The World Health Organization (WHO) reported a one-day high in global coronavirus infections, with Iran and Indonesia reporting their deadliest days yet. Pakistan has entered the spotlight as another hot spot in South Asia.
Globally there are now more than 11.3 million confirmed cases with 531,806 deaths, reported to WHO.
The economic fallout from the pandemic is now likely to continue long into the second half of this year, making a rebound in 2021 far less certain. The global economy will likely suffer the ill-effects for many years.