 million people have been reported infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 453,834 have died, a Reuters tally showed as of 1326 GMT on Friday.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott ordered all bars closed, while Florida banned alcohol at such establishments. The two states joined a small but growing number that are either backtracking or putting any further reopening of their economies on hold.
The United States on Thursday also passed a total of more than 4 million coronavirus infections since the first US case was documented in January, according to a Reuters tally, reflecting a nationwide escalation of the pandemic.