Global cases of COVID-19 top 7 million with 400,000 deaths

Global cases of COVID-19 top 7 million with 400,000 deaths

New York (Web Desk): The number of confirmed coronavirus infections globally has reached 7,016,794, according to data from the Coronavirus Resource Centre at Johns Hopkins University.

The global death toll from Covid-19 has crossed 402,000, while more than 3.1 million have recovered from the disease.

Nearly 30pc of infections in US, while Latin America — centre of fastest growing number of cases — accounts for roughly 16pc of all cases.

New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said that all coronavirus measures in the country will be lifted from Tuesday, barring border closure restrictions, as the virus had been eliminated from the country.

The country would move to national alert level 1 from midnight on Monday, Ardern said in a news conference.

She said public and private events can go on without restrictions, retail and hospitality sectors can operate normally, and all public transport can resume.

The UK government said it will reopen places of worship for individual prayer on June 15 as it reportedly looks to speed up easing measures in order to save jobs.

The number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia surpassed 100,000, the health ministry said, amid a new surge in infections just weeks ahead of the start of Hajj.