Top 10 world news today: COVID-19 cases spike in Russia, Sweden records deaths and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 07, 2020, 07.44 PM(IST)

Coronavirus in Russia Photograph:( AFP )

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

Russia reports record high coronavirus cases; infections rise in Moscow

Moscow has emerged as is the epicenter of the virus with over 85,000 cases and over 860 deaths.

Amid relaxed rules, coronavirus death toll crosses 3,000 in Sweden

Sweden hasn't imposed lockdown measures like Italy, Spain or Germany where thousands of died to the virus with authorities preferring to allow social distancing based on 'principle of responsibility'

United Nations warns of increased risks for trafficking victims due to pandemic

More number of children are forced on streets as schools have shut their provision of shelter and nourishment, forcing them onto streets to find food and income. 

Turkey’s PPE consignment fails to meet UK standards, government ask for refund

The Department of Health and Social Care confirmed that the gowns are items are kept near the Heathrow airport and a refund will be asked by DHSC after the goods are sent back.

Trump administration drafting 'Artemis Accords' pact for moon mining: Sources

The agreement would be the latest effort to cultivate allies around NASA's plan to put humans and space stations on the moon within the next decade. 

Scientists discover coronavirus mutation that can make it more 'infectious'

According to a preliminary study conducted by these researchers, this particular mutation is becoming dominant.

Global coronavirus cases surge to 3.7 million, death toll at 263,843

COVID-19 has now infected  3,753,219 people worldwide and 263,843 people have been killed due to this pandemic. Around 1,245,560 people of that tally have recovered.

Chinese professor's murder in US fuels conspiracy theories

He was close to making 'significant findings' on his studies of COVID-19, according to his colleagues.

New York's 'lifeline' subway halts 24-hr service for the first time!

For the first time since 1904, New York's famed subway has halted its all-night service as the coronavirus outbreak brings "the city that never sleeps" to its knees.

Street artist Banksy pays tribute to UK's health service

The street artist also posted an image of the work on Instagram, which shows a boy in dungarees playing with a figurine of a nurse in a superhero cape.

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