• Russia registered a record number of coronavirus cases for the third day in a row, as 7,933 more people tested positive for the virus.

  • South Africa took its first steps towards rolling back one of the world's strictest coronavirus lockdowns. 

  • A US watchdog warned Afghanistan is likely facing a "health disaster" from the pandemic.

  • The eurozone's economy shrunk by 3.8 percent in the first quarter, the biggest hit since records began in 1995.

  • Worldwide, the number of confirmed infections stood at more than 3.26 million, with some 233,000 deaths and more than one million recoveries.

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