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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now 5-21-20

(Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

“A long way to go”

The World (More…)

Global coronavirus cases surpass 5 million, infections rising in South America

By Lisa Shumaker and Cate Cadell

(Reuters) – Global coronavirus cases surpassed 5 million on Wednesday, with Latin America overtaking (More…)

Global COVID-19 trial of hydroxychloroquine, which Trump takes, begins

By Kylie MacLellan and Kay Johnson

LONDON/BANGKOK (Reuters) – Healthcare workers in Britain and Thailand have started taking part in (More…)

World Bank approves record $500 million to battle locust swarms

By Andrea Shalal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The World Bank on Thursday approved a record $500 million in grants and low-interest (More…)

Cyclone kills at least 82 in India, Bangladesh, causes widespread flooding

By Ruma Paul and and Subrata Nagchoudhury

KOLKATA/DHAKA (Reuters) – The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh (More…)

China plans national security laws for Hong Kong after last year’s unrest

By James Pomfret and Clare Jim

HONG KONG (Reuters) – China will propose national security laws for Hong Kong in (More…)

Monkeys infected with COVID-19 develop immunity in studies, a positive sign for vaccines

By Julie Steenhuysen

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Two studies in monkeys published on Wednesday offer some of the first scientific evidence (More…)

Mexican funeral homes face ‘horrific’ unseen coronavirus toll

By Drazen Jorgic

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Like many people around the world, Mexican funeral home owner Salvador Ascencio did (More…)

For first time, scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed

By Will Dunham

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward, observing for (More…)

Cyclone kills 14 in India, Bangladesh leaving trail of destruction

By Subrata Nagchoudhary and Ruma Paul

KOLKATA/DHAKA (Reuters) – A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing (More…)