Here’s a recap of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic for Monday, May 18, 2020.
Over 4.8 million people worldwide have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, and more than 318,000 people have died. Italy will reopen its borders from June 3 in what Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has said is a "calculated risk."
In the United States, there have been over 1.5 million confirmed cases and more than 90,000 deaths. Shares for the company Moderna soared on positive news regarding a potential vaccine.