Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record daily global case increase as known infections pass 8.9m

Coronavirus live news: WHO reports record daily global case increase as known infections pass 8.9mJune 22, 2020

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Craig Spencer, a doctor who in 2014 became the first person in New York to be diagnosed with Ebola and who has been regularly commenting on Covid-19, tweets his hope that the rest of the US will learn from the city’s “missteps”.

On the NYC subway home after my overnight shift in the ER.

Dozens of people on the train, and ALL are wearing masks.

We’ve been through this once. We don’t want to do it again.

I sincerely hope others around the country are learning from our earlier missteps.

After more than 100 days of lockdown, New York City residents have been celebrating their progress in curbing the coronavirus pandemic by getting their first haircuts in months, shopping at long-closed stores, and dining at outdoor cafes.

Once the centre of the global outbreak, New York City was the last region in the state to move into Phase 2 of reopening with restaurants and bars offering outdoor service and many shops reopening.

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