Top 10 world news today: UK surpasses Italy in coronavirus death toll, US may witness surge in cases and deaths and more!

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: May 05, 2020, 07:09 PM(IST)

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

UK surpasses Italy with Europe's highest official coronavirus death toll

Weekly figures from Britain's Office for National Statistics (ONS) added more than 7,000 deaths in England and Wales, raising the total for the United Kingdom to 32,313 as of late April.

United States will witness 200,000 cases and 3,000 deaths per day by June 1: reports

According to the document accessed by the New York Times, the deaths will increase by 70 per cent from the current numbers. 

Iran death toll from new coronavirus outbreak rises by 63 to 6,340

Jahanpour said that another 1,323 people tested positive for the virus during the same period, bringing the overall number to 99,970.

Elon Musk enlists two properties for sale after promising to 'give up possessions'

These two villas includes a house that was owned by Hollywood legend Gene Wilder and Musk bought it in 2013, the price tag of this house is $9.5 million.


Amid coronavirus pandemic, China eyes moon trip with successful rocket launch

The rocket is capable of operating a permanent space station and send astronauts to the Moon, according to the country's Xinhua news agency.

Kim Jong-un deliberately faked his death to expose traitors in his circle: Report

It is now possible that the leader will use the responses from his long period of absence to begin “purging” those he believes colluded to take over.

British economy on track for biggest contraction 'in living memory'

A composite PMI of the two sectors dropped to a record-low 13.8 in April from 36.0 in March, far below the 50 mark that divides growth from contraction, indicating a 7% quarterly fall.

China sees 85 million domestic tourist trips in three days as government lifts travel restrictions

The majority of travellers hail from China’s biggest population centres, with large numbers making trips from Beijing, Dalian and Wuhan, the city where the first cases of Covid-19 were reported.

COVID-19: Russia records over 10,000 infection cases for second consecutive day

There have been 1,451 deaths due to the virus in the country with 95 new fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Now your smartphone can warn you if you’ve been exposed to the coronavirus

The companies plan to allow only public health authorities to use the technology.

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