Coronavirus live news: Brazil passes 700,000 infections as WHO warns pandemic is worsening

Posted by on June 8, 2020 8:33 pm
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World records biggest jump in daily new cases; WHO says asymptomatic transmission ‘appears to be rare’; Moscow to lift lockdown. Follow the latest

1.33am BST

The Mexican government has reported 2,999 new deaths attributed to Covid-19 on Monday, the Reuters news agency reports. The country’s previous highest daily total was 1,091, on Thursday.

I am still waiting for clarification but the last two days have been much lower (188 and341), which may be linked to lower reporting rates on weekends.

1.09am BST

Russia will lift a range of lockdown measures on Tuesday, including the lockdown in Moscow, the city’s mayor has announced. The capital’s restriction on movement would end on Tuesday, allowing residents to travel freely for the first time since March. Some measures have gradually eased, with some shops opening. Sergei Sobyanin said all restrictions on movement will lift on Tuesdays, with restaurants and cafes expected to start opening from mid June.

Russia continues to report thousands of new infections daily. Its nationwide tally is more than 476,000, the third-highest in the world, but the number of cases in Moscow, the original epicentre of the virus, has more than halved to around 2,000 a day.

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