The number of global coronavirus infections has surged past 4.5 million, with over 306,000 deaths and 1.7 million recoveries. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 15:
With millions out of work and economies flatlining – including in the United States, where 20 million people lost their jobs in April – governments are desperate to reopen, but most are choosing a gradual approach.
President Hassan Rouhani says Iran will extend leave for prisoners for one more month after the country temporarily released 100,000 detainees to combat coronavirus.
Death toll from coronavirus rises to 34, five more than a day earlier, officials say, as government prepares to boost spending to help fragile economy as cases rise to nearly 1,700.
Number of cases of coronavirus in Italy reaches 1,128, Health Ministry says, with death toll rising by eight to 29 in past 24 hours. Meanwhile, new cases emerge in Iran and elsewhere, and France orders cancellation of gatherings of more than 5,000.
New death toll comes after 96 more people died in Hubei province, hard-hit epicentre of outbreak. Meanwhile, a dozen towns in northern Italy are locked down after deaths of two people infected.
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