Global coronavirus death toll exceeds half a million: Live | News

Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday, according to Johns Hopkins University. The respiratory disease has killed almost half a million people in seven months. More than five million have recovered. Here are the latest updates: Sunday, June 28 21:00 GMT – Global number of deaths tops half a million  The global number of…

Commission approves €40 million Portuguese scheme to support companies affected by the #Coronavirus outbreak in autonomous region of #Madeira

The European Commission has approved a €40 million Portuguese scheme to support companies affected by the coronavirus outbreak in the autonomous region of Madeira. The scheme was approved under the state aid Temporary Framework adopted by the Commission on 19 March 2020, as amended on 3 April 2020 and on 8 May 2020. The support will take the…

Coronavirus: NHS waiting list ‘could hit 10 million this year’

Image copyrightGetty Images The Covid-19 crisis will see the number of people waiting for NHS treatment double to 10 million by the end of the year, health bosses have estimated. The NHS Confederation said challenges include a backlog of cases, maintaining social distancing, and staffing. The body, which represents health and care leaders, said emergency…

Snow, ice, glop threaten 25 million from Missouri to East Coast

McLEAN, Va. – A couple degrees will make a huge difference in the lives of commuters from Missouri to the East Coast over the next two days as a pair of winter storms prompted weather advisories and warnings for 25 million Americans. Some areas could see a foot of snow, others could just see ice, snow…