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- Global cases: More than 4 million
- Global deaths: More than 279,300
- Most cases reported: United States (over 1.3 million), Spain (over 223,500), Italy (over 218,200), United Kingdom (over 216,500), Russia (over 198,600)
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 9:27 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
10:55 am: Australia’s New South Wales to further ease restrictions starting Friday
The state of New South Wales will further ease restrictions starting Friday, May 15, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said.
“Our community has demonstrated that by working together we can achieve positive results,” Berejiklian said in a statement. “The changes will allow NSW to fire up the economy, while allowing more personal freedoms.”
Starting Friday, cafes and restaurants would be able to seat 10 people at a time….