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iStock/mrtom-ukBy: JON HAWORTH and MATT ZARRELL(NEW YORK) — A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed over 203,000 people worldwide.More than 2.89 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations’ outbreaks.Since the first cases were detected in China in December, the United States has become the worst-affected country, with more than 940,000 diagnosed cases and at least 54,001 deaths.Today’s biggest developments:US cases top 900,000Global deaths tops 200,000CDC adds six new symptoms of coronavirusUnemployment rate will be comparable to Great DepressionHere’s how the news is developing today. All times Eastern.10:30 a.m.: More ‘consistency’ in downward trend needed before reopening, NYC mayor saysNew York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that while there are many indicators that the number of current coronavirus patients are on a downward trend, more “consistency” is needed before the city will begin to consider taking steps towards reopening.The mayor at his daily press conference on Sunday noted the percentage of people who have tested positive, the number admitted to hospitals and those in the ICU have all gone down or stayed flat in recent days but cautioned against restarting too soon.“We restart when we have evidence. Look, we see some states around the country to restart their economies. I’m worried for them. I’m worried for their people. Some seem to be paying attention to health care indicators more than others,” de Blasio explained. “Anybody, any state, any city that doesn’t pay attention to those factual health care indicators that evidence is endangering themselves and their people and the whole idea of having a restart to have an economy again, recover, it could all backfire because the disease reasserts.”The mayor added that there are a number of outstanding questions that his administration is working to address before the city can reopen.“How do you reopen a restaurant and still do it in a way that protects the customers and protects the people that work there? What kind of protection will people need? What kind of PPE’s will people need to wear in different parts of the city, a lot of different work they do to make sure they are safe. When will they need more? When will they need less? We’ve got to start filling in those blanks,” de Blasio said.De Blasio said the recovery must address the “structural racism” and disparities that have been exposed during the pandemic, announcing the city would create a “Fair Recovery Task Force” to help New Yorkers recover from the crisis.“Recovery means to me getting back not just to a point where life feels more normal but getting back to a point of strength, additionally addressing the underlying issues we still need to address in the city,” de Blasio said.9:45 a.m.: Unemployment rate will be comparable to Great Depression, Trump adviser saysKevin Hassett, President Donald Trump’s economic adviser, said the U.S. is going to see a jobless rate comparable to what happened during the Great Depression as it recovers from the novel coronavirus pandemic.Appearing on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Hassett also measured up losses against the more recent Great Recession.“Around 2008, we lost 8.7 million jobs and the whole thing. Right now, we’re losing that many jobs about every 10 days,” he said. “And so … the economic lift for policymakers is an extraordinary one.”9:05 a.m.: Michigan governor defends stay-at-home ordersMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer disagreed Sunday that her stay-at-home orders were too aggressive in combatting the novel coronavirus pandemic in her state.“It was hitting (Michigan) incredibly hard and that’s why we have a unique solution, even though it was more aggressive than other states. We have started to really push down that curve and we’ve saved lives in the process,” the Democrat told ABC News chief anchor George Stephanopoulos Sunday on ABC’s This Week.4:25 a.m.: 3 people arrested during ‘Freedom Rally’ protest at San Diego beachThree people were arrested Saturday during a “Freedom Rally” protest in Encinitas, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.The three individuals were among a group of several dozen people that gathered at Moonlight Beach to protest the county’s beach closures and stay-at-home orders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.The three people were cited for health order violations, said sheriff’s Lt. Amber Baggs. The maximum penalty of the health orders could be citation for a $1,000 fine or up to six months in jail, or both.Baggs also said deputies issued one traffic citation and seven parking citations during the protest.According to Baggs, there were 75-100 people at the “The Surf’s Up Shred the Tidal Wave of Tyranny” protest Saturday morning. The two-hour event was organized by Crista Anne Curtis, who led a similar protest last week.“Several protestors walked onto the beach and sat as deputies began speaking to them regarding the County Public Health Order,” said Baggs. “The people were given multiple opportunities to comply with the state and county orders. Three attendees refused and were arrested.”Another protest was planned for Sunday at the Pacific Beach lifeguard station at 700 Grand Ave. starting at 1 p.m.Dubbed “A Day of Liberty San Diego Freedom Rally,” the protest is being organized by Naomi Soria, according to social media posts announcing the rally. Soria organized last week’s downtown San Diego rally.2:49 a.m.: CDC updates list of coronavirus symptomsThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added six new possible symptoms of the novel coronavirus.People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:• Fever• Cough• Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing• Chills• Repeated shaking with chills• Muscle pain• Headache• Sore throat• New loss of taste or smellIt had previously only noted fever, cough and shortness of breath as possible symptoms of COVID-19.1:17 a.m.: More than 100,000 people have recovered from COVID-19 in the United StatesAs of 8:30 p.m. ET, 100,104 people have recovered from COVID-19, according to the data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.9:33 p.m.: Hawaii extends quarantine for travelersHawaii Gov. David Ige announced he was extending the mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers into the state until May 31. He is also extending the stay-at-home order until the same date.He said he was continuing to keep the quarantine in place for travelers since 100 people were still arriving every day.Tim Sakahara, spokesperson for the Hawaii Department of Transportation, said passenger arrivals are down 99% from this time last year. The only flights coming in are from San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle, Los Angeles and Guam.There have been 604 cases and 14 deaths, including two in the past day, in Hawaii. Wyoming, Montana and Alaska are the only states with fewer cases.ABC News’ Ahmad Hemingway, Jack Arnholz, Ashley Brown, Arielle Mitropoulos and Matt Foster contributed to this report.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.
Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit. Cairn Energy has entered into a farm-out agreement for the sale of a 10% interest in the Wintershall Dea-operated Nova development offshore Norway.Installation of subsea templates on Nova field. Source: Wintershall DeaWith effect from January 1, 2019, ONE-Dyas Norge will acquire 10% in the project by paying $59.5 million plus customary working capital adjustments on completion, Cairn said in a statement on Tuesday.Following this transaction, Cairn will retain a participating 10% interest in the Nova development and reduce its capital expenditure to the end of 2021 in the Nova area by approximately $110m.Cairn said it will use the proceeds of the transaction to fund group exploration and development activities.The Nova field development plan was submitted and approved in mid-2018 by the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate with first oil targeted in 2021.The transaction remains subject to written consent by the Norwegian Ministry of Petroleum and Energy, partner and third-party approvals.As a result of the transaction, subject to approvals, the partners in these licenses will be as follows: Licenses PL418/PL418B: Wintershall DEA (Operator) 45%, Spirit Energy 20%, Edison 15%, Cairn 10%, ONE-Dyas 10%; and, License PL378: Wintershall DEA (Operator) 76%, Cairn 12%, ONE-Dyas 12%.The gross asset value of the interests being transferred was $62.5m, the net asset value was $28.5m.The Nova field is located in the Norwegian North Sea, 120km northwest of Bergen. The expected recoverable reserves from the field are around 80 million barrels of oil equivalent (boe), of which the majority will be oil. The partnership is investing almost 1.1 billion euros in the development of the Nova field, which is expected to come on stream in 2021.The Nova is being developed with two subsea templates tied back to the Neptune-operated Gjøa platform. Gjøa will receive the well stream, and provide water injection and gas lift to the Nova field. A new module will be lifted onto Gjøa in 2020.In May this year, Wintershall Dea installed two subsea templates on the ocean floor in Norway, marking a major milestone for its operated Nova project.