The number of lives lost to coronavirus Covid-19 around the world has passed half a million

The number of lives lost to coronavirus Covid-19 around the world has passed half a million.

The US-based Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre confirmed the grim landmark has been reached and now stands at 500,108 as of 10pm on Sunday night.

Mr Trump’s “entire presidency has been a gift to Putin”, he said.

A former senior Pentagon official said it beggared belief that the president had not been informed of such a controversial piece of intelligence, as claimed by the White House.

Areas of the city are no-go zones, with one abandoned cinema serving as the macaques’ base – and cemetery of their warrior kings. 

Dead monkeys are laid to rest by their peers in the projection room in the cinema’s rear and any human who enters is attacked by the vicious hoards.

Australia has been one of the success stories of the pandemic, with just 7,600 infections and 104 deaths in a population of 25 million. The recent emergence of new cases in Melbourne has shown how easy it is for the virus to return.

Last week the country’s national airline, Qantas, said it did not expect overseas travel to resume until mid next year. Currently Australia’s borders are closed to all but returning citizens and residents.

June has been the worst month so far, in terms of the number of new cases recorded around the world.

Official figures only count medically confirmed cases, so the actual number of cases is estimated to be vastly greater.