Global coronavirus death toll nears 200,000, as world leaders commit to finding vaccine

The worldwide number of coronavirus deaths is expected to exceed 200,000 John Hopkins University Data.

The grim sum was reached on Saturday, a day after the President and Prime Minister agreed to work together to develop new ones Vaccinations, Tests and treatments at a virtual meeting with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

“We will only stop COVID-19 out of solidarity,” said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director General of WHO. “Countries, health partners, manufacturers and the private sector must work together and ensure that the fruits of science and research benefit everyone.”

When the number of US coronavirus deaths exceeded 51,000 people, according to an NBC News balance sheet, President Donald Trump asked no questions at his briefing at the White House on Friday after making fun of the idea that light, heat, and Disinfectants could be used to treat coronavirus patients.

The idea was widely mocked. Doctors called the idea dangerous and irresponsible, while state and local authorities and disinfectant manufacturers warned that the products should not be taken or injected.

Trump previously claimed that his proposals were “sarcastic” when he signed a $ 484 billion bill for a coronavirus aid package.

Protests against the ban continued in other states. Thousands of demonstrators Assembly in Wisconsins State Capitol on Friday. Many voiced loudly against an order issued by the Democratic government, Tony Evers, to stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

There were signs of hope in other countries.

China had ten days without new deaths on Friday, the National Health Commission said.

There have also been no deaths from COVID-19 near South Korea in the past three days, with fewer than 30 new cases recorded in the past two weeks, the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

Meanwhile, the Saudi-led coalition in war-torn Yemen said Friday that it would extend a unilateral ceasefire by a month to support efforts to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

With many Muslims around the world starting Ramadan this weekend, governments are arguing over how large gatherings and prayers can be limited to curb the spread of the virus.

Dareh Gregorian, Stella Kim and Dawn Liu contributed.

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