A Tanzanian woman carries a basket on her head as she walks in front of a graffiti painted by the Wachata artists group to raise awareness about wearing masks to avoid the risk of the COVID-19 coronavirus in Dar es Salaam on May 26, 2020. (Photo by AFP)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 351,077 with the global confirmed cases reaching 5,615,689 as of 9:30 pm BJT on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 9:30 pm BJT, May 27):
A China-Europe freight train carrying anti-epidemic supplies left Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province, for Poland on Wednesday. The train, loaded with over 120 tons of anti-epidemic supplies including masks, medical shoe covers and gloves, is expected to arrive in Poland in 10 days
The death toll of COVID-19 in the United States reached 98,929 as of 9:30 p.m. (0132 GMT on Wednesday), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the national confirmed cases of COVID-19 rose to 1,681,418, according to CSSE.
Brazil reported the highest daily COVID-19 death toll in the world Tuesday with 1,039 people killed, the fifth straight day the country has topped the list. Latin America's largest country, which has emerged as a new epicenter in the coronavirus pandemic, has seen its daily death toll surge past that of the United States, the hardest-hit country so far.
A COVID-19 cluster on board a live sheep export vessel is under close monitoring by Australian authorities on Wednesday, after six crew members tested positive for the virus.
European Union chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday proposed a 750-billion-euro post-virus recovery fund for Europe, but will have to win over sceptical member states to push it through.