Coronavirus live news: deaths surge in Brazil and Russia as Trump says US is quitting WHO

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Afghanistan similarly reports worst day yet; Angela Merkel said she will not attend G7 if Trump insists on holding it. All the developments live

Greece said on Saturday it will conduct coronavirus tests on visitors arriving from airports deemed high-risk by the European Union’s aviation safety agency EASA when it opens its airports to tourism traffic on 15 June, Reuters reports.

EASA regularly updates a list of airports located in affected areas with high risk of transmission of the Covid-19 infection, which include 13 in the United Kingdom, all those in 22 US states and those in the Ile de France region surrounding Paris.

Pope Francis begged world leaders on Saturday to act wisely and generously to provide social and economic relief for the many workers who have lost jobs, and called for the enormous sums of money used to grow and perfect armaments be instead used to fund research to prevent similar catastrophes in the future.

The pope prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and the development of a vaccine as he presided over an outdoor gathering on Saturday that signalled a semblance of normalcy returning to the Vatican, after a coronavirus lockdown lasting more than two months, the Associated Press reports.

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