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US may never restore WHO funding, says Pompeo
The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, told Fox News on Wednesday night that the US may never restore funding to the World Health Organization . Before Donald Trump announced last week that he was freezing donations to the UN health body, the US was its largest donor.
Italy reports 464 new deaths from coronavirus
Italy registered 464 new deaths on Thursday, an increase of 27 on the previous day. This brings the country’s death toll to 25,549. The number of people currently infected with the virus fell for a fourth day in a row, by 851 to 106,848, while the number of people recovered increased by 3,033.
Africa’s malaria deaths ‘could double during Covid-19 disruption’
The World Health Organization has said deaths from malaria could double across sub-Saharan Africa this year if work to suppress the disease is disrupted by Covid-19. If countries fail to maintain supplies of treated nets and antimalarial medicines, up to 769,000 people could die of malaria, marking a return to mortality levels last seen 20 years ago.
Indonesia bans all domestic air and sea travel until June
To prevent further spread of the coronavirus, Indonesia has ordered a ban on air travel until 1 June, while travel by sea will be prohibited until 8 June. Cargo transportation is exempted from the ban.
616 more hospital deaths recorded in the UK
The Department for Health and Social Care has published the latest figures for the number of UK hospital coronavirus deaths. Another 616 people have died, taking the total to 18,738. Wednesday’s daily figure was 759.
France to unveil lockdown exit plan next week
Emmanuel Macron has told mayors in France that a plan to unwind the country’s lockdown will be revealed around Tuesday next week. France has been in lockdown since mid-March. Restaurants, bars and cafes will not open immediately, and travel restrictions within the country are expected to remain in place for a while yet.
4.4 million more Americans sign on as unemployed
Another 4.4 million Americans filed for unemployment last week, adding to a total of more than 26 million since the pandemic shut down the US and large parts of its economy. Millions more are expected to file in the coming weeks as there is a backlog of claims.



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