Coronavirus live news: Trump criticised over ‘preventable’ crisis as US passes 100,000 deaths

Posted by on May 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Categories: Global Stories

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1.30am BST

China reported two new confirmed coronavirus cases in the mainland on 27 May, up from one a day earlier, the country’s health authority said on Thursday.

Both of the cases were imported from abroad, the National Health Commission said in its daily bulletin.

China also confirmed 23 new asymptomatic coronavirus cases on 27 May, compared to 28 the day before.

1.13am BST

Joe Biden released a video Wednesday evening marking the US death toll passing 100,000, saying, “To all of you hurting so badly, Im so sorry for your loss” and This nation grieves with you.

In the video, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee directly addresses those who have lost relatives and friends. Evoking the personal tragedies he’s faced in his own life, Biden said, “I think I know what you’re feeling.”

“You feel like you’re being sucked into a black hole in the middle of your chest, said Biden, who lost his first wife and young daughter in a 1972 car crash and an adult son to cancer in 2015. “It’s suffocating.”

There are moments in our history so grim, so heart-rending, that they’re forever fixed in each of our hearts as shared grief. Today is one of those moments. 100,000 lives have now been lost to this virus.

To those hurting, I’m so sorry for your loss. The nation grieves with you.

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