Top 10 world news today: WHO raises alarm, global coronavirus toll and more

WION Web Team
New Delhi, India Updated: May 27, 2020, 11:15 PM(IST)

Omicron drives US virus cases past Delta’s peak Photograph:( AFP )

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

WHO raises alarm over surge in coronavirus cases in Latin America

The World Health Organization has raised alarm over surge of COVID-19 cases in Latin America, expressed concern Tuesday over signs the spread of the new virus is still accelerating. Read more

Global coronavirus cases near 5.6 million, death toll rises to 350,509

Around 5.6 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially declared in the world, more than two-thirds of them in Europe and the United States, according to a tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University. Read more


Coronavirus: Brazil records over 1,000 daily deaths for fourth time in week, toll stands at 24,512

Brazil has recorded 1,039 deaths in 24 hours due to the novel coronavirus. Read more

France stops use of hydroxychloroquine as coronavirus treatment

After the World Health Organization(WHO) temporarily stopped the clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine for treatment of coronavirus, the French government banned the treatment on Wednesday. Read more

European Union to unveil a mega stimulus package to recover economy

The European Commission will unveil a mega stimulus plan on Wednesday that help EU's economy after being hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Twitter fact-checks Trump tweet for the first time, calls it 'unsubstantiated' 

Twitter on Tuesday for the first time prompted readers to check the facts in tweets sent by US President Donald Trump and accused him of making false claims. Read more

Joe Biden calls Trump 'absolute fool' for not wearing face mask in public events

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday called his Republican rival Donald Trump an "absolute fool" for not wearing a mask at a series of recent public events. Read more

South Korea: Authorities trace spike in new cases to an e-commerce warehouse


South Korea reported 40 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, marking the biggest daily spike in 49 days as millions of children go back to school and authorities fight to contain an outbreak stemming from a stretched e-commerce warehouse. Read more

Hong Kong: Police arrest 300 as thousands protest over national security laws

Police in Hong Kong fired pepper pellets and made 300 arrests as thousands of people took to the streets on Wednesday to voice anger over national security legislation proposed by China, that has raised international alarm over freedoms in the city. Read more

YouTube says removal of comments against Chinese Communist Party 'an error'

Google-owned video service YouTube said Tuesday it was probing the removal of comments critical of the Chinese Communist Party from the video-sharing platform, saying the filtering appeared to be "an error". Read more

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