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With the European Union unveiling a massive recovery plan to emerge from the crisis, the devastating American figure was reminiscent of the devastation that swept across the seas across hard-hit America.
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According to the tally compiled by Johns Hopkins University, before 2200 GMT, standing at 1000047, UST died at 100,047.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said during a press conference to note the staggering toll of the “villainous virus”, even as states carefully reopen their closed, ravaged economies.
“Do we know that we are coming here at almost the right time when our country will be registering 100,000 people who have died of coronovirus,” Pelosi said.
Democratic Party presidential candidate Joe Biden referred to the landmark critically by speaking directly to the victims’ families.
The former vice president said via tweet, “To those who are very sorry for your loss.” “The nation mourns with you.”
South America, especially its largest country, Brazil, has raised fresh alarm.
While many Western nations are reverting to some sort of normality, the virus has continued its migration to Latin America, outpacing Europe and America in daily infections.
“We are particularly concerned that the number of new cases reported last week in Brazil was the highest for a period of seven days,” said Carissa Etienne, director of the Washington-based Pan American Health Organization.
“Both Peru and Chile are reporting a high incidence, an indication that transmission in these countries is still accelerating.”
Brazil reported the highest number of daily deaths in the world for the fifth straight day, bringing its toll to 24,512, making the infection more than 390,000.
The virus is also airing a political crisis in Brazil, where right-wing president Jair Bollonaro has downplayed the threat and excluded state governors, who have asked people to stay indoors.
Meanwhile, Europe has begun to reopen trade gradually spreading over the continents, but Italy and Spain lack the firepower of wealthy European countries to rebuild their economies.
The European Union revealed a historic, 750 billion euro (825 billion dollar) recovery plan to get the continent back on its feet.
It follows other unprecedented emergency measures introduced around the world to save economies shattered by the disease, which has claimed over 353,000 lives as the top 5.6 million of infections.
“This is Europe’s moment,” said Ursula von der Leyen, head of the European Union Commission, urging solidarity.
“We either go all alone, leaving countries, regions and people behind … or we walk that road together.”
The proposed package is expected to close tough negotiations, as backers try to win the support of some northern EU states that oppose grants to nations already under mountains of debt.
The proposal comes in the form of a continent – which has lost at least 173,000 people to Kovid-19 – grapes with human tragedy and economic devastation.
A 10-day official mourning began on Wednesday in Spain for the 27,000-plus people of the country who hoisted all flags on public buildings at half-mast.
The Iberian nation and others, including Italy, Germany, France, and Britain, especially hard-hit, have begun to ease their lockdowns, as people visit shops, sunbathe on beaches, and after months of imprisonment Run in parks.
While desperate to kickstart their economies, particularly the tourism sector, most governments in Europe are also trying to move cautiously, fearing a second wave of infection.
The badly affected tourist area in Cyprus reopened as a beach back to life – but dispersed to avoid congestion with sunshine and umbrellas.
“We are here, we are having a good time … we are taking measures for our safety,” said Georgios, a young gym coach.
To attract tourists, the government said it would pay the medical costs of anyone testing the virus while vacationing on the island.
There were reassuring signs of a return to normalcy elsewhere in Europe. Poland publicly repealed a rule demanding a face mask, while Switzerland said it would remove its virus ban by 6 June.
In Moscow, shops will reopen and people will be allowed to walk in from June as the Russian capital announced the easing of its lockdown.
“Today we can talk about steps already taken out of the crisis situation,” said Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, after the country’s transition to extremes.
The United States remains the toughest nation due to President Donald Trump being heavily criticized for dealing with the crisis and not wearing a mask in public despite the recommendations of his administration.
Trump’s major bias has been for a quick turnaround of the badly battered US economy, and he has pressured local and state leaders to ease the lockdown.
But his top medical adviser, immunologist Anthony Fauci, warned against “leapfrogging” guidelines so they could open more quickly.
“Really tempting fate and asking for trouble,” Fauci told CNN.
Trump sparked controversy this month when he said he was taking the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against the coronary virus.
France said on Wednesday it was banning the drug as a Kovid-19 treatment, which is feared dangerous side effects following a similar decision by the World Health Organization.
Even with some positive economic signals in countries such as France, the International Labor Organization warned of a global decline among young workers who have lost jobs due to the epidemic, with a coworker calling it the “lockdown generation”.
“After we recover from the epidemic, a lot of young people are just left behind. In large numbers,” ILO chief Guy Ryder said.
The agency estimates that one in six people under the age of 29 have been forced out of work due to the crisis – and the effect could last “a decade or more”.
The latest tragedy, meanwhile, occurred in Asia on Thursday as five people died after a fire broke out in a Meshift Coronovirus Isolation Unit at a hospital in Bangladesh.
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