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Brazil registers another 1,214 coronavirus deaths on Friday

FILE PHOTO: Gravediggers work during a burial of a person who passed away due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Parque Taruma cemetery, in Manaus, Brazil June 17, 2020. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly. RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil registered 45,048 additional cases of the novel coronavirus over the last 24 hours and 1,214 new deaths, the health ministry said on Friday. The nation has now registered 1,800,827 total confirmed cases and ... Full story

Mexico reports 6,891 new coronavirus cases, 665 more deaths

FILE PHOTO: People wait in line along the street before entering the area where stores are open, during the gradual reopening of commercial activities in the city, as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak continues, in Mexico City, Mexico July 6, 2020. REUTERS/Henry Romero. MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s health ministry on Friday reported 6,891 new confirmed coronavirus infections and 665 additional fatalities, bringing the total in the ... Full story

WHO official cites AIDS as guide to addressing coronavirus pandemic

FILE PHOTO: WHO Health Emergencies Programme head Michael Ryan attends a news conference organized by Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 outbreak, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland July 3, 2020. Fabrice Coffrini/Pool via REUTERS. (Reuters) - Healthcare systems worldwide need to upgrade to control disease transmission and cope with large numbers of sick ... Full story

Bus driver dies after being attacked by passengers ‘who refused to wear face masks’

A French bus driver has died after being attacked by passengers during an alleged row over masks. Philippe Monguillot, 59, died in hospital on Friday, five days after he was left brain dead by the assault in Bayonne, in southwest France . His daughter, Marie, said his family and doctors had made the decision to “let him go”, Agence France-Presse reported. DOWNLOAD THE NEW INDEPENDENT PREMIUM APP. Sharing the full story, not just the headlines ... Full story

China reports two new coronavirus cases in mainland

FILE PHOTO: Workers wear protective masks and rain coats as they ride on an electric tricycle on a rainy day following an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Beijing, China, July 9, 2020. REUTERS/Thomas Peter. BEIJING (Reuters) - China reported two new coronavirus cases in the mainland for July 10, compared with four cases a day earlier, the health authority said on Saturday. Both of the new infections were imported cases, ... Full story

Opinion | Trump confirms, in an interview, a U.S. cyberattack on Russia

Support our journalism. Subscribe today. Asked whether he had launched the attack, Trump replied: “Correct.”. Trump said that, in 2016, President Barack Obama “knew before the election that Russia was playing around. Or, he was told. Whether or not it was so or not, who knows? And he said nothing. And the reason he said nothing was that he didn’t want to touch it because he thought [Hillary Clinton] was winning because he read phony polls. So, ... Full story

Australia's Victoria state records another day of high coronavirus infections

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia’s second most-populous state on Saturday reported one of its highest daily increases in new coronavirus infections and warned the numbers would get worse before they got better as it began its first weekend under a six-week lockdown. A solitary man runs along a waterway after lockdown restrictions were implemented in response to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Melbourne, Australia, July 10, ... Full story

Texas governor warns of possible lockdown if Texans don't start wearing face masks

CA, AZ, TX struggle to contain coronavirus CA, AZ, TX struggle to contain coronavirus. As coronavirus cases in Texas continue to skyrocket, Governor Greg Abbott warned Friday that he may have to implement a lockdown if the numbers don't come down. The governor has reiterated several times this week that his statewide mask order must be followed. "The worst is yet to come as we work our way through that massive increase in people testing ... Full story

Venezuela oil minister El Aissami tests positive for COVID-19

FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan vice president Tareck El Aissami attends a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia June 6, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov. CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan oil minister Tareck El Aissami has tested positive for COVID-19, he said on Twitter on Friday, a day after the leader of the socialist party, Diosdado Cabello, tested positive for the virus as well. El Aissami, named to the position this ... Full story

Trump rally in New Hampshire postponed, White House cites tropical storm

MIAMI (Reuters) - A campaign rally for President Donald Trump set for Saturday in New Hampshire has been postponed by a “week or two” because of a tropical storm off the East Coast, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Friday. The rally had been set for Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on Saturday. Tropical Storm Fay was expected to sweep across the heavily populated northeastern United States on Friday, bringing moderate to ... Full story