Here are the latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic:
- US President Donald Trump said the country is looking to get a vaccine by the end of the year
- WHO warned that medicines and vaccines "will not end the pandemic if we cannot ensure equitable access to them"
- Germany's economy shrank by 2.2% in the first quarter
- EU Council agrees on €100 billion to help unemployed workers keep jobs
Brazil's number of confirmed COVID-19 cases tops 200,000 with nearly 14,000 deaths
Austria’s bars and restaurants reopen with new social distancing rules
Amazon France reaches deal with unions to reopen warehouses
Portugal eases restrictions further
Madrid, Barcelona excluded from easing of restrictions
Slovenia declares end to Coronavirus outbreak
Single during lockdown? Get yourself a 'sex buddy', say Dutch authorities
The Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has issued guidelines on coronavirus and sexuality as citizens remain advised to adhere to social distancing measures to contain the spread of the pandemic.
The new guidance states that although people must stay 1.5 metres away from each other at all times, "sex with your regular partner is possible".
For single people who do not have a regular partner but who "want to have physical contact", the RIVM advises that they "meet with the same person to have physical or sexual contact (for example, a cuddle buddy or 'sex buddy".
French death toll rises to 27,529
Ireland to start easing restrictions from Monday
New York to reopen beaches by next weekend
After two months of strict limits on business and social distancing, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo welcomed the first loosening of restrictions in many parts of the state on Friday and announced that beaches would be allowed to open in time for the Memorial Day weekend, on 23 - 25 May.
State and municipal beaches throughout the state will be allowed to open the Friday before the holiday, but with limits, Cuomo said.
Capacity will be limited to no more than 50% of normal, with parking limited to trim crowds.
Group activities will not be allowed. Picnic areas and playgrounds will stay closed. Employees need to wear masks.