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Asia Today: India sees 10,000 new cases ahead of reopenings

India has reported 9,971 new coronavirus cases in another biggest single-day spike, a day before it prepares to reopen shopping malls, hotels and religious places after a 10-week lockdown
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Queensland state police community liaison officers hand out face masks to people gathering for the Black Lives Matter protest in Brisbane on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Black Lives Matter protests across Australia proceeded mostly peacefully Saturday as thousands of demonstrators in state capitals honored the memory of Floyd and protested the deaths of indigenous Australians in custody. (AP Photo/John Pye)
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China defends its coronavirus response in new report

Senior Chinese health officials have defended their country's response to the new coronavirus pandemic, saying they provided information in a timely and transparent manner
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Xu Lin, Vice head of the Publicity Department of Communist Party shows a copy of the white paper on fighting COVID-19 China in action during a press conference at the State Council Information Office in Beijing, Sunday, June 7, 2020. Senior Chinese health officials defended their country's response to the new coronavirus pandemic, saying they provided information in a timely and transparent manner. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)
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The Latest: Global death toll from COVID-19 passes 400,000

The worldwide death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 400,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University that health experts say is still an undercount because many who died were not tested for the virus
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People wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus walk an outdoor book market set up in Red Square with a Historical museum in the background in Moscow, Russia, on Saturday, June 6, 2020. Muscovites clad in face masks and gloves ventured into Red Square for an outdoor book market, a small sign of the Russian capital's gradual efforts to open up amid coronavirus concerns. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko Jr)
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What testing data reveals about possible coronavirus spike in LA

Los Angeles COVID data reveals a week of possible increase after Memorial Day.
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Protesters chant and hold signs during a Black Lives Matter protest on a street corner in the Van Nuys section of Los Angeles, Monday, June 1, 2020. Public health authorities are worried there could be a spike in coronavirus cases as thousands of people march in protests.
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QR codes could provide patients way to keep them out of emergency rooms

A study showed the codes printed on children's casts helped parents.
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A man scans a QR code before entering a building in Singapore Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Singapore reopened 75% of its economy Tuesday, as part of a three-phase controlled approach to end a virus lockdown since early April.
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Injection every 2 months could stop HIV transmission, study shows

A new form of PrEP would allow patients to skip taking pills every day.
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A person receives an injection in this undated stock image.
June 07

Brazil govt yanks virus death toll as data befuddles experts

The Brazilian federal government has stopped publishing a running total of coronavirus deaths and infections in an extraordinary move that critics call an attempt to hide the true toll of the disease in Latin America’s largest nation
June 07
Cemetery workers in protective clothing maneuver the coffin of 57-year-old Paulo Jose da Silva, who died from the new coronavirus, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, June 5, 2020. According to Monique dos Santos, her stepfather mocked the existence of the virus, didn't use a mask, didn't take care of himself, and wanted to shake hands with everybody. "He didn't believe in it and unfortunately he met this end. It's very sad, but that's the truth," she said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
June 07

The Latest: China has 1st non-imported infection in 2 weeks

China is reporting its first non-imported case of the new coronavirus in two weeks, an infected person on the island of Hainan off the southern coast
June 07
In this photo taken on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, Fatima Negrini, left, is flanked by nurse Laura Catena holding a cut out heart reading in Italian " Fatima 108, we love you " while posing in front of a cake celebrating her 108th birthday, at the Anni Azzurri San Faustino nursing home, in Milan, Italy. Fatima Negrini has joined the ranks of the very few centenarians who have recovered from COVID-19. (RSA Anni Azzurri San Faustino via AP)
June 06

Government job losses are piling up, and it could get worse

Federal, state and local governments have shed over 1.5 million jobs since March as they begin to deal with the financial fallout from the coronavirus pandemic
June 06
FILE - In this Thursday, March 19, 2020, file photo, a public school employee sanitizes a sink in a bathroom at a U.S. high school. Jobs with state and city governments are usually a source of stability in the U.S. economy, but the financial devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic has forced cuts that will reduce public services, from schools to trash pickup. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
June 06

Asia Today: Indonesia records single-day high in new cases

Indonesia has reported nearly 1,000 new cases of the coronavirus, a new single-day high for the country that brought its total caseload past 30,000, as the government unveiled a stimulus package worth $47.6 billion to anchor the virus-battered economy
June 06
A priest leads relatives of person, who died of COVID-19, in prayers before lowering body into a grave in New Delhi, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown started despite an upward trend in new infections. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
June 06

Why eye protection might be a necessary precaution against COVID-19

The CDC has not issued guidance to the general public for eye protection wear.
June 06
Medical workers don personal protective equipment before entering the room of a patient with COVID-19 in a Stamford Hospital intensive care unit, on April 24, 2020, in Stamford, Conn.
June 06

The Latest: China orders pangolin protection amid pandemic

China is giving its highest level of protection to the armadillo-like pangolin as part of its crackdown on the wildlife trade following the global coronavirus pandemic
June 06
A woman perform rituals with ceremonial thread around a banyan tree on Vat Savitri festival in Mumbai, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. Vat Savitri is celebrated on a full moon day where women pray for the longevity of their husbands. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)
June 06

Tear gas and protesting amid COVID-19: What you should know

Tear gas could increase the spread of the disease.
June 06
Tear gas is deployed on a crowd of protesters in Ferguson, Mo., on Sunday, May 31, 2020.
June 06

Mexico alleges some doctors sold false death certificates

Mexico City officials say prosecutors are investigating several doctors who allegedly issued false death certificates for people who may have died of the coronavirus
June 06
Melvin Sanaurio, front, a gravedigger for 15 years, works at the San Lorenzo Tezonco Iztapalapa cemetery as it makes space for more burials in a section for COVID-19 victims, in the Iztapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Mexico is passing through the pandemic’s most critical moment with a dramatically increasing number of confirmed and suspected infections. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
June 05

US unemployment drops unexpectedly to 13.3% amid outbreak

The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers
June 05
A man walks by a career center storefront, Friday, June 5, 2020, in Lawrence, Mass. The U.S. unemployment rate fell unexpectedly in May to 13.3% — still on par with what the nation witnessed during the Great Depression — as states loosened their coronavirus lockdowns and businesses began recalling workers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
June 05

Pandemic: What You Need to Know 06/05/2020

Super Bowl MVP and NFL Hall of Famer on the nationwide protests; SheaMoisture announces a new social justice coalition; Bishop Michael B. Curry’s message for America
June 05
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June 05

More answers to your COVID-19 questions

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton on the rising number of COVID-19 cases and if the virus is transmittable through sweat.
June 05
VIDEO: More answers to your COVID-19 questions
June 05

Latest updates on COVID-19: June 5, 2020

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton with the latest on the coronavirus.
June 05
VIDEO: Latest updates on COVID-19: June 5, 2020
June 05

Malaria drug didn't help virus patients, big UK study finds

Leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting people on the drug because it’s clear it isn’t helping
June 05
FILE - This Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo shows an arrangement of hydroxychloroquine pills in Las Vegas. On Friday, June 5, 2020, leaders of a large study in the United Kingdom that is rigorously testing the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine and other medicines for hospitalized COVID-19 patients say they will stop putting people on the drug because it’s clear it isn’t helping. (AP Photo/John Locher)
June 05

California again extends major contract for protective masks

California is giving a Chinese manufacturer it contracted with for hundreds of millions of protective masks one more week to get federal certification after the company twice missed the deadline
June 05
June 05

UN health agency: Wear mask if you can't keep your distance

The World Health Organization is broadening its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic
June 05
FILE - In this Friday, March 20, 2020 file photo, passengers wearing face masks travel on a Piccadilly Line underground train in London. The World Health Organization on Friday June 5, 2020, broadened its recommendations for the use of masks during the coronavirus pandemic and is now advising that in areas where the virus is spreading, people should wear fabric masks when social distancing is not possible, such as on public transport and in shops. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)
June 05

George Floyd’s death an American tragedy with global echoes

Since George Floyd's death in Minnesota last week, his face has been painted on walls from Nairobi, Kenya to Idlib, Syria
June 05
FILE - In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 file photo a Maasai man, who said he had seen videos on Facebook about protests in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, jumps next to a new mural painted this week showing Floyd with the Swahili word "Haki" meaning "Justice", in the Kibera slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. Since George Floyd's death in the U.S. state of Minnesota last week, his face has been painted on walls from Nairobi, Kenya to Idlib, Syria. Floyd's name has been inked on the shirts of soccer players and chanted by crowds from London and Cape Town to Tel Aviv and Sydney. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga, File)
June 05

Supreme Court delays federal prison inmates' release in Ohio

The U.S. Supreme Court has granted the federal government’s request to delay the release of medically vulnerable inmates at a federal prison in eastern Ohio where hundreds have tested positive for the coronavirus
June 05
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New Delhi nurses protest as cracks show in Indian healthcare

Nurses at a top hospital in India’s capital which treats coronavirus patients are threatening to stage a one-day walkout next week if working conditions don’t improve
June 05
An Indian security personnel wearing protective gear stands by the entrance of a sweet shop in Hyderabad, India, Friday, June 5, 2020. The more than two-month-old lockdown is now largely being enforced only in high-risk areas, known as containment zones. The government has partially restored train service and domestic flights and allowed the reopening of shops and manufacturing. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
June 05

Asia Today: India's daily virus cases surge by nearly 10,000

India’s Health Ministry has reported another record spike in new coronavirus cases — more than 9,800 in the past 24 hours
June 05
Police officers wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand guard near the U.S. embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, June 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
June 05

In coronavirus vaccine race, past missteps serve as cautionary tales

From Spanish Flu to presidential meddling, experts warn of history repeating.
June 05
In this Oct. 14, 1976, file photo, President Ford gets a swine flu shot.
June 05

Lives Lost: Twins were gentle giants in small Vermont town

The tiny Vermont town of Wilmington was largely spared from the impact of coronavirus until April, when Cleon Boyd, a lifelong resident who embodied the town's toughness and traditions, died
June 05
In this Aug. 8, 2012, photo provided by Meghan Boyd Carrier, her father, Cleon Boyd, left, and his twin brother Leon Boyd perform during her wedding in Readsboro, Vt. Cleon died from the coronavirus on April 3, 2020. Leon also died from the coronavirus less than a week later. (Courtesy of Meghan Boyd Carrier via AP)
June 05

Japan’s pandemic deaths low, but future success uncertain

Japan has kept its deaths from the new coronavirus low despite a series of missteps that beg the question of whether it can prevent future waves of infections
June 05
Customers drink a toast through plastic partitions at Kichiri, an "izakaya" restaurant at Shinjuku district in Tokyo Thursday June 4, 2020. At the restaurant, customers pass through a gate to get whole-body disinfectant smoke, follow a mobile map to their tables and order from tablets with sensors allowing touchless operation. Seats are divided with plastic partitions and dishes delivered with plastic covers. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
June 05

The Latest: Filipino leader says US unrest hurts virus fight

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte says that he is glad “Filipinos are really law-abiding” and that the Philippines is not going through unrest like America, which would make the coronavirus quarantine enforcement formidable
June 05
Local community health center workers in their off time assemble face shields to be distributed to co-workers as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus outbreak in Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday, June 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Achmad Ibrahim)
June 05

Storm season adds to pandemic worries for Mexico, C. America

Authorities in Mexico and Central America are putting their plans for dealing with the hurricane season amid the coronavirus pandemic into action
June 05
A man seeks to salvage some of his belongings from what used to be his home, destroyed by the waters of the Acelhuate River, in the New Israel Community of San Salvador, El Salvador, Sunday, May 31, 2020. According to the Ministry of the Interior at least seven people died across the country after two days of heavy rains. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)
June 05

Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump

A vaccine summit has raised billions of dollars to immunize children in developing countries as experts wrestle with how any potential vaccine against the coronavirus might be distributed globally and fairly
June 05
A health worker collects material from Monica da Costa for a COVID-19 test in Manacapuru, Amazonas state, Brazil, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Several members of the family where feeling symptoms and some already tested positive for the new coronavirus. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
June 05

Experts: Floyd’s health issues don’t affect homicide ruling

George Floyd had drugs in his system and severe heart disease when a Minneapolis police officer put a knee to his neck, but independent experts say the medical problems don’t change the conclusion that the handcuffed man’s death was a homicide
June 05
FILE - This undated file photo provided by Christopher Harris shows George Floyd. Floyd died May 25, after he was pinned to the pavement by a police officer who put his knee on the handcuffed black man's neck until he stopped breathing. (Christopher Harris via AP, File)
June 05

Mexico leader urges calm after jump in reported COVID deaths

Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is urging the country to remain calm as Mexico registers the second straight day ofescalating coronavirus death numbers rivaling those coming out of Brazil or the United States
June 05
Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador waves to supporters in Lazaro Cardenas, Quintana Roo state, Mexico, Monday, June 1, 2020. Amid a pandemic and the remnants of a tropical storm, President Lopez Obrador kicked off Mexico's return to a "new normal" Monday with his first road trip in two months as the nation began to gradually ease some virus-inspired restrictions. (AP Photo/Victor Ruiz)
June 04

Cuomo: Protesters have 'civic duty' to get virus tested

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the thousands of people protesting the death of George Floyd have a “civic duty” to be tested for the coronavirus
June 04
Protesters gather for a rally at Cadman Plaza Park, Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Protests continued following the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
June 04

32,000 COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes nationwide

At least 108,211 people in the U.S. have died from the coronavirus.
June 04
Demonstrators attend a "Sit Out the Curfew" along a street in Oakland, California, on June 3, 2020, to protest against the death of George Floyd who died in police custody on May 25 in Minneapolis.
June 04

Study on safety of malaria drugs for coronavirus retracted

Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report
June 04
FILE - This April 7, 2020 file photo shows a bottle of hydroxychloroquine tablets in Texas City, Texas. Several authors of a large study that raised safety concerns about malaria drugs for coronavirus patients have retracted the report, saying independent reviewers were not able to verify information that’s been widely questioned by other scientists. A retraction in the journal Lancet on Thursday, June 4, 2020 involved a May 22 report on hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs long used for preventing or treating malaria but whose safety and effectiveness for COVID-19 are unknown. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 04

Vegas, baby! Casinos reopen after long coronavirus closure

Mask use was spotty among customers as casinos in Las Vegas and throughout Nevada reopened Thursday for the first time since March
June 04
FILE - In this April 18, 2020, file photo, a lone worker wearing a mask cleans a pedestrian walkway devoid of the usual crowds as casinos and other business are shuttered due to the coronavirus outbreak in Las Vegas. Cards will be cut, dice will roll and jackpots jingle when casinos in Las Vegas and Nevada begin reopening at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2020. There will be big splashes, even amid ongoing unrest, and big hopes for recovery from an unprecedented and expensive closure prompted by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
June 04

Pandemic: What You Need to Know 06/04/2020

Brooklyn borough president on police reform; Step 2 discovery turns backyards into playgrounds; Volunteer medics assist protesters on the ground
June 04
VIDEO: Pandemic: What You Need to Know 06/04/2020
June 04

More answers to your COVID-19 questions

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton on the age threshold for being deemed high-risk for COVID-19, and the latest study on the malaria drug hydroxychlorquine.
June 04
VIDEO: More answers to your COVID-19 questions
June 04

Latest updates on COVID-19: June 4, 2020

ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jen Ashton with the latest on the coronavirus.
June 04
VIDEO: Latest updates on COVID-19: June 4, 2020
June 04

West Virginia sues Rite-Aid, Walgreens over pain pill flood

West Virginia's attorney general has filed a lawsuit accusing Rite-Aid and Walgreens of failing to monitor and report suspicious orders of prescription painkillers
June 04
June 04

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

The United Nations is among organizations urging those companies developing coronavirus vaccines to create one that would be free to everyone once it's developed
June 04
French President Emmanuel Macron meets with French Unions to relaunch the economy following the coronavirus crisis at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Thursday June 4 2020. After imposing one of Europe's most harsh lockdowns, France expects its economy to shrink by 11% this year, French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire said last Tuesday . (Yoan Valat/POOL via AP)
June 04

Study shows Spain far from having 'herd immunity' to virus

A second round of random testing in Spain for antibodies to the new coronavirus indicates that a third of those infected do not develop symptoms
June 04
June 04

Barcelona locals reclaim city from tourists during pandemic

Barcelona has become one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its Mediterranean climate, mesmerizing architecture and liberal way of life
June 04
June 04

Health official: No new COVID-19 cases from Missouri parties

Missouri's top health official says no additional cases of the new coronavirus have been reported stemming from the crowded pool parties at Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks over the Memorial Day weekend
June 04
Crowds of people gather at Coconuts Caribbean Beach Bar & Grill in Gravois Mills, Missouri, Sunday, May 24, 2020. Several beach bars along Lake of the Ozarks were packed with party-goers during the Memorial Day weekend. Several political leaders in the St. Louis and Kansas City areas, as well as the state of Kansas' health secretary, have condemned Lake of the Ozarks revelers for failing to practice social distancing, amid fears they could return to areas hard hit by the coronavirus and spread the disease. (Shelly Yang/Kansas City Star via AP)
June 04

Coronavirus map: Tracking the spread in the US and around the world

The outbreak, which began in China, has sickened over 6.5 million worldwide.
June 04
This handout illustration image taken with a scanning electron microscope shows SARS-CoV-2 (yellow)also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19 isolated emerging from the surface of cells (blue/pink) cultured in the lab.
June 04

Universal takes first steps reviving Orlando theme park biz

Harry Potter fans and roller coaster lovers are streaming back into Universal Orlando Resort this week
June 04
In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 photo, signs about social distancing and other protocols are seen about the theme park as guests walk by at Universal Orlando Resort Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. The theme park reopened for season pass holders and will open to the general public on Friday, June 5. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
June 04

Asia Today: Australia to restart flights to New Zealand

Canberra Airport has opened a register for travelers interested in flying from the Australian capital to New Zealand on July 1 in a proposed resumption of international travel
June 04
People wait outside a bus terminus in Kolkata, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, Wednesday, June 3, 2020. More states opened up and crowds of commuters trickled onto the roads in many of India's cities on Monday as a three-phase plan to lift the nationwide coronavirus lockdown began despite an upward trend in new infections. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)
June 04

Reopening schools in the fall, an experiment for college and university leaders

Reopening amid the coronavirus is one big experiment.
June 04
A runner passes through an arch on the campus of Boston University, in Boston, May 20, 2020. Boston University is among a growing number of universities making plans to bring students back to campus this fall, but with new measures meant to keep the coronavirus at bay.
June 04

The Latest: New Zealand on verge of eradicating virus

New Zealand is on the verge of eradicating the virus from its shores after it notched a 13th straight day with no reported new infections
June 04
Students wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus stand in a line to have their body temperatures checked before entering their classrooms at a high school in Ulsan, South Korea, Wednesday, Jun 3, 2020. (Bae Byung-soo/Newsis via AP)