The European Union approves the use of the drug remdesivir to treat severe cases of COVID-19.
Indonesia announced the biggest daily rise of 2,657 new COVID-19 cases, taking the nationwide tally to 70,736. West Java reported the highest surge with 962 cases. This significant increase comes from the Army’s Officer Candidate School (Secapa) cluster.
Kuwait announces a total curfew lasting from May 10–30, as part of new measures to prevent the spread of the virus. This comes after the Health Ministry confirmed 641 new COVID-19 cases, the highest daily increase to date.
Russia reports a record 10,633 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 more deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's total cases to 134,686 and 1,280 deaths. Moscow's mayor Sergei Sobyanin says the peak has still not been reached, warning residents to remain indoors.