• Minorities hardest hit by COVID-19 in US (The coronavirus is killing more African Americans in some major US cities compared with other Americans, according to state health authorities and data. In Chicago, 23 percent of residents are African American, but they account for 58 percent of COVID-19 deaths.)
  • Global COVID-19 cases surpass 1.5million
  • US jobless claims again surpassed 6m last week
  • Iraqi president names intelligence chief as new PM-designate
  • Spain close to reversing coronavirus curve, says Prime Minister
  • EU states fail to agree on outbreak rescue package
  • UK suffers biggest daily life loss yet in outbreak

China news

  • Beijing remains at first-level response
  • President Xi Jinping urges community workers to keep up virus prevention
  • Chinese professional soccer leagues to face salary cut (The Chinese Super League. along with the country’s second and third-tier soccer leagues, will have to accept a salary cut, as Chinese professional soccer is facing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)
  • Wuhan restarts: Transport, fast food recording jump in payment.
  • China excludes dogs from draft list of edible animals.
  • Job market recovering as China races o post-epidemic future.
  • Wuhan prepare to resume work
  • Guangdong to reopen schools gradually, starting April 27