- Global cases: At least 184,976, according to the latest figures from the World Health Organization
- Global deaths: At least 7,529, according to the latest figures from the WHO
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8:54 am: American Airlines extends time on voluntary unpaid leave options for flight attendants, others
American Airlines said it has extended the time on voluntary unpaid leave options for flight attendants, mechanics and gate agents to up to 12 months, Reuters reported. That indicated the company doesn’t expect travel demand to rebound any time soon. Unpaid leave of absence for staff is one of the ways some airlines are trying to save costs as more people cancel their trips in light of the global pandemic. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
8:48 am: S&P says recession in Asia-Pacific region is now guaranteed
Asia-Pacific economic growth for the year will more than halve to less than 3% as the global economy enters a recession,…