Coronavirus: UK to partly reopen churches, Australia BLM protests defy health pleas – live updates

Posted by on June 6, 2020 8:31 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Britain announces 15 June opening of churches for individual prayer; Black Lives Matter demonstrators pepper-sprayed in Sydney; global cases top 6.8m

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Opec, Russia and allies have agreed to extend record oil production cuts until the end of July, prolonging a deal that has helped crude prices double in the past two months by withdrawing almost 10% of global supplies from the market, Reuters reports.

The group, known as Opec+, also demanded countries such as Nigeria and Iraq, which exceeded production quotas in May and June, compensate with extra cuts in July to September.

Related: Opec and allies extend oil production cuts to end of July

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Mexico’s health ministry on Saturday reported 3,593 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 341 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the country to 113,619 cases and 13,511 deaths, Reuters reports.

The government has said the real number of infected people is likely significantly higher than the confirmed cases.

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