Global coronavirus cases cross 10-million mark, kill over half a million

Washington: The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surge to 10,251,173 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 504,520 lives.

According to latest data, 5,558,254 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 2,637,077 cases and more than 128,437 deaths followed by Brazil with over 1,345,254 cases and more than 57,658 deaths.

Over 634,437 people have infected while 9,073 people died of the virus in Russia. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.

India has reported 549,197 cases while 16,487 deaths due to the coronavirus.

United Kingdom has reported 43,550 fatalities and 311,151 infections.

Spain has recorded 28,343 fatalities and 295,850 infections.

Peru has reported 279,419 cases while 9,317 deaths.

In Chile, nearly 271,982 cases were confirmed, including more than 5,509 deaths.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 34,738 fatalities, while 240,310 infections.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 10,508 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 222,669.

Germany has reported 9,029 deaths and 194,864 infections.

Turkey reported 197,239 coronavirus cases and 5,097 fatalities.

France has reported 29,778 deaths and 162,936 cases.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,512 cases, with 78,460 recoveries.

In Belgium, 9,732 people succumbed to the disease while reported 61,295 cases due to the coronavirus.

Mexico has reported 26,648 deaths and 216,852 cases.

Canada reported 8,522 fatalities and 103,250 infections due to coronavirus.

Israel has reported 23,755 coronavirus cases while 318 deaths.

Saudi Arabia has reported 182,493 cases of coronavirus, while 1,551 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 348 deaths while over 44,942 people have been tested positive for the virus.


Lockdowns begin to ease

Some parts of Europe have reopened schools and shops, meanwhile, UK called it was too early to follow suit as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson emerged after his own battle with the virus.

With some of Europe's worst-hit nations reporting drops in daily death counts, governments are exploring how to relax confinement orders exacting their own damaging economic and psychological tolls.

Italy, the first European country to go into lockdown seven weeks ago, began allowing some construction and factory workers to go back to work on Monday.

Starting May 4, Italians are exercising outdoors and visit relatives, but only if they respect social distancing and wear masks.

Restaurants can offer takeout and wholesale stores can resume business on the same day, with other shops following on May 18, along with museums and libraries.

Thousands of schools reopened throughout France on Tuesday as the government eases its coronavirus lockdown rules despite some fears of a second wave of infections.

Moscow has announced to ease the lockdown from June 1 while the United Kingdom has also announced to reopen schools in phases.

Dubai has also announced to open the parks across the country from May 29.

Europe travels are on the cards–for all tourists, not just Europeans–as the EU ban draws to an end starting on July 1. While allowing entry of all travelers from across the world, EU will also welcome the tourists from the Unites States as well.