Monteverde: In Latin America, 1.5 million cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed. The region is currently threatened by the food crisis, and the global market plummeted on Thursday. The economic recovery is expected to be long.
The World Health Organization also warned that the pandemic in Africa is accelerating.
Brazil passed two severe milestones on Thursday: 40,000 COVID-19 deaths and approximately 800,000 coronavirus cases.
In the wider Latin America region, the death toll is 70,000.
Despite the increase in casualties, Brazil’s two largest cities, São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, have reopened shopping centers, although the Ministry of Health has stated that more than 1,200 people have died in the past 24 hours and more than 30,000 new cases have been reported.
In the northern part of the Atlantic, the European Commission recommended that 27 EU member states reopen their borders with each other on June 15 and reopen completely with the Western Balkans on July 1.
In countries where pandemics are considered to be controlled, the borders between Europe and other countries will gradually be opened.
The United States is the country with the highest number of deaths and infections in the world, with a surge of more than 2 million cases.
Viruses and blockades have caused the unemployment rate in the United States to soar (since mid-March, the number of unemployed persons has reached 44.2 million) and caused serious damage to the world economy.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that even with the second wave of infectious diseases, the US economy will reopen because Wall Street stocks have fallen sharply during the worst period since March.
Mnuchin said: “If the economy is shut down, it will cause greater losses.”
On the hottest day in the world, Russia passed 500,000 confirmed cases, and Iran said that 180,000 people were infected there.
WHO also sounded the alarm for the rapid spread of the virus in Africa.
WHO’s Matshidiso Moeti said: “The first 100,000 cases took 98 days, while 200,000 cases took only 18 days.”