170 deaths in Nice Britain, New York governor threatens retailer closings and Bundesliga return

with coverage from Press Association

The first phase of the reopening of the Irish economy will begin on Monday.

New recommendations have been made for the use of masks in busy public transport and in closed indoor spaces.

People are also allowed to meet friends and family from outside their household in groups of no more than four people and within 3 miles of their home.

Around the world, countries are continuing their own struggles with the Covid-19 pandemic, some of which are more successful compared to others.

Read on for a fuller look at the global Covid-19 situation.

Great Britain

According to the UK Department of Health, the number of people in the UK who died after testing positive for coronavirus has increased by 170.

The number applies to hospitals, nursing homes, and the entire community.

It brings the total number of deaths to 34,636.

America

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio raged against people who were pushed outside bars on Saturday night for putting lives in danger.

Many of them had drinks in their hands but no masks on their faces.

The mayor said he will not tolerate people starting to congregate – and if he has to close places he will.

Meanwhile, former US President Barack Obama has criticized some officials overseeing the coronavirus response and told college graduates that the pandemic shows that many “don’t even pretend to be responsible”.

Mr Obama spoke on Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition, a two-hour live streaming event for historically black colleges and universities that airs on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.

On Friday, President Donald Trump said he hoped to have a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year.

Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive Trump named virus tsar, said early trial data suggests “a few hundred million vaccine doses” will be delivered by the end of 2020.

Mr Trump also said he had no concerns about a rapid coronavirus test that the White House relied on to keep it safe, although new data suggests the test could produce an excessive percentage of false negatives.

South Korea

The country’s top anti-disease official said it was too early to be optimistic that recent nightlife-related coronavirus outbreaks in Seoul have been suppressed.

Jung Eun-kyeong, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said hours after her agency reported 13 more cases – for the second straight day, the daily jump was below 20.

Ms. Jung said the recent outbreaks had not yet shown any “explosive” flare-ups. However, she noted that the incubation periods have not yet ended for those who recently visited nightclubs in Seoul’s Itaewon entertainment and a large number of people who came into contact with these club goers are still in quarantine.

China

China reported five new cases of coronavirus on Sunday as the Shanghai commercial center announced the restart of classes for many young children from June 2.

Of the new cases, two were imported and three were domestic infections in northeastern Jilin Province with a small increase in cases of unknown origin.

In Shanghai, students will continue to have the option to continue to follow classes online instead of facing virus tests and social distancing measures in schools. As in Beijing and other cities, Shanghai has already resumed classes for older students preparing for exams.

No new deaths were reported last month, but Jilin added one fatality retrospectively, bringing China’s total to 4,634 from 82,947 cases since the outbreak was first detected in downtown Wuhan late last year.

Spain

The country has recorded its first daily death toll of less than 100 since it declared a state of emergency two months ago.

The health minister said regional authorities reported 87 new deaths, the lowest daily number since March 16. Spain reported over 900 deaths per day at the height of the outbreak.

The 47 million country had a total of 27,650 deaths and 277,719 infections from Covid-19.

The latest figures came when Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said he would ask parliament what he hopes to be the final extension of the state of emergency and keep it going through around the end of June.

Tourism, which accounts for 12% of GDP, is likely to lose its critical summer season.

“Spain needs tourism,” said Sanchez. “But tourism needs security. It needs health guarantees. “

Italy

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte admitted that reopening the economy carries the risk of new coronavirus outbreaks but said, “We have to accept that.”

He said the nationwide lockdown, which began in early March, had “produced the expected results” and enabled the country to expand economic activity in the second phase of reopening.

Shops, bars, cafes, restaurants, hairdressers and museums are among the business and cultural activities that can resume from Monday. Gyms and swimming pools can reopen a week later. Travel between regions and from abroad to Italy is permitted from June 3rd.

Mr Conte said the country must accept the risks and open up before a vaccine is available. However, he said that a comprehensive surveillance system was in place and that the government would step in to close areas if new outbreaks occur.

Germany

The professional football games in the German Bundesliga resumed over the weekend, which was closely watched by the rest of the sports world.

Germany has received high praise for its widespread testing amid the pandemic. Not all fans were happy about the restart, which took place in empty stadiums, but the games were broadcast worldwide.

Players were warned not to spit, shake hands, or hug each other to celebrate goals. Team members and substitutes wore masks on the bench, and balls and seats were disinfected.

Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick said: “The whole world is watching Germany to see how we do it. It can serve as a model for all leagues. “

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