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May Rise in Brazil: According to the Ministry of Health, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases has increased by five in May. In the last 24 hours, 12,267 new cases have been recorded in Brazil, with a total of 52 52,000 infections.
Yet Rio simplifies sanctions: The city of Rio de Janeiro is starting some unreasonable business and activities on Tuesday, Mayor Marcelo Cruvella announced. Cruvella said he hopes the city will “return to normal” by early August.
In the United States: Washington, D.C., has reported some spikes in the case and has pushed back the schedule to move to the second phase of reopening. Meanwhile, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Monday declared a day of mourning for those who lost their lives in Covid-19. The US has recorded 1.8 million casesIncluding at least 100,000 deaths.
Fawcett and Trump: Dr Anthony Fawcett, director of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and a member of the country’s coronavirus task force, said he had not spoken to or met with Donald Trump in two weeks and his contact with the president had become much less frequent.
Italy reduces infection: According to the country’s Civil Protection Service, after more than a month of gradual easing of the lockdown, coronavirus infections in Italy continue to decline. On Wednesday, the world-famous Ufizi Gallery in Florence will reopen.
Rapid growth in America: The United States, especially Latin America, and the Caribbean are experiencing rapid growth in new coronavirus cases, according to the World Health Organization. “In the last 24 hours, the United States has the highest number of reported cases among the top 10 countries in the world: Brazil, the United States, Peru, Chile and Mexico,” said WHO Executive Director of Health Emergency Program Mike Ryan says.
WHO US request: The World Health Organization says it expects President Trump not to decide to sever ties between the United States and the WHO.