August 9, 2020

US hits 5 million virus cases as Trump criticised over relief package

Washington (AFP) – The United States¬†on Sunday reached the extraordinary milestone of five million coronavirus cases as President Donald Trump was accused of flouting the constitution by unilaterally extending a virus relief package.The US has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic, recording over 162,000 deaths — by far the highest of any country, ahead only of Brazil which on Saturday became the second country to pass 100,000 deaths.The global death toll is at least 727,288 since the novel coronavirus emerged in China last December, according to a running tally from official sources compile…


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