Coronavirus live updates: Japan seeks to end state of emergency for Tokyo; Trump suspends travel from Brazil
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases globally rose above 5.4 million, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University showed. In Japan, the government is seeking to end the state of emergency for Tokyo and other areas while considering $1 trillion in fresh stimulus for the battered economy.
Ahead of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, all states in the U.S. began to lift some restrictions implemented to halt the spread of the coronavirus. Government officials are still urging people to practice social distancing and to wear masks in public.
Changing opinions from scientists and health officials have contributed to some people refusing to wear masks because public health authorities initially advised against wearing masks, saying there was little evidence that it would help prevent people from getting sick.