Singapore to resume flights to China: Coronavirus live updates

All the latest as Brazil's coronavirus toll reaches 27,878, making it the country with fifth-highest number of deaths.

  • United States President Donald Trump has said the US is "terminating" its relationship with the World Health Organization (WHO), saying the agency has not made coronavirus reforms.
  • The WHO and 37 countries launched the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool, an alliance aimed at making coronavirus vaccines, tests, treatments and other technologies available to all countries. 
  • Brazil's coronavirus deaths reached a total 27,878, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and making it the country with the fifth-highest number of fatalities.
  • More than 5.9 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Some 364,000 people have died, while more than 2.4 million have recovered.
Here are the latest updates:

Saturday, May 30

07:52 GMT - Abu Dhabi GDP to contract by 7.5 percent: S&P

S&P Global Ratings said Abu Dhabi's economic growth is expected to contract by 7.5 percent this year because of lower oil production due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The fiscal deficit of the oil-rich state will rise to about 12 percent of GDP this year from 0.3 percent in 2019, the ratings agency estimated.

07:31 GMT - Scientific advisers warn too soon to lift England lockdown

The coronavirus is still spreading too fast in England to lift restricting measures, three scientific advisers to the British government said, with one describing the move as a political decision.
The comments come as England is slightly easing the lockdown on Monday, with groups of up to six people allowed to meet outside and primary schools re-opening to certain year groups.

Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust and member of Britain's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), said "COVID-19 is spreading too fast to lift lockdown in England."
"TTI (test, trace, isolate) has to be in place, fully working, capable dealing any surge immediately, locally responsive, rapid results & infection rates have to be lower. And trusted," he said on Twitter.
His SAGE colleague, John Edmunds, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said that "we are taking some risk here" with an "untested" test and trace system, describing it as a political decision.

A third member of SAGE and chairman of the New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group, Professor Peter Horby, said Britain could not afford to lose control of the virus.

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