The latest updates (see live blog below for details):
- The number of COVID-19 deaths worldwide passed 300,000 on Thursday, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
- US unemployment benefit applications hit 36 million in two months
- World Health Organization warns coronavirus may never be fully eradicated
- French pharma giant Sanofi irks Paris with US first for cure comment
UN Secretary-General calls for action on mental health to tackle 'psychological suffering'
England health body unveils 'game-changer' antibody tests
EU mulls legal action against Hungary as MEPs debate COVID-19 emergency powers
- Spain daily death toll rises above 200 for first time in five days
French 'can go on holiday in July and August,' says PM
Trump says critical manufacturing should be brought back to US
US President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he intends to rebuild the country's stockpile and to bring critical manufacturing back to the US to prepare for future pandemics.
"My goal is to produce everything America needs for ourselves and then export to the world, including medicines," he told the Fox Business network.
"These stupid supply chains that are all over the world," he said, adding: "One little piece of the world goes back, and the whole thing is messed up."
International Olympic Committee approved $800m fund for postponed event
Global death toll crosses 300,000 mark
Brazil's Bolsonaro says lockdown is 'path to failure' as hundreds wait for intensive care beds in Rio state
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday that lockdowns and closing everything to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic "is the path to failure".
"It will break Brazil,” he said, talking to journalists in Brasilia.
Bolsonaro, who has been critical of lockdown since the start of the pandemic, warned of looming “chaos” as he once again lambasted governors and mayors who introduced lockdowns in their states and cities.
Meanwhile, local news reported that 900 people in Rio de Janeiro were waiting for an intensive care bed in one of the state’s overwhelmed units.
Alagoas joined the growing list of states whose intensive-care units are full in several hospitals.