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WHO sounds warning on coronavirus ‘second peak’

The WHO has warned of the risks of an “immediate second peak” as countries ease up on lockdowns, urging governments in Europe and the US to step up surveillance, testing and tracking measures.

Spain has revised its death toll downwards by nearly 2,000 people after checking regional data and discovering some deaths had been recorded twice while others had not been coronavirus-related.

Public anger continues to simmer in the UK over Dominic Cummings, PM Boris Johnson’s chief political adviser, who apparently flouted lockdown to drive from his London home to his parents’ house in the north when he suspected he had coronavirus.

More than 5.5 million cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 346,000 people have died, while more than 2.2 million have recovered.

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