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What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Selasa, 26 Mei 2020 / 23:33 WIB
What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
ILUSTRASI. Warga melintas di depan mural tentang COVID-19 di Pangkalan Jati Baru, Depok, Jawa Barat, Selasa (26/5/2020). Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar (PSBB) wilayah Kota dan Kabupaten Bogor, Depok, Kota dan Kabupaten Bekasi (Bodebek) untuk sementara diperpanjang

Sumber: Reuters | Editor: Yudho Winarto

KONTAN.CO.ID - ​​JAKARTA. Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

'Jump up at any time'

Countries where coronavirus infections are declining could face an "immediate second peak" if they let up too soon on measures to halt the outbreak, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned.

"We need also to be cognizant of the fact that the disease can jump up at any time," said WHO emergencies head Dr Mike Ryan. "We cannot make assumptions that just because the disease is on the way down now, it is going to keep going down.

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Bonanza for whistleblower lawyers

The pandemic and its economic fallout are proving to be a bonanza for whistleblower lawyers as the U.S. securities regulator cracks down on a range of related misconduct from companies touting sham cures to misuse of federal aid.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) fielded about 4,000 complaints from mid-March to mid-May, a 35% increase on the year-ago period, according to Steven Peikin, the agency's co-head of enforcement.

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