Morning news brief: Brazil jumps to number two, no new cases in China, and more

WION Web Team New Delhi, India May 23, 2020, 08.07 AM(IST)

Coronavirus in Brazil Photograph:( Reuters )

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Brazil jumps to No. 2 in worldwide coronavirus cases, behind the US

Brazil

Brazil overtook Russia Friday as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections worldwide behind the United States, as the Americas emerged as a new epicenter of the pandemic. Read more

China reports no new coronavirus cases on May 22, first time since pandemic began

China

China recorded no new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the mainland for May 22, down from four the previous day, news agency Reuters report said quoting a statement from National Health Commission (NHC) on Saturday. Read more

Trump orders governors to reopen places of worship immediately

Donald Trump
President Donald Trump on Friday demanded that US state governors allow places of worship to reopen immediately, as the country moves gradually towards a lifting of COVID-19 lockdown measures. Read more

France announces date of second round of virus-delayed elections

Macron
France will be called on to vote on June 28 in a postponed second round of local elections, unless a new coronavirus flare-up makes it too risky, the government said Friday. Read more