Top 10 world news today: South Korea fears second wave of COVID-19, US records 20.5 million job losses in April and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 08, 2020, 08.00 PM(IST)

Coronavirus in Mexico Photograph:( Reuters )

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

US records 20.5 million job losses in April; will bring it back, says Trump

US labour Department said today that the coronavirus pandemic led to wiping out of 20.5 million jobs last month.

After the COVID-19 pandemic is over, ready for review under WHO: China

China on Friday said it was ready for "open, transparent and inclusive" panel under the World Health Organization to review the global response to the pandemic.

Russia records over 10,600 new coronavirus cases in last 24 hours

Total positive cases in Russia rise by more than 10,699 in the past 24 hours. After this new tally, Russia's total toll of coronavirus cases stands at 187,859 now.

South Korea closes bars and clubs; fears second wave of COVID-19

A new group of 25 coronavirus cases have been reported on Friday in Seoul's popular multicultural neighbourhood of Itaewon.

Mexico records 257 deaths in 24 hours; plans to shift Mothers' Day

Mexico's health ministry has reported 257 fatalities and 1,982 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours.

Cat tests positive for coronavirus in Spain

A Spanish cat from Catalonia tested positive for coronavirus. It was the sixth feline to be detected with the disease globally.

75,000 Americans at risk of dying from 'coronavirus despair', says study

As many as 75,000 Americans could die from coronavirus despair -- of drug or alcohol misuse and suicide, a new study has claimed. 

Dutch restaurant introduces 'glass booths' for ensuring social distancing

A Dutch restaurant in Amsterdam has introduced 'quarantine greenhouses', so diners can eat while following social distancing guidelines.

New White House press secy had once called Trump's comments 'racist'

Kayleigh McEnany, who recently took over the mantle of the White House press secretary, was once a harsh critic of then-candidate Donald Trump.

Over 190,000 Indians will be brought home: Civil aviation minister to Wion

India's Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, in an exclusive conversation with Wion, said the ministry has so far drawn up the programme for only a week, and the further details shall soon be shared,

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