Coronavirus global updates, June 26: US reports highest number of infections; Israel, UAE to jointly fight virus
The number of infections of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease crossed 9.5 million globally on Friday, with the United States reporting the highest number (2,418,570), followed by Brazil (1,228,114), Russia (613,148), and India (473,105) on the fourth position.
Globally, the death toll touched 488,740, with the recovery at 488,740. The US reported the highest number of deaths in the world, while Brazil reported the highest number of recoveries. India stood at the fourth position when it came to the total number of recovered people, with the number at 271,697.
Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo played down concerns Thursday that the European Union might refuse to allow Americans into the 27-nation bloc as it considers lifting restrictions on overseas travellers starting next week. “It’s a challenge for all of us to decide how and when to open up our economies and our societies. Everybody’s trying to figure that out,” he said.