Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include:
Known global cases exceed 6.2m
According to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, at least 6,206,773 people are known to have been infected and at least 372,752 are known to have died since the outbreak began.
The figures, which are based on official and media reports, are likely to significantly underestimate the true scale of the pandemic due to differing testing and recording regimes around the world, as well as suspected undercounting.
No deaths in Spain for the first time since March
Spain has reported no deaths in a 24-hour period for the first time since March. The emergency health response chief, Fernando Simón, called the development very encouraging. He told a news conference there were only 71 new infections over the past 24 hours.
Public trust in UK government falls sharply
Public trust in the UK government as a source of accurate information about the epidemic has collapsed, suggesting ministers may struggle to maintain lockdown restrictions in the aftermath of the Dominic Cummings affair.
Fears of resurgence in Germany
Germany’s disease control body confirmed 333 new infections and 11 new deaths. The reproduction number R, indicating how many new cases one infected person generates on average, rose to 1.04 on Sunday, staying above the critical threshold of 1 for the second row in a day.
No deaths in Malaysia for 10 days
The country’s health ministry has said it is now 10 days since Malaysia suffered a coronavirus-related death. On Monday, the country reported 38 new cases, bringing the cumulative total to 7,857 cases. The death toll stands at 115.
Bars and restaurants reopen in the Netherlands
Terraces throughout the country filled quickly as bars and restaurants opened for the first time in almost three months. Along with museums, cinemas and theatres, they were allowed to open their doors as long as they followed strict social distancing rules.
India eases lockdown despite increase in cases
Long queues stretched outside railway stations in major Indian cities as authorities eased a nationwide lockdown despite a record daily rise in cases. Rail services, apart from the movement of some essential cargo, were halted in late March ahead of efforts to contain the virus that froze almost all economic activity, putting millions out of work overnight.
Calls for inquiry into Champions League match
The family of a man who died after attending the Liverpool v Atlético Madrid match in March have called for an inquiry into why the match was allowed to go ahead, according to reports.
Richard Mawson, 70, was “fit and healthy” before the match on 11 March, his wife Mary said. He was admitted to Aintree hospital two weeks later after developing Covid-19 symptoms that left him “completely breathless” and he died on 17 April.