Here are some significant developments:
- Pope Francis, in a Sunday letter to Catholic religious communities and groups, said the economic crisis caused by the coronavirus “may be the time to consider a universal basic wage.”
- Former vice president Joe Biden outlined his plan to reopen the country in a Sunday New York Times op-ed, emphasizing a need for continued social distancing. In hard-hit New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said it was too early to predict timing for a return to normalcy.
- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, perhaps the world’s best-known coronavirus patient, was released from a London hospital nearly a week after entering the intensive care unit.
- A special envoy to the World Health Organization said the virus may be a health threat that “stalks the human race for quite a long time.”
- Spain warned that confinement would continue even as the nation’s strict lockdown ends Monday. Italy reported its lowest number of new deaths since March 19.
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