Global report: Trump calls 200,000 US coronavirus deaths ‘a shame’

US president says it could have been 2.5 million deaths; Japan considers easing border controls; WHO announces record weekly cases

President Donald Trump has said the 200,000 US deaths from coronavirus were “a shame” in response to a reporter’s question about the milestone in the country’s fight against the pandemic.

As Trump was departing for an election campaign event in Pittsburgh he told the media: “I think if we didn’t do it properly and do it right, you’d have 2.5 million deaths.”

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