Global coronavirus death toll surges past 475,000: Live updates

in Philippines

To date, more than nine million people have been infected, and over 470,000 have died from COVID-19, according to Johns Hopkins University. 

Top US medical expert, Dr Anthony Fauci, is warning that the country, already “hit badly” by the coronavirus, is facing a dangerous surge in new cases. Arizona, Texas and Nevada all reported a record number of daily cases. EU countries are considering banning entry to Americans as the US has failed in controlling the spread of the coronavirus, according to the New York Times.

Here are the latest updates:

Wednesday, June 24 10:30 GMT – Philippines plans record $86 bln 2021 budget for post-pandemic recovery

The Philippine government is seeking a record 4.3 trillion peso ($85.89 billion) budget for 2021 focused on reviving a coronavirus-hit economy expected this year to shrink for the first time in two decades, a top official has said.

The administration of President Rodrigo Duterte

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