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COVID-19: What you need to know about the coronavirus pandemic on 6 May

by: Linda Lacina | Source: World Economic Forum

  • This daily roundup brings you a selection of the latest news updates on the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as tips and tools to help you stay informed and protected.

  • Today's top stories: UK overtakes Italy's death toll numbers; Indians stranded by lockdown will be repatriated.

1. How COVID-19 is impacting the globe

  • Confirmed coronavirus cases are at more than 3.6 million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 257,000 people have died from the virus, while over 1.1 million have recovered.

2. How governments are communicating online during the COVID-19 crisis

Communication is critical during a health crisis like coronavirus and countries are working to connect with their populations online. A recent UN review found that most (around 86% of its 193 member states) presented information and guidance about COVID-19 on their government websites by 8 April. This is an improvement over March where 40% of countries had no information in place.

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