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    At the moment, there are at least 6.3 million infected with COVID-19 worldwide, while the global death toll has now reached 380,000, according to Johns Hopkins University. The United States remains the worst-hit country with over 1.8 million cases, while Brazil is next with at least 555,000 infected.

    While the number of infected is still on the rise globally, numerous European countries have already reported a significant decline in the number of new cases and eased some of the restrictions imposed amid the pandemic.

    The UK authorities said they will lift some restrictions "with caution", while Spain and Italy also announced lockdown cancellations and are boosting their tourism industry, awaiting the first batch of tourists to come this summer after the quarantine and travel bans in other countries are also lifted.

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      "In Turkey, 22 universities are working on the development of coronavirus vaccines, four of them are already testing them on animals. To go to the stage of clinical trials, the framework of one country is not enough. Russia is also developing vaccines, and we agreed to collaborate on cross-clinical trials", Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said.

      He added that scientists of the two countries would discuss further steps for cooperation in this area on Thursday in a video conference format.

    • 16:59

      UK COVID-19 Death Toll Increases by 359 to 39,728 in Rise From Tuesday

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United Kingdom’s COVID-19 death toll has increased by 359 over the preceding 24 hours, the country’s Department of Health and Social Care reported on Wednesday, with the latest increase in the number of fatalities higher than the rise reported by public health officials the day before.

      Since the start of the outbreak, 39,369 deaths due to complications from COVID-19 have been reported by the department.

      The latest increase in the death toll is slightly above the 324 new fatalities confirmed by the department a day ago, and a significant rise from the 111 new deaths reported on Monday.

      The department also confirmed on Wednesday that 1,871 new positive tests for COVID-19 had been reported over the preceding 24 hours, up from the 1,613 new positive tests reported on Tuesday.

      The UK’s COVID-19 case total now stands at 279,856.

    • 16:56

      Canada Reports 597 New Cases of COVID-19, Pushing Total to 92,748 - Health Agency

      TORONTO (Sputnik) - The number of Canadians who have contracted the novel coronavirus rose by 597 to 92,151, while the virus-related death toll stands at 7,414, Public Health Agency data revealed on Wednesday.

      The day-to-day increase is the lowest since the latter days of March.

      The province of Quebec remains the epicentre of the outbreak in Canada, accounting for more than half of all confirmed cases - 51,593 - and 4,713 deaths.

      The province of Ontario trails with 29,047 confirmed cases and 2,312 fatalities.

      Ontario and Quebec account for more than 86 percent of all novel coronavirus infections and 94 percent of deaths in Canada.

    • 16:37

      WHO Endorses Continuation of Hydroxychloroquine Arm of Solidarity Trial - Tedros

      "On the basis of the available mortality data, the members of the committee recommended that there are no reasons to modify the trial protocol. The Executive Group received this recommendation and endorsed the continuation of all arms of the Solidarity Trial, including hydroxychloroquine", Director General of the WHO Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesustold a press conference.

    • 16:36

      New York State Reports Lowest COVID-19 Death Toll on 2 June, Governor Says

      "We have the lowest death toll", Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday while displaying a table that read that 49 state residents died the day before.

      The table also revealed that New York State reported 58 COVID-19-related deaths on Monday and 54 deaths on Sunday.

      More than 373,000 state residents have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and 24,023 of them have died, according to the New York State Department of Health.

    • 15:32

      Spain's Number of COVID-19 Cases Stands at 240,326, With Death Toll at 27,128, Health Ministry Says

    • 15:30

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      "The remaining 150 ventilators have departed and are expected to be delivered on 4 June", a senior Trump administration official said.

      In late May, a military transport aircraft delivered the first batch of 50 ventilators from the United States to Russia.

      In total, the United States will donate Russia medical equipment and components worth $5.6 million.

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      Keir Starmer Blasts Johnson for 'Mismanaging' Post-COVID Reopening, Urges to 'Get Grip' on It

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      UK Prime Minister Urges Lawmakers to Return to Parliament 'And Do Their Job'

    • 11:38

      Johnson Says Global Vaccine Summit Should Be Moment of Unity Against COVID-19

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The upcoming vaccine summit should become a moment for the world to come together in response to COVID-19, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Wednesday.

      "Tomorrow I will open the global vaccine summit. The UK-hosted virtual event will bring together more than 50 countries as well as leaders of private sector organisations and civil society to raise at least $7.4 billion for Gavi, the vaccine alliance. And tomorrow's global vaccine summit should be the moment when the world comes together to unite humanity in the fight against disease", the PM said.

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      Germany to Lift Recommendation Not to Travel to Spain as Soon as the Country Allows Tourists in - Spanish FM

    • 09:34

      India Relaxes Visa, Travel Restrictions of Selected Categories of Foreign Nationals

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    • 08:48

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    • 07:38

      Russia Confirms 8,536 New Coronavirus Cases Over Past 24 Hours, Bringing Total to 432,277

      MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia has registered 8,536 COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours (8,863 yesterday), which means that the daily increase has fallen for two consecutive days and currently amounts to 2 percent, the national coronavirus response centre said on Wednesday.

      "Over the past 24 hours, Russia has confirmed 8,536 COVID-19 cases in 84 regions, of which 3,287 (38.5 percent) have been detected with people showing no clinical symptoms", the response centre said in a statement.

      "The Russian Federation has recorded a cumulative total of 432,277 cases of coronavirus infection (+2 percent) in 85 regions", the centre added.

      Of the new cases, 1,842 were registered in Moscow, 736 in the Moscow Region, and 380 in St. Petersburg (compared to yesterday's 2,286, 732, and 376, respectively). Moscow has recorded less than 2,000 cases for the first time since 23 April.

      The country's COVID-19 death toll has grown by 178 (182 yesterday) to 5,215.

      As many as 8,972 COVID-19 patients have recovered in Russia over the past 24 hours (11,108 yesterday). The total number of cured people has grown to 195,957.

      Over 11.4 million tests to detect COVID-19 have been conducted in the country since the beginning of the outbreak, and 303,000 suspected virus carriers across Russia remain under medical observation, Russian public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor, said.

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    • 05:04

      Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Georgia Rises to 800

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