Top 10 world news today: China berates New Zealand, global COVID-19 cases and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Published: May 12, 2020, 08:37 PM(IST)

Coronavirus in Russia Photograph:( AFP )

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Here are top stories that made rounds in the world arena today.

Russia now has second highest COVID-19 infection cases as country reopens

The spread of coronavirus infection continued in Russia with authorities reporting 10,899 infections in the last 24 hours with the total number of infected cases rising to 232,243. Read more

China berates New Zealand over support for Taiwan at WHO

China berated New Zealand for its support for Taiwan's participation at the World Health Organization (WHO), saying the country should "stop making wrong statements" on the issue to avoid damaging bilateral ties. Read more

Donald Trump abruptly ends press conference on COVID-19 after a heated argument with two women reporters

US President Donald Trump abruptly ended his coronavirus press briefing on Monday after getting into a testy exchange with an Asian-American reporter. Read more

International tourism may decline by 60-80% in 2020 due to Covid-19: UN body

The global international agency said the pandemic has already caused a 22 per cent fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020. Read More

Wuhan plans citywide nucleic acid testing in next 10 days after new cases emerge

The Wuhan city administration beefing up its measures for preventing and controlling the COVID-19 pandemic and all residents of the capital city of central China's Hubei Province will be required to take nucleic acid tests in the next 10 days. Read more

Bolsonaro allows salon and gym to reopen despite surge in cases

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has declared gyms and hair salons as essential services that can stay open through the new coronavirus outbreak, easing measures to control the disease despite new cases and deaths surging in the country. Read more

Malaysia detains over 1,000 migrants in latest lockdown raid

Malaysia has detained 1,368 undocumented migrants in an area under coronavirus-enforced lockdown in a raid. Read more

Coronavirus global roundup, May 12: Cases surge past 4.1 million mark, death toll at 286,353

COVID-19 has now infected 4,178,156 people worldwide and 286,353 people have been killed due to this pandemic. Around 1,456,318 people of that tally have recovered. Read more

15 people killed, several wounded, evacuated after gunmen storm Kabul hospital

15 people have been killed while 45 wounded and 80 patients have been evacuated from a hospital in Kabul after gunmen attacked it on Tuesday,  according to a spokesman for Afghanistan's interior ministry. Read more

Use of positive emojis in communication declines amid coronavirus pandemic

A sentiment analysis performed by emojipedia finds that positive emoji use is on the decrease, while the total number of emojis sent in our communications continues to rise. Read more

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