Global coronavirus cases exceeded 40 million, with the pandemic showing no signs of slowing. In the U.S., surges in Wisconsin and other battleground states pose a challenge for President Donald Trump two weeks before he stands for re-election.
Millions of Europeans are facing tighter restrictions on movement, with London, Paris and Vienna enforcing stricter curbs and Ireland enacting some of the region’s toughest measures. Iran again reported a record number of daily deaths linked to the virus, while Wales announced a two-week ‘fire-breaker’ lockdown.
China’s economic recovery accelerated, aided by aggressive virus containment that has allowed factories to quickly reopen.
- Global Tracker: Cases top 40 million; deaths exceed 1.1…