Top 10 world news today: Curfew lifted in New York, Saudi Arabia's coronavirus cases and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Jun 07, 2020, 07:50 PM(IST)

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Here are the top 10 news that dominated the world arena today.

Curfew in New York city lifted 'effective immediately', says Mayor Bill de Blasio

New York's Mayor Bill de Blasio has lifted a curfew on Sunday that he had imposed during anti-racism protests in the city. 

Saudi Arabia crosses 100,000-mark in terms of coronavirus cases

Saudi Arabia recorded its first case for coronavirus on March 2 and the country's health ministry predicted cases between 10,000 to 200,000 in April.

Anti-racism protests undoubtedly increase risk of coronavirus spread: UK health minister

According to the coronavirus guidelines set by the British government, a gathering of more than six people are not allowed. 

UK's situational awareness was quite poor, it cost many lives: Government scientific advisor

The UK is one of the worst-hit countries in terms of the coronavirus pandemic with more than 50,000 deaths, as per the Reuters tally.

Pope Francis tells Italians not to celebrate victory over coronavirus too soon

Nearly 34,000 people have died in Italy from the coronavirus, the fourth-highest toll in the world after the United States, Britain and Brazil.

Japan refuses to join US, others in condemning China for new security law in Hong Kong

Tokyo is in complicated position amid tension between China and the U.S. over the Hong Kong issue as Japan plans Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit.

Lebanon protests: President Michel Aoun urges nation to unite

Lebanon has been under a fragile sectarian balance ever since a civil war in the country from 1975 to 1990. 

Trump wanted to deploy 10,000 troops in Washington DC, official says

At the meeting, Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Mark Milley, and Attorney General William Barr recommended against such a deployment. 

Traditional Chinese medicine used to cure 92 per cent cases in China: White paper

The white paper also noted that Huibei, which was once an epicentre of the virus, more than 90 per cent of its cases received Traditional Chinese medicine which proved effective. 

AstraZeneca and Gilead may head for a merger, says report

Any deal would bring together two of the companies leading the drug industry's efforts to fight the coronavirus pandemic, according to Bloomberg News.

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