White House coronavirus adviser Anthony S. Fauci on Tuesday refuted online misinformation amplified by President Trump that the virus’s death toll has been vastly overstated in the United States. The U.S. has reported more than 6 million coronavirus cases and over 180,000 deaths.

Here are some significant developments:

  • The Trump administration said it will not join a global effort to develop, manufacture and equitably distribute a coronavirus vaccine, a decision that could shape the course of the pandemic.
  • The Trump administration on Tuesday announced a four-month halt on eviction proceedings against cash-strapped renters, invoking federal public-health laws out of a concern that a homelessness crisis could worsen the country’s coronavirus outbreak.
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio announced he would delay the start of school by nearly two weeks amid pressure from teachers and principals, who feared there was not enough time to ensure that schools were safe.
  • World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has urged people to continue taking steps to prevent the vulnerable from contracting the novel coronavirus, while condemning those who dismiss the loss of life among the elderly.
  • Students in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus first spread, returned to school Tuesday. France pushed forward with the reopening of schools, sending more than 12 million students back for mandatory in-person classes, even after the country reported a sharp rise in cases.
  • Uber will soon require some passengers to take a selfie with their masks on before a ride, verifying that they are wearing a face covering to protect themselves and drivers amid the coronavirus pandemic.