MODIIN , May 18, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A cleaner disinfects ticket gates at a train station in central Israeli city of Modiin, on May 18, 2020. The Israeli health ministry reported on Monday 311 new recoveries from coronavirus, bringing the total number of recoveries to 13,253. The total number of COVID-19 cases rose to 16,643 after 26 new ones were added.
DUBLIN, May 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People queue up outside a homeware store in Dublin, Ireland, May 18, 2020. Ireland on Monday entered into what it called Phase-One stage in easing the restrictions which were imposed some 50 days ago following the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. During the stage, more businesses are allowed to be reopened in the country. They include hardware stores, homeware shops, garden centers, farmers markets, repair shops for cars, motorbikes and bicycles, and optical shops. Restaurants like McDonalds and Burger King are also permitted to provide drive-through services.
ROME, May 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- A hairstylist wearing gloves and face mask works at a hair salon in Rome, Italy, May 18, 2020. On Monday, the third and largest easing of the ten-week-old lockdown went into effect in Italy. Shops, restaurants, bars, barbershops, beauty salons, museums, and beachfront operators are all allowed to reopen, provided they respect rules for social distancing amid staff and members of the public and disinfecting facilities.
NEW YORK, May 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- People wearing face masks walk near Hamilton Park with Manhattan skyline in the background in Weehawken of New Jersey, the Uited States, May 18, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 1.5 million on Monday, reaching 1,500,753 as of 4:03 p.m. (2003 GMT), according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. Meanwhile, the national death toll of COVID-19 rose to 90,312, according to the CSSE.
ZAGREB, May 19, 2020 (Xinhua) -- Members of Croatian Parliament are seen during the last session before the Parliaments dissolution in Zagreb, Croatia, on May 18, 2020. Croatian Parliament was dissolved on Monday to pave the way for the elections in June or July.