News at a glance! Global Covid-19 cases exceeds 4million


Here are the most important recent developments, including that global cases have passed four million.

Seoul, the South Korean capital has closed bars and clubs over fears of a second virus wave, after more than two dozen cases were linked to a 29-year-old man who tested positive after spending time at five clubs and bars in Itaewon last weekend.

Three members of the White House coronavirus task force, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, placed themselves in quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.

“We failed to protect our elderly. That’s really serious, and a failure for society as a whole.” Sweden’s government has apologised for not protecting older people, with 90% of the country’s Covid-19 deaths occurring in the over 70s.

Social-distancing rules are being ignored in Tehran, with people saying they need to get back to work to earn a living. Since May 2, the number of cases has begun to rise, and many in the capital are not wearing masks or keeping their distance.

There has been an onslaught of bullying and discrimination against the sick, their families and health workers in Japan, with the PM labelling such behaviour “shameful”.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has threatened to pull his factory and headquarters out of California, saying health authorities have gone overboard in their corona protection measures, which do not allow Tesla to open.

UK prime minister Boris Johnson is expected to unveil a coronavirus warning system for England when he outlines his plans to gradually ease the lockdown.