Spain and Italy demanded more European help as they fight still-surging coronavirus infections amid the continent’s worst crisis since World War II. The new nations account for more than half of the world’s death toll, and are still seeing over 800 deaths a day each. Experts say, however, that virus toll numbers across the world are being seriously under-represented due to limited testing and political decisions about which bodies to count. Unlike the U.S., France and Italy do not count deaths that take place in nursing homes or in homes among their virus numbers — even though nursing homes are known to be key coronavirus incubators around the world. Worldwide infections surpassed 660,000 mark, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. VENEZUELA Opposition leader urges unity Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó called for the creation of a “national emergency government” of diverse political leanings to fight the spread of the coronavirus with the assistance of $1.2 billion in international loans. Speaking in a video released on Twitter, Guaidó said the unity government would not be headed by Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela’s president who was indicted this week in the U.S. on narco-terrorism charges. But in a show of reconciliation, Guaidó,… Read full this story
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