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- Global cases: More than 4.4 million
- Global deaths: 302,025
- Most cases reported: United States (over 1.4 million), Russia (252,245), United Kingdom (234,439), Spain (229,540), Italy (223,096)
The data above was compiled by Johns Hopkins University as of 8:45 a.m. Beijing time.
All times below are in Beijing time.
9:50 am: Restaurants and bars reopen in parts of Australia
Restaurants, bars and cafes in Australia’s New South Wales — its most populous state — reopened today after a two-month lockdown, according to Reuters.
However, authorities warned people to maintain social distancing, with businesses restricted to reopening with a maximum limit of 10 customers at any one time, the report said. Schools are also gradually reopening.
The reopening would boost the country’s bid to restart its economy, after it reported an unprecedented…