Coronavirus deaths in Brazil reach daily record

  • The number of deaths in a single day reached a record in Brazil – the country with the world’s third biggest outbreak of coronavirus.

  • World Health Organization (WHO) member states agreed on a review of the global pandemic response at a virtual meeting of the World Health Assembly.

  • China has accused the United States of smearing Beijing and shirking responsibilities to the UN health agency after President Donald Trump threatened to quit the organisation.
  • Globally, there have been nearly 4.9 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 and more than 323,000 people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University. Almost 1.7 million people have recovered.