Coronavirus live news: Spain set to open borders to most countries in EU’s Schengen area

Spain’s border to open to EU countries except Portugal on 21 June; deaths worldwide pass 430,000; New York State sees lowest deaths since pandemic startedChile’s health minister quits over government response to Covid-19Most cases in China since April; pandemic gathers pace in Latin AmericaThailand, Malaysia, Vietnam: how some countries kept Covid at bayUK coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.40pm BST A century after the 1918 pandemic, South America’s largest country has passed Britain to claim the world’s second-highest death toll. The Guardian’s Tom Philips looks at Brazil’s deepening Covid-19 catastrophe. Related: 'The country is adrift': echoes of Spanish flu as Brazil's Covid-19 catastrophe deepens As a child growing up in 1940s São Paulo, Drauzio Varella remembers his grandmother’s tales of how the Spanish flu ravaged the blue-collar immigrant community they called home.“So many people died that families would leave people outside on the pavements, and early each morning the carts would come by to collect them and take them off to burial in mass graves,” remembered Varella, who would go on to become Brazil’s best-known doctor. 1.21pm BST Uzbekistan will reopen its borders to some air travellers from 15 June with quarantine procedures depending on their country of origin, Reuters reports.The borders of the Central Asian nation, closed since March, will reopen for diplomats, their family members, investors and medical tourists, as well as Uzbeks leaving the country for study or medical treatment, the cabinet said in a statement. Continue reading...

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