Coronavirus live news: US buys nearly all global remdesivir stocks as Brazil deaths near 60,000

Coronavirus live news: US buys nearly all global remdesivir stocks as Brazil deaths near 60,000July 1, 2020

Three asylum seekers at camp near US border test positive for coronavirus; UN asks for nearly $10bn in aid for Syria; Greece faces ‘huge difficulties’ when flights resume. Follow the latest updates

  • Fauci says new US coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 a day
  • US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir
  • Jacinda Ardern decries ‘dangerous’ calls to reopen New Zealand borders
  • World map: which countries have the most cases and deaths?

In less serious news from Brazil, municipal authorities in the city of Petropolis said they discovered a speakeasy masquerading as a pet shop.

Reuters reports:

The shutters were down, but the pub chatter in the midst of a coronavirus quarantine gave the game away: a crowded Brazilian bar under the cover of a pet shop with no pets.

Inspectors found 16 patrons drinking beer, none of them wearing a mandatory mask or keeping to social distancing rules.

Brazil has suffered 1,280 more deaths, bringing the country’s confirmed death toll to 59,594, according to Health Ministry data.

The total number of confirmed cases rose by 33,846 to reach 1,402,041, the worst outbreak in the world outside the United States.

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