Coronavirus News from Across the Globe: June 9 – Fauci Says ‘It Isn’t Over Yet,’ Moscow Ends Lockdown

By Anna Breuer on 9 June 2020
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Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square in Moscow

The nation’s top expert on infectious diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci, speaking at a virtual biotech conference, described Covid-19 as his “worst nightmare.”

“In a period of four months, it has devastated the whole world,” he said, adding that “it isn’t over yet.”

As the number of coronavirus infections worldwide passed seven million, the World Health Organization warned that the pandemic appeared to be worsening. The group reversed course on having said on Monday that asymptomatic transmission was not a significant factor in how the virus spreads, and underscored that the comment by one of its top experts, Dr. Marie Van Kerhove was made in error.

The WHO reported that 75% of the new cases reported on Sunday came from just ten countries, those mostly in the Americas and South Asia.

Finally, although Moscow continues to report over 1,000 new coronavirus cases each day, the Russian government its lockdown there.  Barbershops, beauty parlors, veterinary clinics, and photographers’ studios are now allowed to reopen their doors to customers.


06-09 New Jersey Governor Philip Murphy lifted his “stay-at-home” order and increased the limits on the number of people that can gather indoors or outdoors to 25 and 100 respectively, although such gatherings cannot exceed 25% of a facility’s capacity.  While houses of worship may resume services, the order does not allow indoor dining or theaters and cinemas to reopen.

06-08 Canada announced it would relax restrictions at its border to allow immediate family members of Canadian citizens and residents into the country.

06-08 With the number of new cases significantly rising in Israel, the government said it would “put the brakes” on further loosening of restrictions for the time being.

06-08 Amidst much protest and confusion, the United Kingdom’s 14-day self-quarantine rule went into effect for all arriving air passengers.


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