UN appeals for $2bn to help poorer nations cope with COVID-19 as the United States passes $2 trillion relief bill.
The United States has registered more than 1,000 COVID-19 deaths as the country confirmed more than 69,000 cases.
The US Senate passed a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses, and the healthcare system. It has gone back to the lower house for approval.
Meanwhile, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has launched an appeal for $2bn in international humanitarian aid to help poorer countries tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 472,000 people around the world have been diagnosed with COVID-19, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. More than 114,000 have recovered, while more than 21,000 people have died.