Coronavirus live news: Brazil death toll exceeds 60,000; West Bank goes into lockdown

Global tourism stands to lose up to $3.3tn, says UN; Ryanair pilots take pay cut to avoid job losses; tourist flights to Greece resume; global cases pass 10.5m

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The UN Security Council has finally backed the UN chief Antonio Guterres’ 23 March call for a global truce amid the pandemic, adopting a resolution after months of talks to win a compromise between the United States and China, Reuters reports.

The resolution, drafted by France and Tunisia, calls for “all parties to armed conflicts to engage immediately in a durable humanitarian pause for at least 90 consecutive days” to allow for the delivery of humanitarian aid.

We have really seen the body at its worst. This is a dysfunctional security council.

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The pandemic is exacerbating inequality throughout the world by hitting hardest those without a social safety net in developing countries while central bank asset purchases in advanced countries benefit the richest, the World Bank president David Malpass has said.

During a webcast event hosted by the Council of the Americas, he warned of a “catastrophe” for the developing world that will bring long-term damage and global economic output would not recover to its pre-pandemic level for years.

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