The new flareups — and fears of a second wave of contagion — underscored the dilemma authorities face as they try to reopen their economies.
Death toll from coronavirus pandemic crosses 250,000 as confirmed cases exceed 3.7 million. Here are the developments on the pandemic for May 6, 2020.
Capital of Brazil's tropical Maranhao state becomes first major city in country to enter a lockdown in the hopes of preventing the coronavirus pandemic from overwhelming the health care system there.
Hospitals in the northern suburbs of Paris retested samples from 24 pneumonia patients treated in December and January, one of which came back positive for Covid-19.
To get back on their feet, many countries have started the process of easing the coronavirus lockdown, introducing the staged relaxation of quarantine rules.
The number of global coronavirus deaths has surpassed 237,000 with more than 3.3 million infections. Here are updates for May 1, 2020.
Amid concerns over the resurgence of coronavirus infections, the German government is committed to lifting the lockdown step by step.
Shipment sent to the US includes 500,000 surgical masks, 40,000 overalls, 2,000 litres of disinfectant, 1,500 goggles, 400 N-95 masks and 500 face shields.
Indonesia has one of the lowest testing rates in the world and some epidemiologists say that has made it harder to get an accurate picture of the extent of infections in the world's fourth most populous country.
Health officials in Sri Lanka said there had been a jump in cases, including in a densely populated area in the capital Colombo where 81 people tested positive.
The island nation has sent around 1,200 healthcare workers largely to vulnerable African and Caribbean nations but also to rich European countries such as Italy that have been particularly hard hit by the novel coronavirus.
While the Covid-19 illness is killing thousands of Americans daily, stay-at-home orders and business closures have thrown more than 26 million people out of work, a level of unemployment not seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
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