US bars travelers from Brazil due to coronavirus: Live updates

US move comes after Brazil records the second-highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.

The United States has barred arrivals from Brazil, the country with the second-highest number of cases in the world after the US.

Domestic flights are due to resume in India on Monday, a day after the country confirmed a record of 6,767 new cases of coronavirus. 

Children in New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, returned to school on Monday.

More than 5.3 million people around the world have been infected with the coronavirus to date, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 344,000 people have died, while more than two million have recovered.

Here are the latest updates:

Monday, May 25

07:30 – Russia’s coronavirus infections pass 350,000

Cases of the coronavirus in Russia climbed to 353,427, having risen by 8,946 in the past 24 hours, the country’s coronavirus crisis response center said.

It said the number of fatalities had risen by 92 overnight, taking the overall nationwide death toll from the virus to 3,633.

07:00 – Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 289 to 178,570

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 289 to 178,570, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday.

The reported death toll rose by 10 to 8,257, the data showed.


The reported coronavirus-related death toll in Germany rose by 10 to 8,257 [EPA] 

06:35 GMT – Hungary’s 2021 budget to contain $9.3bn anti-pandemic fund

Hungary’s 2021 budget will contain a nearly the trillion forint ($9.34bn) anti-pandemic fund, Finance Minister Mihaly Varga said in a video posted on Facebook, adding that he would submit the budget to parliament.

Like other governments, Hungary’s cabinet unrolled a massive economic stimulus package earlier this year to fight the fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic. The government hopes that a projected 3-plus percent recession will turn around in 2021.

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