Donald Trump said the United States “soon” would be able to test 5m people a day for coronavirus

Donald Trump said the United States “soon” would be able to test 5m people a day for coronavirus, and claimed his administration has done an “incredible job” dealing with the coronavirus outbreak in New York state despite at least 17,600 deaths there.

“We’re going to be there very soon. … We’re really doing … a great job on testing,” the president told reporters following an event at the White House, which replaced his daily evening Covid-19 briefing. Making another bold claim, he predicted testing guidance he announced on Monday evening will allow his administration to “increase it by much more than that in the very near future,” saying vaguely “we’re going to an even higher number.”

The PM set out a six week plan to get business and social life back on track based around three phases in a national TV address.

He said each phase would have to last a minimum of two weeks before regions and islands were allowed to move on the next one.

The record shows he arrived in the city on July 15 and left on July 18.

General Burlaka, 54, is the highest-ranking Russian official so far identified as a possible person of interest in the criminal investigation into the mass murder.

Dozens of people were pictured making their way along the Lungomare, the city’s seafront promenade, as the sun came up  – while pizzerias were also allowed to reopen for deliveries. 

Meanwhile Luxembourg announced plans to test its entire 600,00 population for the virus in a single month, starting from May 19, which the government said would be essential to easing lockdown measures.  

Nearly 70 residents of a single home for military veterans in the US state of Massachusetts have died, local officials have said.

While the death toll at the state-run Holyoke Soldiers’ Home continues to climb, federal officials are investigating whether residents were denied proper medical care while the state’s top prosecutor is deciding whether to bring legal action.