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We're wrapping up the live page for now. But before we go, here are some of Friday's main developments:
- More than 4.5 million cases of coronavirus have now been reported globally, according to Johns Hopkins University - around a third of these have recovered.
- The UK's infection rate has crept up and is now closer to the point where the virus starts spreading rapidly, the government says. The so-called "R-number" is now between 0.7 and 1.0, and needs to be kept below one in order for infections to stay in control. Facing a high number of deaths in care homes, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has pledged that all residents and staff in English care homes will be tested for coronavirus by early June.
- Germany's economy - the largest in Europe - has fallen into a recession after reporting a 2.2% decline during the first three months of this year, spurred by the global pandemic.
- Nelson Teich has become the second Brazilian health minister to quit in a month, following disagreements with President Jair Bolsonaro over the government's response to Brazil's coronavirus outbreak.
- US President Trump has announced the start of 'Operation Warp Speed' - a government initiative to discover a cure for coronavirus. He said the scheme would deliver results this year, but America's economy will be reopened even if no vaccine is created.
You've been kept up to date today by our team of writers and editors in Singapore, Sydney, Delhi, Washington DC, Toronto and the UK. They are:
Sean Fanning, Thomas Spender, Rebecca Seales, Henri Astier, Georgina Rannard, Josh Cheetham, Chris Clayton, Owen Amos, Emma Atkinson, Mathew Cannon, Saj Chowdhury, Robin Levinson-King, Ben Collins, Frank Keogh, Tom Gerken, Joseph Lee, Lucy Webster, Krutika Pathi, Anna Jones, Yvette Tan and Saira Asher.