The global death toll from the coronavirus pandemic has topped half a million, as surging cases in Latin America and the United States prompted some authorities to reconsider lifting lockdown measures. Thousands rally in Madrid for ‘social reconstruction’ in Spain In another grim milestone, the number of infections recorded worldwide rose to more than 10 million, according to an AFP tally, complicating efforts to ease restrictions on debilitated economies.
Los Angeles ordered its bars to close again on Sunday as COVID-19 rampages across the US, which has recorded more than 125,000 deaths and 2.5 million cases — both around a quarter of the global totals. The United States has recorded over 2.5 million virus cases The second hardest-hit country Brazil registered 259,105 infections in the seven days through Sunday — the country’s highest of any week during the pandemic. Coronavirus: nearly 500,000 dead and more than 10 million cases The latest figures came as protesters in cities across Brazil — and as far away as Stockholm, London and Barcelona — held demonstrations against President Jair Bolsonaro, who has said the virus is akin to a "little flu" and railed against stay-at-home measures.
"Brazil is suffering immense pain, a hidden pain that throbs in the face of the incredible numbers of deaths caused by COVID-19," the organisers of a protest in the capital Brasilia said. A lone reveller flutters a rainbow flag during a Pride march in Mexico City but most of the celebrations were online Honduras has been overwhelmed by deaths caused by COVID-19 and the large number of people infected that are admitted every day in hospitals across the country […]