Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the United States is nearing six million

Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the United States is nearing six million

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in the United States is nearing six million

The total number of coronavirus cases in the United States is nearing six million, with states including Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota reporting daily records. 

More than 183,000 people have died from the disease in the US, according to Johns Hopkins University.

The number of cases globally has gone past 25 million, with deaths exceeding 844,000. More than 16.5 million people have recovered

New Zealand has made face masks compulsory as it eases coronavirus restrictions in Auckland that were imposed after a sudden spike in cases.

The European Commission said it would contribute 400 million euros ($476m) in guarantees to an initiative led by the World Health Organization to buy COVID-19 vaccines.

Countries wishing to be part of the WHO initiative, dubbed COVAX, had to submit expressions of interest by Monday.

                                     
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