Coronavirus live updates: Elizabeth Warren’s brother dies from Covid-19, malaria deaths could double
States are weighing how and when to re-open their economies as medical experts warn against returning too soon and risking another spike in cases. With another 4.4 million Americans filing jobless claims, pressure continues to mount on Congress to support the economy.
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- Global cases: More than 2.6 million
- Global deaths: At least 186,372
- US cases: More than 854,400
- US deaths: At least 47,178
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
3:29 pm: South Africa to begin phased easing of lockdown on May 1
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government will allow a partial reopening of the economy on May 1, with travel restrictions eased and some industries allowed to operate under a five-level risk system.
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