It’s the first time since mid-March.

No new deaths have been recorded due to Covid-19 today.

It’s the first time since mid-March.

However, health officials have confirmed an additional 59 new cases, bringing the total number to 24,698.

The death toll here remains at 1,606.

Across the globe, almost 5.5 million people have now been infected with Covid-19 and nearly 345,000 have died.

In the US, big crowds turned out for Memorial Day weekend despite warnings about people disregarding the coronavirus social distancing rules. The country looks set to surpass more than 100,000 Covid-19 deaths

Closer to home, Spain announced plans to lift its quarantine requirement for those entering the country from July 1st. Overseas tourists will no longer have to self-isolate when they arrive in Spain from that date.

The Spanish lockdown, in force since mid-March, has been among the most severe, but Madrid and Barcelona have moved to the next phase of lockdown. Residents can now meet in groups of up to ten in their homes or on the terraces of bars and restaurants.