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May 19, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

The coronavirus pandemic has brought the world to a standstill. Here's the latest updates on Covid-19 cases, deaths, government responses, and more.

Brazil recorded its highest number of coronavirus deaths and cases in one day, according to the country's Health Ministry Tuesday.

The numbers: From Monday to Tuesday, Brazil confirmed 1,179 more deaths, bringing the country's total to 17,971.

The number of daily deaths in Spain due to Covid-19 rose slightly by 83 on Monday, but were still less than 100 for the third consecutive day, figures reported by the Spanish Health Ministry on Tuesday show.

Meanwhile, in a sudden pivot, the Spanish government said on Tuesday it will seek a two-week extension for its state of emergency order during the coronavirus crisis, but not the one-month extension that the Prime Minister had announced just last weekend.

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi Tuesday backed off its CEO’s apparent suggestion that the United States would have priority for a coronavirus vaccine if the company develops one, French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said.

Macron summoned the company’s chairman of the board, CEO and president to a meeting Tuesday after CEO Paul Hudson said last week that the “US government has the right to the largest pre-order because it's invested in taking the risk. ”

The number of daily coronavirus deaths in Italy rose slightly Tuesday to 162, after four days of declining numbers, authorities said.

The United Kingdom will need Britons to help pick the summer harvest because the novel coronavirus has prevented the arrival of many of the seasonal workers that usually travel from Eastern Europe, the country’s Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, said on Tuesday.

The Hong Kong government announced it would extend a ban on public gatherings -- established as part of coronavirus distancing measures -- an extra two weeks through June 4, the day Hong Kong pro-democracy advocates mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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