Coronavirus live news: 498 more deaths in US as WHO urges countries to focus on contact tracing

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A proposed European Union economic recovery package would provide €390bn of grants and €360bn of loans, according to Reuters.

The news agency reports that the proposal submitted to EU leaders on Monday amends the original European commission plans to provide €500bn and €250bn respectively to repair the economic damage done by virus lockdowns across the bloc’s member states.

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The US has suffered 498 more deaths and registered another 63,201 cases, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has said. That takes the respective totals to 3,761,362 and 140,157.

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