- Other states have seen sustained drops in new cases in recent weeks, including Virginia, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois, and Maryland.
- The FDA pulled its emergency authorization for malaria drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine due to growing evidence of their ineffectiveness and possible deadly side effects.
Latest global updates:
- China initiated a partial lockdown of Beijing after discovering an outbreak centered around the city's Xinfadi Market. Authorities shutdown the market and locked down several neighborhoods in the vicinity. Almost 70 percent of commercial flights were cancelled through Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK/ZBAA) and Beijing Daxing International Airport (PKX/ZBAD) amid increasing restrictions due to the new outbreak.
- Australia's Trade Minister Simon Birmingham indicated the country's borders will likely remain closed until 2021; exceptions will be made for international students and other long-term visa holders.
- Germany has launched its COVID-19 tracing app.
- The European Union extended it's entry ban to non-EU/Schengen area travelers to at least 30 June. The majority of Europe remains off-limits to international travelers but gradual reopening is expected starting 01 July.
- Brazil's outbreak continues to worsen. The country recorded over 35,000 new cases over the last day, bringing the total to nearly 1,000,000.
- In France, all entry restrictions on travelers arriving from Andorra, United Kingdom (UK), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, Switzerland, Vatican and the European Union (EU), except for Spain, were lifted from 15 June.
What we know:
- Over 8,300,000 confirmed cases worldwide
- 447,000 deaths
- Over 4,300,000 recovered
Brazil, Mexico, Russia, India and the U.S. continue to be global hotspots. In particular, Mexico, Brazil, and India have extremely low testing rates, indicating a much larger outbreak in their respective countries. Concerns remain over a second wave of outbreaks in countries initially hit by the pandemic, such as Iran and Japan. All eyes are on Europe as many countries open their borders to intra-European travel in the hopes of spurring tourism.