It’s 9 a.m. in London and 4 a.m. in New York City. Here’s the latest on the pandemic
The pandemic has killed more than 197,000 people worldwide. If you’re just joining us, here is the latest on the outbreak:
Italy’s medical workers: At least 150 doctors have died in Italy after contracting coronavirus — and health care professionals account for about 10% of all infections, according to the Italian Association of Doctors.
Global hunt for vaccine: The United Kingdom will host a summit on June 4 to encourage the international community to “come together” to support the development of a Covid-19 vaccine. The World Health Organization has announced the launch of a new effort to accelerate the development of vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Violence at home: London police have arrested more than 4,000 people for domestic abuse since restrictions were imposed to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Drone delivery: The UK government has green-lit trials for drone delivery of medicines and medical equipment.
US offers help: The United States will send ventilators to Ecuador, El Salvador and Indonesia, President Donald Trump tweeted Friday, announcing he spoke with the countries’ leaders.
Scaled down Anzac Day: Australia and New Zealand remembered fallen soldiers in World War I amid coronavirus restrictions in both countries.
India opens stores: Some stores will be allowed to resume trading despite the nationwide lockdown. These include certain market complexes, even if they are not selling goods deemed essential.