US President Donald Trump said China could have unleashed the coronavirus on the world due to some kind of horrible “mistake,” adding that he has seen evidence that the deadly disease, also known as COVID-19, came from a laboratory in Wuhan, where the infection was first reported.
More than 3.8 million people in the US filed new claims for jobless benefits over the past week, bringing the six-week total since the beginning of coronavirus-related lockdowns to more than 30 million, as US stocks fall sharply.
The eurozone’s economy shrunk by 3.8 percent in the first quarter, the biggest hit since records began in 1995.
Worldwide, the number of confirmed infections stood at more than 3.25 million, with some 232,000 deaths and more than one million recoveries.
The World Health Organization says it is “very concerned” about community spread in a number of countries in West Africa.