WELLINGTON, New Zealand. — The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic, which has infected more than 341,700 people and killed over 14,700. The COVID-19 illness causes mild or moderate symptoms in most people, but severe symptoms are more likely in the elderly or those with existing health problems. More than 98,800 people have recovered so far, mostly in China. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Pope Francis cancels May 31 day trip to Malta. — Luxury fashion labels to manufacture surgical masks. — World Health Organization warns of criminals posing as WHO officials. — China slams US for ‘scapegoating’ over virus. ——— VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has canceled his planned day trip to Malta on May 31 due to the coronavirus. The Vatican on Monday made official what was widely expected, given Italy’s nationwide lockdown to try to contain the virus and Malta’s decision to bar air traffic from Italy. Italy is the epicenter of COVID-19 in Europe, registering nearly 60,000 infections and more than 5,400 deaths. The May 31 trip had been Francis’ only confirmed foreign trip of 2020. The Vatican said it would be rescheduled. He had hoped to travel to Iraq this year, but those hopes were dashed

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