· Beach and party crowds across US break social distancing rules over Memorial Day weekend →
Abandoned social distancing measures are largely not reflective of the broader public opinion — several polls show that a majority of Americans are concerned that “reopening” their states too soon could lead to a spike in infections.
· Coronavirus lockdowns stifle Eid celebrations as infections rise →
But this year, the celebration is overshadowed by the fast-spreading coronavirus, with many countries tightening lockdown restrictions after a partial easing during Ramadan led to a sharp spike in infections.
· Coronavirus updates LIVE: Pressure mounts on British PM after aide is accused of flouting lockdown rules; four states report no new cases for more than a week →
Confronting images are emerging from war-torn Yemen, where dozens of fresh graves at a cemetery in the port city of Aden are a testament to a spike in coronavirus deaths.
· Yemeni gravediggers overwhelmed amid spike in virus deaths →
Aden: At a cemetery in Yemen's largest southern city, dozens of fresh graves were a testament to a spike in deaths amid the coronavirus pandemic.
· PM accepts some English primary schools may not return on 1 June →
Are large groups of children all in one place likely to spread Covid-19 and cause a second spike?
· Beijing urges US to drop 'wishful thinking' of changing China →
Tensions also spiked after China announced on Thursday that the NPC would write sweeping legislation into Hong Kong law to criminalise the harshest criticism of China and the ruling party.
· No bad bank yet: Govt plans reforms in asset recast space →
The government is unlikely to endorse, just yet, the proposal by Indian Banks’ Association for setting up a bad bank to tackle a potential spike in non-performing assets (NPAs) in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis.
· Sovereign rating: Economists shrug off downgrade fear amid Covid crisis →
Commenting on fears of a massive spike in India’s debt levels, a sore point with rating agencies, M Govinda Rao, member of the Fourteenth Finance Commission, said: “Debt-to-GDP ratio will go up everywhere.
· Coronavirus: Trump aide claims China guilty of cover-up akin to Chernobyl →
On Saturday, North Carolina reported its highest one-day spike in cases.