00:00 Thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest against the government’s economic response to the coronavirus pandemic. Unemployment has jumped above 20% in the country since partial lockdown came into force in March. Police made 19 arrests. Israel had been hailed as an example of successful coronavirus containment, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu widely credited. Now, the spread of COVID-19 is so bad that Israelis have been left off the list of countries free to travel into the EU. And tourists are not allowed to enter Israel.
03:11 Over 1.8 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 in Brazil: That’s the second highest number in the world, after the US. More than 70,000 have died. The poor are most at risk. Among them are residents of slums and favelas, and the country’s indigenous people.
New COVID-19 infections in the United States are still at record highs – with more than 60,000 new infections recorded on Saturday. Several states logged record figures, including South Carolina and Hawaii.
At least sixteen million Mexicans have been plunged into poverty by the pandemic. The number of Mexicans in extreme poverty has nearly doubled since February amid widespread job losses.
The wife of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says she has tested negative for the coronavirus. The Brazilian president announced he had the virus on Tuesday. He is under quarantine at home in a separate bedroom from his wife.
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