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- Global cases: More than 3.93 million
- Global deaths: At least 276,860
- Most cases reported: United States (1,283,846), Spain (222,857), Italy (217,185), United Kingdom (212,629), and Russia (187,859).
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 9:43 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
11:51 am: Germany reports more than 1,250 new cases and 103 deaths
Germany reported an additional 1,251 cases, bringing the cumulative cases in the country to 168,551, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed on Saturday. Europe’s largest economy also reported another 103 additional deaths, taking the total fatalities to 7,369.
Germany has the seventh highest number of reported cases in the world, data from Johns Hopkins University showed. — Joanna Tan
11:05 am: US State Department embarks on reopening plans
The U.S. State Department started implementing its reopening plan last week, internal documents obtained by CNBC showed.
In the plan, which began on May 1, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo detailed policies on travel, telework, face coverings, and social distancing measures.
Entitled “Diplomacy Strong,” it is a roadmap aimed at bringing back operations for 13,000 U.S. diplomats and 11,000 civil servants. The three-phased strategy complies with guidance from the White House and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to the documents viewed by CNBC. — Amanda Macias
10:47 am: Famed magician Roy Horn dies from coronavirus
Siegfried Fischbacher and Roy Horn, right, celebrate the first birthday of five of their tiger cubs at Siegfried & Roy’s Secret Garden & Dolphin Habitat at The Mirage on May 12, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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“Today, the world has lost one of the greats of magic, but I have lost my best friend,” Fischbacher said in a statement on Friday. “From the moment we met, I knew Roy and I, together, would change the world. There could be no Siegfried without Roy, and no Roy without Siegfried.”
Horn tested positive for the coronavirus in late April. The pair have entertained in Las Vegas for decades and are best known for their work with lions and tigers. — Joanna Tan
9:17 am: US lawmakers call for Taiwan to be included in WHO
Students wearing face masks as a preventive measure to curb the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus as they collect their lunch at Dajia Elementary School in Taipei on April 29, 2020
Sam Yeh | AFP | Getty Images
U.S. lawmakers are calling for more than 50 countries to support Taiwan’s inclusion in the World Health Organization as they urge nations to place the fight against the pandemic above politics, according to Reuters.
Taiwan is not a member of the United Nations, due to China’s objections. As such, Taiwan is not part of the WHO, a UN agency.
“As the world works to combat the spread of the COVID-19, a novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China, it has never been more important to ensure all countries prioritize global health and safety over politics,” leaders from the congressional foreign affairs committees said in a letter on Friday, according to Reuters. — Joanna Tan
All times below are in Eastern time.