FACTBOX-Latest on the worldwide spread of the coronavirusReuters | Updated: 30-06-2020 11:43 IST | Created: 30-06-2020 11:37 IST
DEATHS AND INFECTIONS
* More than 2.6 million people have been infected with the novel coronavirus in the United States and 126,126 have died, according to a Reuters tally as of 0325 GMT on Tuesday.
* Nearly 300 cases of a rare, life-threatening syndrome in children and adolescents associated with the novel coronavirus have been identified in the United States in two studies in The New England Journal of Medicine.
* Brazil registered 692 more deaths and 24,052 new cases. The country still faces a "big challenge" to curb the coronavirus pandemic and should do more to integrate its efforts at different levels of government, a top World Health Organization official said. Mexico reported 3,805 new infections and 473 new deaths.
* Panama registered a record 1,099 new cases and while deaths climbed by 16.
* The state of South Australia canceled its scheduled reopening to other parts of the nation, citing more infections in neighboring Victoria.
* Thailand will allow pubs and bars to reopen on Wednesday and plans to let in some foreign travelers.
* Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev ordered his government to prepare restrictions similar to the hard lockdown that the nation imposed in March-May after a recent sharp rise in infections.
* A new flu virus found in Chinese pigs has become more infectious to humans and needs to be watched closely in case it becomes a potential "pandemic virus", a study said, although experts said there is no imminent threat.
MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA
* Iran on Monday recorded 162 deaths, its highest number of fatalities within a 24-hour period.
* Bahrain said it would pay 50% of salaries for private company workers in sectors that were hard-hit by the pandemic.
* Nigeria will let people travel between its states outside curfew hours from July 1, as authorities moved to relax some coronavirus restrictions.
* Prime Minister Boris Johnson will set out his plan to spend the British economy out of its crisis, with a speech on Tuesday promising to fast-track 5 billion pounds ($6.15 billion) of infrastructure investment.
* A lockdown was imposed on Monday in the city of Leicester, which has higher COVID-19 infection rates than anywhere else in the country.
* Bharat Biotech's COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for human trials, making it India's first domestic candidate to get the green light from the government's drug regulator.
* Asian shares rose after data showed China's manufacturing sector grew more than expected in June, a hopeful sign for a global economy still struggling to recover from the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
* Argentina's economic activity plunged 26.4% in April, the country's official statistics agency said on Monday, the worst monthly fall on record.