A participant extends gratitude to frontline health workers during a parade near Surrey Memorial Hospital in Surrey, Canada, May 9, 2020. (Photo: Xinhua)
The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 283,055 with the global confirmed cases reaching 4,123,376 as of 8 pm BJT on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 8:30 pm BJT, May 11):
China had reported no new deaths from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for 26 days in a row by Sunday, a health official said Monday.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has been distancing himself from others after his press secretary tested positive for the coronavirus, U.S. media reported Sunday.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed his government's approach to tackling the COVID-19 pandemic in the next phase in his address to the nation Sunday evening.The prime minister said that the government has a plan to ease lockdown, but "it is a conditional plan," and since "our priority is to protect the public and save lives, we cannot move forward unless we satisfy the five tests."
Iran had 1,683 new infections of COVID-19 and 45 new deaths during the past 24 hours, Iran's health ministry spokesman said on Monday.
Australians who broke the law to protest social distancing restrictions received harsh rebuke from medical community representatives on Monday, accused of jeopardizing an early relaxing of restrictions.
New Zealand will move to COVID-19 Alert Level 2 on Thursday and reopen most businesses in 10 days, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday.