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Coronavirus: latest global developments

Here are the latest developments in the coronavirus crisis.

– At least 292,000 dead –

At least 292,000 coronavirus deaths have been recorded since the epidemic surfaced in China late last year, according to an AFP tally at 1300 GMT on Wednesday based on official sources.

There have been more than 4,272,880 officially recorded cases around the world.

The United States has recorded most deaths at 82,389. It is followed by Britain (33,186), Italy (30,911), Spain (27,104) and France (26,991).

Lesotho, the last African country to have been unaffected, announces it has detected its first case.

– Europe’s summer holidays –

Desperate to save millions of tourism jobs, the European Union sets out plans for a phased restart of travel this summer, with EU border controls eventually lifted and measures to minimise the risks of infection, like wearing facemasks on shared transport.

– Russia: more than 10,000 new cases –

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