Coronavirus live news: China marks one month with no Covid-19 deaths as Brazil cases top 200,000

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Trump says he could cut China ties; Mexico sees record increase in cases; EU insists vaccine must be available to all countries

Russia has announced more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections on Friday bringing the country’s total to 262,843, the second-highest in the world after the United States.

Russian President Vladimir Putin this week announced that a nationwide lockdown aimed at slowing the spread of the virus would be eased, even as health officials record a steady increase in new cases.

German output shrank by 2.2% in the first quarter of 2020, official data showed Friday, as the coronavirus pandemic tipped Europe’s top economy into a recession, AFP reports.

The quarter-on-quarter contraction is “the worst since the financial crisis” in 2009, federal statistics office Destatis said.

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