Coronavirus: Global cases pass 22 million

The number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 around the world now exceeds 22 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

More than 14 million people have recovered from the disease.

Deaths from the virus stand at more than 777,000.

The United States has now confirmed the most cases, followed by Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa.

Meanwhile, the World Bank called for greater debt relief for poorer countries in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

In an interview with the British daily newspaper Guardian, World Bank president, David Malpass, raised the prospect of the first systematic write-off of debts for 15 years as he said fresh Bank figures due out next month would show an extra 100 million people had been pushed into poverty by the crisis.