At a Sunday evening press briefing at the White House with members of the Corona virus Task Force, health officials said they are planning to ramp up coronavirus testing by tens of thousands of additional people a week, beginning this week.
UK coronavirus crisis ‘to last until spring 2021 and could see 7.9m hospitalised’
The epidemic in the UK will last until next spring and could lead to 7.9 million people being hospitalised, according to a secret Public Health England (PHE) briefing for senior NHS officials.
US slashes interest rates
The Federal Reserve cut interest rates for the second time in less than two weeks on Sunday in an emergency move to help shore up the US economy amid the rapidly accelerating global pandemic. In a statement, the US central bank said it was cutting rates by a percentage point to a target range of 0% to 0.25%.
France death toll hits 127
France’s Public Health Authority on Sunday reported 36 new deaths from coronavirus, taking the total to 127, and said there had been an increase of more than 1,000 cases. The number of cases stood at 5,423, up from 4,449 on Saturday.