Coronavirus around the world: May 5, 2020
Today’s top coronavirus headlines:
Britain has surpassed Italy’s coronavirus death toll with over 32,000 deaths, making the UK the country with the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in Europe.
Australia and New Zealand are discussing a travel bubble which would allow residents to travel between the two countries without having to go into self-isolation upon arrival.
Authorities in Brazil and Colombia are worried about the rapid increase of COVID-19 cases in the Amazon region. The lack of infrastructure in the area is also putting indigenous communities at a greater risk of coronavirus.
Officials in Israel have authorized a security company to continue using people’s cell phone data to track COVID-19 cases. This service was previously authorized and has now been extended until May 26.
A Chinese developer has created glasses meant to screen people for COVID-19 symptoms. The glasses are equipped with infrared sensors and a camera that allow the wearer to “see” peoples’ body temperatures.