The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. topped more than 1.6 million as deaths rose to more than 97,000, a tally from Johns Hopkins University shows. President Donald Trump threatened to pull the Republican convention out of North Carolina if the governor’s coronavirus restrictions impose a limit on the number of people who can be in attendance in August.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu announced that the agency is temporarily suspending its trial of hydroxycholoroquine, the drug backed by Trump to combat the deadly coronavirus, over safety concerns.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced guidelines for reopening places of worship in the state which do not require them to do in-person services and instead, encourage them to continue online services.
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- Global cases: More than 5.4 million
- Global deaths: More than…