“It’s not easy to be away from your country. At times one only comes to suffer, to withstand mistreatment, hunger - and economically things aren’t good.”
Covid-19 has killed more than 437,000 people worldwide since the outbreak started in China last year, according to tracking websites. Here are the developments for June 15:
Sometimes called a "tropical Trump", Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has followed a similar script to his US counterpart in his handling of Covid-19. Meanwhile in Europe, badly-hit countries slowly continue on a path toward a post-pandemic normal.
A stronger relationship between the two will trigger another headache for the US, but this time in its own hemisphere.
Demonstrations took place in several other cities, including Guayaquil, the epicenter of Ecuador's health crisis, where union leaders said hundreds marched through the city.
Most scientists say the pathogen that has infected 5.3 million and killed more than 342,000 was passed from bats to humans via an intermediary species likely sold at a wet market in Wuhan late last year.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 4.6 million people, with over 308,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 16:
Death toll from Covid-19 pandemic crosses 250,000 as confirmed cases exceed 3.6 million. Here are the developments on the pandemic for May 5, 2020.
Global death toll from Covid-19 crosses 190,000 as confirmed cases worldwide exceed 2.7 million, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Here are the updates for April 24:
The flower industry has already lost an estimated $8.5 billion due to the coronavirus.
Mortuaries, funeral homes and hospital services are overwhelmed, and Mayor Cynthia Viteri said the actual death toll from the virus is likely much higher than the official national figure of 369.
Ecuador said police have removed almost 800 bodies in recent weeks from homes in Guayaquil, the epicentre of the country's coronavirus outbreak, after the disease overwhelmed emergency services, hospitals and funeral parlours.
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