The number of deaths from the coronavirus in Latin America has exceeded the figure for North America for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Latin America had by Monday seen at least 144,680 deaths so far, compared to 143,847 deaths in North America - comprising Canada and the United States - according to official counts.
Approval of Argentine president Alberto Fernandez handling of the pandemic continued to slide during the last week and is at levels similar to those at the start of the quarantine, according to the latest opinion poll from Poliarquia made public over the weekend in Buenos Aires daily La Nacion.
On Friday, May 1, two workers on the PXA-1 offshore platform owned by Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras checked into the facility's infirmary complaining of headaches and fever-like symptoms. Another Petrobras employee fell visibly ill the following day, according to Brazilian media.
Russia kept fuel oil exports to the United States close to its record-highs in the first six months of this year, as Washington looks to replace the heavy Venezuelan barrels it stopped buying a year ago, traders said and data showed.
Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday he is feeling “very good” and will return to work if he tests negative for the new coronavirus on Tuesday, but that he will continue to isolate himself until he is free of the virus.
The New York Supreme Court lifted a stay on Monday that temporarily blocked Donald Trump’s niece from publishing a tell-all book that offers an unflattering look of the U.S. president and his family.
The new coronavirus pandemic raging around the globe will worsen if countries fail to adhere to strict healthcare precautions, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Monday.
Deaths from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria could surge in poor and middle-income countries as already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a predictive study published on Monday.
China stepped up a travel warning to Australia on Monday, telling its citizens of a risk of being searched arbitrarily by law enforcement authorities, as tensions between both countries grow. The foreign ministry's latest notice comes a month after Beijing warned of discrimination against Chinese people in Australia, telling its citizens not to travel there.
Sweden said on Monday it supported Franco-German efforts for a robust response to China's new security law on Hong Kong, joining Denmark and the Netherlands in pushing the European Union to consider countermeasures on Beijing.