Coronavirus updates: WHO suspends hydroxychloroquine tests

Summary

  1. The WHO suspends testing of hydroxychloroquine as a possible Covid-19 treatment
  2. A study suggested the drug could cause heart problems in patients and increase the risk of death
  3. US President Donald Trump has repeatedly promoted the drug and even said he was taking it
  4. As Americans marked Memorial Day, the virus death toll reached 98,218, according to Johns Hopkins university
  5. While some people stayed in their homes, many other emerged and headed for the beaches
  6. Foreign visitors to Spain will no longer have to undergo a two-week quarantine from 1 July
  7. Spain also revised its death toll down by 2,000 after checking regional data
  8. Australia’s prime minister is expected to set out a plan to revive the economy in the wake of the virus
  9. In the UK, the prime minister’s key aide said he “acted reasonably” when he decided to travel during lockdown

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