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Hurting The Environment: The Palm Oil Paradox
At the beginning of the 2010s, big companies such as Dove, Mars, and Nestlé were publicly shamed for their continued use of palm oil. Not because it is a product that harms our health directly, or because it contains hidden substances - but instead because its production hurts our environment. Hurting The Environment And while they pledged at the time to stop their purchase of 'dirty' palm oil and make serious efforts to alleviate the damage that they caused; a story recently hit the news that most of them are allegedly ignoring these promises made and continue to use protected land for the growth of palm oil. According to the whistleblower, these companies have mainly set aside the plans to gearing up their production. “ For too many years, Nestlé, Mars, and Hershey have cherry-picked their (palm oil) targets and then moved the goalposts when they don’t achieve them. There’s just no further room for error to prevent the extinction of tigers, orang-utans, and elephants .” A man walks with a knife on a stick in a palm oil plating. Recommended:  Pollination Crisis: When Insects Are Gone The Palm Oil Paradox: The Important For Companies? There must be something rather crucial to this illustrious substance, for these large multinationals risk seriously damaging their reputation. And sure enough, it is. Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil harvested from the pulp of the fruit of the oil palm. It is one of the world’s most adaptable and frequently used commodities.   Besides, it is relatively cheap - while posing unique characteristics that make it desirable for its lubricating, cleansing, and vitamin-rich nature. This combination of low costs and high effectiveness makes it very appealing for those companies who want to keep their costs down while maintaining their product quality, despite the negative attention it may draw to them. Recommended:  Food Forest: Growing Food And Creating Biodiversity Palm Oil: What Are The Alternatives? In large areas of the world, palm oil is used as a common cooking ingredient - not only as an ingredient but also as oil. Large parts of Africa and Brazil, and Southeast Asia heavily rely on it for their daily diet. This appeal mainly comes from low cost and high saturation when used for frying. Thus, a considerable portion of products they use daily will contain palm oil in one form. This ranges from chips, chocolate, and instant noodles to toothpaste, lipstick, and body lotions.   Photo by Simone van der Koelen, Unsplash. Palm oil is processed in chocolate. India is one of those countries where it is still frequently used. The latest estimates put the number of Indians that use palm oil daily at a staggering 50%. And this is still growing: the rapidly developing country is only now moving on from other sources, such as oils based on groundnut and coconut. And with the country proliferating and becoming richer (consumption has doubled in recent decades), palm oil has become indispensable in feeding its 1.3 million population. Recommended:  These Apps Will Help You Live More Sustainable The country faces a considerable challenge in finding ways to bring cheap food sources to their rapidly expanding population while facing an alarmingly high poverty rate and minimal land use. At the same time, India wants to boost its domestic production and reduce its reliance on imports. For this, palm oil seems to be the only solution that ticks all the boxes, and as such, the Asian country is working hard to ramp up its domestic production, freeing up vast amounts of land for this purpose. App to discover palm oil in products. Palm Oil: Negative Attention? So far, so good: it looks as if this raw material can solve a stringent issue. However, there is a flip side; and a reason why there has been such a public outcry against the use of palm oil. Its production causes severe environmental damage (deforestation, habitat, degradation, climate change, animal cruelty) and often violates human rights. Sustainability is something that most producers are not concerned with, nor about traceability.   The production has singlehandedly endangered species, such as the orang-utan and Sumatran tiger, and pushed those to the brink of extinction. And while some might say that India freeing up available land will lead to more sustainable production, this could not be further from the truth. The harsh reality is that India does - and will - only produce a fraction of the palm oil needed to meet the growing demand.   {youtube}                                                                       The real problem with Palm Oil.   The remainder is - and will be - imported from other countries, particularly Malaysia and Indonesia. And these rising imports will put more pressure on those countries, which leads to worse circumstances, once again encouraging “dirty palm oil” producers to benefit - without due cause for the damage done to the environment. There you have it, a double-edged sword. To feed India's growing population, they will have to import significant amounts of palm oil - the core component of their people’s diet. The strain that this puts on our environment is tremendous and causing irreparable damage.   Feeding ànd saving the planet simultaneously appears to be a trickier issue than most will think, although it will be crucial to solving if we can even take a remote shot at saving our world. Cover photo by Alain Schroeder, Belgium. First prize, nature, singles, Final Farewell 2020. A month-old orangutan's body lies on a rescue team’s surgical drape near Subulussalam, Sumatra, Indonesia. She died soon after being found with her injured mother on a palm oil plantation, on 10 March 2019 Before you go! Recommended:  Farmers Tackle Pests With Flowers And Insects Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about palm oil or other damaging products or practices? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
At the beginning of the 2010s, big companies such as Dove, Mars, and Nestlé were publicly shamed for their continued use of palm oil. Not because it is a product that harms our health directly, or because it contains hidden substances - but instead because its production hurts our environment. Hurting The Environment And while they pledged at the time to stop their purchase of 'dirty' palm oil and make serious efforts to alleviate the damage that they caused; a story recently hit the news that most of them are allegedly ignoring these promises made and continue to use protected land for the growth of palm oil. According to the whistleblower, these companies have mainly set aside the plans to gearing up their production. “ For too many years, Nestlé, Mars, and Hershey have cherry-picked their (palm oil) targets and then moved the goalposts when they don’t achieve them. There’s just no further room for error to prevent the extinction of tigers, orang-utans, and elephants .” A man walks with a knife on a stick in a palm oil plating. Recommended:  Pollination Crisis: When Insects Are Gone The Palm Oil Paradox: The Important For Companies? There must be something rather crucial to this illustrious substance, for these large multinationals risk seriously damaging their reputation. And sure enough, it is. Palm oil is an edible vegetable oil harvested from the pulp of the fruit of the oil palm. It is one of the world’s most adaptable and frequently used commodities.   Besides, it is relatively cheap - while posing unique characteristics that make it desirable for its lubricating, cleansing, and vitamin-rich nature. This combination of low costs and high effectiveness makes it very appealing for those companies who want to keep their costs down while maintaining their product quality, despite the negative attention it may draw to them. Recommended:  Food Forest: Growing Food And Creating Biodiversity Palm Oil: What Are The Alternatives? In large areas of the world, palm oil is used as a common cooking ingredient - not only as an ingredient but also as oil. Large parts of Africa and Brazil, and Southeast Asia heavily rely on it for their daily diet. This appeal mainly comes from low cost and high saturation when used for frying. Thus, a considerable portion of products they use daily will contain palm oil in one form. This ranges from chips, chocolate, and instant noodles to toothpaste, lipstick, and body lotions.   Photo by Simone van der Koelen, Unsplash. Palm oil is processed in chocolate. India is one of those countries where it is still frequently used. The latest estimates put the number of Indians that use palm oil daily at a staggering 50%. And this is still growing: the rapidly developing country is only now moving on from other sources, such as oils based on groundnut and coconut. And with the country proliferating and becoming richer (consumption has doubled in recent decades), palm oil has become indispensable in feeding its 1.3 million population. Recommended:  These Apps Will Help You Live More Sustainable The country faces a considerable challenge in finding ways to bring cheap food sources to their rapidly expanding population while facing an alarmingly high poverty rate and minimal land use. At the same time, India wants to boost its domestic production and reduce its reliance on imports. For this, palm oil seems to be the only solution that ticks all the boxes, and as such, the Asian country is working hard to ramp up its domestic production, freeing up vast amounts of land for this purpose. App to discover palm oil in products. Palm Oil: Negative Attention? So far, so good: it looks as if this raw material can solve a stringent issue. However, there is a flip side; and a reason why there has been such a public outcry against the use of palm oil. Its production causes severe environmental damage (deforestation, habitat, degradation, climate change, animal cruelty) and often violates human rights. Sustainability is something that most producers are not concerned with, nor about traceability.   The production has singlehandedly endangered species, such as the orang-utan and Sumatran tiger, and pushed those to the brink of extinction. And while some might say that India freeing up available land will lead to more sustainable production, this could not be further from the truth. The harsh reality is that India does - and will - only produce a fraction of the palm oil needed to meet the growing demand.   {youtube}                                                                       The real problem with Palm Oil.   The remainder is - and will be - imported from other countries, particularly Malaysia and Indonesia. And these rising imports will put more pressure on those countries, which leads to worse circumstances, once again encouraging “dirty palm oil” producers to benefit - without due cause for the damage done to the environment. There you have it, a double-edged sword. To feed India's growing population, they will have to import significant amounts of palm oil - the core component of their people’s diet. The strain that this puts on our environment is tremendous and causing irreparable damage.   Feeding ànd saving the planet simultaneously appears to be a trickier issue than most will think, although it will be crucial to solving if we can even take a remote shot at saving our world. Cover photo by Alain Schroeder, Belgium. First prize, nature, singles, Final Farewell 2020. A month-old orangutan's body lies on a rescue team’s surgical drape near Subulussalam, Sumatra, Indonesia. She died soon after being found with her injured mother on a palm oil plantation, on 10 March 2019 Before you go! Recommended:  Farmers Tackle Pests With Flowers And Insects Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about palm oil or other damaging products or practices? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Hurting The Environment: The Palm Oil Paradox
Hurting The Environment: The Palm Oil Paradox
Amazon Water War: Fires, Dams And Climate Change
The Amazon has long served as one of the world’s final frontiers. It covers well over 7 million square meters, primarily comprised of the rainforest in nine countries. The vast size and the unfriendly terrain have led to portions of it still being uncharted, with entire indigenous tribes having only recently been discovered. This has led to an air of mysticism surrounding the region, serving as an active magnet in attracting adventure seekers from all around the world. Brazil's Amazon Fires  Satellites record a 61% rise in hotspots in 2020 over September 2019. Scientist warns: ‘It could get worse if the drought continues.’ Fires in Brazil’s Amazon increased 13% in the first nine months of 2020 compared with a year ago, as the rainforest region experiences its worst rash of blazes in a decade, data from space research agency Inpe has shown. Satellites in September recorded 32,017 hotspots in the world’s largest rainforest, a 61% rise from the same month in 2019. In August last year, surging fires in the Amazon captured global headlines. They prompted criticism from world leaders such as France’s Emmanuel Macron that Brazil was not doing enough to protect the rainforest. Amazon Tragedy Repeats: Rainforest Goes Up In Smoke Data from Inpe released on Thursday showed that in 2019, fires spiked in August and declined the month considerably after, but this year’s peak has been more sustained. Both August and September of 2020 have matched or surpassed last year’s single-month high. “We have had two months with a lot of fire. It’s already worse than last year,” said Ane Alencar, science director for Brazil’s Amazon Environmental Research Institute (Ipam). “It could get worse if the drought continues. We are at the mercy of the rain.” The Amazon is experiencing a more severe dry season than last year, which scientists attribute in part to warming in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean pulling moisture away from South America. The entire Amazon, which spans nine countries, currently has 28,892 active fires, according to a fire monitoring tool funded in part by the US space agency, Nasa. The fires in September are not only burning recently deforested areas and farmland, where ranchers set them to clear land, but are also increasingly burning virgin forest, a worrying trend that suggests the rainforest is becoming drier and more prone to fire. Brazilian Wetlands Fires Started By Humans The warming of the North Atlantic is also helping drive drought in the Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland, which has suffered more fires this year than ever previously recorded, according to Inpe data. A Federal University of Rio de Janeiro analysis found that 23% of the wetlands, which are home to the densest population of jaguars in the world, has burned. “Brazil is on fire,” said Cristiane Mazzetti, a forest campaigner for advocacy group Greenpeace Brasil, in a statement. Amazon Water War All the more reason why it is such a shame that this precious land is disappearing as we speak. Thousands and thousands are suffering directly from the development projects currently being executed in the Amazon. And in a few years, all of us around the world will be suffering from the loss as well.   Why do you ask? Some key developments have put the future of the world’s largest rainforest at stake, along with the people, animals, and plants that live in it. Some of these developments are initiated by Brazil, the country with the largest share of Amazon land, while others are indeed a truly global effort. Eventually, companies from all over the world will have a hand in the destruction of this glorious piece of nature’s glory. Brazil Belo Monte Dam. Flooding Of Altamira Town And Displacement (2015) Altamira on the Xingu River, a staging area for the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric project now nearing completion. Long time residents lament the loss of the forests and grittiness of the town. One person who has made it their mission to stop this from happening is Antonia Melo. This impressive lady was born in 1949 and has spent a considerable amount of her life in the Xingu Alive Forever Movement, a coalition of organizations and social movements fighting the construction of the Belo Monte dam. Her movement has rallied churches, schools, communities, and NGOs to stop the Belo Monte from being built. This construction project will have far-reaching consequences for Altamira, which will be flooded if the dam is finished. It is not surprising that the locals are speaking out against their forced displacement. Projects like the Belo Monte are at the heart of the issue, showing everything that is wrong with the governmental treatment of the Amazon. Indigenous and non-indigenous communities alike will feel the consequences of this profit-driven decision. The Belo Monte project has been flawed with illegality and prosperous mismanagement, from the unlawful blocking of the river up to the failure to implement health services and the forgoing of demarcation of indigenous lands.   Demolishing, flooding of Altamira Town and displacement Ultimately, nature and local communities will be hit the hardest by this blatant display of governmental greed. The indigenous people will lose their access to clean drinking water and fishing waters. In contrast, the 400+ islands lost represent a disastrous loss of ecosystems, not to mention a drastic hit to the local economy. Recommended:  Asia’s Water War: China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam Brazils Amazon Dams Risk Destroying Heart Of The Amazon (2016) The Belo Monte dam is not an isolated case. Across the Amazon, there are dozens of significant dam projects underway that will irrevocably and irreparably harm its natural glory. Anyone arguing that the economic benefits to this are worth the loss of land and the negative impact that it will have on indigenous people will be hard-pressed to find arguments to back up this claim. Just look at the multitude of dams occupying the Tapajós river, which have been hailed by the Brazilian government as the solution to the country’s pressing electricity shortages. They go a long way in fulfilling the country’s ambition to increase their hydropower capacity by 25 gigawatts, while simultaneously leading to the construction of a major waterway that will serve as the highway for the country’s export of soy and crops to Europe. While this sounds like a great plan, the downside is considerable. There is much debate regarding the amount of energy that these dams will generate, while the ecological effects are significant. It will flood acres and acres of valuable forest lands, destroying millions of trees and opening the way for substantial exploitation projects.   Similarly, a project setting out to build the sixth-largest hydroelectric dam in the world - the 8,000 megawatts São Luiz do Tapajós dam - will completely obliterate the land the Munduruku people, once again flooding a considerable amount of the rainforest. Not just dangerous for the Munduruku people, but also for the rest of us, all around the world. Without wanting to sound obnoxious: these rainforests indeed are the lungs of the world. A member of the Munduruku indigenous group. The Munduruku people, with a population of 12,000, have lived in the region for centuries. They have been resisting hydropower developments on tributaries of the Tapajós for decades. The Munduruku and other people impacted by the construction of dams in the Tapajós river have called out the authorities for their blatant disrespect for nature. Unfortunately, it looks as if they are not to be swayed, now that various international companies and banks have expressed their interest in projects like the São Luiz do Tapajós dam. {youtube}                                                           Stand for the Amazon - Keep Tapajós Alive                                            Amazon Water War: Fires, Hydro Dams, Climate Change S.O.S. Recommended:  Water War Between India, Pakistan: Kashmir and Jammu Not a Single Drop More of Indigenous Blood (October, November 2019) As we speak, a group of Brazilian indigenous leaders is taking matters into their own hands. They will attempt to defend their people and territory by visiting a dozen European countries, starting in Italy and ending in Spain, via Germany, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Here, they will shed light on the violations and crimes committed by the Brazilian government, and most notably, its highly controversial president Jair Bolsonaro.   Recommended: Indigenous Blood: Not a Single Drop More These leaders include Sonia Guajajara, Nara Baré, Alberto Terena, Angela Kaxuyana, Celia   Xakriabá, Dinamam Tuxá, Elizeu Guarani Kaiowá, and Kretã Kaingang. Every single one of them powerful human beings who want to establish a dialogue and gain the support of European citizens. Eventually, they hope to kickstart real political action and highlight the violations of human rights in the region.   Sonia Guajajara By making people, companies, and governments aware of the actual circumstances under which goods are produced, they hope to call a halt to the growing investments in the region. This is a significant issue, as data from an APIB report published back in April shows that companies from the United States and Europe are most definitely complicit in destroying the Amazon. Under the stress of increasing competition, rising demand, and falling prices, we look at the ugly face of global trade rearing its head. This has now led to blatant ignorance and borderline criminal activities in one of the world’s most sacred sites. In the past, it has even led to the armed invasion of indigenous lands to exploit their natural riches. Alberto Terena Even criminal organizations and networks are playing a part in the deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon. With the impactful changes in policy made by president Bolsonaro, which have mainly served to loosen environmental regulations, illegal logging and other forms of exploitation of the land have taken flight. Once again, those living in the forest suffer most from those often violent attacks on their property. The word ‘genocide’ has even been coined to describe this effect. Angela Kaxuyana in the middle A shame, knowing that those indigenous people might play an essential role in combatting global climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has credited those communities as the ‘guardians of the forest,’ with their sustainable practices and extensive knowledge of the land serving as the guiding principle for meaningful climate change action. Recommended:  Climate Change: Water Scarcity, Hunger, Agriculture, And Food Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam In The Amazon Poorly Planned (Nov 2019) Coming back to the controversial Belo Monte dam example mentioned at the beginning of this article, the one that Antonia Melo and her people are fighting hard to prevent. It is not just a matter of avoiding the flooding of Altamira town that should bother you. There is a critical flaw in designing this massive hydroelectric project, one that could potentially threaten human life and global ecosystems in one go. Insider documents and expert testimonies have indicated that the dam’s engineers may have underestimated the undeniable impact that water shortages will have on the Pimental dam, which is currently serving as a downstream barrier. A choice will have to be made between a structural weakening of the dam or the reallocation of water in the reservoir or on the Xingu river. The latter solution will have a significant impact on the indigenous communities who live here and rely on the water for their livelihood.   There is a significant risk of the dam rupturing, something so alarming that it has led to federal prosecutors calling for a suspension of the project and emergency aid for those living in the fishing villages that are now faced with a significant decline in fish, their primary source of food and income. Despite all of this, the dam is still scheduled to open this month, having cost a measly €9.3 billion thus far. While the last of its 18 turbines are being installed, the low water levels in the reservoirs have highlighted those structural problems. A section of the Pimental dam downstream has been exposed, unveiling its incapacity of dealing with significant waves that might occur now that the Belo Monte dam is completed. Deforestation at Belo Monte Those living downstream of the dam are rightfully worried, with recent dam disasters in Brumadinho and Mariana still fresh in the collective memory. The Brazilian government has not committed to any remedial action or acknowledgment of the risk to the public.   Recommended:  Water War Brewing Over New River Nile Dam: Egypt, Ethiopia Save The Amazon, Save The World It is once again a testament to the unwillingness of Brazilian leaders and, indeed, world leaders to take action to save the Amazon. Paradoxically, the Amazon might just be what keeps us, provided that it is well taken care of. Now that this appears to be unlikely, we will be facing increasing deforestation, as well as a disastrous loss of valuable ecosystems and a general decline of biodiversity.   The Belo Monte dam serves as the personification of everything that is wrong with our management of the Amazon. Fuelled by corporate greed and political games, the project has been pushed through - despite obvious and pressing concerns for human life and biodiversity. The loss of practical nature has been deemed acceptable, while construction errors have made it evident that the project is a big mistake. Yet this will most likely be ignored - consequences for the people living downstream be damned.   A better metaphor for global environmental policies will be challenging to find. Support, Support, Support: Amazon Watch Before you go! Recommended:  Brazil Is Burning For Your Beef: Amazon’s Nature, Our Luxury Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about the Amazon, Fires, Hydro-Electric Dams, or Climate Change? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
The Amazon has long served as one of the world’s final frontiers. It covers well over 7 million square meters, primarily comprised of the rainforest in nine countries. The vast size and the unfriendly terrain have led to portions of it still being uncharted, with entire indigenous tribes having only recently been discovered. This has led to an air of mysticism surrounding the region, serving as an active magnet in attracting adventure seekers from all around the world. Brazil's Amazon Fires  Satellites record a 61% rise in hotspots in 2020 over September 2019. Scientist warns: ‘It could get worse if the drought continues.’ Fires in Brazil’s Amazon increased 13% in the first nine months of 2020 compared with a year ago, as the rainforest region experiences its worst rash of blazes in a decade, data from space research agency Inpe has shown. Satellites in September recorded 32,017 hotspots in the world’s largest rainforest, a 61% rise from the same month in 2019. In August last year, surging fires in the Amazon captured global headlines. They prompted criticism from world leaders such as France’s Emmanuel Macron that Brazil was not doing enough to protect the rainforest. Amazon Tragedy Repeats: Rainforest Goes Up In Smoke Data from Inpe released on Thursday showed that in 2019, fires spiked in August and declined the month considerably after, but this year’s peak has been more sustained. Both August and September of 2020 have matched or surpassed last year’s single-month high. “We have had two months with a lot of fire. It’s already worse than last year,” said Ane Alencar, science director for Brazil’s Amazon Environmental Research Institute (Ipam). “It could get worse if the drought continues. We are at the mercy of the rain.” The Amazon is experiencing a more severe dry season than last year, which scientists attribute in part to warming in the tropical North Atlantic Ocean pulling moisture away from South America. The entire Amazon, which spans nine countries, currently has 28,892 active fires, according to a fire monitoring tool funded in part by the US space agency, Nasa. The fires in September are not only burning recently deforested areas and farmland, where ranchers set them to clear land, but are also increasingly burning virgin forest, a worrying trend that suggests the rainforest is becoming drier and more prone to fire. Brazilian Wetlands Fires Started By Humans The warming of the North Atlantic is also helping drive drought in the Brazilian Pantanal, the world’s largest wetland, which has suffered more fires this year than ever previously recorded, according to Inpe data. A Federal University of Rio de Janeiro analysis found that 23% of the wetlands, which are home to the densest population of jaguars in the world, has burned. “Brazil is on fire,” said Cristiane Mazzetti, a forest campaigner for advocacy group Greenpeace Brasil, in a statement. Amazon Water War All the more reason why it is such a shame that this precious land is disappearing as we speak. Thousands and thousands are suffering directly from the development projects currently being executed in the Amazon. And in a few years, all of us around the world will be suffering from the loss as well.   Why do you ask? Some key developments have put the future of the world’s largest rainforest at stake, along with the people, animals, and plants that live in it. Some of these developments are initiated by Brazil, the country with the largest share of Amazon land, while others are indeed a truly global effort. Eventually, companies from all over the world will have a hand in the destruction of this glorious piece of nature’s glory. Brazil Belo Monte Dam. Flooding Of Altamira Town And Displacement (2015) Altamira on the Xingu River, a staging area for the controversial Belo Monte hydroelectric project now nearing completion. Long time residents lament the loss of the forests and grittiness of the town. One person who has made it their mission to stop this from happening is Antonia Melo. This impressive lady was born in 1949 and has spent a considerable amount of her life in the Xingu Alive Forever Movement, a coalition of organizations and social movements fighting the construction of the Belo Monte dam. Her movement has rallied churches, schools, communities, and NGOs to stop the Belo Monte from being built. This construction project will have far-reaching consequences for Altamira, which will be flooded if the dam is finished. It is not surprising that the locals are speaking out against their forced displacement. Projects like the Belo Monte are at the heart of the issue, showing everything that is wrong with the governmental treatment of the Amazon. Indigenous and non-indigenous communities alike will feel the consequences of this profit-driven decision. The Belo Monte project has been flawed with illegality and prosperous mismanagement, from the unlawful blocking of the river up to the failure to implement health services and the forgoing of demarcation of indigenous lands.   Demolishing, flooding of Altamira Town and displacement Ultimately, nature and local communities will be hit the hardest by this blatant display of governmental greed. The indigenous people will lose their access to clean drinking water and fishing waters. In contrast, the 400+ islands lost represent a disastrous loss of ecosystems, not to mention a drastic hit to the local economy. Recommended:  Asia’s Water War: China, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam Brazils Amazon Dams Risk Destroying Heart Of The Amazon (2016) The Belo Monte dam is not an isolated case. Across the Amazon, there are dozens of significant dam projects underway that will irrevocably and irreparably harm its natural glory. Anyone arguing that the economic benefits to this are worth the loss of land and the negative impact that it will have on indigenous people will be hard-pressed to find arguments to back up this claim. Just look at the multitude of dams occupying the Tapajós river, which have been hailed by the Brazilian government as the solution to the country’s pressing electricity shortages. They go a long way in fulfilling the country’s ambition to increase their hydropower capacity by 25 gigawatts, while simultaneously leading to the construction of a major waterway that will serve as the highway for the country’s export of soy and crops to Europe. While this sounds like a great plan, the downside is considerable. There is much debate regarding the amount of energy that these dams will generate, while the ecological effects are significant. It will flood acres and acres of valuable forest lands, destroying millions of trees and opening the way for substantial exploitation projects.   Similarly, a project setting out to build the sixth-largest hydroelectric dam in the world - the 8,000 megawatts São Luiz do Tapajós dam - will completely obliterate the land the Munduruku people, once again flooding a considerable amount of the rainforest. Not just dangerous for the Munduruku people, but also for the rest of us, all around the world. Without wanting to sound obnoxious: these rainforests indeed are the lungs of the world. A member of the Munduruku indigenous group. The Munduruku people, with a population of 12,000, have lived in the region for centuries. They have been resisting hydropower developments on tributaries of the Tapajós for decades. The Munduruku and other people impacted by the construction of dams in the Tapajós river have called out the authorities for their blatant disrespect for nature. Unfortunately, it looks as if they are not to be swayed, now that various international companies and banks have expressed their interest in projects like the São Luiz do Tapajós dam. {youtube}                                                           Stand for the Amazon - Keep Tapajós Alive                                            Amazon Water War: Fires, Hydro Dams, Climate Change S.O.S. Recommended:  Water War Between India, Pakistan: Kashmir and Jammu Not a Single Drop More of Indigenous Blood (October, November 2019) As we speak, a group of Brazilian indigenous leaders is taking matters into their own hands. They will attempt to defend their people and territory by visiting a dozen European countries, starting in Italy and ending in Spain, via Germany, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Portugal, and the United Kingdom. Here, they will shed light on the violations and crimes committed by the Brazilian government, and most notably, its highly controversial president Jair Bolsonaro.   Recommended: Indigenous Blood: Not a Single Drop More These leaders include Sonia Guajajara, Nara Baré, Alberto Terena, Angela Kaxuyana, Celia   Xakriabá, Dinamam Tuxá, Elizeu Guarani Kaiowá, and Kretã Kaingang. Every single one of them powerful human beings who want to establish a dialogue and gain the support of European citizens. Eventually, they hope to kickstart real political action and highlight the violations of human rights in the region.   Sonia Guajajara By making people, companies, and governments aware of the actual circumstances under which goods are produced, they hope to call a halt to the growing investments in the region. This is a significant issue, as data from an APIB report published back in April shows that companies from the United States and Europe are most definitely complicit in destroying the Amazon. Under the stress of increasing competition, rising demand, and falling prices, we look at the ugly face of global trade rearing its head. This has now led to blatant ignorance and borderline criminal activities in one of the world’s most sacred sites. In the past, it has even led to the armed invasion of indigenous lands to exploit their natural riches. Alberto Terena Even criminal organizations and networks are playing a part in the deforestation and wildfires in the Amazon. With the impactful changes in policy made by president Bolsonaro, which have mainly served to loosen environmental regulations, illegal logging and other forms of exploitation of the land have taken flight. Once again, those living in the forest suffer most from those often violent attacks on their property. The word ‘genocide’ has even been coined to describe this effect. Angela Kaxuyana in the middle A shame, knowing that those indigenous people might play an essential role in combatting global climate change. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has credited those communities as the ‘guardians of the forest,’ with their sustainable practices and extensive knowledge of the land serving as the guiding principle for meaningful climate change action. Recommended:  Climate Change: Water Scarcity, Hunger, Agriculture, And Food Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam In The Amazon Poorly Planned (Nov 2019) Coming back to the controversial Belo Monte dam example mentioned at the beginning of this article, the one that Antonia Melo and her people are fighting hard to prevent. It is not just a matter of avoiding the flooding of Altamira town that should bother you. There is a critical flaw in designing this massive hydroelectric project, one that could potentially threaten human life and global ecosystems in one go. Insider documents and expert testimonies have indicated that the dam’s engineers may have underestimated the undeniable impact that water shortages will have on the Pimental dam, which is currently serving as a downstream barrier. A choice will have to be made between a structural weakening of the dam or the reallocation of water in the reservoir or on the Xingu river. The latter solution will have a significant impact on the indigenous communities who live here and rely on the water for their livelihood.   There is a significant risk of the dam rupturing, something so alarming that it has led to federal prosecutors calling for a suspension of the project and emergency aid for those living in the fishing villages that are now faced with a significant decline in fish, their primary source of food and income. Despite all of this, the dam is still scheduled to open this month, having cost a measly €9.3 billion thus far. While the last of its 18 turbines are being installed, the low water levels in the reservoirs have highlighted those structural problems. A section of the Pimental dam downstream has been exposed, unveiling its incapacity of dealing with significant waves that might occur now that the Belo Monte dam is completed. Deforestation at Belo Monte Those living downstream of the dam are rightfully worried, with recent dam disasters in Brumadinho and Mariana still fresh in the collective memory. The Brazilian government has not committed to any remedial action or acknowledgment of the risk to the public.   Recommended:  Water War Brewing Over New River Nile Dam: Egypt, Ethiopia Save The Amazon, Save The World It is once again a testament to the unwillingness of Brazilian leaders and, indeed, world leaders to take action to save the Amazon. Paradoxically, the Amazon might just be what keeps us, provided that it is well taken care of. Now that this appears to be unlikely, we will be facing increasing deforestation, as well as a disastrous loss of valuable ecosystems and a general decline of biodiversity.   The Belo Monte dam serves as the personification of everything that is wrong with our management of the Amazon. Fuelled by corporate greed and political games, the project has been pushed through - despite obvious and pressing concerns for human life and biodiversity. The loss of practical nature has been deemed acceptable, while construction errors have made it evident that the project is a big mistake. Yet this will most likely be ignored - consequences for the people living downstream be damned.   A better metaphor for global environmental policies will be challenging to find. Support, Support, Support: Amazon Watch Before you go! Recommended:  Brazil Is Burning For Your Beef: Amazon’s Nature, Our Luxury Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about the Amazon, Fires, Hydro-Electric Dams, or Climate Change? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to  hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Amazon Water War: Fires, Dams And Climate Change
Amazon Water War: Fires, Dams And Climate Change
Noise Pollution: Is It Affecting You As Well?
Did you know that one out of five Europeans is exposed to noise levels which are considered damaging to their health? Noise pollution is an environmental threat, and according to the European Environmental Agency (EEA), we should worry about this invisible form of contamination. An Environmental Threat Traffic noise could be way worse than you know. It affects millions of people a year. According to the EEA, long-term exposure to traffic noise, aeroplanes flying over, railways, causes 12,000 premature deaths per year, just in Europe. You may wonder why people die? Too much noise is not desirable for our blood pressure. Noise is bad for our blood pressure, it makes us susceptible to heart attacks, and most of all: daily, the noise has a negative influence on our mental health and wellbeing. Did you know that more than six million Europeans cannot sleep well, because of noise? The University of Oxford published a paper on noise pollution, and it appears that there is a relation between increased levels of traffic noise (over a long period) and obesity. Legislation has been introduced to reduce noise, unfortunately, this has not changed since 2013. Noise Pollution In the Anthropause Or is it changed after all? Until the beginning of COVID-19, nothing changed. Early in the lockdown, seismologists tested the vibrations of the earth to detect erupting volcanoes and earthquakes that are generated by human noise. What appeared? It was at its lowest point. Scientists are calling it ‘the anthropause’. A wave of silence spread across the world when all countries were in lockdown. The effect? The University of Cumbria in the UK researched the quietness concerning nature during ‘the anthropause’. They asked participants about their experience during this pause. People love to hear nature for the first time, 94 per cent is listening to birdsongs and noticing nature more than they would ordinarily. Could it be that we appreciate nature more than before? As life slowly returns to the pretence of everyday life and the noise begins to sneak in again, the challenge of maintaining this silence in our daily lives begins. Noise Pollution: How To 'Save Silence’ The acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton is searching nature's rarest sounds around the world. His mission now is to 'save silence'. Noise pollution is a significant impact on our lives because we cannot hear silence. We are always aware of the danger because we hear so much. We live in a threatening world; how can we feel secure? "Quietness could save the world", says Hempton. There is incredible biodiversity in a few silence places on earth. Together with Vikram Chauhan, he set up Quiet Parks International (QPI) to quantify the value of quiet places. The first Wilderness Quiet Park is located on the Zablo River in Ecuador. The absence of noise contamination is due to the lack of tourism. QPI has also established a certification for quiet areas in densely populated places. So, for example, if you experience silence in Taiwan, you are experiencing the quiet of the Taiwanese. Urban quietness and wilderness quiet are a bit different. A city can never be free of noise, so the opinions on the noise level of urban places are cultural. Hush City: The Sounds You Hear How we perceive noise and silence is not all about measuring noise. Not all sounds are polluted. Hush City, designed by Dr Antonella Radicchi (architect and urban planner in Berlin), is an app to record people's feelings about sounds surrounding them. This app is free and allows people to rate the sounds in their surroundings. Hush City is there to enable people to find and identify quiet places in their area and register them in the app. So, it is not a rating by decibel, but the perception of citizens. People's opinions and feelings about their favourite quiet place are taken into account. If you download the app, you can record the "soundscape" using the microphone on your telephone. If you like, you can add a picture and answer a few questions about the quality of your chosen quiet area. Once the information is filed, this data is shared with the users of the app worldwide. Up to now, councils in Berlin, Germany and Limerick, Ireland use Hush City to create Quiet Areas Plans. If we can identify the quiet place in a city, it would help us to maintain these quiet areas. And it would allow us to get a break of the daily noise pollution we are exposed to. Before you go! Recommended:  We Destroy Nature! Still, It Wants To Protect Us Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about noise pollution? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Did you know that one out of five Europeans is exposed to noise levels which are considered damaging to their health? Noise pollution is an environmental threat, and according to the European Environmental Agency (EEA), we should worry about this invisible form of contamination. An Environmental Threat Traffic noise could be way worse than you know. It affects millions of people a year. According to the EEA, long-term exposure to traffic noise, aeroplanes flying over, railways, causes 12,000 premature deaths per year, just in Europe. You may wonder why people die? Too much noise is not desirable for our blood pressure. Noise is bad for our blood pressure, it makes us susceptible to heart attacks, and most of all: daily, the noise has a negative influence on our mental health and wellbeing. Did you know that more than six million Europeans cannot sleep well, because of noise? The University of Oxford published a paper on noise pollution, and it appears that there is a relation between increased levels of traffic noise (over a long period) and obesity. Legislation has been introduced to reduce noise, unfortunately, this has not changed since 2013. Noise Pollution In the Anthropause Or is it changed after all? Until the beginning of COVID-19, nothing changed. Early in the lockdown, seismologists tested the vibrations of the earth to detect erupting volcanoes and earthquakes that are generated by human noise. What appeared? It was at its lowest point. Scientists are calling it ‘the anthropause’. A wave of silence spread across the world when all countries were in lockdown. The effect? The University of Cumbria in the UK researched the quietness concerning nature during ‘the anthropause’. They asked participants about their experience during this pause. People love to hear nature for the first time, 94 per cent is listening to birdsongs and noticing nature more than they would ordinarily. Could it be that we appreciate nature more than before? As life slowly returns to the pretence of everyday life and the noise begins to sneak in again, the challenge of maintaining this silence in our daily lives begins. Noise Pollution: How To 'Save Silence’ The acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton is searching nature's rarest sounds around the world. His mission now is to 'save silence'. Noise pollution is a significant impact on our lives because we cannot hear silence. We are always aware of the danger because we hear so much. We live in a threatening world; how can we feel secure? "Quietness could save the world", says Hempton. There is incredible biodiversity in a few silence places on earth. Together with Vikram Chauhan, he set up Quiet Parks International (QPI) to quantify the value of quiet places. The first Wilderness Quiet Park is located on the Zablo River in Ecuador. The absence of noise contamination is due to the lack of tourism. QPI has also established a certification for quiet areas in densely populated places. So, for example, if you experience silence in Taiwan, you are experiencing the quiet of the Taiwanese. Urban quietness and wilderness quiet are a bit different. A city can never be free of noise, so the opinions on the noise level of urban places are cultural. Hush City: The Sounds You Hear How we perceive noise and silence is not all about measuring noise. Not all sounds are polluted. Hush City, designed by Dr Antonella Radicchi (architect and urban planner in Berlin), is an app to record people's feelings about sounds surrounding them. This app is free and allows people to rate the sounds in their surroundings. Hush City is there to enable people to find and identify quiet places in their area and register them in the app. So, it is not a rating by decibel, but the perception of citizens. People's opinions and feelings about their favourite quiet place are taken into account. If you download the app, you can record the "soundscape" using the microphone on your telephone. If you like, you can add a picture and answer a few questions about the quality of your chosen quiet area. Once the information is filed, this data is shared with the users of the app worldwide. Up to now, councils in Berlin, Germany and Limerick, Ireland use Hush City to create Quiet Areas Plans. If we can identify the quiet place in a city, it would help us to maintain these quiet areas. And it would allow us to get a break of the daily noise pollution we are exposed to. Before you go! Recommended:  We Destroy Nature! Still, It Wants To Protect Us Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about noise pollution? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Noise Pollution: Is It Affecting You As Well?
Noise Pollution: Is It Affecting You As Well?
Coronavirus Was Always Here. Deal With It!
According to the latest news, Russia has developed a vaccine for COVID-19. Although many doubt its efficiency and - even more - doubt the ethics behind the testing process, it only goes to show how badly the world wants to get this COVID-19 thing over and done with.  Theory On Coronaviruses We are fed up with social distancing measures, a rising death toll, and strict limitations on our social life. Understandable, yet somewhat diabolical - as the Coronavirus has always been here. And it will never go away. To understand this confusing headline, it is essential to learn more about Coronaviruses, first. These viruses are a subgroup of related RNA viruses responsible for diseases in mammals and birds. In us, human beings, they will cause respiratory tract infections - that could be exceptionally mild, but also potentially lethal. The mild illnesses include the common cold (other viruses, like the rhinoviruses, which can also cause that). More severe cases include SARS, MERS, and our current nemesis - COVID-19.   Social distancing Recommended:  Coronavirus Versus Climate: Slash And Burn It is funny how it works, as these very same viruses will have a very different effect on cows or pigs, for instance. They will suffer from diarrhea, mostly. Mice, on the other hand, will find themselves down with a case of hepatitis or encephalomyelitis. No matter the exact symptoms that Coronavirus-infections present with, one thing is the same for all strains: there is no vaccine or antiviral drug for prevention or treatment. The first time a Coronavirus was found and identified, was back in the 1930s. An acute respiratory infection in domesticated chickens spread, to the bewilderment of scientists. It took them six years to isolate and cultivate the strain that caused the disease - the first Coronavirus. Over the next decades, more instances of the Coronavirus hit in animals before moving on to humans in the 1960s. Two strains, B814 and 229E, were discovered after yearlong research - found to belong to a strain that caused a cold and responded well to the ether, which indicated the presence of a lipid envelope. Recommended:  Keep Distance Scream The Signs: Your Holiday 2.0 It took a lot more research to link those two strains together as belonging to the same family, and even more research before the connection was made to the disease that hit in animals in the years prior. Fast-forward to the present times, where we are still looking at Coronaviruses going around. This included SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HCoV HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 in 2019. That last one is better known as COVID-19, although it also frequently goes under its more widespread denominator - the Coronavirus.   Recommended:  Best Updates On The Coronavirus And Remarkable Quotes COVID-19 Continues To Spread At the time of writing, the virus has infected more than 21 million people, killing around 750K. A number that continues to rise as it continues to spread. Some areas seem to have a better grip on it than others, but no matter where in the world you are, governments will have put society on high alert. While many governments hoped that extreme restrictions and lockdowns would contain the disease, that ship has now long sailed. The virus is already too widespread and is too transmissible. No way we can get a grip on it anymore. This does not mean that the pandemic will last forever. It will end at some point - after enough people have been infected or vaccinated, whichever comes first. Yet the disease will not go away when this happens, despite what most of us want to believe. The vaccine is not the cure that will make everything go back to normal - it is a way of keeping it at bay, at best. The virus will, after all, continue to circulate. Case numbers will rise and fall again as it pops up in certain areas.   Kenyan artists have graffitied a wall in one area of the capital, Nairobi, to remind people of ways of staying safe. Just look at the vaccines that are already out there, available to all of us. Only very few of them are for diseases that have since been eradicated - just one. Smallpox seems to be gone for good, although it took 15 years of massive global action to get to this point. All other diseases are still here, being suppressed but still kicking. Animals play a role in this as well, as they may continue to get the disease and transmit it to us. COVID-19 will probably become one of those. So better get used to it, it is here to stay.   Much Unknown About The Future Of COVID-19 How it will affect our future is another question. Much is still unknown. It all depends on the way immunity works for this virus. How strong is this immunity? How long will it last? Scientists have come up with several scenarios that we might be looking at. In the worst scenario, immunity only lasts a few months. This would lead to one big pandemic each year, followed by smaller outbreaks. In a better situation, immunity can last close to two years. Then, COVID-19 would only peak every other year. Be as it may, a COVID-19 vaccine might look a lot like the annual flu shot, which requires regular boosts to stay effective. Also, in a best-case scenario, an effective vaccine combined with better treatment options could take the angle out of COVID-19. Eventually, then, it will morph into a milder disease, perhaps just another seasonal respiratory virus causing common colds. Annoying, but not life-altering.   Recommended:  Coronavirus: Real-Time Laboratory For Urban Life COVID-19 Might Become A Common Cold The other coronaviruses circulating amongst humans - 229E, OC43, NL63, and HKU1 - only cause a common cold that most of us will have experienced in our lives. The outbreaks may still be severe, but its impact minimal as symptoms remain mild and easily treatable. Taking this into account, one could say that our best option at this time is letting SARS-CoV-2 become the fifth coronavirus that regularly circulates. It will become less disruptive as more people build up natural resistance, be it through vaccination or infection. As more of our children get exposed to it, too, they will build up immunity in the same way we do for the other coronaviruses. We will still get sick, but not as severely. Plus, it will never become a full-blown pandemic again, as there are simply not enough viable hosts for the virus to jump to. Be as it may, we are looking at a future that has COVID-19 in it - but that will also allow us to loosen the restrictions we are facing today, as the disease moves more towards common cold. Yes, we will experience seasonal flares, much like those for influenza. While amongst us, it will not shut down the world. The new normal may become more routine, after all. Before you go! Recommended:  Coronavirus 2020: Strange Times And New Monsters Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about how you deal with the coronavirus? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
According to the latest news, Russia has developed a vaccine for COVID-19. Although many doubt its efficiency and - even more - doubt the ethics behind the testing process, it only goes to show how badly the world wants to get this COVID-19 thing over and done with.  Theory On Coronaviruses We are fed up with social distancing measures, a rising death toll, and strict limitations on our social life. Understandable, yet somewhat diabolical - as the Coronavirus has always been here. And it will never go away. To understand this confusing headline, it is essential to learn more about Coronaviruses, first. These viruses are a subgroup of related RNA viruses responsible for diseases in mammals and birds. In us, human beings, they will cause respiratory tract infections - that could be exceptionally mild, but also potentially lethal. The mild illnesses include the common cold (other viruses, like the rhinoviruses, which can also cause that). More severe cases include SARS, MERS, and our current nemesis - COVID-19.   Social distancing Recommended:  Coronavirus Versus Climate: Slash And Burn It is funny how it works, as these very same viruses will have a very different effect on cows or pigs, for instance. They will suffer from diarrhea, mostly. Mice, on the other hand, will find themselves down with a case of hepatitis or encephalomyelitis. No matter the exact symptoms that Coronavirus-infections present with, one thing is the same for all strains: there is no vaccine or antiviral drug for prevention or treatment. The first time a Coronavirus was found and identified, was back in the 1930s. An acute respiratory infection in domesticated chickens spread, to the bewilderment of scientists. It took them six years to isolate and cultivate the strain that caused the disease - the first Coronavirus. Over the next decades, more instances of the Coronavirus hit in animals before moving on to humans in the 1960s. Two strains, B814 and 229E, were discovered after yearlong research - found to belong to a strain that caused a cold and responded well to the ether, which indicated the presence of a lipid envelope. Recommended:  Keep Distance Scream The Signs: Your Holiday 2.0 It took a lot more research to link those two strains together as belonging to the same family, and even more research before the connection was made to the disease that hit in animals in the years prior. Fast-forward to the present times, where we are still looking at Coronaviruses going around. This included SARS-CoV in 2003, HCoV NL63 in 2004, HCoV HKU1 in 2005, MERS-CoV in 2012, and SARS-CoV-2 in 2019. That last one is better known as COVID-19, although it also frequently goes under its more widespread denominator - the Coronavirus.   Recommended:  Best Updates On The Coronavirus And Remarkable Quotes COVID-19 Continues To Spread At the time of writing, the virus has infected more than 21 million people, killing around 750K. A number that continues to rise as it continues to spread. Some areas seem to have a better grip on it than others, but no matter where in the world you are, governments will have put society on high alert. While many governments hoped that extreme restrictions and lockdowns would contain the disease, that ship has now long sailed. The virus is already too widespread and is too transmissible. No way we can get a grip on it anymore. This does not mean that the pandemic will last forever. It will end at some point - after enough people have been infected or vaccinated, whichever comes first. Yet the disease will not go away when this happens, despite what most of us want to believe. The vaccine is not the cure that will make everything go back to normal - it is a way of keeping it at bay, at best. The virus will, after all, continue to circulate. Case numbers will rise and fall again as it pops up in certain areas.   Kenyan artists have graffitied a wall in one area of the capital, Nairobi, to remind people of ways of staying safe. Just look at the vaccines that are already out there, available to all of us. Only very few of them are for diseases that have since been eradicated - just one. Smallpox seems to be gone for good, although it took 15 years of massive global action to get to this point. All other diseases are still here, being suppressed but still kicking. Animals play a role in this as well, as they may continue to get the disease and transmit it to us. COVID-19 will probably become one of those. So better get used to it, it is here to stay.   Much Unknown About The Future Of COVID-19 How it will affect our future is another question. Much is still unknown. It all depends on the way immunity works for this virus. How strong is this immunity? How long will it last? Scientists have come up with several scenarios that we might be looking at. In the worst scenario, immunity only lasts a few months. This would lead to one big pandemic each year, followed by smaller outbreaks. In a better situation, immunity can last close to two years. Then, COVID-19 would only peak every other year. Be as it may, a COVID-19 vaccine might look a lot like the annual flu shot, which requires regular boosts to stay effective. Also, in a best-case scenario, an effective vaccine combined with better treatment options could take the angle out of COVID-19. Eventually, then, it will morph into a milder disease, perhaps just another seasonal respiratory virus causing common colds. Annoying, but not life-altering.   Recommended:  Coronavirus: Real-Time Laboratory For Urban Life COVID-19 Might Become A Common Cold The other coronaviruses circulating amongst humans - 229E, OC43, NL63, and HKU1 - only cause a common cold that most of us will have experienced in our lives. The outbreaks may still be severe, but its impact minimal as symptoms remain mild and easily treatable. Taking this into account, one could say that our best option at this time is letting SARS-CoV-2 become the fifth coronavirus that regularly circulates. It will become less disruptive as more people build up natural resistance, be it through vaccination or infection. As more of our children get exposed to it, too, they will build up immunity in the same way we do for the other coronaviruses. We will still get sick, but not as severely. Plus, it will never become a full-blown pandemic again, as there are simply not enough viable hosts for the virus to jump to. Be as it may, we are looking at a future that has COVID-19 in it - but that will also allow us to loosen the restrictions we are facing today, as the disease moves more towards common cold. Yes, we will experience seasonal flares, much like those for influenza. While amongst us, it will not shut down the world. The new normal may become more routine, after all. Before you go! Recommended:  Coronavirus 2020: Strange Times And New Monsters Did you find this an interesting article, or do you have a question or remark? Leave a comment below. We try to respond the same day. Like to write your article about how you deal with the coronavirus? Send your writing & scribble with a photo to hansvanderbroek@whatsorb.com , and we will write an interesting article based on your input.
Coronavirus Was Always Here. Deal With It!
Coronavirus Was Always Here. Deal With It!
In Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (1A) Globally
This article is a summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events, starting on the 13th of March till the 14th of April 2020. Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (1, 2, 3, 4) Globally In Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (1) Globally  you can read the summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events from the 24th of January till the 12th of March 2020 In Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (2) Globally  you can read the summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events from the 14th of April till the 13th of May 2020 In Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (3) Globally  you can read the summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events from the 14th of May till the 12th of July 2020 In Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (4) Globally  you can read the summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events from the 13th of July till the 27th of July 2020 The latest updates about the coronavirus you can read in:  B est Updates On The Coronavirus And Remarkable Quotes Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. The World Health Organization named the disease caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, which references the type of virus and the year it emerged. The WHO declared that the virus is a pandemic. Updates 14-04-2020 Headlines 20:31 The International Monetary Fund slashed its forecasts for global growth and warned of a slump in output this year unparalleled since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It said the “Great Lockdown” is likely to cause a drop in activity more painful than the recession that followed the banking meltdown of 2008. A further 778 deaths were recorded in UK hospitals, taking the total to at least 12,107. The true extent is likely to be higher because the data do not include deaths in other settings, and many hospitals are still collating figures from the bank holiday. “We think we are at the apex,” the New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced after the state recorded a small decrease in its number (1,600) of new patients coming into New York hospitals on Monday. Italy, Spain, and Austria allowed partial returns to work as countries across Europe report further falls in new cases and begin taking the first cautious steps out of lockdown to revive their battered economies. Global cases passed 1.9 million, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, whose tally showed at least 1,945,055 people had been infected and 121,897 have died since the outbreak began. Britain’s economy could shrink by 35% and unemployment rise by more than 2 million people due to the crisis, the official economics forecaster, the Office for Budget Responsibility warned, as it forecast a 13% fall in GDP for 2020. Mary Lou McDonald, the leader of Ireland’s Sinn Féin party, tested positive for Covid-19. She says she is no longer deemed to be infected or infectious and hopes to return to work next week. She was tested on 28 March and got the result on Monday, a two-week wait reflecting delays and glitches that have plagued testing in Ireland. Vladimir Putin warned Russians to brace for an “extraordinary” crisis. As Moscow tightened its lockdown measures, Russia reported its highest daily infection figures yet. 07:12 World Health Organization officials said not all people who recover from the coronavirus have the antibodies to fight a second infection. This raises concerns that patients don’t develop immunity after surviving Covid-19. “With regards to recovery and then reinfection, I believe we do not have the answers to that. That is an unknown,” said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s emergency program. France restrictions to ease in May Brace for ‘extraordinary’ crisis, says Putin As Moscow tightened its lockdown measures, Russia reported its highest daily infection figures yet. Russia said 2,558 new cases on Monday, bringing the overall nationwide tally to 18,328..” China cases emerge on Russia border China reported 89 new coronavirus cases on 13 April Trump threatens to withdraw funding from the WHO again Hospitalizations in New York start to plateau Japan reports 390 new cases IMF to provide immediate debt relief to 25 countries Updates: 07:03 88 new cases in India    56 new cases in Uzbekistan  54 new cases and 13 new deaths in Hungary  88 new cases and two new deaths in Kazakhstan  Eight new cases in Lithuania  Ten new cases and three new deaths in Bulgaria  34 new cases and one new death in Thailand  11 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  35 new cases in Australia    13 new cases in Mongolia  211 new cases and three new deaths in Pakistan    27 new cases in Japan  214 new cases and four new deaths in the United States Two new cases in Norway  12 new cases and one new death in Paraguay   Two new cases in Sint Maarten  One new case in Sri Lanka  27 new cases and five new deaths in South Korea   17 new cases and four new deaths in New Zealand  293 new cases and 27 new deaths in Brazil     11 new cases in Guatemala  24 new cases and one new death in Bolivia  353 new cases and 36 new deaths in Mexico    89 new cases in China, of which 86 imported and three local Updates 13-04-2020 Headlines 07:51 Fauci confirms report Trump rebuffed social distancing advice China reported the highest daily infections in over five weeks. Mainland China reported 108 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, up from 99 a day earlier, and 46 reported on Friday. Top oil-producing countries agreed Sunday on “historic” output cuts in a bid to boost plummeting oil prices due to the new coronavirus crisis and a Russia-Saudi price war. Alabama cannot block abortions during coronavirus crisis, a judge has ruled. Spain is readying to reopen parts of its economy as governments grapple with a once-in-a-century recession. Spain’s death toll has fallen over recent days, but as a small bump in deaths was reported on Sunday, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned that the locked-down country was “far from victory.” French President Emmanuel Macron is on Monday expected to warn the country its lockdown will continue for several more weeks, at least. France on Sunday reported a lower number of Covid-19 fatalities over the last 24 hours, with 315 deaths in hospital over the last day, compared with 345 the previous day. France is set to isolate 1,900 sailors after virus-hit naval ship docks. Germany had the third day of lower cases. Germany’s number of confirmed coronavirus infections has risen by 2,537 to 123,016. That was lower than a 2,821 increase reported on Sunday and marked the third decline after four days of increases. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday refused to accept the resignation of his interior minister over an abrupt nationwide lockdown that triggered a spate of panic-buying. Boris Johnson has been discharged from the hospital. He thanked the NHS for “saving [his] life” after leaving St Thomas’ hospital in south London, where he had been hospitalized for a week. The UK government is facing mounting criticism over its coronavirus response, particularly over its failure to secure enough personal protective equipment and tests for NHS and care workers as the country’s death toll passed 10,000. This follows a warning that the UK could experience the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe. Senior US public health officials have pushed back on Donald Trump’s eagerness to reopen the country quickly, as a senior World Health Organization figure warned that Covid-19 “is going to be a virus that stalks the human race for quite a long time to come.” Updates: 06:54 90 new cases and seven new deaths in Israel  Eight new cases in Gabon  One new death in Czechia  One new death in Somalia  Nine new cases in Georgia  One new death in Moldova  22 new cases and one new death in Kazakhstan  Five new cases in Taiwan  48 new cases and ten new deaths in Hungary  28 new cases and two new deaths in Thailand  12 new cases in El Salvador  Nine new cases and one new death in Lithuania  One new case and two new deaths in Bulgaria  31 new cases in Uzbekistan  38 new cases and two new deaths in Australia  One new death in Afghanistan  42 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  One new case in Nepal  35 new cases in India    30 new cases and three new deaths in Bolivia  144 new cases and two new deaths in Pakistan  One new case in Mongolia  Four new cases in Honduras  One new death in Uruguay  13 new cases in Paraguay  442 new cases and 23 new deaths in Mexico  19 new cases and one new death in New Zealand  25 new cases and three new deaths in South Korea   126 new cases and seven new deaths in Brazil Two new cases in Montserrat  66 new cases and five new deaths in Argentina  133 new cases and ten new deaths in the United States NOTE: In its breakdown by county, Washington State uses an ‘Unassigned’ field with a varying amount. We adjusted April 12 figures based on the latest ‘Unassigned’ report China reports 108 new cases (of which 98 imported and ten local Updates 12-04-2020 Headlines 07:11 Older people may have to be kept isolated until the end of the year to protect them from the coronavirus, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has said. In Australia, more than a thousand people will land on home soil after weeks stranded abroad, AAP reports. Puerto Rico, which has reported more than 780 cases of Covid-19, and at least 42 deaths, will continue its lockdown until at least 3 May. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved an extension of the kingdom’s curfew until further notice, the state news agency (SPA) reported early on Sunday. For the first time in history, all 50 US states are now under disaster declarations after Wyoming became the final state to announce. British opposition parties and senior Conservatives have united in calling on the British government to reopen Parliament. Seven African states have called on authorities to explain allegations of mistreatment of Africans in Guangzhou city. Many reports having been evicted, tested for coronavirus several times without being given results, and being shunned and discriminated against in public. The Kremlin has warned that Moscow’s hospitals are under strain after a ‘huge influx’ of coronavirus cases. The World Health Organisation has warned that Belarus must take further action to combat coronavirus as they enter a new phase of infection. Belarus is still hosting football games, and their President, Alexander Lukashenko, has downplayed restrictive measures. In recent weeks, he has said that drinking vodka and bathing in saunas could help fight the virus. Source: worldometer, the guardian Updates: 06:54 58 new cases and one new death in India   Three new cases in Gabon  One new case in the Caribbean Netherlands 29 new cases in Uzbekistan   27 new cases in Lithuania   Eight new cases in Bulgaria  209 new cases and three new deaths in the United States Seven new cases in Uruguay  27 new cases in Pakistan  15 new cases in Kazakhstan  Two new cases and one new death in Brazil  33 new cases and three new deaths in Thailand  Three new deaths in Australia. 38 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Three new cases in Nepal One new case and one new death in Honduras  Two new cases in Cambodia  25 new cases and four new deaths in Bolivia  16 new cases in Guatemala  32 new cases and three new deaths in South Korea  375 new cases and 40 new deaths in Mexico   One new case in Sri Lanka  18 new cases in New Zealand  Two new cases in Bermuda  One new case in Paraguay  99 new cases in China  Source: worldometer, the guardian Updates 11-04-2020 Headlines: US death toll tops 19,600. Italy and India extend lockdown South Korean officials on Friday reported 91 patients thought cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again US cases pass 500,000 as Trump faces 'biggest decision' on curbs Progress is being made towards debt relief, says head of the World Bank Britons urged to resist warm weather and stay home over Easter weekend New Zealand death toll rises to four Uruguay evacuates Australians and New Zealanders from cruise ship Papua New Guinea's broken health system braces for Covid-19 The EU's new coronavirus relief deal is a gift to Europe's enemies WHO warns of 'deadly resurgence' if coronavirus controls lifted too soon Apple and Google team up in a bid to use smartphones to track coronavirus spread The coronavirus crisis has exposed the truth about the EU: it's not a real union Updates: 41 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Three new cases in Guyana  One new case in Cambodia  One new case in Myanmar  Two new cases in Jamaica  45 new cases in Uzbekistan  Seven new cases in Sri Lanka  11 new cases in Guatemala  Four new cases in Paraguay  29 new cases and two new deaths in New Zealand   154 new cases and six new deaths in Brazil  403 new cases and 39 new deaths in Mexico  73 new cases in Bahrain  21 new cases in Uruguay  Updates 10-04-2020 Headlines: 07:39 Residents in Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, are still being tested regularly despite relaxing its tough two-month lockdown, with the country wary of a rebound in cases even as it sets its sights on normalizing the economy, writes Brenda Goh for Reuters The inequality virus: the pandemic hit America’s most impoverished the most Europe's future is at stake in this war against coronavirus In the shadow of the pandemic, Trump seizes the opportunity to push through his agenda. With coronavirus occupying people’s attention, the Trump administration is giving handouts to big business, appointing judges and rolling back regulations US unemployment rises 6.6m in a week as coronavirus takes its toll. Latest figures show 16 million people have now lost their jobs, with layoffs spreading across the economy IMF chief flags up a grim global economic forecast Kristalina Georgieva says the Covid-19 pandemic has spawned ‘economic crisis like no other.’ Boris Johnson leaves intensive care; cases worldwide top 1.6m UN chief says virus threatens global security Updates: 07:38 27 new cases in Oman  Two new cases and one new death in Taiwan  27 new cases in Austria  37 new cases in Afghanistan  44 new cases and one new death in Lithuania  Two new cases in Mayotte  42 new cases in Uzbekistan  210 new cases and 11 new deaths in Hungary  Six new cases in Bulgaria  46 new cases and one new death in India      14 new cases in El Salvador  50 new cases and one new death in Thailand 1st case in Yemen Seven new cases and two new deaths in Sint Maarten  112 new cases and one new death in Pakistan  18 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan   Two new deaths in Australia   183 new cases in Japan 35 new cases and two new deaths in the DR Congo 39 new cases in Honduras  21 new cases and one new death in Kazakhstan  One new case in Fiji  329 new cases and six new deaths in the United States 31 new cases and three new deaths in Brazil  27 new cases and four new deaths in South Korea  44 new cases and one new death in New Zealand  Four new cases in Myanmar  Five new cases and one new death in Paraguay  260 new cases and 20 new deaths in Mexico  Four new cases and one new death in Bolivia  One new case in Dominica  17 new cases in Uruguay  31 new cases in Guatemala 09-04-2020: Headlines: 08:10 German cases climb for the third straight day. The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Germany rose by 4,974 in the past 24 hours to 108,202 on Thursday, climbing for the third straight day after four previous days of drops. Japan confirms more than 500 cases on one day for the first time. Japan’s health ministry said Thursday that the country had more than 500 new cases for the first time on Wednesday. The UK suffered its deadliest day since the outbreak began on Tuesday, as official figures showed 938 more people had died in hospitals, taking the overall total to 7,097. The true death toll is likely to be significantly higher. The US recorded its highest one-day death toll on Tuesday, with 1,858 people dying on Tuesday. New York City was still the worst-affected part of the country, recording 806 fatalities. Boris Johnson still in intensive care Sub-Saharan Africa to fall into recession in 2020, says World Bank. America’s Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns, and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients. Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee. Sanders pledged to continue working to ensure progressive proposals are included in the party’s campaign platform. Donald Trump once again scapegoated the World Health Organization. The WHO’s director-general earlier made a plea to avoid politicization as the world responds to crisis. Australia recorded its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in three weeks yesterday, with 96 new cases. This is the first time in three weeks the country has seen the number of new daily cases fall below 100. Oxfam warned coronavirus could push half a billion people into poverty. More than half a billion more people could be pushed into poverty unless urgent action is taken to bail out developing countries affected by the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, Oxfam has warned. Virus fears prompted a halt to Saudi military operations in Yemen. Concerns about a potential outbreak in Yemen, where no cases have been reported so far, are partly behind a decision to call a halt to the military action there that has left tens of thousands died and spread hunger and disease, a Saudi-led coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki has said.  Updates: 20:09 914 new cases and 17 new deaths in Peru  54 new cases and one new death in Bosnia and Herzegovina  4344 new cases and 881 new deaths in the United Kingdom  226 new cases and four new deaths in Pakistan  Four new cases in Venezuela  64 new cases in Bahrain  89 new cases in South Africa  564 new cases and 13 new deaths in Israel  809 new cases and 48 new deaths in India         20527 new cases and 1326 new deaths in the United States 18 days since the stay at home order in New York 39 days since the first case in New York 441 new cases and 28 new deaths in Romania  One new case in Nicaragua  Three new cases in Libya  One new case in Chad  295 new cases and 22 new deaths in Austria  29 new cases and one new death in Burkina Faso  2227 new cases and 102 new deaths in Germany  38 new cases and one new death in Oman  4799 new cases and 1341 new deaths in France  15 new cases and one new death in Tunisia  1252 new cases and 76 new deaths in Canada3 new cases in Guinea-Bissau  30 new cases in Guinea  71 new cases and four new deaths in Greece  500 new cases and 28 new deaths in Ireland 99 new cases and four new deaths in Morocco  Three new cases in Gibraltar  30 new cases in Iraq  14 new cases and one new death in Jordan  Nine new cases and one new death in Albania  One new case in Belize  Five new cases in Aruba  Three new cases in Monaco  766 new cases and 53 new deaths in Switzerland  4056 new cases and 96 new deaths in Turkey  94 new cases and 30 new deaths in Algeria  118 new cases and seven new deaths in Norway  4204 new cases and 610 new deaths in Italy  Six new deaths in Argentina  515 new cases and 30 new deaths in Ecuador  286 new cases and 19 new deaths in Brazil  32 new cases in Iceland  81 new cases and six new deaths in Luxembourg  155 new cases and 13 new deaths in Czechia  Seven new cases in Georgia  38 new cases and one new death in Cyprus  58 new cases and three new deaths in Cuba  12 new cases and one new death in Latvia  32 new cases in the Isle of Man  370 new cases and 15 new deaths in Poland  One new case in Sudan  238 new cases and ten new deaths in the Dominican Republic  25 new cases in Bulgaria  15 new cases in Mali  115 new cases and two new deaths in Moldova  Eight new cases in Guatemala  Two new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  41 new cases in Mauritius  420 new cases and three new deaths in Belarus  One new case in Myanmar  Ten new cases in the Channel Islands  426 new cases and nine new deaths in Chile  Three new cases in Togo  Five new cases and one new death in Kenya  19 new cases and two new deaths in Andorra  201 new cases and one new death in Serbia  Two new cases in Cambodia  37 new cases in Uzbekistan  One new case in South Sudan  1634 new cases and 117 new deaths in Iran  104 new cases and one new death in Azerbaijan  355 new cases and three new deaths in Saudi Arabia  One new case in Sri Lanka  815 new cases and 29 new deaths in Portugal  118 new cases and two new deaths in Finland  287 new cases in Singapore  15 new cases in Congo  Six new cases in Senegal  43 new cases and one new death in Lithuania  233 new cases and 19 new deaths in Denmark  64 new cases and one new death in Croatia  46 new cases and one new death in the Republic of North Macedonia  722 new cases and 106 new deaths in Sweden  Four new cases in Vietnam  1213 new cases and 148 new deaths in the Netherlands  One new case in Mauritania  Three new cases and one new death in Haiti  Three new cases in Sint Maarten  Seven new cases in Botswana  112 new cases and one new death in Bangladesh  38 new cases and one new death in Malta  40 new cases and one new death in Afghanistan  One new case in Ethiopia  166 new cases in Qatar  Six new cases in Lebanon  4226 new cases and 446 new deaths in Spain  19 new cases in Slovakia  55 new cases in Kuwait  37 new cases in Kazakhstan  1580 new cases and 283 new deaths in Belgium  33 new cases and three new deaths in Slovenia  109 new cases and two new deaths in Malaysia  13 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  337 new cases and 40 new deaths in Indonesia  206 new cases and 21 new deaths in the Philippines  One new case in Laos  22 new cases in Estonia  1459 new cases and 13 new deaths in Russia  40 new cases and one new death in Armenia  Four new cases in Montenegro  224 new cases and five new deaths in Ukraine  Five new cases in Paraguay  Ten new cases in Kyrgyzstan  One new case in Taiwan  52 new cases and one new death in Australia    54 new cases and two new deaths in Thailand  85 new cases and eight new deaths in Hungary  Ten new cases in El Salvador  54 new cases and three new deaths in Bolivia  396 new cases and 33 new deaths in Mexico  39 new cases and four new deaths in South Korea   31 new cases and one new death in Honduras  29 new cases in New Zealand  63 new cases and two new deaths in China  Updates: 07:14 One new case in Taiwan  32 new cases in Kazakhstan  27 new cases in Austria  52 new cases and one new death in Australia    18 new cases in Bulgaria  54 new cases and two new deaths in Thailand  Eight new deaths in Canada  Ten new cases in Uzbekistan  233 new cases and nine new deaths in the United States 43 new cases in Lithuania  One new death in Moldova  59 new cases and two new deaths in Pakistan  85 new cases and eight new deaths in Hungary  Ten new cases in El Salvador  54 new cases and three new deaths in Bolivia  396 new cases and 33 new deaths in Mexico  39 new cases and four new deaths in South Korea   31 new cases and one new death in Honduras  29 new cases in New Zealand  63 new cases and two new deaths in China  08-04-2020: Headlines: 13:29 At least 51 patients diagnosed as having fully recovered from the coronavirus in South Korea have tested positive a second time after leaving quarantine, according to officials. 08:24 Singapore has announced new plans to boost food production, including by turning car park rooftops into urban farms, as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains. Loans worth €6bn ($6.5bn) to bail out airline group Air France-KLM is a 'realistic' figure, a French junior transport minister has said. New cases of Covid-19 have risen in Germany for the second day after four days of drops, data from the Robert Koch Institute has shown. The last-minute decision to carry out the May presidential election by post in Poland due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns, EU values and transparency commissioner Vera Jourova has said. Campaigners have welcomed the relaxation of immigration restrictions by governments across Europe and the Americas to allow doctors, nurses, and other vital workers from refugee and migrant communities to join efforts against coronavirus. Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care in a ‘stable’ condition with coronavirus symptoms as questions about who was running the country continued to rage. The prime minister was said to be breathing without assistance and was conscious at St Thomas’ hospital in London. Donald Trump has criticized the World Health Organization (WHO), and by implication, Beijing, saying the global body is “China-centric” and “biased” towards the rival superpower. Updates: 08:16 42 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  2 new deaths in Myanmar   4 new cases in Bulgaria  37 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan  111 new cases and 3 new deaths in Thailand  78 new cases and 11 new deaths in Hungary  22 new cases and 1 new death in Australia     7 new cases in Kazakhstan  5 new cases in India  205 new cases and 16 new deaths in the United States 15 new cases and Two new deaths in Brazil  149 new cases and 4 new deaths in Panama  Two new cases in Cambodia  346 new cases and 16 new deaths in Mexico   Seven new cases in Honduras  Three new cases in Guatemala  53 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea   Four new cases in Paraguay  Three new cases in Bahamas  16 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  50 new cases in New Zealand  07-04-2020: Headlines: 20:01 New York has now lost 5,489 residents to coronavirus Trump was warned in January of devastating impact, memos reveal Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Africa pass 10,000 Italy records 604 new Covid-19 deaths Turkey has world's fastest rising rate of infection UK hospital Covid-19 death toll rises by 786 to 6,159 854 new coronavirus deaths reported across UK UK prime minister 'does not have pneumonia' 66,000 Covid-19 deaths forecast in UK Updates: 20:00 4083 new cases and 173 new deaths in Germany 1173 new cases and 52 new deaths in Canada  344 new cases and 8 new deaths in Israel  55 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain  19583 new cases and 1404 new deaths in the United States 427 new cases and 22 new deaths in Brazil  8 new cases and One new death in Georgia  283 new cases and One new death in the United Arab Emirates  319 new cases and 23 new deaths in Austria  3 new cases in Sint Maarten  35 new cases in Kazakhstan  38 new cases and 13 new deaths in Norway  393 new cases in Peru  Three new cases in Aruba  Three new cases and 1 new death in Barbados  11059 new cases and 1417 new deaths in France  64 new cases and 10 new deaths in Morocco  One new case in Somalia  4 new cases in Jordan  345 new cases and 36 new deaths in Ireland 90 new cases and 4 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina  Two new cases in Monaco  435 new cases and 22 new deaths in Poland  533 new cases and 14 new deaths in India        596 new cases and 56 new deaths in Switzerland  Three new deaths in Argentina  3892 new cases and 76 new deaths in Turkey  243 new cases and 3 new deaths in Pakistan  225 new cases and 2 new deaths in Qatar  3039 new cases and 604 new deaths in Italy   122 new cases and 10 new deaths in Czechia  45 new cases and 20 new deaths in Algeria  Seven new cases in Togo  127 new cases and 3 new deaths in Luxembourg  3836 new cases and 556 new deaths in Spain  91 new cases and 1 new death in Iraq  46 new cases and 2 new deaths in Cuba  28 new cases and 1 new death in Bulgaria  106 new cases in Singapore  3634 new cases and 786 new deaths in the United Kingdom  7 new cases in the State of Palestine  29 new cases in Cyprus  24 new cases and 3 new deaths in Australia  One new case in Chad  77 new cases and 2 new deaths in Greece   390 new cases and 16 new deaths in Denmark  One new case in Haiti   11 new cases in Senegal  301 new cases and 6 new deaths in Chile  Four new cases in Gibraltar  Eight new cases in Montenegro  128 new cases and 12 new deaths in the Dominican Republic  Seven new cases in Guatemala  91 new cases and 3 new deaths in Moldova   161 new cases in Belarus  One new case in Trinidad and Tobago  24 new cases in Mauritius  38 new cases and 6 new deaths in Slovenia  Nine new cases in Mali  63 new cases and 1 new death in South Africa  360 new cases and 21 new deaths in Romania  24 new cases in Iceland  247 new cases and 3 new deaths in Serbia  Seven new cases and 1 new death in Sri Lanka   Twelve new cases in Channel Islands   190 new cases and 3 new deaths in Saudi Arabia  14 new cases in Kenya  29 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Republic of North Macedonia  60 new cases and 2 new deaths in Croatia  76 new cases and 1 new death in Azerbaijan  132 new cases and 7 new deaths in Finland  487 new cases and 114 new deaths in Sweden  777 new cases and 234 new deaths in the Netherlands  56 new cases and 3 new deaths in Afghanistan  Four new cases in Vietnam  One new case in Saint Kitts and Nevis  712 new cases and 34 new deaths in Portugal  47 new cases in Uzbekistan  47 new cases in Slovakia  Eight new cases in Ethiopia  Three new cases and 1 new death in Malawi   Six new cases and 1 new death in Albania  2089 new cases and 133 new deaths in Iran   11 new cases in Isle of Man  Seven new cases in Lebanon  170 new cases and 1 new death in Malaysia  21 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  52 new cases in Malta  41 new cases and 5 new deaths in Bangladesh  15 new cases in Guinea-Bissau  247 new cases and 12 new deaths in Indonesia  78 new cases in Kuwait  1380 new cases and 403 new deaths in Belgium  Six new cases and 1 new death in Latvia   104 new cases and 14 new deaths in the Philippines  41 new cases and 2 new deaths in Estonia  Two new cases in Laos  1154 new cases and 11 new deaths in Russia  20 new cases in Armenia  Six new cases in Gabon  Two new cases in Sudan  One new case in Faeroe Islands  143 new cases and 7 new deaths in Ukraine  Three new cases in Taiwan  40 new cases in Oman  37 new cases in Lithuania  38 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand   73 new cases and 9 new deaths in Hungary  One new case in Cambodia  12 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Seven new cases in Honduras  Nine new cases in El Salvador  One new case in Fiji  Two new cases in Paraguay  One new death in Guyana  11 new cases and 3 new deaths in Bolivia  73 new cases in Ghana  54 new cases in New Zealand  47 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea  296 new cases and 31 new deaths in Mexico  Headlines: 08:11 Germany records 3,800 jump in confirmed cases Hong Kong leader weighs in on Taiwan debate Japan's PM tweets message of support to 'dear friend' Johnson Australia is 'flattening the curve' Australia has 5,844 cases and 44 deaths Australian PM tells citizens to stay home for Easter China records no virus deaths for first time since January Updates: 08:11 Two new cases in Sudan  102 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel  One new case in Faeroe Islands  132 new cases in Finland  80 new cases in India      42 new cases and 1 new death in Bosnia and Herzegovina  Six new cases in Montenegro  143 new cases and 7 new deaths in Ukraine  Six new cases and 2 new deaths in Czechia  One new death in Norway  Three new cases in Taiwan  40 new cases in Oman  15 new cases in Uzbekistan  Seven new cases in Georgia  35 new cases in Austria  Two new cases and 1 new death in Sri Lanka   646 new cases and 72 new deaths in the United States 56 new cases in Afghanistan  37 new cases in Lithuania  One new death in Australia  38 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand   16 new cases in Bulgaria  98 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan  73 new cases and 9 new deaths in Hungary  13 new cases in Cuba  One new case in Cambodia  Four new cases in Guatemala  12 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Eight new cases in Kazakhstan  Seven new cases in Honduras  Nine new cases in El Salvador  One new case in Fiji  Two new cases in Paraguay  One new death in Guyana  11 new cases and 3 new deaths in Bolivia  73 new cases in Ghana  49 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil  54 new cases in New Zealand  47 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea  296 new cases and 31 new deaths in Mexico  Updates, 06-04-2020: Headlines: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for coronavirus tests Japan expected to declare a state of emergency Coronavirus: the week explained - sign up for our email newsletter Fewer than 50 new cases in South Korea US government orders 29m doses of hydroxychloroquine A tiger at a New York zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus Daily death tolls slow in Italy, Spain and France Sweden prepares for possible tighter coronavirus measures as deaths rise Lockdowns around world could last weeks more, officials warn Dubai enters lockdown to tackle virus 07:31 11 new cases and 1 new death in Ukraine  3 new cases in Gabon  32 new cases and 1 new death in Lithuania  25 new cases in India    181 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel  5 new deaths in Romania.   1 new death in Bangladesh  11 new cases and four new deaths in Hungary   10 new cases and 1 new death in Bulgaria  48 new cases in Uzbekistan  12 new cases and 2 new deaths in Sint Maarten  51 new cases and three new deaths in Thailand. Thai Enquirer understands that the government is now considering a total shut down of all provinces as well as a 24-hour curfew for a fortnight. In such a scenario, provincial governments will be responsible for supplying citizens with necessities  38 new cases and two new deaths in Australia     168 new cases in the Philippines  69 new cases and 3 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan.  1 new death in Belize. The first death in the country 120 new cases and 3 new deaths in Pakistan  18 new cases in Afghanistan  72 new cases in Norway  7 new cases in El Salvador  9 new cases and 2 new deaths in Paraguay   1 new case in Mongolia  2 new cases in Fiji  157 new cases and 2 new deaths in the United States  47 new cases and three new deaths in South Korea   1 new case in Trinidad and Tobago  Five new cases in Guyana  253 new cases and 15 new deaths in Mexico  67 new cases in New Zealand  187 new cases and 8 new deaths in Panama  30 new cases in Honduras  27 new cases and 1 new death in Brazil  26 new cases and one new death in Bolivia  Updates, 05-04-2020: 07:14 32 new cases in Uzbekistan  40 new cases in Lithuania  55 new cases and two new deaths in Hungary  167 new cases and two new deaths in Israel   19 new cases and 1 new death in Bulgaria  62 new cases and 4 new deaths in Pakistan  UK: 1,559 COVID-19 patients are currently being treated in intensive care. 106 new cases and two new deaths in Canada  20 new cases in Kazakhstan  Five new cases in Saint Martin  28 new cases in Afghanistan   3 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Six new cases in El Salvador  102 new cases and three new deaths in Thailand  Two new cases in Sint Maarten  191 new cases in Saudi Arabia  278 new cases and 2 new deaths in the United States One new case in Haiti  18 new cases in Bolivia  Four new cases and 7 new deaths in Honduras  8 new cases in Paraguay  85 new cases and four new deaths in Australia  81 new cases and six new deaths in South Korea   202 new cases and 19 new deaths in Mexico  89 new cases in New Zealand  Two new cases in Jamaica  One new case in Guyana  Source: worldometers Updates , 04-04-2020: 06:52 18 new cases in Afghanistan  55 new cases and six new deaths in Hungary  France: on April 3, the French Government reported 17,827 additional cases and 532 additional deaths from nursing homes that had not been reported previously. On April 2, it had reported 884 additional deaths. 75 new cases in Lithuania  174 new cases in Canada  1 new death in Kuwait. 1st death in the country 2 new deaths in Australia  89 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand  14 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  5 new cases in Fiji  314 new cases and 10 new deaths in the United States 23 new cases in India  1 new death in Singapore  22 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  42 new cases in Honduras  1 new death in Sri Lanka  4 new cases in Paraguay  178 new cases and 10 new deaths in Mexico  7 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  94 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea   82 new cases in New Zealand  19 new cases (of which 18 imported from abroad) and 4 new deaths (all in Hubei) occurred in China on April 3   Updates , 03-04-2020: 07:05 20 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan  20 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bulgaria   14 new cases and 1 new death in Kyrgyzstan 103 new cases and 4 new deaths in Thailand   38 new cases and 5 new deaths in Hungary    3 new deaths in Australia   24 new cases in India   47 new cases in Lithuania  16 new cases in Uzbekistan  9 new cases in Kazakhstan  71 new cases in Norway  1 new death in Argentina 1 new death in Singapore  3 new cases and 1 new death in Honduras  5 new cases in the Central African Republic  496 new cases and 25 new deaths in the United States 22 new cases and 3 new deaths in Brazil  4 new cases in Cambodia  31 new cases and 4 new deaths in China  3 new cases and 1 new death in Trinidad and Tobago  5 new cases in El Salvador  86 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea   132 new cases and 13 new deaths in Mexico  2 new cases in Haiti  9 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  15 new cases in Paraguay  19 new cases in Uruguay  71 new cases in New Zealand  Updates, 02-04-2020: 13:35 1083 new cases and 166 new deaths in the Netherlands  4244 new cases and 569 new deaths in the United Kingdom  More than 5000 new cases and more than 500 new death in the United States 34 new cases in India  99 new cases in Iceland  2.660 new cases and 31 new deaths in Germany  2 new deaths in Uruguay  373 new cases and 2 new deaths in Chile  206 new cases and 3 new deaths in Norway  22 new cases in Guinea  111 new cases and 3 new deaths in Serbia  52 new cases and 5 new deaths in Brazil  2 new deaths in Argentina  165 new cases and 5 new deaths in Saudi Arabia  72 new cases and 2 new deaths in Finland  6 new cases in Burkina Faso  29 new cases and 2 new deaths in Kenya  2 new cases in Madagascar  268 new cases and 7 new deaths in Israel  7 new cases in Djibouti  1 new death in Greece  216 new cases and 12 new deaths in Austria  92 new cases and 1 new death in Armenia  51 new cases and 1 new death in Cameroon  30 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  48 new cases and 1 new death in Croatia  22 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco  519 new cases and 43 new deaths in Sweden  783 new cases and 22 new deaths in Portugal  68 new cases and 1 new death in Lithuania  43 new cases in Kazakhstan  59 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina  4 new cases in Sri Lanka  499 new cases and 17 new deaths in Switzerland  56 new cases and 2 new deaths in Slovenia  9 new cases in Vietnam  3 new cases and 1 new death in Zambia  38 new cases and 1 new death in Andorra  248 new cases and 19 new deaths in Denmark  1 new case in Nepal  8 new cases in Malta  66 new cases in Bahrain  5 new cases in Senegal  26 new cases in Slovakia  278 new cases and 2 new deaths in Romania   2875 new cases and 124 new deaths in Iran   2 new cases in New Caledonia  6120 new cases and 616 new deaths in Spain  18 new cases and 1 new death in Albania  2 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  15 new cases in Mayotte  15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Lebanon  25 new cases in Kuwait  7 new cases in Isle of Man  21 new cases in the State of Palestine  79 new cases and 2 new deaths in Poland  1384 new cases and 183 new deaths in Belgium  208 new cases and 5 new deaths in Malaysia  36 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  322 new cases and 11 new deaths in the Philippines  113 new cases and 13 new deaths in Indonesia  41 new cases in Azerbaijan  12 new cases in Latvia  79 new cases and 6 new deaths in Estonia  35 new cases and 6 new deaths in China  771 new cases and 6 new deaths in Russia  9 new cases in Uzbekistan  89 new cases and 2 new deaths in Australia  17 new cases in Montenegro  10 new cases in Ukraine  21 new cases in Oman  15 new cases and 1 new death in Czechia  8 new cases in Bolivia  4 new cases in Faeroe Islands  104 new cases and 3 new deaths in Thailand  10 new cases in Taiwan  3 new cases in Eritrea  2 new cases in Bangladesh  2 new cases in Afghanistan  14 new cases and 2 new deaths in the DR Congo  173 new cases and 4 new deaths in Pakistan  60 new cases and 1 new death in Hungary  13 new cases in Georgia  1 new death in Mauritius  27 new cases in Bulgaria  5 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  2 new cases in Fiji  47 new cases and 4 new deaths in Honduras  8 new cases in El Salvador  1 new case in Cambodia  163 new cases and 8 new deaths in Mexico  1 new case in Bhutan  9 new deaths in Peru  1 new death in Guyana  15 new deaths in Canada  1 new death in Singapore  89 new cases and 4 new deaths in South Korea  7 new cases in Guatemala  8 new cases in Paraguay  1 new case in Grenada  89 new cases in New Zealand  06:57 34 new cases in India  120 new cases and 4 new deaths in Pakistan  5 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  58 new cases in Australia  2 new cases in Fiji  47 new cases and 4 new deaths in Honduras  8 new cases in El Salvador  22 new cases in Kazakhstan  1 new case in Cambodia  163 new cases and 8 new deaths in Mexico  1 new case in Bhutan  9 new deaths in Peru  1 new death in Argentina  1 new death in Guyana  15 new deaths in Canada  1 new death in Singapore  89 new cases and 4 new deaths in South Korea  4 new cases in Vietnam  7 new cases in Guatemala  51 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil  8 new cases in Paraguay  1 new case in Grenada  89 new cases in New Zealand  297 new cases and 8 new deaths in the United States Updates, 01-04-2020: 18:45 233 new cases and 5 new deaths in Israel   23 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bulgaria    180 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan  877 new cases and 7 new deaths in Canada  9 new cases in Uzbekistan  85 new cases in Iceland  187 new cases and 5 new deaths in Norway  21 new cases and 2 new deaths in Burkina Faso  25 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco  4 new cases in Jordan  5 new cases and 1 new death in Isle of Man  2 new cases in Bahrain  29 new cases and 2 new deaths in Tunisia  4736 new cases and 83 new deaths in Germany  2148 new cases and 63 new deaths in Turkey  120 new cases and 2 new deaths in Thailand  206 new cases and 5 new deaths in Brazil  39 new cases and 1 new death in Armenia  27 new cases in South Africa  212 new cases and 14 new deaths in Ireland  131 new cases and 14 new deaths in Algeria  70 new cases and 1 new death in Moldova  15 new cases in Mauritius  3 new cases in Monaco  446 new cases and 14 new deaths in Ecuador  14 new cases in Montenegro  405 new cases and 18 new deaths in Austria  4782 new cases and 727 new deaths in Italy  1 new death in Argentina  200 new cases and 8 new deaths in Czechia  58 new cases and 1 new death in Cyprus  141 new cases and 6 new deaths in Luxembourg  33 new cases and 4 new deaths in Hungary  25 new cases and 2 new deaths in the Republic of North Macedonia  7 new cases in Georgia  37 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  37 new cases and 1 new death in Kazakhstan  34 new cases in Réunion  26 new cases in Cuba  101 new cases and 1 new death in Greece  1 new case in Haiti   16 new cases and 2 new deaths in Lebanon  2 new cases in Mozambique  4 new cases in Paraguay  3 new cases in Djibouti  175 new cases and 6 new deaths in the Dominican Republic  37 new cases and 1 new death in Slovakia  2 new cases and 2 new deaths in Trinidad and Tobago  293 new cases and 4 new deaths in Chile  74 new cases in Singapore  28 new cases in Finland  3 new cases in Sri Lanka  14 new cases and 2 new deaths in Andorra  1 new death in Uruguay  1 new case in the Turks and Caicos Islands  1 new case in the Turks and Caicos Islands  4324 new cases and 563 new deaths in the United Kingdom 160 new cases and 5 new deaths in Serbia  6 new cases in Vietnam  1 new case in Tanzania  532 new cases and 28 new deaths in Switzerland  157 new cases and 6 new deaths in Saudi Arabia  11 new cases and 1 new death in the DR Congo  109 new cases and 3 new deaths in Poland  31 new cases in the Channel Islands  3 new cases in Namibia  22 new cases in Kenya  3 new cases and 1 new death in Mali  96 new cases in Croatia  215 new cases and 4 new deaths in Romania   232 new cases and 14 new deaths in Denmark  512 new cases and 59 new deaths in Sweden  2 new cases and 1 new death in Togo  808 new cases and 27 new deaths in Portugal  16 new cases in Nigeria  8 new cases in Guinea  240 new cases and 10 new deaths in India  1019 new cases and 134 new deaths in the Netherlands  1 new case in the Maldives  101 new cases and 1 new death in Australia  10 new cases and 1 new death in Sint Maarten  19 new cases in Malta  61 new cases in Azerbaijan  2 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  40 new cases in Cameroon  15 new cases and 1 new death in Senegal: 1st death  34 new cases and 1 new death in Estonia  16 new cases in Albania  34 new cases in Ghana  11 new cases and 1 new death in Belarus: a 70-year-old woman  2988 new cases and 138 new deaths in Iran  44 new cases in Lithuania  6213 new cases and 589 new deaths in Spain  3 new cases in Liberia  39 new cases in Slovenia  1 new case in Guatemala  28 new cases in Kuwait  50 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  1189 new cases and 123 new deaths in Belgium  142 new cases and 2 new deaths in Malaysia  1 new case in Laos  149 new cases and 21 new deaths in Indonesia  15 new cases in the State of Palestine  227 new cases and 8 new deaths in the Philippines  3 new cases in Ethiopia  440 new cases and 7 new deaths in Russia  24 new cases in Ukraine  18 new cases in Oman  7 new cases in Taiwan  4 new cases in Faeroe Islands  48 new cases in Latvia  4 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  3 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh  8 new cases in Venezuela  2 new cases in Gabon 2 new cases in Mongolia  22 new cases in Afghanistan  8 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  31 new cases and 3 new deaths in Honduras  1 new case in the Bahamas  121 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico   101 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  1 new case in Suriname  61 new cases in New Zealand  16.506 new cases and 463 new deaths in the United States 07:34 China reports 1.300 news cornavirus cases where the patiens have no symptoms but carry the virus. Forty-eight new cases and one new death in the United States brings the total on 4.054 death and 188.578 infected. "Our country is in the midst of a great national trial, unlike any we have ever faced before. [...] We’re at war with a deadly virus. Success in this fight will require the full absolute measure of our collective strength, love, and devotion. It’s very important. Each of us has the power through our own choices and actions to save American lives and rescue the most vulnerable among us" President Trump said. "Following the guidelines for the next 30 days is a matter of life and death"  “This is going to be one of the roughest 2 or 3 weeks we’ve ever had in our country [...] We’re going to lose thousands of people.” Projections: 100,000 - 240,000 total deaths in the US from COVID-19. Assuming full mitigation: peak of 2,214 daily deaths on April 15 120 new cases and 2 new deaths in Thailand  193 new cases and 10 new deaths in India  1 new case in Haiti   93 new cases in Pakistan  22 new cases in Afghanistan  65 new cases in Australia  95 new cases and 1 new death in Brazil  8 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  31 new cases and 3 new deaths in Honduras  1 new case in Bahamas  1 new death in Trinidad and Tobago  5 new cases in Kazakhstan  121 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico   101 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  1 new case in Suriname  61 new cases in New Zealand  Updates, 30-03-2020: 09:37 Vietnam to start lockdown UK Supermarket sales rocket WHO: coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region Robert Koch Institute: Germany cases increase to 61,913; death toll hits 583 Australians in their 20s have more confirmed cases than any other age group 07:32 16 new cases in Austria  97 new cases in Australia  148 new cases and 4 new deaths in Pakistan  136 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel   14 new cases in Montenegro  3 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  23 new cases and 1 new death in Kazakhstan  13 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  42 new cases in Lithuania  9 new cases in Gabon  20 new cases in Bulgaria  1 new case in Maldives   2 new cases in Liechtenstein  3 new cases in Finland  10 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bolivia  1 new death in Myanmar. First death in the country  1 new case in Laos  2 new cases in Seychelles  2 new cases in El Salvador  1 new case in Uzbekistan  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in the British Virgin Islands  26 new cases and 3 new deaths in Canada  2 new cases in Honduras  17 new cases in Norway  125 new cases and 4 new deaths in South Korea  31 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil  58 new cases in New Zealand  101 new cases and 8 new deaths in Mexico  1 new case in Paraguay  1 new case in Barbados  146 new cases and 1 new death in Argentina  422 new cases and 14 new deaths in the United States March 30 March 29 March 28 March 27 March 26 March 25  Updates, 30-03-2020: 21:29 3690 new cases and 75 new deaths in Germany  227 new cases and 5 new deaths in India  137 new cases and 22 new deaths in Romania  295 new cases and 8 new deaths in Ireland  7 new cases in the State of Palestine  809 new cases and 22 new deaths in Austria  98 new cases in Peru  977 new cases and 2 new deaths in Canada  96 new cases and 2 new deaths in Colombia  1610 new cases and 37 new deaths in Turkey  4 new cases in Madagascar  47 new cases and 1 new death in Egypt  31 new cases in Lithuania  16 new cases and 1 new death in Cyprus  193 new cases and 9 new deaths in Poland  12 new cases in Georgia  38 new cases and 2 new deaths in Ecuador  3 new deaths in Argentina  4376 new cases and 418 new deaths in France   9 new cases and 2 new deaths in Jordan  46 new cases and 1 new death in South Africa  448 new cases and 1 new death in Israel  55 new cases and 7 new deaths in Morocco  125 new cases and 7 new deaths in Czechia  93 new cases and 7 new deaths in Pakistan  24 new cases in Burkina Faso  83 new cases and 4 new deaths in Iraq  3 new cases in Monaco  161 new cases and 6 new deaths in Norway  1 new death in Nigeria  931 new cases and 48 new deaths in Switzerland  59 new cases in Qatar  115 new cases and 5 new deaths in Brazil  73 new cases and 4 new deaths in Algeria  50 new cases in Afghanistan  4050 new cases and 812 new deaths in Italy. Total cases surpass 100,000  1 new case in Belize  182 new cases and 5 new deaths in Denmark  4 new cases in Gibraltar  41 new cases in Réunion  35 new cases and 3 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina  WHO Daily Briefing on COVID-19 6 new cases in Guinea  2619 new cases and 180 new deaths in the United Kingdom  35 new cases in Moldova  56 new cases and 4 new deaths in Greece  1 new case in Saint Barthélemy  6 new cases in Uruguay  10 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  31 new cases and 1 new death in Cuba  66 new cases in Iceland  4 new cases in Jamaica  8 new cases and 1 new death in Lebanon  7 new cases in Isle of Man  21 new cases in Mauritius  13 new cases in Bulgaria  1 new case in the Turks and Caicos Islands  16 new cases and 3 new deaths in Bolivia  3 new cases in Curaçao  6 new cases in Guinea-Bissau  42 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Dominican Republic  4 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  44 new cases and 3 new deaths in Serbia  154 new cases in Saudi Arabia  5 new cases and 1 new death in Sri Lanka  2 new cases in Chad  310 new cases and 1 new death in Chile  6 new cases in El Salvador  18 new cases in Kazakhstan  41 new cases and 2 new deaths in the United Arab Emirates  4 new cases in Myanmar  33 new cases in Channel Islands   38 new cases and 1 new death in Luxembourg  6 new cases in Zambia  10 new cases in Venezuela  112 new cases and 2 new deaths in Finland  58 new cases in Belarus  26 new cases and 1 new death in the Republic of North Macedonia  4 new cases and 1 new death in Saint Martin  64 new cases in Azerbaijan  2 new cases in Guatemala  884 new cases and 93 new deaths in the Netherlands  77 new cases in Croatia  9 new cases in Vietnam  8 new cases in Kenya  35 new cases in Singapore  328 new cases and 36 new deaths in Sweden  1 new death in Sudan  6 new cases and 3 new deaths in San Marino  446 new cases and 21 new deaths in Portugal  5 new cases in Saint Kitts and Nevis  5 new cases in Tanzania  9 new cases in Faeroe Islands  5 new cases in Uzbekistan  6 new cases in Liechtenstein  7 new cases and 1 new death in Mali  12 new cases in Oman  5 new cases in Malta  5 new cases in French Polynesia  5 new cases and 1 new death in Ukraine  4 new cases and 2 new deaths in Niger  5085 new cases and 537 new deaths in Spain  22 new cases in Slovakia  19 new cases in Mayotte  20 new cases in Senegal  3186 new cases and 117 new deaths in Iran  136 new cases and 2 new deaths in Thailand  1063 new cases and 82 new deaths in Belgium  58 new cases in Armenia  1 new case in Brunei Darussalam  2 new cases in Ethiopia  1 new case in China, Macao SAR  156 new cases and 2 new deaths in Malaysia   4 new cases in Cambodia  302 new cases and 1 new death in Russia  11 new cases in Kuwait  26 new cases in Slovenia  11 new cases and 1 new death in Albania  1 new case in Bangladesh  129 new cases and 8 new deaths in Indonesia  8 new cases and 2 new deaths in Taiwan  82 new cases and 1 new death in Australia  128 new cases and 7 new deaths in the Philippines  16 new cases in Bahrain  36 new cases in Estonia  29 new cases in Latvia  6 new cases in Montenegro  29 new cases in Honduras  75 new cases in New Zealand  39 new cases and 2 new deaths in Hungary  145 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico  78 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea  5 new cases in Paraguay  5 new cases in Togo  16198 new cases and 368 new deaths in the United States 31 new cases (of which 30 imported) 4 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 322 new recoveries occurred in China on March 29, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   07:34 The death toll from coronavirus in the Netherlands rose by 132 to 771 on Sunday, 29 th of March 2020. The number of positive tests for the virus rose by 1,104 to 10,866. Diederik Gommers, chairman of the Dutch intensive care association, said that 66% to 80% of corona patients on intensive care wards that he had seen are overweight. 47 new cases and two new deaths in India  One new death in Australia 15 new cases in Bolivia  Three new cases in Mauritius  136 new cases in Thailand  75 new cases in New Zealand  39 new cases and 2 new deaths in Hungary  Three new cases in Sri Lanka  145 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico  Six new cases in El Salvador  78 new cases and six new deaths in South Korea  5 new cases in Paraguay  Five new cases in Togo  177 new cases and one new death in the United States 31 new cases (of which 30 imported) 4 new deaths (all in Hubei Updates, 29-03-2020: 07:34 The death toll from coronavirus in the Netherlands rose by 93 to 639 on Saturday, 28 th of March 2020. The number of positive tests for the virus rose by 1,159 to 9,762. Diederik Gommers, chairman of the Dutch intensive care association, said that 66% to 80% of corona patients on intensive care wards that he had seen are overweight. One hundred ninety-six new cases and eight new deaths in the United States. Now 2.229 death and 123.776 cases. 13 new cases in Madagascar  29 new cases in Uzbekistan  Two new deaths in Armenia  7 new cases in Bulgaria  5 new cases in El Salvador  1 new case in the Maldives  43 new cases in Lithuania  1 new death in India 65 new cases and two new deaths in Hungary  32 new cases in Czechia 1 new death in Singapore   143 new cases in Thailand  334 new cases and two new deaths in Australia    2 new cases in Grenada  2 new cases in Sri Lanka  15 new cases in Honduras  1 new case in Bhutan  7 new cases in Haiti  4 new cases in Cambodia  17 new cases in Norway  105 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea  5 new cases in Vietnam  7 new cases in Bolivia  2 new cases in Jamaica  131 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico  45 new cases (of which 44 imported) 5 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 477 new recoveries occurred in China on March 28, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   Updates, 28-03-2020: 06:32 15 new cases in India    16 new cases and 1 new death in Uzbekistan  109 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand  4 new cases in Jamaica  1 new case in Mongolia  Four new cases in Guatemala  4 new cases in Paraguay  2 new cases in Sudan  195 new cases and one new death in Australia  36 new cases in Uruguay  6 new cases in El Salvador  132 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico  27 new cases in Honduras  130 new cases and 8 new deaths in the United States 13 new cases in Bolivia  60 new cases and 1 new death in Brazil  6 new cases in Vietnam  2 new cases in Mauritania  101 new cases and 4 new deaths in Argentina  83 new cases in New Zealand  146 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea   54 new cases (all of which were imported from abroad), 3 new deaths (all in Hubei Starting on Saturday, March 28, China is closing its borders to foreigners to protect its citizens from a potential second wave of infections . Almost all new recent cases in China were imported from Updates, 27-03-2020: 4 new cases in Pakistan  45 new cases in Lithuania  20 new cases in India    8 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan 12 new cases in Bulgaria  2 new cases in Georgia  11 new cases in Kazakhstan   93 new cases in Australia  39 new cases in Armenia  15 new cases in Taiwan  91 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand  342 new cases and two new deaths in Israel   39 new cases in Hungary  4 new cases in Bangladesh   1 new case in Bhutan  1 new death in Malaysia. 11 new cases in Paraguay  India: 727 total cases and 20 deaths in India. 13 new cases in Cameroon  110 new cases and two new deaths in Mexico  One new death in Nicaragua. The first death in the country  169 new cases and 6 new deaths in the United States 91 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea   55 new cases (of which 54 imported), five new deaths, and 537 new discharges occurred in China on March 26, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   Updates, 26-03-2020: 20:08 6203 new cases and 712 new deaths in Italy 3922 new cases and 365 new deaths in France     2129 new cases and 115 new deaths in the United Kingdom  14 new cases in Nigeria  5 new cases in Liechtenstein  262 new cases in Norway  2 new cases in Monaco  15 new cases in Uzbekistan  1196 new cases and 16 new deaths in Turkey  324 new cases and three new deaths in Israel   5 new cases in French Polynesia  170 new cases and two new deaths in Poland  21 new cases and two new deaths in Colombia  2 new cases in Mozambique  25 new cases in Lithuania  4 new cases in Georgia  1 new case in Namibia  1 new case in the Turks and Caicos Islands  1259 new cases and 18 new deaths in Austria  16 new cases in Montenegro  30 new cases in Costa Rica  488 new cases and 1 new death in Canada  123 new cases and 5 new deaths in Romania  171 new cases and five new deaths in Ecuador  12 new cases in Qatar  65 new cases and 4 new deaths in India   40 new cases in Jordan  1 new case in Montserrat  1 new death in Honduras  39 new cases in Bahrain  100 new cases in Peru  14 new cases in Cyprus  65 new cases and 4 new deaths in Algeria  271 new cases and 3 new deaths in Czechia    50 new cases and 4 new deaths in Morocco  4 new cases in Sri Lanka  Ten new cases in Afghanistan  57 new cases and four new deaths in Brazil  120 new cases and 1 new death in Luxembourg  153 new cases and 7 new deaths in Denmark   8 new cases in Bolivia  96 new cases in the Dominican Republic  Two new cases in Mali  116 new cases and one new death in Pakistan  71 new cases and 4 new deaths in Greece 6323 new cases and 33 new deaths in Germany   3 new cases and 1 new death in Kenya  35 new cases in Lebanon  34 new cases and 1 new death in Slovenia 815 new cases and 38 new deaths in Switzerland  11893 new cases and 124 new deaths in the United States 13 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  28 new cases in Moldova  218 new cases in South Africa  6682 new cases and 498 new deaths in Spain  6 new cases in Burkina Faso  Ten new cases in Cuba  24 new cases in Réunion  314 new cases and nine new deaths in Sweden   92 new cases and two new deaths in Japan   22 new cases in Bulgaria  53 new cases and one new death in Croatia: a 74-year-old man   One new case in Trinidad and Tobago  30 new cases and one new death in Kazakhstan: 1st death  33 new cases in Mauritius  Five new cases in Vietnam  73 new cases and three new deaths in Serbia   27 new cases and 1 new death in Tunisia  25 new cases and one new death in Armenia   Four new cases in Zambia   78 new cases and two new deaths in Finland  164 new cases and one new death in Chile  235 new cases and three new deaths in Malaysia   52 new cases in Singapore  65 new cases in Iceland  1019 new cases and 78 new deaths in the Netherlands  Four new cases in Madagascar  36 new cases and two new deaths in Andorra  130 new cases and two new deaths in Australia   112 new cases and 1 new death in Saudi Arabia  Five new cases in Malta  24 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  36 new cases and seven new deaths in Iraq  549 new cases and 17 new deaths in Portugal  42 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  17 new cases in Ukraine  29 new cases and one new death in Azerbaijan  2389 new cases and 157 new deaths in Iran  64 new cases in Ghana  Three new cases in Laos  28 new cases and one new death in Albania   1298 new cases and 42 new deaths in Belgium  Two new cases in Isle of Man  6 new cases in Senegal  Five new cases in Brunei Darussalam  One new case in Mauritania  Ten new cases in Oman  Five new cases in Bangladesh  Ten new cases in Slovakia  134 new cases in Estonia  103 new cases and 20 new deaths in Indonesia  23 new cases in Latvia  13 new cases in Kuwait  71 new cases and seven new deaths in the Philippines   Three new cases and one new death in the DR Congo  182 new cases in Russia  One new case in Somalia  Four new cases in Paraguay  Eight new cases in the Faeroe Islands  13 new cases in the State of Palestine  17 new cases in Taiwan  One new death in the Channel Islands  1 new case in Mongolia  One new case in Gabon  35 new cases in Hungary  111 new cases in Thailand 70 new cases and one new death in Mexico  104 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea   Four new cases in El Salvador  67 new cases, six new deaths, and 401 new discharges occurred in China on March 25, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   05:45 90 new cases and one new death in Australia   16 new cases in Norway  111 new cases in Thailand Seven new cases in Kazakhstan  Eight new cases and one new death in India   30 new cases in Pakistan  70 new cases and one new death in Mexico  278 new cases and five new deaths in the United States 104 new cases and five new deaths in South Korea   Six new cases in Bolivia  4 new cases in El Salvador  67 new cases, six new deaths in China on March 25, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   Updates, 25-03-2020: 06:30 7 new cases in Kazakhstan  26 new cases in India. Delhi death not due to COVID-19 2 new cases in Cambodia  2 new cases in New Caledonia  107 new cases in Thailand 1 new case in Fiji  4 new cases in El Salvador  35 new cases and 4 new deaths in the United States 6 new cases in Honduras  10 new cases and 1 new death in Paraguay  4 new cases in Jamaica  7 new cases in Venezuela  3 new cases in Bolivia  100 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea  47 new cases, 4 new deaths, and 491 new discharges occurred in China on March 24, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   Updates, 24-03-2020: 20:24 2 new cases in Curaçao  176 new cases in Brazil  809 new cases and 7 new deaths in Austria   488 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel: an 87-year-old man  3725 new cases and 34 new deaths in Germany  499 new cases and 1 new death in Canada  3 new cases in Namibia  4 new cases in Rwanda  30 new cases and 1 new death in Lithuania, a 90-year-old woman    30 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina 186 new cases and 4 new deaths in Romania  2 new cases in Suriname  1 new case in Myanmar  26 new cases in Ghana  8 new cases in Cuba  23 new cases in Réunion  343 new cases and 7 new deaths in Turkey  48 new cases in Côte d'Ivoire  19 new cases in Costa Rica  15 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain  2448 new cases and 240 new deaths in France  36 new cases and 1 new death in Egypt  135 new cases and 2 new deaths in Poland  106 new cases and 2 new deaths in Malaysia   2 new deaths in Argentina, including a 71 years old man     1082 new cases and 2 new deaths in Switzerland  3 new cases in the Holy See  51 new cases in Lebanon  97 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan: a 57-year-old man   25 new cases in Qatar  10 new cases in Kazakhstan  21 new cases and 2 new deaths in Peru   37 new cases in India. 154 new cases and 2 new deaths in Norway  8 new cases and 2 new deaths in Cyprus 26 new cases in Jordan  1 new case in Guatemala  2 new cases in Bolivia: a 58-year-old woman who arrived on Friday from Switzerland  4 new cases in Nigeria  65 new cases and 1 new death in Japan  1 new case in the Cayman Islands  20 new cases in Montenegro  27 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco  3 new cases in China, Macao SAR  5249 new cases and 743 new deaths in Italy   224 new cases in Luxembourg  158 new cases and 1 new death in Czechia: a 45-year-old man who had cancer and had suffered organ failure   302 new cases and 10 new deaths in Portugal  50 new cases in the United Arab Emirates  48 new cases and 3 new deaths in Greece, a 64-year-old male, and an 86-year-old female   131 new cases and 8 new deaths in Denmark   1 new case in Gambia  10 new cases in the Isle of Man  14 new cases in Armenia  17 new cases in Bulgaria  1 new case in Greenland  9 new cases in Georgia  1427 new cases and 87 new deaths in the United Kingdom    34 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria, 6 new cases in Mauritius  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago 4540 new cases and 489 new deaths in Spain  16 new cases in Moldova  34 new cases in Afghanistan  68 new cases and 9 new deaths in Ecuador  67 new cases in Croatia  24 new cases in Ukraine  2 new cases in Mozambique 67 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Dominican Republic  240 new cases and 9 new deaths in Sweden  11 new cases in Vietnam  54 new cases in Serbia  5 new cases in Sri Lanka  4 new cases in Cambodia  15 new cases in Azerbaijan  50 new cases and 4 new deaths in Iraq  3 new cases in Guam  176 new cases in Chile  38 new cases and 1 new death in Slovenia 9 new cases in Kenya  811 new cases and 63 new deaths in the Netherlands  205 new cases and 1 new death in Saudi Arabia 1 new death in San Marino: a 74-year-old patient  Olympic Games to be postponed until 2021   1 new case in Sudan  2 new cases in Togo  257 new cases and 1 new death in Australia  12 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  25 new cases in Tunisia   57 new cases in Russia  49 new cases in Singapore  21 new cases in Taiwan  31 new cases in Andorra  1 new death in Cabo Verde: 1st death, a 62-year-old English tourist  1762 new cases and 122 new deaths in Iran  4 new cases in Uzbekistan  3 new cases in Malta  8 new cases in Puerto Rico  90 new cases and 2 new deaths in the Philippines  20 new cases and 1 new death in Hungary   152 new cases in South Africa  17 new cases in Estonia  19 new cases and 1 new death in Albania 4 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  7 new cases in Senegal  526 new cases and 34 new deaths in Belgium  15 new cases in Burkina Faso  92 new cases in Finland  13 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  1 new case in the State of Palestine  6 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh: a 70-year-old person  1 new case in Chad  8916 new cases and 123 new deaths in the United States. 29 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  60 new cases and 1 new death in Iceland   107 new cases and 6 new deaths in Indonesia  3 new cases in French Guiana  18 new cases in Slovakia  9 new cases in the DR Congo  2 new cases in New Caledonia  12 new cases in Mayotte  2 new cases in Kuwait  10 new cases in Cameroon  17 new cases in Latvia  1 new case in Ethiopia  2 new cases in Jamaica  26 new cases in Kyrgyzstan 2 new deaths of former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship 18 new cases in Oman  5 new cases in Madagascar: all from France and the same Air France flight  5 new cases in French Polynesia  3 new cases in Aruba  5 new cases and 1 new death in Paraguay  106 new cases and 3 new deaths in Thailand  1 new case in Fiji 29 new cases in Colombia  53 new cases in New Zealand 76 new cases and 9 new deaths in South Korea  2 new cases in El Salvador  51 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico  78 new cases, 7 new deaths (all in Hubei 06:03 1 new case in Bolivia 5 new cases in Madagascar 12 new cases in India. Total cases surpass 500  3 new cases in Uzbekistan  4 new cases in Guam  5 new cases in Kazakhstan  5 new cases in French Polynesia  86 new cases and 1 new death in Australia   1 new case in Suriname  3 new cases in Aruba  1 new case in Trinidad and Tobago5 new cases and 1 new death in Paraguay  2 new cases in Afghanistan  106 new cases and 3 new deaths in Thailand  1 new case in Fiji29 new cases in Colombia  53 new cases in New Zealand 39 new cases in the Philippines  76 new cases and 9 new deaths in South Korea  2 new cases in El Salvador  51 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico  78 new cases, 7 new deaths (all in Hubei Updates, 23-03-2020: 7 new cases in Venezuela​​​​​​ 3 new cases in Vietnam 1 new case and 1 new death in Montenegro  16 new cases and 8 new deaths in the Philippines  1 new case in Fiji: the 1-year-old nephew of the first patient  23 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan   3 new cases in Uzbekistan  65 new cases in Mexico  122 new cases in Thailand. 4 new cases in Sri Lanka  20 new cases in Australia  64 new cases and 7 new deaths in South Korea  Updates, 22-03-2020: 20:16 1559 new cases and 112 new deaths in France 2488 new cases and 10 new deaths in Germany 665 new cases and 48 new deaths in the United Kingdom   66 new cases and 3 new deaths in Romania 8149 new cases and 112 new deaths in the United States 17 new cases in Costa Rica  5 new cases in Monaco  125 new cases and 1 new death in Czechia 16 new cases and 1 new death in Afghanistan 11 new cases in Senegal  5 new cases in Montenegro  188 new cases in Israel  289 new cases and 9 new deaths in Turkey   34 new cases in South Africa  121 new cases and 1 new death in Ireland 12 new cases in Jordan   611 new cases and 18 new deaths in Switzerland 1 new case and 1 new death in Pakistan 34 new cases in Armenia  8 new cases in Nigeria  98 new cases and 1 new death in Canada  45 new cases in Peru  7 new cases in Slovakia  64 new cases and 2 new deaths in India   91 new cases and 2 new deaths in Poland    14 new cases in Cuba  51 new cases and 1 new death in Serbia, a 92-year old woman   99 new cases in Norway  31 new cases and 1 new death in Slovenia  257 new cases and 7 new deaths in Ecuador  5 new cases in Gibraltar  3 new cases in China, Macao SAR 7 new cases in the DR Congo  11 new cases in Cyprus  62 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria  3107 new cases and 375 new deaths in Spain  161 new cases and 1 new death in Sweden  10 new cases and 1 new death in Mauritius  94 new cases and 2 new deaths in Greece  48 new cases in Croatia  5 new cases in Kazakhstan  35 new cases and 2 new deaths in Colombia  31 new cases in Cambodia  14 new cases in Moldova  310 new cases and 8 new deaths in Austria  32 new cases in Japan  43 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  22 new cases in Bulgaria  19 new cases in Vietnam  22 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain 30 new cases and 1 new death in the Republic of North Macedonia 5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  8 new cases in Kenya  31 new cases in Brazil  5 new cases in Bolivia  90 new cases in the Dominican Republic  2 new cases in Uzbekistan  30 new cases in Lithuania  23 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  25 new cases and 1 new death in Andorra, an 88-year old patient   95 new cases in Chile  12 new cases in Azerbaijan  India puts 75 districts in lockdown with only essential services open  13 new cases in Morocco  1 new case in Niger 61 new cases in Russia  573 new cases and 43 new deaths in the Netherlands  1 new case in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in Bosnia and Herzegovina  17 new cases in Malta  281 new cases in Australia  11 new cases and 1 new death in Burkina Faso  23 new cases in Singapore  119 new cases in Saudi Arabia  1 new case in Zambia 2 new cases in Ethiopia  15 new cases in San Marino  69 new cases in Denmark  123 new cases and 2 new deaths in Malaysia  5 new cases in Sri Lanka  3 new cases in Oman  103 new cases in Finland 320 new cases and 2 new deaths in Portugal  18 new cases in Lebanon  6 new cases in Tanzania  128 new cases in Luxembourg  6 new cases in the State of Palestine  13 new cases in Albania  2 new cases in Puerto Rico  20 new cases in Estonia  16 new cases in Taiwan  15 new cases in Latvia  64 new cases and 10 new deaths in Indonesia  19 new cases and 3 new deaths in Iraq  3 new cases in the Isle of Man  12 new cases and 1 new death in Guam 3 new cases in Bangladesh 586 new cases and 8 new deaths in Belgium  15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Tunisia   1028 new cases and 129 new deaths in Iran  12 new cases in Kuwait  95 new cases in Iceland 28 new cases and 2 new deaths in Hungary 5 new cases in Georgia 188 new cases in Thailand  3 new cases in Eswatini  2 new cases in Honduras  3 new cases in Aruba  25 new cases in Uruguay  48 new cases in Mexico   67 new cases in Argentina  73 new cases and 6 new deaths in the Philippines  14 new cases in New Zealand  98 new cases and 2 new deaths in South Korea  06 :56 2685 new cases and 46 new deaths in the United States 3 new cases in Norway 5 new cases in Georgia 30 new cases in Armenia  32 new cases in Austria  Bangladesh: 1 coronavirus suspected (not confirmed) death1 new death in Malaysia  6 new cases in Lithuania  188 new cases in Thailand  1 new case in Uzbekistan  3 new cases in Eswatini  2 new cases in Honduras  3 new cases in Aruba  14 new cases and 1 new death in Colombia (1st death in the country)  214 new cases in Australia 25 new cases in Uruguay  48 new cases in Mexico   67 new cases in Argentina  73 new cases and 6 new deaths in the Philippines  14 new cases in New Zealand  98 new cases and 2 new deaths in South Korea  Updates, 21-03-2020: 20:58 4.759 new cases and 32 new deaths in the United States New York now has over 10,000 cases  188 new cases in Norway  1054 new cases and 23 new deaths in Switzerland  1 new case in Suriname  1 new case in Gabon  2 new cases in Kazakhstan  2 new cases in Montenegro  3 new cases and 1 new death in Ghana 103 new cases and 1 new death in Chile304 new cases and 2 new deaths in Austria   277 new cases and 12 new deaths in Turkey  30 new cases in Lithuania  2365 new cases and 16 new deaths in Germany  58 new cases and 7 new deaths in Brazil 7 new cases in Monaco 111 new cases in Poland  10 new cases in Morocco  6 new cases in Ukraine  55 new cases and 1 new death in Peru, 5 deaths so far  20 new cases in the Channel Islands, with Guernsey going from 1 to 17 cases since yesterday   118 new cases and 6 new deaths in Canada  15 new cases in Jordan  9 new cases and 2 new deaths in Egypt  5 new cases in Venezuela  4 new cases in Costa Rica  1st case in Eritrea 73 new cases and 1 new death in Finland: an elderly person  102 new cases in Ireland 233 new cases in Pakistan  83 new cases in India  39 new cases and 1 new death in Japan  1035 new cases and 56 new deaths in the United Kingdom  1847 new cases and 112 new deaths in France 53 new cases in Lebanon  3 new cases in French Guiana  41 new cases in Slovakia  162 new cases in Czechia  12 new cases in Bahrain  5 new cases in Guatemala  11 new cases in Qatar 80 new cases in Ecuador  6557 new cases and 793 new deaths in Italy    36 new cases in Serbia  45 new cases and 4 new deaths in Algeria  4 new cases and 1 new death in Bosnia and Herzegovina 35 new cases and 3 new deaths in Greece 64 new cases and 1 new death in Iceland  51 new cases in Colombia  9 new cases in Cyprus 18 new cases in Hungary   76 new cases in Croatia, the 1st in the country 14 new cases in Moldova  40 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  3803 new cases and 285 new deaths in Spain  36 new cases in Bulgaria.  1 new case in China, Macao SAR  9 new cases in Azerbaijan  40 new cases and 1 new death in the Dominican Republic5 new cases in Georgia  1 new death in Argentina: a 67-year-old woman  2 new cases in Cambodia  3 new cases in Puerto Rico  8 new cases in Uzbekistan  53 new cases in Russia  153 new cases and 5 new deaths in Malaysia   2 new cases in Cabo Verde: all imported  13 new cases in the United Arab Emirates  10 new cases in Nigeria  6 new cases in Iraq  125 new cases and 4 new deaths in Sweden   6 new deaths in San Marino  144 new cases in Australia, bringing Australia's total coronavirus cases to over 1000 after NSW announced 83 new cases  4 new cases in Sri Lanka  7 new cases in Togo  42 new cases in Slovenia  637 new cases and 30 new deaths in the Netherlands  48 new cases in Saudi Arabia  9 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  7 new cases in Belarus  3 new cases in Vietnam 8 new cases in Kyrgyzstan 47 new cases and 2 new deaths in Singapore (First 2 deaths in the country) 260 new cases and 6 new deaths in Portugal  1 new case in Guam  13 new cases in Andorra  9 new cases in Malta  186 new cases and 3 new deaths in Luxembourg  59 new cases in Romania  71 new cases and 4 new deaths in Denmark  24 new cases and 2 new deaths in Burkina Faso  2 new cases in New Caledonia  6 new cases in Tunisia  1st death in Paraguay: a 69-year-old man  6 new cases in Albania  558 new cases and 30 new deaths in Belgium  23 new cases in Estonia  966 new cases and 123 new deaths in Iran  178 new cases in Israel  2 new cases in Zimbabwe  7 new cases in Réunion  5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  17 new cases in Kuwait 1 new case in Angola  81 new cases and 6 new deaths in Indonesia  77 new cases and 1 new death in the Philippines  17 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  1 new case in Liberia: a 63-year-old woman  4 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh   12 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  5 new cases in DR Congo: first death  5 new cases in Ivory Coast  4 new cases in French Polynesia  18 new cases in Taiwan: all imported  13 new cases in Latvia  4 new cases in the State of Palestine  3 new cases in Bolivia  18 new cases in Hungary  2 new cases and 1st death in Mauritius: a Belgian man admitted to the ICU for breathing problems   4 new cases in Oman, including 2 cases linked to travel to the UK and Spain  9 new cases in Liechtenstein  24 new cases in Armenia  4 new cases in Mongolia  1 new case in Fiji 2 new cases in El Salvador  89 new cases in Thailand 3 new cases in the United States Virgin Islands 39 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico 147 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea  08:16 391 new cases and 19 new deaths in the United States 9 new cases in Liechtenstein  1 new case in Kazakhstan  15 new cases in Bulgaria.  24 new cases in Armenia  26 new cases in India   8 new cases in Norway 3 new cases in Georgia 4 new cases in Mongolia  1 new case in Fiji 123 new cases in Australia32 new cases in the Philippines  2 new cases in El Salvador  89 new cases in Thailand 3 new cases in the United States Virgin Islands 39 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico 2 new deaths in Singapore 13 new cases in Colombia  147 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea  534 new cases in the Netherlands and totally 106 people have died Updates, 20-03-2020: 06:00 576 new cases and 10 new deaths in the United States 1 new case in Cabo Verde. The first case in the country 7 new cases and 1 new death in India. 1 new case in Bhutan 1 new case in Jamaica  20 new cases in Japan 279 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain 2 new cases and 1 new death in Costa Rica   58 new cases in Australia  5 new cases in French Polynesia  50 new cases in Thailand  17 new cases in Austria  3 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  2 new cases in Ethiopia  20 new cases in Colombia  5 new cases in Kazakhstan  2 new deaths in Peru 2 new cases in Haiti  12 new cases in Honduras  2 new cases in Bolivia  309 new cases and 25 new deaths in Indonesia 87 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  15 new cases in Uruguay  46 new cases in Mexico  5 new cases in Cuba  7 new cases in Brazil  11 new cases in New Zealand  Updates, 19-03-2020: 20:16 5322 new cases and 427 new deaths in Italy. Italy's death toll surpasses China's, becoming the country with the highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world   3194 new cases and 192 new deaths in Spain  14 new cases in Réunion  2440 new cases and 24 new deaths in the United States 193 new cases and 1 new death in Norway   80 new cases and 3 new deaths in Brazil  8 new cases in Morocco  8 new cases and 3 new deaths in Kazakhstan  143 new cases and 2 new deaths in Portugal  2993 new cases and 16 new deaths in Germany  21 new cases in Andorra  1 new case in Niger  2 new cases in the Cayman Islands  4 new cases in the Channel Islands  2 new cases in Gibraltar  28 new cases and 1 new death in Iraq  68 new cases in Poland    511 new cases and 2 new deaths in Austria  1 new case in Namibia 147 new cases in Pakistan  18 new cases in Costa Rica  25 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  4 new cases in Mauritius  2 new cases in Congo 74 new cases and 1 new death in Canada   9 new cases in Vietnam. 9 cases had traveled to Europe  8 new cases in Qatar   21 new cases and 1 new death in Croatia 9 new cases in Oman  5 new cases and 1 new death in Ukraine   1861 new cases and 108 new deaths in France  643 new cases and 40 new deaths in the United Kingdom  6 new cases in Venezuela  140 new cases in Israel  3 new cases in Barbados  46 new cases and 1 new death in Egypt  25 new cases and 1 new death in India: a 72-year-old person in Punjab  36 new cases in Saudi Arabia  24 new cases in Lebanon   191 new cases and 1 new death in Ireland  829 new cases and 8 new deaths in Switzerland   15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria  89 new cases in Peru. President Vizcarra live conference   172 new cases in Czechia  15 new cases and 1 new death in Bulgaria  13 new cases in Jordan  14 new cases in Serbia  7 new cases in Lithuania: both cases imported  10 new cases and 1 new death in Tunisia   1 new case in Monaco 9 new cases in Cyprus  15 new cases in Colombia  46 new cases and 1 new death in Greece.  31 new cases in Ecuador  21 new cases in Bahrain  1 new case in Guatemala  4 new cases in Ghana  94 new cases and 2 new deaths in Denmark  6 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia, including a 4-year-old 13 new cases in Moldova  1st case in Chad 34 new cases in South Africa  1 new case in Ethiopia: an Australian citizen  19 new cases in Slovakia  1 new case in Aruba  2 new cases in Montenegro  138 new cases and 1 new death in Sweden 1 new case and 1 new death in Turkey 104 new cases in Chile  10 new cases in Azerbaijan 409 new cases and 18 new deaths in the Netherlands  27 new cases in the United Arab Emirates  33 new cases in Slovenia  4 new cases in Nigeria  1 new case in Guyana 52 new cases and 1 new death in Russia  9 new cases in Sri Lanka  32 new cases in Singapore  3 new cases in Bolivia  41 new cases in Finland  1 new case in the United States Virgin Islands  2 new cases in the Bahamas 17 new cases in Romania  6 new cases in Burkina Faso  80 new cases in Iceland  5 new cases in Malta  1046 new cases and 149 new deaths in Iran  5 new cases in Albania  15 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  9 new cases in Estonia  309 new cases and 7 new deaths in Belgium  113 new cases in Australia (NSW), including a 6-year-old child    12 new cases in Armenia  3 new cases in Tanzania  3 new cases in the State of Palestine  4 new cases in Bangladesh  4 new cases in Guam  5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  15 new cases in the Philippines  7 new cases in the DR Congo  132 new cases and 2 new deaths in Luxembourg  15 new cases in Latvia  1st death in Russia 110 new cases in Malaysia  14 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  6 new cases in Kuwait  1 new case in Cuba 60 new cases in Thailand  81 new cases and 6 new deaths in Indonesia.  15 new cases in Hungary  2 new cases in Georgia  8 new cases in Taiwan  5 new cases in Uzbekistan, including 3 relatives of a woman who arrived from Paris and 2 passengers of flights from Istanbul and London  9 new cases and 3 new deaths in Japan   3 new cases in Honduras  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in French Polynesia  1 new death in Argentina  1st case in Nicaragua 1st case in El Salvador  1st case in Fiji 1 new death in Curaçao 152 new cases and 7 new deaths in South Korea  8 new cases in New Zealand  06:00 205 new cases and 5 new deaths in the United States 2 new cases in India  72 new cases and 4 new deaths in Japan  3 new cases in Honduras  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in French Polynesia  1 new death in Argentina  1 new case in Kazakhstan  1st case in Nicaragua 1st case in El Salvador  1st case in Fiji 1 new death in Curaçao 9 new cases in Colombia  25 new cases in Mexico   40 new cases in Australia (NSW), including a 6-year-old child   152 new cases and 7 new deaths in South Korea  8 new cases in New Zealand  34 new cases, 8 new deaths in China Updates, 18-03-2020: 21:30 4207 new cases and 475 new deaths in Italy.  COVID-19 has infected 2,629 health workers, or 8.3% of the total (more than twice the percentage in China), as of yesterday March 17 1644 new cases and 18 new deaths in the United States  US - Canada border to temporarily close to nonessential travel  [tweet] New deaths in the US include: 2 new deaths in New Jersey, total rises to 5    2 new deaths in Santa Clara County (California): a man in his 50s and a man in his 60s. 1 New death in Tarrant County (Texas): a 77-year old man   New cases include: 128 new cases in Illinois, 17 new cases in Minnesota 2943 new cases and 105 new deaths in Spain  107 new cases and 3 new deaths in Norway 58 new cases and 1 new death in Canada  48 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil 93 new cases and 1 new death in Turkey, a 61-year old man   14 new cases in Andorra  5 new cases in Côte d'Ivoire  8 new cases in Martinique  10 new cases in Vietnam  10 new cases in Morocco  6 new cases in Montenegro  2960 new cases and 2 new deaths in Germany  14 new cases in Egypt  14 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria  7 new cases in Uzbekistan  60 new cases and 2 new deaths in Pakistan 1 new case in the Channel Islands  3 new cases in Cameroon  6 new cases in Oman  9 new cases in Liechtenstein  19 new cases in Costa Rica  9 new cases in Cyprus  32 new cases in Armenia  8 new cases in Jordan  4 new cases in Rwanda   4 new cases in China, Macao SAR  10 new cases in Qatar  1404 new cases and 89 new deaths in France  88 new cases in Czechia  4 new cases in Cambodia  25 new cases in India. Government bans entry of Indian passport holders traveling from EU, UK, Turkey, starting today, March 18   6 new cases and 1 new death in Moldova, a 61-year old patient    9 new cases in Senegal  49 new cases in Poland  18 new cases in Croatia  3 new cases in Cuba, a 61-year old Italian citizen   67 new cases in Saudi Arabia  96 new cases and 2 new deaths in Sweden  17 new cases in Serbia: police enforcing curfew from 8 pm to 5 am  43 new cases in Romania  676 new cases and 33 new deaths in the United Kingdom  334 new cases and 6 new deaths in Switzerland  28 new cases in Peru  31 new cases in Greece, with a total of 13 patients in critical condition  1 new case in Greenland  80 new cases in Denmark  2 new cases in Seychelles   1 new case in Mauritania 5 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  11 new cases in Bulgaria  21 new cases in Japan  314 new cases in Austria  28 new cases in Colombia  8 new cases in Slovakia.  96 new cases in Israel  3 new cases in Equatorial Guinea  1 new case in Benin: a German national  5 new cases in Gibraltar  11 new cases in Slovenia  47 new cases in Singapore  37 new cases in Chile  346 new cases and 15 new deaths in the Netherlands  3 new cases in Kazakhstan  7 new cases in Lithuania: including the 1st case in a medical institution  194 new cases and 1 new death in Portugal: Antonio Vieira Monteiro, 73,  was the chairman of the Portuguese unit of Spain’s largest bank, Santander. After a trip to Italy he had been put in quarantine. He was in an intensive care unit in Lisbon since last week    7 new cases in Sri Lanka: including a 5 month-old baby. The mother had tested positive. The father is now being tested   37 new cases in Finland  44 new cases in Ecuador  243 new cases and 4 new deaths in Belgium  4 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  33 new cases in Russia  10 new cases and 1 new death in Iraq  1st case in Djibouti 10 new cases in Malta  5 new cases in Nigeria  1192 new cases and 147 new deaths in Iran  3 new cases in Iceland  5 new cases and 1 new death in Burkina Faso: 1st death   2 new cases in Tunisia  4 new cases and 1 new death in Albania 14 new cases in Bahrain  3 new cases in Guam  1 new case in Sudan  4 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh: 1st death  12 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  117 new cases in Malaysia  3 new cases in Kenya  9 new cases in Lebanon, including a member of the security forces   2 new cases in Paraguay  55 new cases and 12 new deaths in Indonesia  15 new cases in Belarus  15 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Philippines  13 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  3 new cases in Venezuela  33 new cases in Estonia  4 new cases in the DR Congo 63 new cases and 1 new death in Luxembourg  11 new cases in Latvia  11 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  3 new cases in Réunion  1 new case in Saint Martin  9 new cases in Guadeloupe  31 new cases in South Africa  110 new cases and 1 new death in Australia 12 new cases in Kuwait  23 new cases in Taiwan 1st death in Moldova 17 new cases in Panama  1 new case in Honduras 2 new cases in Tanzania 1 new case in Aruba  4 new cases in Georgia  1 new case in Mongolia  8 new cases in Hungary  11 new cases in Mexico 2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  35 new cases in Thailand  93 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  13 new cases, 11 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 922 new discharges occurred in China on March 17, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China 08:15 206 new cases in the Netherlands. Total 1.660 infected and 43 death 90 new cases in Israel  111 new cases and 7 new deaths in the United States 10 new cases in Colombia  2 new cases in Vietnam  11 new cases in Mexico. 2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in Rwanda   6 new cases in the Philippines  35 new cases in Thailand  2 new cases in Uzbekistan  105 new cases and 1 new death in Australia 57 new cases and 1 death in NSW   27 new cases in Victoria  16 new cases in Queensland 5 new cases in South Australia  4 new cases in India 4 new cases in Japan 93 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  13 new cases, 11 new deaths (all in Hubei) Updates, 17-03-2020: 64 new cases and 7 new deaths in the United States 1 new death in India: a 64-year-old man in Maharashtra, who had returned from Dubai  16 new cases in Venezuela  12 new cases in Cambodia, doubling it's totally to 2429 new cases in Mexico  2 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  39 new cases in Australia (NSW)  3 new cases in Kazakhstan, including a 2-year-old girl  3 new cases in New Zealand 84 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea. China: Wuhan will require all overseas returnees to undergo quarantine  21 new cases, 13 new deaths (12 in Hubei), and 930 new discharges occurred in China on March 16, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China 235 New cases in the Netherlands and 4 more death-bringing it totally to 24 Updates, 16-03-2020: 3 new cases in Bangladesh  1 new case in Guatemala: an 85-year-old who had traveled to Madrid, Spain 49 new cases in Pakistan  1 new case and 1 new death in Japan  7 new cases in Serbia  3 new cases in Jordan: a family who returned from Spain 5 days ago  37 new cases in Israel  5 new cases in Afghanistan  2 new cases in Uzbekistan 3 new cases in Honduras.Total cases in the country include an eight-month-old girl  11 new cases in Colombia. Bogotá is the city with the most infections  10 new cases in Mexico. 37 new cases in Australia (NSW). 3 new cases in Brazil  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  102 new cases and 1 new death in the United States.  74 new cases in South Korea  16 new cases, 14 new deaths (all in Hubei. Updates, 15-03-2020: In the Netherlands are 167 people more infected in the last 24 hours 8 more people died? The total amount of people infected is now 1135 and 20 people died. 7 new cases in India  100 new cases and 3 new deaths in the United States, including the death of a female in her 50s in New Jersey and the first death in Oregon, a 70-year-old man in Portland who had tested positive just four days ago and reportedly had other health problems.     New cases include: 39 new cases and 1 new death in Florida: a 77-year-old from Lee County is the fourth Florida resident to die after testing positive for coronavirus. 8 New cases in Michigan  First case in San Luis Obispo County (California): a person over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions who exhibited a fever, cough, and shortness of breath  1 New case in Missouri: a person in their 20s who had traveled to Austria  21 new cases in Indonesia 14 new cases in Australia 7 new cases in Israel: the total number of cases in Israel is now 200.  1 new case in the Maldives: a foreign national from Ananthara Dhigu  5 new cases in Afghanistan  15 new cases in Mexico  2 new cases in Norway  8 new cases in Venezuela: 3 had returned from Spain, 2 from the United States, 1 from Colombia and 2 are Venezuelans who had been in contact with some of them  76 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea 20 new cases, 10 new deaths (all in Hubei) Updates, 14-03-2020: Death toll in the Netherlands has jumped to 12 and 959 are infected. The death toll from coronavirus in Italy has jumped by 250 in the last 24 hours, the biggest daily increase ever recorded by any country, as the worst-affected Lombardy region asked for a complete shutdown of factories and offices. The measures so far show no sign of slowing the number of deaths, which rose by 25% in a day to 1,266, the head of the Civil Protection Agency said on Friday. The total number of cases rose to 17,660 from 15,113 the day before, an increase of some 17%. 804 People in the Netherlands are infected an 10 have died 1 new case in Morocco: a 64-year-old French citizen, who arrived March 2 from France  1 new death in the United States (California): a woman in her 80s in Santa Clara County. [source]. US death toll from coronavirus reaches 50: 37 deaths in Washington State, 6 in California, 2 in Florida, 1 in Colorado, 1 in Georgia, 1 in Kansas, 1 in New Jersey, and 1 in South Dakota 1 new death in the Philippines: a 54-year-old Filipino male with no known travel history abroad. He was admitted to the hospital on March 3, more than a week after exhibiting symptoms  First 3 cases in Puerto Rico  107 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea  11 new cases, 13 new deaths (all in Hubei) and 1,430 new discharges occurred in China on March 13, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China  Updates, 13-03-2020: 21:20 1st case in Kenya 1 new death in India: a 68-year-old woman who had come in contact with her son who had contracted coronavirus after traveling to Switzerland and Italy last month  Europe has become the epicenter of the global Covid-19 pandemic. More cases are now reported every day in Europe than in China at the height of its epidemic 1 new death in Argentina: a 61-year-old man who had other pathologies  Spain declares the State of Emergency  One new death in the U.K., first in Scotland  Two thousand five hundred forty-seven new cases and 250 new deaths in Italy. The highest number of deaths per day in the world ever (including China at its peak) has been reported in Italy in each of the last four days. 73 new cases in Greece  1st case in Antigua & Barbuda: a woman who had come from the UK on a British Airways flight and is currently in isolation  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he tested negative after earlier reports of him testing positive. Bolsonaro, Wajngarten (who tested positive), and staffers were guests at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend. Wajngarten posed for a photo on Saturday with both the President and Vice President of the United States Ten new cases in Chile  39 new cases in Malaysia  Canada: Ontario’s publicly funded schools will close from March 14 to April 5  2 new cases in Cambodia: a 49-year old Canadian man and a 33-year old Belgian man who are now in quarantine in Phnom Penh  Three new cases in Turkey  1st case in Guinea: a member of the EU delegation in the country  .Switzerland is closing all schools until at least April 4 Germany: most schools will be closed from Monday United States: at least 7 states are closing schools: Ohio, Michigan, Oregon, Maryland, Kentucky and New Mexico 1,188 new cases and 36 new deaths in Spain, which declares a 15-day State of Emergency  4 new cases in Colombia  74 new cases in Brazil  208 new cases in the UK  English Premier League suspended until at least April 3. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland halt games  1st case and 1st death in Sudan: a man in his 50s had visited the United Arab Emirates  Seven new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina: a young person and a child from Banja Luka  Four new cases in North Macedonia: people from Debar in their 50s  11 new cases in Russia: all cases visited Italy, France, Austria  45 new cases in Slovenia  1st death in Ukraine: a 71-year-old woman from the Zhytomyr region  Moldova immediately suspends flights from Spain and France and, from Sunday, from all European destinations  190 new cases and 5 new deaths in the Netherlands  Measures introduced:   - people with a cold, cough, sore throat or fever should stay at home - meetings with more than 100 people are canceled  - recommended to work from home as much as possible - vulnerable persons should avoid large groups and public transport - colleges and universities are requested to offer education online  - schools in primary, secondary and secondary vocational education and childcare will remain open Nine new cases in Slovakia  Three new cases in Sri Lanka: a 41-year-old Sri Lankan male who had arrived from Germany, a 37-year-old and a 43-year-old male who had arrived from Italy and were put into quarantine  Three new cases in Vietnam  160 new cases in Belgium  National Security Council’s measures: - all recreational, sporting and cultural events have been canceled - everyone is advised to work from home if possible - all school lessons are suspended until after the Easter holidays - childcare is guaranteed during school hours for healthcare and emergency personnel - crèches will remain open - Universities and colleges will give lectures online 14 new cases in Romania - Romania’s interim government is self-isolating for 14 days after a senator tested positive. Some members of the National Liberal Party (PNL) will also self-quarantine   Two new cases in Armenia  Ten new cases in Albania  Three new cases in Lithuania: a female Spanish citizen who had come from Madrid, Spain, a man who had returned from Italy, and a woman who had returned from Tenerife, Spain  43 new cases in Portugal  Four new cases in Azerbaijan: all four had returned from Iran or Italy  One new case in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a man who had visited France  Eight new cases in South Africa: - a 39-year-old female who had traveled to Switzerland and Austria - a 50-year-old male who had traveled to Austria ⁃ a 21-year-old female who had traveled to Italy ⁃ a 57-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland  - a 79-year-old male who had traveled to Greece and Italy ⁃ a 52-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland ⁃ a 50-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland and Austria ⁃ a 46-year-old male who had traveled to Italy 1st case in Ethiopia  12 new cases in Brunei  13 new cases 39 new cases in Bahrain  85 new deaths and 1289 new cases in Iran  39 new cases in Australia including a patient in Victoria who had not been overseas   35 new cases and 3 new deaths in Indonesia: a  37-year older woman, a 57-year older woman, and a 59-year old man  One new case in the Faeroe Islands  Four new cases in Cyprus  One new case in Pakistan: a 52-year-old man in Sindh who had traveled to Islamabad  1st case in Guadeloupe: a 36-year-old woman who had returned from a cruise  1st case in the Cayman Islands: an individual who was removed from a ship after a cardiac event and taken directly to a hospital where he was tested  Three new cases in Malta  Nine new cases in Lebanon  One new case in La Réunion  2 new cases in French Polynesia: a Swiss tourist who had arrived in Fenua last weekend and a woman returning from France in contact with Tahiti parliamentarian Maina Sage, the first case of coronavirus in the country  46 new cases in Finland  3 new cases in India  First 4 cases in Kazakhstan including 2 men and a woman who had all returned from Germany  4 new cases in Croatia: 2 people from Zagreb with close connections to previously confirmed cases, one person from Pula who had returned from Italy, one person, also from Pula, who came into contact with a Swiss citizen that had tested positive at home  3 new cases in Hungary  7 new cases in Serbia  17 new cases in Israel  17 new cases in Poland  One new death in Indonesia: a 59-year-old man with no history of traveling overseas and no contact with foreigners  One new case in the Czech Republic where the government has extended mandatory quarantine for citizens returning from high-risk areas and banned foreigners from entering the country  41 new cases in Estonia  One new case in Latvia  1st case in Kenya: a female student who had traveled from the United States via London  One new case in Taiwan: a 50-year-old American male who works in Taiwan. After receiving 4 American friends (two couples) from Feb. 24 to Feb 26, he developed chills, cough, and fever on Feb 27, March 4, and 7, when he was admitted to the hospital. One of the couples already had chills, cough, and fatigue on Feb. 24, the other developed symptoms upon returning to the US  The United States new cases include: One new case in Georgia: a 29-year-old female from Charlton County who came to the Camden Campus ER with respiratory symptoms on Saturday, March 7. She was treated and released, but then returned to the hospital on Monday, March 9, with worsening symptoms. The patient has no travel history or known exposure  - One new case in Nebraska: a man in his 50s who was on the same connecting flight as the person who is Nebraska’s first case  - 15 new cases in Florida  - 1 case in New Mexico:  a Santa Fe County woman in her 50s with known recent international travel to Italy  - Six new cases in San Diego, California “With these new positive cases, the evidence is pointing to the very likely reality that we have community spread here in San Diego County,” County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said. “This changes both our posture and also accelerates our action.”- 9 new cases in Michigan: 1 adult female from Ingham County with history of travel on a cruise; 2 adult females from Kent County and 1 adult male, all with history of international travel; 1 adult female from Montcalm with history of international travel; 2 adult males from Oakland County: one with no travel history and one with domestic travel; one adult female and one adult male from Washtenaw County; one with history of domestic travel and one with history of international travel  - 1st case in Alaska identified as a person from a cargo flight, “a foreign national individual who was transiting through”  07:30 Five new cases in Thailand  Six new cases in Jamaica. Ministry of Health says they are tracing contacts and places to define the potential spread geographically and quantitatively, and to implement quarantine measures as necessary  11 new cases in Romania including a 39-year-old man who came into contact with another person who traveled to Germany, a 53-year-old man office colleague of a member of the patient's family who was admitted to the Gerota Hospital, a 48-year-old woman and a 22-year-old, members of the 53-year-old man's family, and a 23-year-old, contact of the man's family   Second case in Turkey: from the immediate circle of the first diagnosed patient  Two new cases in Ecuador  13 new cases in Panama: total cases double in the last 24 hours  17 new cases in Saudi Arabia: contact of a previously confirmed case, an expatriate coming from Portugal via Turkey, a citizen coming from Iran via Oman, a citizen coming from Turkey via Lebanon where she spent 5 days and developed symptoms upon arriving, 2 Saudi women coming from Iraq, and 11 Egyptian nationals, without symptoms, from the same group of the Egyptian visitor previously confirmed  1 new case in India: a 26-year-old Google employee in Bangalore who had returned from Greece honeymoon on March 6   1 new death in Hong Kong: an 80-year-old man with underlying health problems who lived in the same building in North Point that houses a Buddhist temple linked to a Covid-19 cluster of more than a dozen cases  110 new cases, five new deaths, and 177 recoveries in South Korea   For the first time since its outbreak emerged in January, South Korea reported more new recoveries than new infections, a possible start of a downward trend  15 new cases (the difference between today's reported total of 80,813 confirmed cases and yesterday's reported total of 80,793 cases, for a net change of 20 cases), seven new deaths (6 in Hubei) and 1,318 new discharges (same number as yesterday) occurred in China on March 12, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China  Australia to stop mass gatherings from next week Markets dive Asian markets opened in freefall. Japan’s Nikkei was down 10%, and Australia fell 8% before surging back up to a 4.4% gain for the day. New Zealand’s benchmark NZX50 was down 7.9%, and trading was briefly halted on South Korea’s stock exchange when the benchmark KOSPI index fell 6.8%. Mass graves in Iran prompt fears over the extent of virus coverup Trudeau’s wife diagnosed with Covid-19 Australian Grand Prix canceled United Nations, Ghana, Gabon report first cases Catholic churches closed in Rome Hopes raised that South Korea’s outbreak is slowing Lockdown in the Philippines Death toll in Italy passes 1,000 Boris Johnson says coronavirus is the worst public health crisis for a generation One new case in India: a 26-year-old Google employee in Bangalore who had returned from Greece honeymoon on March 6  One new death in Hong Kong: an 80-year-old man with underlying health problems who lived in the same building in North Point that houses a Buddhist temple linked to a Covid-19 cluster of more than a dozen cases 110 new cases and one new death in South Korea  15 new cases (the difference between today's reported total of 80,813 confirmed cases and yesterday's reported total of 80,793 cases, equivalent to a change of 20 cases, rather than the 8 new cases written in the document), seven new deaths (6 in Hubei) and 1,318 new discharges (same number as yesterday, which could indicate another error in the report) occurred in China on March 12, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China  Source: worldometer and the Guardian Before you go! 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This article is a summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events, starting on the 13th of March till the 14th of April 2020. Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (1, 2, 3, 4) Globally In Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (1) Globally  you can read the summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events from the 24th of January till the 12th of March 2020 In Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (2) Globally  you can read the summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events from the 14th of April till the 13th of May 2020 In Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (3) Globally  you can read the summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events from the 14th of May till the 12th of July 2020 In Coronavirus Updates 2020 History (4) Globally  you can read the summary of the coronavirus, COVID-19 world events from the 13th of July till the 27th of July 2020 The latest updates about the coronavirus you can read in:  B est Updates On The Coronavirus And Remarkable Quotes Public health experts around the globe are scrambling to understand, track, and contain a new virus that appeared in Wuhan, China, at the beginning of December 2019. The World Health Organization named the disease caused by the coronavirus COVID-19, which references the type of virus and the year it emerged. The WHO declared that the virus is a pandemic. Updates 14-04-2020 Headlines 20:31 The International Monetary Fund slashed its forecasts for global growth and warned of a slump in output this year unparalleled since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It said the “Great Lockdown” is likely to cause a drop in activity more painful than the recession that followed the banking meltdown of 2008. A further 778 deaths were recorded in UK hospitals, taking the total to at least 12,107. The true extent is likely to be higher because the data do not include deaths in other settings, and many hospitals are still collating figures from the bank holiday. “We think we are at the apex,” the New York governor, Andrew Cuomo, announced after the state recorded a small decrease in its number (1,600) of new patients coming into New York hospitals on Monday. Italy, Spain, and Austria allowed partial returns to work as countries across Europe report further falls in new cases and begin taking the first cautious steps out of lockdown to revive their battered economies. Global cases passed 1.9 million, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins University, whose tally showed at least 1,945,055 people had been infected and 121,897 have died since the outbreak began. Britain’s economy could shrink by 35% and unemployment rise by more than 2 million people due to the crisis, the official economics forecaster, the Office for Budget Responsibility warned, as it forecast a 13% fall in GDP for 2020. Mary Lou McDonald, the leader of Ireland’s Sinn Féin party, tested positive for Covid-19. She says she is no longer deemed to be infected or infectious and hopes to return to work next week. She was tested on 28 March and got the result on Monday, a two-week wait reflecting delays and glitches that have plagued testing in Ireland. Vladimir Putin warned Russians to brace for an “extraordinary” crisis. As Moscow tightened its lockdown measures, Russia reported its highest daily infection figures yet. 07:12 World Health Organization officials said not all people who recover from the coronavirus have the antibodies to fight a second infection. This raises concerns that patients don’t develop immunity after surviving Covid-19. “With regards to recovery and then reinfection, I believe we do not have the answers to that. That is an unknown,” said Dr. Mike Ryan, executive director of WHO’s emergency program. France restrictions to ease in May Brace for ‘extraordinary’ crisis, says Putin As Moscow tightened its lockdown measures, Russia reported its highest daily infection figures yet. Russia said 2,558 new cases on Monday, bringing the overall nationwide tally to 18,328..” China cases emerge on Russia border China reported 89 new coronavirus cases on 13 April Trump threatens to withdraw funding from the WHO again Hospitalizations in New York start to plateau Japan reports 390 new cases IMF to provide immediate debt relief to 25 countries Updates: 07:03 88 new cases in India    56 new cases in Uzbekistan  54 new cases and 13 new deaths in Hungary  88 new cases and two new deaths in Kazakhstan  Eight new cases in Lithuania  Ten new cases and three new deaths in Bulgaria  34 new cases and one new death in Thailand  11 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  35 new cases in Australia    13 new cases in Mongolia  211 new cases and three new deaths in Pakistan    27 new cases in Japan  214 new cases and four new deaths in the United States Two new cases in Norway  12 new cases and one new death in Paraguay   Two new cases in Sint Maarten  One new case in Sri Lanka  27 new cases and five new deaths in South Korea   17 new cases and four new deaths in New Zealand  293 new cases and 27 new deaths in Brazil     11 new cases in Guatemala  24 new cases and one new death in Bolivia  353 new cases and 36 new deaths in Mexico    89 new cases in China, of which 86 imported and three local Updates 13-04-2020 Headlines 07:51 Fauci confirms report Trump rebuffed social distancing advice China reported the highest daily infections in over five weeks. Mainland China reported 108 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, up from 99 a day earlier, and 46 reported on Friday. Top oil-producing countries agreed Sunday on “historic” output cuts in a bid to boost plummeting oil prices due to the new coronavirus crisis and a Russia-Saudi price war. Alabama cannot block abortions during coronavirus crisis, a judge has ruled. Spain is readying to reopen parts of its economy as governments grapple with a once-in-a-century recession. Spain’s death toll has fallen over recent days, but as a small bump in deaths was reported on Sunday, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez warned that the locked-down country was “far from victory.” French President Emmanuel Macron is on Monday expected to warn the country its lockdown will continue for several more weeks, at least. France on Sunday reported a lower number of Covid-19 fatalities over the last 24 hours, with 315 deaths in hospital over the last day, compared with 345 the previous day. France is set to isolate 1,900 sailors after virus-hit naval ship docks. Germany had the third day of lower cases. Germany’s number of confirmed coronavirus infections has risen by 2,537 to 123,016. That was lower than a 2,821 increase reported on Sunday and marked the third decline after four days of increases. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday refused to accept the resignation of his interior minister over an abrupt nationwide lockdown that triggered a spate of panic-buying. Boris Johnson has been discharged from the hospital. He thanked the NHS for “saving [his] life” after leaving St Thomas’ hospital in south London, where he had been hospitalized for a week. The UK government is facing mounting criticism over its coronavirus response, particularly over its failure to secure enough personal protective equipment and tests for NHS and care workers as the country’s death toll passed 10,000. This follows a warning that the UK could experience the highest coronavirus death toll in Europe. Senior US public health officials have pushed back on Donald Trump’s eagerness to reopen the country quickly, as a senior World Health Organization figure warned that Covid-19 “is going to be a virus that stalks the human race for quite a long time to come.” Updates: 06:54 90 new cases and seven new deaths in Israel  Eight new cases in Gabon  One new death in Czechia  One new death in Somalia  Nine new cases in Georgia  One new death in Moldova  22 new cases and one new death in Kazakhstan  Five new cases in Taiwan  48 new cases and ten new deaths in Hungary  28 new cases and two new deaths in Thailand  12 new cases in El Salvador  Nine new cases and one new death in Lithuania  One new case and two new deaths in Bulgaria  31 new cases in Uzbekistan  38 new cases and two new deaths in Australia  One new death in Afghanistan  42 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  One new case in Nepal  35 new cases in India    30 new cases and three new deaths in Bolivia  144 new cases and two new deaths in Pakistan  One new case in Mongolia  Four new cases in Honduras  One new death in Uruguay  13 new cases in Paraguay  442 new cases and 23 new deaths in Mexico  19 new cases and one new death in New Zealand  25 new cases and three new deaths in South Korea   126 new cases and seven new deaths in Brazil Two new cases in Montserrat  66 new cases and five new deaths in Argentina  133 new cases and ten new deaths in the United States NOTE: In its breakdown by county, Washington State uses an ‘Unassigned’ field with a varying amount. We adjusted April 12 figures based on the latest ‘Unassigned’ report China reports 108 new cases (of which 98 imported and ten local Updates 12-04-2020 Headlines 07:11 Older people may have to be kept isolated until the end of the year to protect them from the coronavirus, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has said. In Australia, more than a thousand people will land on home soil after weeks stranded abroad, AAP reports. Puerto Rico, which has reported more than 780 cases of Covid-19, and at least 42 deaths, will continue its lockdown until at least 3 May. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has approved an extension of the kingdom’s curfew until further notice, the state news agency (SPA) reported early on Sunday. For the first time in history, all 50 US states are now under disaster declarations after Wyoming became the final state to announce. British opposition parties and senior Conservatives have united in calling on the British government to reopen Parliament. Seven African states have called on authorities to explain allegations of mistreatment of Africans in Guangzhou city. Many reports having been evicted, tested for coronavirus several times without being given results, and being shunned and discriminated against in public. The Kremlin has warned that Moscow’s hospitals are under strain after a ‘huge influx’ of coronavirus cases. The World Health Organisation has warned that Belarus must take further action to combat coronavirus as they enter a new phase of infection. Belarus is still hosting football games, and their President, Alexander Lukashenko, has downplayed restrictive measures. In recent weeks, he has said that drinking vodka and bathing in saunas could help fight the virus. Source: worldometer, the guardian Updates: 06:54 58 new cases and one new death in India   Three new cases in Gabon  One new case in the Caribbean Netherlands 29 new cases in Uzbekistan   27 new cases in Lithuania   Eight new cases in Bulgaria  209 new cases and three new deaths in the United States Seven new cases in Uruguay  27 new cases in Pakistan  15 new cases in Kazakhstan  Two new cases and one new death in Brazil  33 new cases and three new deaths in Thailand  Three new deaths in Australia. 38 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Three new cases in Nepal One new case and one new death in Honduras  Two new cases in Cambodia  25 new cases and four new deaths in Bolivia  16 new cases in Guatemala  32 new cases and three new deaths in South Korea  375 new cases and 40 new deaths in Mexico   One new case in Sri Lanka  18 new cases in New Zealand  Two new cases in Bermuda  One new case in Paraguay  99 new cases in China  Source: worldometer, the guardian Updates 11-04-2020 Headlines: US death toll tops 19,600. Italy and India extend lockdown South Korean officials on Friday reported 91 patients thought cleared of the new coronavirus had tested positive again US cases pass 500,000 as Trump faces 'biggest decision' on curbs Progress is being made towards debt relief, says head of the World Bank Britons urged to resist warm weather and stay home over Easter weekend New Zealand death toll rises to four Uruguay evacuates Australians and New Zealanders from cruise ship Papua New Guinea's broken health system braces for Covid-19 The EU's new coronavirus relief deal is a gift to Europe's enemies WHO warns of 'deadly resurgence' if coronavirus controls lifted too soon Apple and Google team up in a bid to use smartphones to track coronavirus spread The coronavirus crisis has exposed the truth about the EU: it's not a real union Updates: 41 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Three new cases in Guyana  One new case in Cambodia  One new case in Myanmar  Two new cases in Jamaica  45 new cases in Uzbekistan  Seven new cases in Sri Lanka  11 new cases in Guatemala  Four new cases in Paraguay  29 new cases and two new deaths in New Zealand   154 new cases and six new deaths in Brazil  403 new cases and 39 new deaths in Mexico  73 new cases in Bahrain  21 new cases in Uruguay  Updates 10-04-2020 Headlines: 07:39 Residents in Wuhan, where the global coronavirus pandemic began, are still being tested regularly despite relaxing its tough two-month lockdown, with the country wary of a rebound in cases even as it sets its sights on normalizing the economy, writes Brenda Goh for Reuters The inequality virus: the pandemic hit America’s most impoverished the most Europe's future is at stake in this war against coronavirus In the shadow of the pandemic, Trump seizes the opportunity to push through his agenda. With coronavirus occupying people’s attention, the Trump administration is giving handouts to big business, appointing judges and rolling back regulations US unemployment rises 6.6m in a week as coronavirus takes its toll. Latest figures show 16 million people have now lost their jobs, with layoffs spreading across the economy IMF chief flags up a grim global economic forecast Kristalina Georgieva says the Covid-19 pandemic has spawned ‘economic crisis like no other.’ Boris Johnson leaves intensive care; cases worldwide top 1.6m UN chief says virus threatens global security Updates: 07:38 27 new cases in Oman  Two new cases and one new death in Taiwan  27 new cases in Austria  37 new cases in Afghanistan  44 new cases and one new death in Lithuania  Two new cases in Mayotte  42 new cases in Uzbekistan  210 new cases and 11 new deaths in Hungary  Six new cases in Bulgaria  46 new cases and one new death in India      14 new cases in El Salvador  50 new cases and one new death in Thailand 1st case in Yemen Seven new cases and two new deaths in Sint Maarten  112 new cases and one new death in Pakistan  18 new cases and one new death in Kyrgyzstan   Two new deaths in Australia   183 new cases in Japan 35 new cases and two new deaths in the DR Congo 39 new cases in Honduras  21 new cases and one new death in Kazakhstan  One new case in Fiji  329 new cases and six new deaths in the United States 31 new cases and three new deaths in Brazil  27 new cases and four new deaths in South Korea  44 new cases and one new death in New Zealand  Four new cases in Myanmar  Five new cases and one new death in Paraguay  260 new cases and 20 new deaths in Mexico  Four new cases and one new death in Bolivia  One new case in Dominica  17 new cases in Uruguay  31 new cases in Guatemala 09-04-2020: Headlines: 08:10 German cases climb for the third straight day. The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in Germany rose by 4,974 in the past 24 hours to 108,202 on Thursday, climbing for the third straight day after four previous days of drops. Japan confirms more than 500 cases on one day for the first time. Japan’s health ministry said Thursday that the country had more than 500 new cases for the first time on Wednesday. The UK suffered its deadliest day since the outbreak began on Tuesday, as official figures showed 938 more people had died in hospitals, taking the overall total to 7,097. The true death toll is likely to be significantly higher. The US recorded its highest one-day death toll on Tuesday, with 1,858 people dying on Tuesday. New York City was still the worst-affected part of the country, recording 806 fatalities. Boris Johnson still in intensive care Sub-Saharan Africa to fall into recession in 2020, says World Bank. America’s Strategic National Stockpile is nearly out of the N95 respirators, surgical masks, face, shields, gowns, and other medical supplies desperately needed to protect front-line medical workers treating coronavirus patients. Bernie Sanders suspended his presidential campaign, making Joe Biden the presumptive Democratic nominee. Sanders pledged to continue working to ensure progressive proposals are included in the party’s campaign platform. Donald Trump once again scapegoated the World Health Organization. The WHO’s director-general earlier made a plea to avoid politicization as the world responds to crisis. Australia recorded its lowest number of new coronavirus cases in three weeks yesterday, with 96 new cases. This is the first time in three weeks the country has seen the number of new daily cases fall below 100. Oxfam warned coronavirus could push half a billion people into poverty. More than half a billion more people could be pushed into poverty unless urgent action is taken to bail out developing countries affected by the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic, Oxfam has warned. Virus fears prompted a halt to Saudi military operations in Yemen. Concerns about a potential outbreak in Yemen, where no cases have been reported so far, are partly behind a decision to call a halt to the military action there that has left tens of thousands died and spread hunger and disease, a Saudi-led coalition spokesman Colonel Turki al-Malki has said.  Updates: 20:09 914 new cases and 17 new deaths in Peru  54 new cases and one new death in Bosnia and Herzegovina  4344 new cases and 881 new deaths in the United Kingdom  226 new cases and four new deaths in Pakistan  Four new cases in Venezuela  64 new cases in Bahrain  89 new cases in South Africa  564 new cases and 13 new deaths in Israel  809 new cases and 48 new deaths in India         20527 new cases and 1326 new deaths in the United States 18 days since the stay at home order in New York 39 days since the first case in New York 441 new cases and 28 new deaths in Romania  One new case in Nicaragua  Three new cases in Libya  One new case in Chad  295 new cases and 22 new deaths in Austria  29 new cases and one new death in Burkina Faso  2227 new cases and 102 new deaths in Germany  38 new cases and one new death in Oman  4799 new cases and 1341 new deaths in France  15 new cases and one new death in Tunisia  1252 new cases and 76 new deaths in Canada3 new cases in Guinea-Bissau  30 new cases in Guinea  71 new cases and four new deaths in Greece  500 new cases and 28 new deaths in Ireland 99 new cases and four new deaths in Morocco  Three new cases in Gibraltar  30 new cases in Iraq  14 new cases and one new death in Jordan  Nine new cases and one new death in Albania  One new case in Belize  Five new cases in Aruba  Three new cases in Monaco  766 new cases and 53 new deaths in Switzerland  4056 new cases and 96 new deaths in Turkey  94 new cases and 30 new deaths in Algeria  118 new cases and seven new deaths in Norway  4204 new cases and 610 new deaths in Italy  Six new deaths in Argentina  515 new cases and 30 new deaths in Ecuador  286 new cases and 19 new deaths in Brazil  32 new cases in Iceland  81 new cases and six new deaths in Luxembourg  155 new cases and 13 new deaths in Czechia  Seven new cases in Georgia  38 new cases and one new death in Cyprus  58 new cases and three new deaths in Cuba  12 new cases and one new death in Latvia  32 new cases in the Isle of Man  370 new cases and 15 new deaths in Poland  One new case in Sudan  238 new cases and ten new deaths in the Dominican Republic  25 new cases in Bulgaria  15 new cases in Mali  115 new cases and two new deaths in Moldova  Eight new cases in Guatemala  Two new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  41 new cases in Mauritius  420 new cases and three new deaths in Belarus  One new case in Myanmar  Ten new cases in the Channel Islands  426 new cases and nine new deaths in Chile  Three new cases in Togo  Five new cases and one new death in Kenya  19 new cases and two new deaths in Andorra  201 new cases and one new death in Serbia  Two new cases in Cambodia  37 new cases in Uzbekistan  One new case in South Sudan  1634 new cases and 117 new deaths in Iran  104 new cases and one new death in Azerbaijan  355 new cases and three new deaths in Saudi Arabia  One new case in Sri Lanka  815 new cases and 29 new deaths in Portugal  118 new cases and two new deaths in Finland  287 new cases in Singapore  15 new cases in Congo  Six new cases in Senegal  43 new cases and one new death in Lithuania  233 new cases and 19 new deaths in Denmark  64 new cases and one new death in Croatia  46 new cases and one new death in the Republic of North Macedonia  722 new cases and 106 new deaths in Sweden  Four new cases in Vietnam  1213 new cases and 148 new deaths in the Netherlands  One new case in Mauritania  Three new cases and one new death in Haiti  Three new cases in Sint Maarten  Seven new cases in Botswana  112 new cases and one new death in Bangladesh  38 new cases and one new death in Malta  40 new cases and one new death in Afghanistan  One new case in Ethiopia  166 new cases in Qatar  Six new cases in Lebanon  4226 new cases and 446 new deaths in Spain  19 new cases in Slovakia  55 new cases in Kuwait  37 new cases in Kazakhstan  1580 new cases and 283 new deaths in Belgium  33 new cases and three new deaths in Slovenia  109 new cases and two new deaths in Malaysia  13 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  337 new cases and 40 new deaths in Indonesia  206 new cases and 21 new deaths in the Philippines  One new case in Laos  22 new cases in Estonia  1459 new cases and 13 new deaths in Russia  40 new cases and one new death in Armenia  Four new cases in Montenegro  224 new cases and five new deaths in Ukraine  Five new cases in Paraguay  Ten new cases in Kyrgyzstan  One new case in Taiwan  52 new cases and one new death in Australia    54 new cases and two new deaths in Thailand  85 new cases and eight new deaths in Hungary  Ten new cases in El Salvador  54 new cases and three new deaths in Bolivia  396 new cases and 33 new deaths in Mexico  39 new cases and four new deaths in South Korea   31 new cases and one new death in Honduras  29 new cases in New Zealand  63 new cases and two new deaths in China  Updates: 07:14 One new case in Taiwan  32 new cases in Kazakhstan  27 new cases in Austria  52 new cases and one new death in Australia    18 new cases in Bulgaria  54 new cases and two new deaths in Thailand  Eight new deaths in Canada  Ten new cases in Uzbekistan  233 new cases and nine new deaths in the United States 43 new cases in Lithuania  One new death in Moldova  59 new cases and two new deaths in Pakistan  85 new cases and eight new deaths in Hungary  Ten new cases in El Salvador  54 new cases and three new deaths in Bolivia  396 new cases and 33 new deaths in Mexico  39 new cases and four new deaths in South Korea   31 new cases and one new death in Honduras  29 new cases in New Zealand  63 new cases and two new deaths in China  08-04-2020: Headlines: 13:29 At least 51 patients diagnosed as having fully recovered from the coronavirus in South Korea have tested positive a second time after leaving quarantine, according to officials. 08:24 Singapore has announced new plans to boost food production, including by turning car park rooftops into urban farms, as the Covid-19 pandemic disrupts global supply chains. Loans worth €6bn ($6.5bn) to bail out airline group Air France-KLM is a 'realistic' figure, a French junior transport minister has said. New cases of Covid-19 have risen in Germany for the second day after four days of drops, data from the Robert Koch Institute has shown. The last-minute decision to carry out the May presidential election by post in Poland due to the coronavirus pandemic has raised concerns, EU values and transparency commissioner Vera Jourova has said. Campaigners have welcomed the relaxation of immigration restrictions by governments across Europe and the Americas to allow doctors, nurses, and other vital workers from refugee and migrant communities to join efforts against coronavirus. Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care in a ‘stable’ condition with coronavirus symptoms as questions about who was running the country continued to rage. The prime minister was said to be breathing without assistance and was conscious at St Thomas’ hospital in London. Donald Trump has criticized the World Health Organization (WHO), and by implication, Beijing, saying the global body is “China-centric” and “biased” towards the rival superpower. Updates: 08:16 42 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  2 new deaths in Myanmar   4 new cases in Bulgaria  37 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan  111 new cases and 3 new deaths in Thailand  78 new cases and 11 new deaths in Hungary  22 new cases and 1 new death in Australia     7 new cases in Kazakhstan  5 new cases in India  205 new cases and 16 new deaths in the United States 15 new cases and Two new deaths in Brazil  149 new cases and 4 new deaths in Panama  Two new cases in Cambodia  346 new cases and 16 new deaths in Mexico   Seven new cases in Honduras  Three new cases in Guatemala  53 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea   Four new cases in Paraguay  Three new cases in Bahamas  16 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  50 new cases in New Zealand  07-04-2020: Headlines: 20:01 New York has now lost 5,489 residents to coronavirus Trump was warned in January of devastating impact, memos reveal Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Africa pass 10,000 Italy records 604 new Covid-19 deaths Turkey has world's fastest rising rate of infection UK hospital Covid-19 death toll rises by 786 to 6,159 854 new coronavirus deaths reported across UK UK prime minister 'does not have pneumonia' 66,000 Covid-19 deaths forecast in UK Updates: 20:00 4083 new cases and 173 new deaths in Germany 1173 new cases and 52 new deaths in Canada  344 new cases and 8 new deaths in Israel  55 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain  19583 new cases and 1404 new deaths in the United States 427 new cases and 22 new deaths in Brazil  8 new cases and One new death in Georgia  283 new cases and One new death in the United Arab Emirates  319 new cases and 23 new deaths in Austria  3 new cases in Sint Maarten  35 new cases in Kazakhstan  38 new cases and 13 new deaths in Norway  393 new cases in Peru  Three new cases in Aruba  Three new cases and 1 new death in Barbados  11059 new cases and 1417 new deaths in France  64 new cases and 10 new deaths in Morocco  One new case in Somalia  4 new cases in Jordan  345 new cases and 36 new deaths in Ireland 90 new cases and 4 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina  Two new cases in Monaco  435 new cases and 22 new deaths in Poland  533 new cases and 14 new deaths in India        596 new cases and 56 new deaths in Switzerland  Three new deaths in Argentina  3892 new cases and 76 new deaths in Turkey  243 new cases and 3 new deaths in Pakistan  225 new cases and 2 new deaths in Qatar  3039 new cases and 604 new deaths in Italy   122 new cases and 10 new deaths in Czechia  45 new cases and 20 new deaths in Algeria  Seven new cases in Togo  127 new cases and 3 new deaths in Luxembourg  3836 new cases and 556 new deaths in Spain  91 new cases and 1 new death in Iraq  46 new cases and 2 new deaths in Cuba  28 new cases and 1 new death in Bulgaria  106 new cases in Singapore  3634 new cases and 786 new deaths in the United Kingdom  7 new cases in the State of Palestine  29 new cases in Cyprus  24 new cases and 3 new deaths in Australia  One new case in Chad  77 new cases and 2 new deaths in Greece   390 new cases and 16 new deaths in Denmark  One new case in Haiti   11 new cases in Senegal  301 new cases and 6 new deaths in Chile  Four new cases in Gibraltar  Eight new cases in Montenegro  128 new cases and 12 new deaths in the Dominican Republic  Seven new cases in Guatemala  91 new cases and 3 new deaths in Moldova   161 new cases in Belarus  One new case in Trinidad and Tobago  24 new cases in Mauritius  38 new cases and 6 new deaths in Slovenia  Nine new cases in Mali  63 new cases and 1 new death in South Africa  360 new cases and 21 new deaths in Romania  24 new cases in Iceland  247 new cases and 3 new deaths in Serbia  Seven new cases and 1 new death in Sri Lanka   Twelve new cases in Channel Islands   190 new cases and 3 new deaths in Saudi Arabia  14 new cases in Kenya  29 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Republic of North Macedonia  60 new cases and 2 new deaths in Croatia  76 new cases and 1 new death in Azerbaijan  132 new cases and 7 new deaths in Finland  487 new cases and 114 new deaths in Sweden  777 new cases and 234 new deaths in the Netherlands  56 new cases and 3 new deaths in Afghanistan  Four new cases in Vietnam  One new case in Saint Kitts and Nevis  712 new cases and 34 new deaths in Portugal  47 new cases in Uzbekistan  47 new cases in Slovakia  Eight new cases in Ethiopia  Three new cases and 1 new death in Malawi   Six new cases and 1 new death in Albania  2089 new cases and 133 new deaths in Iran   11 new cases in Isle of Man  Seven new cases in Lebanon  170 new cases and 1 new death in Malaysia  21 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  52 new cases in Malta  41 new cases and 5 new deaths in Bangladesh  15 new cases in Guinea-Bissau  247 new cases and 12 new deaths in Indonesia  78 new cases in Kuwait  1380 new cases and 403 new deaths in Belgium  Six new cases and 1 new death in Latvia   104 new cases and 14 new deaths in the Philippines  41 new cases and 2 new deaths in Estonia  Two new cases in Laos  1154 new cases and 11 new deaths in Russia  20 new cases in Armenia  Six new cases in Gabon  Two new cases in Sudan  One new case in Faeroe Islands  143 new cases and 7 new deaths in Ukraine  Three new cases in Taiwan  40 new cases in Oman  37 new cases in Lithuania  38 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand   73 new cases and 9 new deaths in Hungary  One new case in Cambodia  12 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Seven new cases in Honduras  Nine new cases in El Salvador  One new case in Fiji  Two new cases in Paraguay  One new death in Guyana  11 new cases and 3 new deaths in Bolivia  73 new cases in Ghana  54 new cases in New Zealand  47 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea  296 new cases and 31 new deaths in Mexico  Headlines: 08:11 Germany records 3,800 jump in confirmed cases Hong Kong leader weighs in on Taiwan debate Japan's PM tweets message of support to 'dear friend' Johnson Australia is 'flattening the curve' Australia has 5,844 cases and 44 deaths Australian PM tells citizens to stay home for Easter China records no virus deaths for first time since January Updates: 08:11 Two new cases in Sudan  102 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel  One new case in Faeroe Islands  132 new cases in Finland  80 new cases in India      42 new cases and 1 new death in Bosnia and Herzegovina  Six new cases in Montenegro  143 new cases and 7 new deaths in Ukraine  Six new cases and 2 new deaths in Czechia  One new death in Norway  Three new cases in Taiwan  40 new cases in Oman  15 new cases in Uzbekistan  Seven new cases in Georgia  35 new cases in Austria  Two new cases and 1 new death in Sri Lanka   646 new cases and 72 new deaths in the United States 56 new cases in Afghanistan  37 new cases in Lithuania  One new death in Australia  38 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand   16 new cases in Bulgaria  98 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan  73 new cases and 9 new deaths in Hungary  13 new cases in Cuba  One new case in Cambodia  Four new cases in Guatemala  12 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Eight new cases in Kazakhstan  Seven new cases in Honduras  Nine new cases in El Salvador  One new case in Fiji  Two new cases in Paraguay  One new death in Guyana  11 new cases and 3 new deaths in Bolivia  73 new cases in Ghana  49 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil  54 new cases in New Zealand  47 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea  296 new cases and 31 new deaths in Mexico  Updates, 06-04-2020: Headlines: Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for coronavirus tests Japan expected to declare a state of emergency Coronavirus: the week explained - sign up for our email newsletter Fewer than 50 new cases in South Korea US government orders 29m doses of hydroxychloroquine A tiger at a New York zoo has tested positive for the coronavirus Daily death tolls slow in Italy, Spain and France Sweden prepares for possible tighter coronavirus measures as deaths rise Lockdowns around world could last weeks more, officials warn Dubai enters lockdown to tackle virus 07:31 11 new cases and 1 new death in Ukraine  3 new cases in Gabon  32 new cases and 1 new death in Lithuania  25 new cases in India    181 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel  5 new deaths in Romania.   1 new death in Bangladesh  11 new cases and four new deaths in Hungary   10 new cases and 1 new death in Bulgaria  48 new cases in Uzbekistan  12 new cases and 2 new deaths in Sint Maarten  51 new cases and three new deaths in Thailand. Thai Enquirer understands that the government is now considering a total shut down of all provinces as well as a 24-hour curfew for a fortnight. In such a scenario, provincial governments will be responsible for supplying citizens with necessities  38 new cases and two new deaths in Australia     168 new cases in the Philippines  69 new cases and 3 new deaths in Kyrgyzstan.  1 new death in Belize. The first death in the country 120 new cases and 3 new deaths in Pakistan  18 new cases in Afghanistan  72 new cases in Norway  7 new cases in El Salvador  9 new cases and 2 new deaths in Paraguay   1 new case in Mongolia  2 new cases in Fiji  157 new cases and 2 new deaths in the United States  47 new cases and three new deaths in South Korea   1 new case in Trinidad and Tobago  Five new cases in Guyana  253 new cases and 15 new deaths in Mexico  67 new cases in New Zealand  187 new cases and 8 new deaths in Panama  30 new cases in Honduras  27 new cases and 1 new death in Brazil  26 new cases and one new death in Bolivia  Updates, 05-04-2020: 07:14 32 new cases in Uzbekistan  40 new cases in Lithuania  55 new cases and two new deaths in Hungary  167 new cases and two new deaths in Israel   19 new cases and 1 new death in Bulgaria  62 new cases and 4 new deaths in Pakistan  UK: 1,559 COVID-19 patients are currently being treated in intensive care. 106 new cases and two new deaths in Canada  20 new cases in Kazakhstan  Five new cases in Saint Martin  28 new cases in Afghanistan   3 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  Six new cases in El Salvador  102 new cases and three new deaths in Thailand  Two new cases in Sint Maarten  191 new cases in Saudi Arabia  278 new cases and 2 new deaths in the United States One new case in Haiti  18 new cases in Bolivia  Four new cases and 7 new deaths in Honduras  8 new cases in Paraguay  85 new cases and four new deaths in Australia  81 new cases and six new deaths in South Korea   202 new cases and 19 new deaths in Mexico  89 new cases in New Zealand  Two new cases in Jamaica  One new case in Guyana  Source: worldometers Updates , 04-04-2020: 06:52 18 new cases in Afghanistan  55 new cases and six new deaths in Hungary  France: on April 3, the French Government reported 17,827 additional cases and 532 additional deaths from nursing homes that had not been reported previously. On April 2, it had reported 884 additional deaths. 75 new cases in Lithuania  174 new cases in Canada  1 new death in Kuwait. 1st death in the country 2 new deaths in Australia  89 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand  14 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  5 new cases in Fiji  314 new cases and 10 new deaths in the United States 23 new cases in India  1 new death in Singapore  22 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  42 new cases in Honduras  1 new death in Sri Lanka  4 new cases in Paraguay  178 new cases and 10 new deaths in Mexico  7 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  94 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea   82 new cases in New Zealand  19 new cases (of which 18 imported from abroad) and 4 new deaths (all in Hubei) occurred in China on April 3   Updates , 03-04-2020: 07:05 20 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan  20 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bulgaria   14 new cases and 1 new death in Kyrgyzstan 103 new cases and 4 new deaths in Thailand   38 new cases and 5 new deaths in Hungary    3 new deaths in Australia   24 new cases in India   47 new cases in Lithuania  16 new cases in Uzbekistan  9 new cases in Kazakhstan  71 new cases in Norway  1 new death in Argentina 1 new death in Singapore  3 new cases and 1 new death in Honduras  5 new cases in the Central African Republic  496 new cases and 25 new deaths in the United States 22 new cases and 3 new deaths in Brazil  4 new cases in Cambodia  31 new cases and 4 new deaths in China  3 new cases and 1 new death in Trinidad and Tobago  5 new cases in El Salvador  86 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea   132 new cases and 13 new deaths in Mexico  2 new cases in Haiti  9 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  15 new cases in Paraguay  19 new cases in Uruguay  71 new cases in New Zealand  Updates, 02-04-2020: 13:35 1083 new cases and 166 new deaths in the Netherlands  4244 new cases and 569 new deaths in the United Kingdom  More than 5000 new cases and more than 500 new death in the United States 34 new cases in India  99 new cases in Iceland  2.660 new cases and 31 new deaths in Germany  2 new deaths in Uruguay  373 new cases and 2 new deaths in Chile  206 new cases and 3 new deaths in Norway  22 new cases in Guinea  111 new cases and 3 new deaths in Serbia  52 new cases and 5 new deaths in Brazil  2 new deaths in Argentina  165 new cases and 5 new deaths in Saudi Arabia  72 new cases and 2 new deaths in Finland  6 new cases in Burkina Faso  29 new cases and 2 new deaths in Kenya  2 new cases in Madagascar  268 new cases and 7 new deaths in Israel  7 new cases in Djibouti  1 new death in Greece  216 new cases and 12 new deaths in Austria  92 new cases and 1 new death in Armenia  51 new cases and 1 new death in Cameroon  30 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  48 new cases and 1 new death in Croatia  22 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco  519 new cases and 43 new deaths in Sweden  783 new cases and 22 new deaths in Portugal  68 new cases and 1 new death in Lithuania  43 new cases in Kazakhstan  59 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina  4 new cases in Sri Lanka  499 new cases and 17 new deaths in Switzerland  56 new cases and 2 new deaths in Slovenia  9 new cases in Vietnam  3 new cases and 1 new death in Zambia  38 new cases and 1 new death in Andorra  248 new cases and 19 new deaths in Denmark  1 new case in Nepal  8 new cases in Malta  66 new cases in Bahrain  5 new cases in Senegal  26 new cases in Slovakia  278 new cases and 2 new deaths in Romania   2875 new cases and 124 new deaths in Iran   2 new cases in New Caledonia  6120 new cases and 616 new deaths in Spain  18 new cases and 1 new death in Albania  2 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  15 new cases in Mayotte  15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Lebanon  25 new cases in Kuwait  7 new cases in Isle of Man  21 new cases in the State of Palestine  79 new cases and 2 new deaths in Poland  1384 new cases and 183 new deaths in Belgium  208 new cases and 5 new deaths in Malaysia  36 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  322 new cases and 11 new deaths in the Philippines  113 new cases and 13 new deaths in Indonesia  41 new cases in Azerbaijan  12 new cases in Latvia  79 new cases and 6 new deaths in Estonia  35 new cases and 6 new deaths in China  771 new cases and 6 new deaths in Russia  9 new cases in Uzbekistan  89 new cases and 2 new deaths in Australia  17 new cases in Montenegro  10 new cases in Ukraine  21 new cases in Oman  15 new cases and 1 new death in Czechia  8 new cases in Bolivia  4 new cases in Faeroe Islands  104 new cases and 3 new deaths in Thailand  10 new cases in Taiwan  3 new cases in Eritrea  2 new cases in Bangladesh  2 new cases in Afghanistan  14 new cases and 2 new deaths in the DR Congo  173 new cases and 4 new deaths in Pakistan  60 new cases and 1 new death in Hungary  13 new cases in Georgia  1 new death in Mauritius  27 new cases in Bulgaria  5 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  2 new cases in Fiji  47 new cases and 4 new deaths in Honduras  8 new cases in El Salvador  1 new case in Cambodia  163 new cases and 8 new deaths in Mexico  1 new case in Bhutan  9 new deaths in Peru  1 new death in Guyana  15 new deaths in Canada  1 new death in Singapore  89 new cases and 4 new deaths in South Korea  7 new cases in Guatemala  8 new cases in Paraguay  1 new case in Grenada  89 new cases in New Zealand  06:57 34 new cases in India  120 new cases and 4 new deaths in Pakistan  5 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  58 new cases in Australia  2 new cases in Fiji  47 new cases and 4 new deaths in Honduras  8 new cases in El Salvador  22 new cases in Kazakhstan  1 new case in Cambodia  163 new cases and 8 new deaths in Mexico  1 new case in Bhutan  9 new deaths in Peru  1 new death in Argentina  1 new death in Guyana  15 new deaths in Canada  1 new death in Singapore  89 new cases and 4 new deaths in South Korea  4 new cases in Vietnam  7 new cases in Guatemala  51 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil  8 new cases in Paraguay  1 new case in Grenada  89 new cases in New Zealand  297 new cases and 8 new deaths in the United States Updates, 01-04-2020: 18:45 233 new cases and 5 new deaths in Israel   23 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bulgaria    180 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan  877 new cases and 7 new deaths in Canada  9 new cases in Uzbekistan  85 new cases in Iceland  187 new cases and 5 new deaths in Norway  21 new cases and 2 new deaths in Burkina Faso  25 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco  4 new cases in Jordan  5 new cases and 1 new death in Isle of Man  2 new cases in Bahrain  29 new cases and 2 new deaths in Tunisia  4736 new cases and 83 new deaths in Germany  2148 new cases and 63 new deaths in Turkey  120 new cases and 2 new deaths in Thailand  206 new cases and 5 new deaths in Brazil  39 new cases and 1 new death in Armenia  27 new cases in South Africa  212 new cases and 14 new deaths in Ireland  131 new cases and 14 new deaths in Algeria  70 new cases and 1 new death in Moldova  15 new cases in Mauritius  3 new cases in Monaco  446 new cases and 14 new deaths in Ecuador  14 new cases in Montenegro  405 new cases and 18 new deaths in Austria  4782 new cases and 727 new deaths in Italy  1 new death in Argentina  200 new cases and 8 new deaths in Czechia  58 new cases and 1 new death in Cyprus  141 new cases and 6 new deaths in Luxembourg  33 new cases and 4 new deaths in Hungary  25 new cases and 2 new deaths in the Republic of North Macedonia  7 new cases in Georgia  37 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  37 new cases and 1 new death in Kazakhstan  34 new cases in Réunion  26 new cases in Cuba  101 new cases and 1 new death in Greece  1 new case in Haiti   16 new cases and 2 new deaths in Lebanon  2 new cases in Mozambique  4 new cases in Paraguay  3 new cases in Djibouti  175 new cases and 6 new deaths in the Dominican Republic  37 new cases and 1 new death in Slovakia  2 new cases and 2 new deaths in Trinidad and Tobago  293 new cases and 4 new deaths in Chile  74 new cases in Singapore  28 new cases in Finland  3 new cases in Sri Lanka  14 new cases and 2 new deaths in Andorra  1 new death in Uruguay  1 new case in the Turks and Caicos Islands  1 new case in the Turks and Caicos Islands  4324 new cases and 563 new deaths in the United Kingdom 160 new cases and 5 new deaths in Serbia  6 new cases in Vietnam  1 new case in Tanzania  532 new cases and 28 new deaths in Switzerland  157 new cases and 6 new deaths in Saudi Arabia  11 new cases and 1 new death in the DR Congo  109 new cases and 3 new deaths in Poland  31 new cases in the Channel Islands  3 new cases in Namibia  22 new cases in Kenya  3 new cases and 1 new death in Mali  96 new cases in Croatia  215 new cases and 4 new deaths in Romania   232 new cases and 14 new deaths in Denmark  512 new cases and 59 new deaths in Sweden  2 new cases and 1 new death in Togo  808 new cases and 27 new deaths in Portugal  16 new cases in Nigeria  8 new cases in Guinea  240 new cases and 10 new deaths in India  1019 new cases and 134 new deaths in the Netherlands  1 new case in the Maldives  101 new cases and 1 new death in Australia  10 new cases and 1 new death in Sint Maarten  19 new cases in Malta  61 new cases in Azerbaijan  2 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  40 new cases in Cameroon  15 new cases and 1 new death in Senegal: 1st death  34 new cases and 1 new death in Estonia  16 new cases in Albania  34 new cases in Ghana  11 new cases and 1 new death in Belarus: a 70-year-old woman  2988 new cases and 138 new deaths in Iran  44 new cases in Lithuania  6213 new cases and 589 new deaths in Spain  3 new cases in Liberia  39 new cases in Slovenia  1 new case in Guatemala  28 new cases in Kuwait  50 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  1189 new cases and 123 new deaths in Belgium  142 new cases and 2 new deaths in Malaysia  1 new case in Laos  149 new cases and 21 new deaths in Indonesia  15 new cases in the State of Palestine  227 new cases and 8 new deaths in the Philippines  3 new cases in Ethiopia  440 new cases and 7 new deaths in Russia  24 new cases in Ukraine  18 new cases in Oman  7 new cases in Taiwan  4 new cases in Faeroe Islands  48 new cases in Latvia  4 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  3 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh  8 new cases in Venezuela  2 new cases in Gabon 2 new cases in Mongolia  22 new cases in Afghanistan  8 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  31 new cases and 3 new deaths in Honduras  1 new case in the Bahamas  121 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico   101 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  1 new case in Suriname  61 new cases in New Zealand  16.506 new cases and 463 new deaths in the United States 07:34 China reports 1.300 news cornavirus cases where the patiens have no symptoms but carry the virus. Forty-eight new cases and one new death in the United States brings the total on 4.054 death and 188.578 infected. "Our country is in the midst of a great national trial, unlike any we have ever faced before. [...] We’re at war with a deadly virus. Success in this fight will require the full absolute measure of our collective strength, love, and devotion. It’s very important. Each of us has the power through our own choices and actions to save American lives and rescue the most vulnerable among us" President Trump said. "Following the guidelines for the next 30 days is a matter of life and death"  “This is going to be one of the roughest 2 or 3 weeks we’ve ever had in our country [...] We’re going to lose thousands of people.” Projections: 100,000 - 240,000 total deaths in the US from COVID-19. Assuming full mitigation: peak of 2,214 daily deaths on April 15 120 new cases and 2 new deaths in Thailand  193 new cases and 10 new deaths in India  1 new case in Haiti   93 new cases in Pakistan  22 new cases in Afghanistan  65 new cases in Australia  95 new cases and 1 new death in Brazil  8 new cases and 1 new death in Bolivia  31 new cases and 3 new deaths in Honduras  1 new case in Bahamas  1 new death in Trinidad and Tobago  5 new cases in Kazakhstan  121 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico   101 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  1 new case in Suriname  61 new cases in New Zealand  Updates, 30-03-2020: 09:37 Vietnam to start lockdown UK Supermarket sales rocket WHO: coronavirus epidemic is “far from over” in the Asia-Pacific region Robert Koch Institute: Germany cases increase to 61,913; death toll hits 583 Australians in their 20s have more confirmed cases than any other age group 07:32 16 new cases in Austria  97 new cases in Australia  148 new cases and 4 new deaths in Pakistan  136 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel   14 new cases in Montenegro  3 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  23 new cases and 1 new death in Kazakhstan  13 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  42 new cases in Lithuania  9 new cases in Gabon  20 new cases in Bulgaria  1 new case in Maldives   2 new cases in Liechtenstein  3 new cases in Finland  10 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bolivia  1 new death in Myanmar. First death in the country  1 new case in Laos  2 new cases in Seychelles  2 new cases in El Salvador  1 new case in Uzbekistan  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in the British Virgin Islands  26 new cases and 3 new deaths in Canada  2 new cases in Honduras  17 new cases in Norway  125 new cases and 4 new deaths in South Korea  31 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil  58 new cases in New Zealand  101 new cases and 8 new deaths in Mexico  1 new case in Paraguay  1 new case in Barbados  146 new cases and 1 new death in Argentina  422 new cases and 14 new deaths in the United States March 30 March 29 March 28 March 27 March 26 March 25  Updates, 30-03-2020: 21:29 3690 new cases and 75 new deaths in Germany  227 new cases and 5 new deaths in India  137 new cases and 22 new deaths in Romania  295 new cases and 8 new deaths in Ireland  7 new cases in the State of Palestine  809 new cases and 22 new deaths in Austria  98 new cases in Peru  977 new cases and 2 new deaths in Canada  96 new cases and 2 new deaths in Colombia  1610 new cases and 37 new deaths in Turkey  4 new cases in Madagascar  47 new cases and 1 new death in Egypt  31 new cases in Lithuania  16 new cases and 1 new death in Cyprus  193 new cases and 9 new deaths in Poland  12 new cases in Georgia  38 new cases and 2 new deaths in Ecuador  3 new deaths in Argentina  4376 new cases and 418 new deaths in France   9 new cases and 2 new deaths in Jordan  46 new cases and 1 new death in South Africa  448 new cases and 1 new death in Israel  55 new cases and 7 new deaths in Morocco  125 new cases and 7 new deaths in Czechia  93 new cases and 7 new deaths in Pakistan  24 new cases in Burkina Faso  83 new cases and 4 new deaths in Iraq  3 new cases in Monaco  161 new cases and 6 new deaths in Norway  1 new death in Nigeria  931 new cases and 48 new deaths in Switzerland  59 new cases in Qatar  115 new cases and 5 new deaths in Brazil  73 new cases and 4 new deaths in Algeria  50 new cases in Afghanistan  4050 new cases and 812 new deaths in Italy. Total cases surpass 100,000  1 new case in Belize  182 new cases and 5 new deaths in Denmark  4 new cases in Gibraltar  41 new cases in Réunion  35 new cases and 3 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina  WHO Daily Briefing on COVID-19 6 new cases in Guinea  2619 new cases and 180 new deaths in the United Kingdom  35 new cases in Moldova  56 new cases and 4 new deaths in Greece  1 new case in Saint Barthélemy  6 new cases in Uruguay  10 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  31 new cases and 1 new death in Cuba  66 new cases in Iceland  4 new cases in Jamaica  8 new cases and 1 new death in Lebanon  7 new cases in Isle of Man  21 new cases in Mauritius  13 new cases in Bulgaria  1 new case in the Turks and Caicos Islands  16 new cases and 3 new deaths in Bolivia  3 new cases in Curaçao  6 new cases in Guinea-Bissau  42 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Dominican Republic  4 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  44 new cases and 3 new deaths in Serbia  154 new cases in Saudi Arabia  5 new cases and 1 new death in Sri Lanka  2 new cases in Chad  310 new cases and 1 new death in Chile  6 new cases in El Salvador  18 new cases in Kazakhstan  41 new cases and 2 new deaths in the United Arab Emirates  4 new cases in Myanmar  33 new cases in Channel Islands   38 new cases and 1 new death in Luxembourg  6 new cases in Zambia  10 new cases in Venezuela  112 new cases and 2 new deaths in Finland  58 new cases in Belarus  26 new cases and 1 new death in the Republic of North Macedonia  4 new cases and 1 new death in Saint Martin  64 new cases in Azerbaijan  2 new cases in Guatemala  884 new cases and 93 new deaths in the Netherlands  77 new cases in Croatia  9 new cases in Vietnam  8 new cases in Kenya  35 new cases in Singapore  328 new cases and 36 new deaths in Sweden  1 new death in Sudan  6 new cases and 3 new deaths in San Marino  446 new cases and 21 new deaths in Portugal  5 new cases in Saint Kitts and Nevis  5 new cases in Tanzania  9 new cases in Faeroe Islands  5 new cases in Uzbekistan  6 new cases in Liechtenstein  7 new cases and 1 new death in Mali  12 new cases in Oman  5 new cases in Malta  5 new cases in French Polynesia  5 new cases and 1 new death in Ukraine  4 new cases and 2 new deaths in Niger  5085 new cases and 537 new deaths in Spain  22 new cases in Slovakia  19 new cases in Mayotte  20 new cases in Senegal  3186 new cases and 117 new deaths in Iran  136 new cases and 2 new deaths in Thailand  1063 new cases and 82 new deaths in Belgium  58 new cases in Armenia  1 new case in Brunei Darussalam  2 new cases in Ethiopia  1 new case in China, Macao SAR  156 new cases and 2 new deaths in Malaysia   4 new cases in Cambodia  302 new cases and 1 new death in Russia  11 new cases in Kuwait  26 new cases in Slovenia  11 new cases and 1 new death in Albania  1 new case in Bangladesh  129 new cases and 8 new deaths in Indonesia  8 new cases and 2 new deaths in Taiwan  82 new cases and 1 new death in Australia  128 new cases and 7 new deaths in the Philippines  16 new cases in Bahrain  36 new cases in Estonia  29 new cases in Latvia  6 new cases in Montenegro  29 new cases in Honduras  75 new cases in New Zealand  39 new cases and 2 new deaths in Hungary  145 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico  78 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea  5 new cases in Paraguay  5 new cases in Togo  16198 new cases and 368 new deaths in the United States 31 new cases (of which 30 imported) 4 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 322 new recoveries occurred in China on March 29, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   07:34 The death toll from coronavirus in the Netherlands rose by 132 to 771 on Sunday, 29 th of March 2020. The number of positive tests for the virus rose by 1,104 to 10,866. Diederik Gommers, chairman of the Dutch intensive care association, said that 66% to 80% of corona patients on intensive care wards that he had seen are overweight. 47 new cases and two new deaths in India  One new death in Australia 15 new cases in Bolivia  Three new cases in Mauritius  136 new cases in Thailand  75 new cases in New Zealand  39 new cases and 2 new deaths in Hungary  Three new cases in Sri Lanka  145 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico  Six new cases in El Salvador  78 new cases and six new deaths in South Korea  5 new cases in Paraguay  Five new cases in Togo  177 new cases and one new death in the United States 31 new cases (of which 30 imported) 4 new deaths (all in Hubei Updates, 29-03-2020: 07:34 The death toll from coronavirus in the Netherlands rose by 93 to 639 on Saturday, 28 th of March 2020. The number of positive tests for the virus rose by 1,159 to 9,762. Diederik Gommers, chairman of the Dutch intensive care association, said that 66% to 80% of corona patients on intensive care wards that he had seen are overweight. One hundred ninety-six new cases and eight new deaths in the United States. Now 2.229 death and 123.776 cases. 13 new cases in Madagascar  29 new cases in Uzbekistan  Two new deaths in Armenia  7 new cases in Bulgaria  5 new cases in El Salvador  1 new case in the Maldives  43 new cases in Lithuania  1 new death in India 65 new cases and two new deaths in Hungary  32 new cases in Czechia 1 new death in Singapore   143 new cases in Thailand  334 new cases and two new deaths in Australia    2 new cases in Grenada  2 new cases in Sri Lanka  15 new cases in Honduras  1 new case in Bhutan  7 new cases in Haiti  4 new cases in Cambodia  17 new cases in Norway  105 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea  5 new cases in Vietnam  7 new cases in Bolivia  2 new cases in Jamaica  131 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico  45 new cases (of which 44 imported) 5 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 477 new recoveries occurred in China on March 28, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   Updates, 28-03-2020: 06:32 15 new cases in India    16 new cases and 1 new death in Uzbekistan  109 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand  4 new cases in Jamaica  1 new case in Mongolia  Four new cases in Guatemala  4 new cases in Paraguay  2 new cases in Sudan  195 new cases and one new death in Australia  36 new cases in Uruguay  6 new cases in El Salvador  132 new cases and 4 new deaths in Mexico  27 new cases in Honduras  130 new cases and 8 new deaths in the United States 13 new cases in Bolivia  60 new cases and 1 new death in Brazil  6 new cases in Vietnam  2 new cases in Mauritania  101 new cases and 4 new deaths in Argentina  83 new cases in New Zealand  146 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea   54 new cases (all of which were imported from abroad), 3 new deaths (all in Hubei Starting on Saturday, March 28, China is closing its borders to foreigners to protect its citizens from a potential second wave of infections . Almost all new recent cases in China were imported from Updates, 27-03-2020: 4 new cases in Pakistan  45 new cases in Lithuania  20 new cases in India    8 new cases and one new death in Uzbekistan 12 new cases in Bulgaria  2 new cases in Georgia  11 new cases in Kazakhstan   93 new cases in Australia  39 new cases in Armenia  15 new cases in Taiwan  91 new cases and 1 new death in Thailand  342 new cases and two new deaths in Israel   39 new cases in Hungary  4 new cases in Bangladesh   1 new case in Bhutan  1 new death in Malaysia. 11 new cases in Paraguay  India: 727 total cases and 20 deaths in India. 13 new cases in Cameroon  110 new cases and two new deaths in Mexico  One new death in Nicaragua. The first death in the country  169 new cases and 6 new deaths in the United States 91 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea   55 new cases (of which 54 imported), five new deaths, and 537 new discharges occurred in China on March 26, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   Updates, 26-03-2020: 20:08 6203 new cases and 712 new deaths in Italy 3922 new cases and 365 new deaths in France     2129 new cases and 115 new deaths in the United Kingdom  14 new cases in Nigeria  5 new cases in Liechtenstein  262 new cases in Norway  2 new cases in Monaco  15 new cases in Uzbekistan  1196 new cases and 16 new deaths in Turkey  324 new cases and three new deaths in Israel   5 new cases in French Polynesia  170 new cases and two new deaths in Poland  21 new cases and two new deaths in Colombia  2 new cases in Mozambique  25 new cases in Lithuania  4 new cases in Georgia  1 new case in Namibia  1 new case in the Turks and Caicos Islands  1259 new cases and 18 new deaths in Austria  16 new cases in Montenegro  30 new cases in Costa Rica  488 new cases and 1 new death in Canada  123 new cases and 5 new deaths in Romania  171 new cases and five new deaths in Ecuador  12 new cases in Qatar  65 new cases and 4 new deaths in India   40 new cases in Jordan  1 new case in Montserrat  1 new death in Honduras  39 new cases in Bahrain  100 new cases in Peru  14 new cases in Cyprus  65 new cases and 4 new deaths in Algeria  271 new cases and 3 new deaths in Czechia    50 new cases and 4 new deaths in Morocco  4 new cases in Sri Lanka  Ten new cases in Afghanistan  57 new cases and four new deaths in Brazil  120 new cases and 1 new death in Luxembourg  153 new cases and 7 new deaths in Denmark   8 new cases in Bolivia  96 new cases in the Dominican Republic  Two new cases in Mali  116 new cases and one new death in Pakistan  71 new cases and 4 new deaths in Greece 6323 new cases and 33 new deaths in Germany   3 new cases and 1 new death in Kenya  35 new cases in Lebanon  34 new cases and 1 new death in Slovenia 815 new cases and 38 new deaths in Switzerland  11893 new cases and 124 new deaths in the United States 13 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  28 new cases in Moldova  218 new cases in South Africa  6682 new cases and 498 new deaths in Spain  6 new cases in Burkina Faso  Ten new cases in Cuba  24 new cases in Réunion  314 new cases and nine new deaths in Sweden   92 new cases and two new deaths in Japan   22 new cases in Bulgaria  53 new cases and one new death in Croatia: a 74-year-old man   One new case in Trinidad and Tobago  30 new cases and one new death in Kazakhstan: 1st death  33 new cases in Mauritius  Five new cases in Vietnam  73 new cases and three new deaths in Serbia   27 new cases and 1 new death in Tunisia  25 new cases and one new death in Armenia   Four new cases in Zambia   78 new cases and two new deaths in Finland  164 new cases and one new death in Chile  235 new cases and three new deaths in Malaysia   52 new cases in Singapore  65 new cases in Iceland  1019 new cases and 78 new deaths in the Netherlands  Four new cases in Madagascar  36 new cases and two new deaths in Andorra  130 new cases and two new deaths in Australia   112 new cases and 1 new death in Saudi Arabia  Five new cases in Malta  24 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  36 new cases and seven new deaths in Iraq  549 new cases and 17 new deaths in Portugal  42 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  17 new cases in Ukraine  29 new cases and one new death in Azerbaijan  2389 new cases and 157 new deaths in Iran  64 new cases in Ghana  Three new cases in Laos  28 new cases and one new death in Albania   1298 new cases and 42 new deaths in Belgium  Two new cases in Isle of Man  6 new cases in Senegal  Five new cases in Brunei Darussalam  One new case in Mauritania  Ten new cases in Oman  Five new cases in Bangladesh  Ten new cases in Slovakia  134 new cases in Estonia  103 new cases and 20 new deaths in Indonesia  23 new cases in Latvia  13 new cases in Kuwait  71 new cases and seven new deaths in the Philippines   Three new cases and one new death in the DR Congo  182 new cases in Russia  One new case in Somalia  Four new cases in Paraguay  Eight new cases in the Faeroe Islands  13 new cases in the State of Palestine  17 new cases in Taiwan  One new death in the Channel Islands  1 new case in Mongolia  One new case in Gabon  35 new cases in Hungary  111 new cases in Thailand 70 new cases and one new death in Mexico  104 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea   Four new cases in El Salvador  67 new cases, six new deaths, and 401 new discharges occurred in China on March 25, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   05:45 90 new cases and one new death in Australia   16 new cases in Norway  111 new cases in Thailand Seven new cases in Kazakhstan  Eight new cases and one new death in India   30 new cases in Pakistan  70 new cases and one new death in Mexico  278 new cases and five new deaths in the United States 104 new cases and five new deaths in South Korea   Six new cases in Bolivia  4 new cases in El Salvador  67 new cases, six new deaths in China on March 25, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   Updates, 25-03-2020: 06:30 7 new cases in Kazakhstan  26 new cases in India. Delhi death not due to COVID-19 2 new cases in Cambodia  2 new cases in New Caledonia  107 new cases in Thailand 1 new case in Fiji  4 new cases in El Salvador  35 new cases and 4 new deaths in the United States 6 new cases in Honduras  10 new cases and 1 new death in Paraguay  4 new cases in Jamaica  7 new cases in Venezuela  3 new cases in Bolivia  100 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea  47 new cases, 4 new deaths, and 491 new discharges occurred in China on March 24, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China   Updates, 24-03-2020: 20:24 2 new cases in Curaçao  176 new cases in Brazil  809 new cases and 7 new deaths in Austria   488 new cases and 2 new deaths in Israel: an 87-year-old man  3725 new cases and 34 new deaths in Germany  499 new cases and 1 new death in Canada  3 new cases in Namibia  4 new cases in Rwanda  30 new cases and 1 new death in Lithuania, a 90-year-old woman    30 new cases and 2 new deaths in Bosnia and Herzegovina 186 new cases and 4 new deaths in Romania  2 new cases in Suriname  1 new case in Myanmar  26 new cases in Ghana  8 new cases in Cuba  23 new cases in Réunion  343 new cases and 7 new deaths in Turkey  48 new cases in Côte d'Ivoire  19 new cases in Costa Rica  15 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain  2448 new cases and 240 new deaths in France  36 new cases and 1 new death in Egypt  135 new cases and 2 new deaths in Poland  106 new cases and 2 new deaths in Malaysia   2 new deaths in Argentina, including a 71 years old man     1082 new cases and 2 new deaths in Switzerland  3 new cases in the Holy See  51 new cases in Lebanon  97 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan: a 57-year-old man   25 new cases in Qatar  10 new cases in Kazakhstan  21 new cases and 2 new deaths in Peru   37 new cases in India. 154 new cases and 2 new deaths in Norway  8 new cases and 2 new deaths in Cyprus 26 new cases in Jordan  1 new case in Guatemala  2 new cases in Bolivia: a 58-year-old woman who arrived on Friday from Switzerland  4 new cases in Nigeria  65 new cases and 1 new death in Japan  1 new case in the Cayman Islands  20 new cases in Montenegro  27 new cases and 1 new death in Morocco  3 new cases in China, Macao SAR  5249 new cases and 743 new deaths in Italy   224 new cases in Luxembourg  158 new cases and 1 new death in Czechia: a 45-year-old man who had cancer and had suffered organ failure   302 new cases and 10 new deaths in Portugal  50 new cases in the United Arab Emirates  48 new cases and 3 new deaths in Greece, a 64-year-old male, and an 86-year-old female   131 new cases and 8 new deaths in Denmark   1 new case in Gambia  10 new cases in the Isle of Man  14 new cases in Armenia  17 new cases in Bulgaria  1 new case in Greenland  9 new cases in Georgia  1427 new cases and 87 new deaths in the United Kingdom    34 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria, 6 new cases in Mauritius  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago 4540 new cases and 489 new deaths in Spain  16 new cases in Moldova  34 new cases in Afghanistan  68 new cases and 9 new deaths in Ecuador  67 new cases in Croatia  24 new cases in Ukraine  2 new cases in Mozambique 67 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Dominican Republic  240 new cases and 9 new deaths in Sweden  11 new cases in Vietnam  54 new cases in Serbia  5 new cases in Sri Lanka  4 new cases in Cambodia  15 new cases in Azerbaijan  50 new cases and 4 new deaths in Iraq  3 new cases in Guam  176 new cases in Chile  38 new cases and 1 new death in Slovenia 9 new cases in Kenya  811 new cases and 63 new deaths in the Netherlands  205 new cases and 1 new death in Saudi Arabia 1 new death in San Marino: a 74-year-old patient  Olympic Games to be postponed until 2021   1 new case in Sudan  2 new cases in Togo  257 new cases and 1 new death in Australia  12 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  25 new cases in Tunisia   57 new cases in Russia  49 new cases in Singapore  21 new cases in Taiwan  31 new cases in Andorra  1 new death in Cabo Verde: 1st death, a 62-year-old English tourist  1762 new cases and 122 new deaths in Iran  4 new cases in Uzbekistan  3 new cases in Malta  8 new cases in Puerto Rico  90 new cases and 2 new deaths in the Philippines  20 new cases and 1 new death in Hungary   152 new cases in South Africa  17 new cases in Estonia  19 new cases and 1 new death in Albania 4 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  7 new cases in Senegal  526 new cases and 34 new deaths in Belgium  15 new cases in Burkina Faso  92 new cases in Finland  13 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  1 new case in the State of Palestine  6 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh: a 70-year-old person  1 new case in Chad  8916 new cases and 123 new deaths in the United States. 29 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  60 new cases and 1 new death in Iceland   107 new cases and 6 new deaths in Indonesia  3 new cases in French Guiana  18 new cases in Slovakia  9 new cases in the DR Congo  2 new cases in New Caledonia  12 new cases in Mayotte  2 new cases in Kuwait  10 new cases in Cameroon  17 new cases in Latvia  1 new case in Ethiopia  2 new cases in Jamaica  26 new cases in Kyrgyzstan 2 new deaths of former passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship 18 new cases in Oman  5 new cases in Madagascar: all from France and the same Air France flight  5 new cases in French Polynesia  3 new cases in Aruba  5 new cases and 1 new death in Paraguay  106 new cases and 3 new deaths in Thailand  1 new case in Fiji 29 new cases in Colombia  53 new cases in New Zealand 76 new cases and 9 new deaths in South Korea  2 new cases in El Salvador  51 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico  78 new cases, 7 new deaths (all in Hubei 06:03 1 new case in Bolivia 5 new cases in Madagascar 12 new cases in India. Total cases surpass 500  3 new cases in Uzbekistan  4 new cases in Guam  5 new cases in Kazakhstan  5 new cases in French Polynesia  86 new cases and 1 new death in Australia   1 new case in Suriname  3 new cases in Aruba  1 new case in Trinidad and Tobago5 new cases and 1 new death in Paraguay  2 new cases in Afghanistan  106 new cases and 3 new deaths in Thailand  1 new case in Fiji29 new cases in Colombia  53 new cases in New Zealand 39 new cases in the Philippines  76 new cases and 9 new deaths in South Korea  2 new cases in El Salvador  51 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico  78 new cases, 7 new deaths (all in Hubei Updates, 23-03-2020: 7 new cases in Venezuela​​​​​​ 3 new cases in Vietnam 1 new case and 1 new death in Montenegro  16 new cases and 8 new deaths in the Philippines  1 new case in Fiji: the 1-year-old nephew of the first patient  23 new cases and 1 new death in Pakistan   3 new cases in Uzbekistan  65 new cases in Mexico  122 new cases in Thailand. 4 new cases in Sri Lanka  20 new cases in Australia  64 new cases and 7 new deaths in South Korea  Updates, 22-03-2020: 20:16 1559 new cases and 112 new deaths in France 2488 new cases and 10 new deaths in Germany 665 new cases and 48 new deaths in the United Kingdom   66 new cases and 3 new deaths in Romania 8149 new cases and 112 new deaths in the United States 17 new cases in Costa Rica  5 new cases in Monaco  125 new cases and 1 new death in Czechia 16 new cases and 1 new death in Afghanistan 11 new cases in Senegal  5 new cases in Montenegro  188 new cases in Israel  289 new cases and 9 new deaths in Turkey   34 new cases in South Africa  121 new cases and 1 new death in Ireland 12 new cases in Jordan   611 new cases and 18 new deaths in Switzerland 1 new case and 1 new death in Pakistan 34 new cases in Armenia  8 new cases in Nigeria  98 new cases and 1 new death in Canada  45 new cases in Peru  7 new cases in Slovakia  64 new cases and 2 new deaths in India   91 new cases and 2 new deaths in Poland    14 new cases in Cuba  51 new cases and 1 new death in Serbia, a 92-year old woman   99 new cases in Norway  31 new cases and 1 new death in Slovenia  257 new cases and 7 new deaths in Ecuador  5 new cases in Gibraltar  3 new cases in China, Macao SAR 7 new cases in the DR Congo  11 new cases in Cyprus  62 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria  3107 new cases and 375 new deaths in Spain  161 new cases and 1 new death in Sweden  10 new cases and 1 new death in Mauritius  94 new cases and 2 new deaths in Greece  48 new cases in Croatia  5 new cases in Kazakhstan  35 new cases and 2 new deaths in Colombia  31 new cases in Cambodia  14 new cases in Moldova  310 new cases and 8 new deaths in Austria  32 new cases in Japan  43 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  22 new cases in Bulgaria  19 new cases in Vietnam  22 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain 30 new cases and 1 new death in the Republic of North Macedonia 5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  8 new cases in Kenya  31 new cases in Brazil  5 new cases in Bolivia  90 new cases in the Dominican Republic  2 new cases in Uzbekistan  30 new cases in Lithuania  23 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  25 new cases and 1 new death in Andorra, an 88-year old patient   95 new cases in Chile  12 new cases in Azerbaijan  India puts 75 districts in lockdown with only essential services open  13 new cases in Morocco  1 new case in Niger 61 new cases in Russia  573 new cases and 43 new deaths in the Netherlands  1 new case in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in Bosnia and Herzegovina  17 new cases in Malta  281 new cases in Australia  11 new cases and 1 new death in Burkina Faso  23 new cases in Singapore  119 new cases in Saudi Arabia  1 new case in Zambia 2 new cases in Ethiopia  15 new cases in San Marino  69 new cases in Denmark  123 new cases and 2 new deaths in Malaysia  5 new cases in Sri Lanka  3 new cases in Oman  103 new cases in Finland 320 new cases and 2 new deaths in Portugal  18 new cases in Lebanon  6 new cases in Tanzania  128 new cases in Luxembourg  6 new cases in the State of Palestine  13 new cases in Albania  2 new cases in Puerto Rico  20 new cases in Estonia  16 new cases in Taiwan  15 new cases in Latvia  64 new cases and 10 new deaths in Indonesia  19 new cases and 3 new deaths in Iraq  3 new cases in the Isle of Man  12 new cases and 1 new death in Guam 3 new cases in Bangladesh 586 new cases and 8 new deaths in Belgium  15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Tunisia   1028 new cases and 129 new deaths in Iran  12 new cases in Kuwait  95 new cases in Iceland 28 new cases and 2 new deaths in Hungary 5 new cases in Georgia 188 new cases in Thailand  3 new cases in Eswatini  2 new cases in Honduras  3 new cases in Aruba  25 new cases in Uruguay  48 new cases in Mexico   67 new cases in Argentina  73 new cases and 6 new deaths in the Philippines  14 new cases in New Zealand  98 new cases and 2 new deaths in South Korea  06 :56 2685 new cases and 46 new deaths in the United States 3 new cases in Norway 5 new cases in Georgia 30 new cases in Armenia  32 new cases in Austria  Bangladesh: 1 coronavirus suspected (not confirmed) death1 new death in Malaysia  6 new cases in Lithuania  188 new cases in Thailand  1 new case in Uzbekistan  3 new cases in Eswatini  2 new cases in Honduras  3 new cases in Aruba  14 new cases and 1 new death in Colombia (1st death in the country)  214 new cases in Australia 25 new cases in Uruguay  48 new cases in Mexico   67 new cases in Argentina  73 new cases and 6 new deaths in the Philippines  14 new cases in New Zealand  98 new cases and 2 new deaths in South Korea  Updates, 21-03-2020: 20:58 4.759 new cases and 32 new deaths in the United States New York now has over 10,000 cases  188 new cases in Norway  1054 new cases and 23 new deaths in Switzerland  1 new case in Suriname  1 new case in Gabon  2 new cases in Kazakhstan  2 new cases in Montenegro  3 new cases and 1 new death in Ghana 103 new cases and 1 new death in Chile304 new cases and 2 new deaths in Austria   277 new cases and 12 new deaths in Turkey  30 new cases in Lithuania  2365 new cases and 16 new deaths in Germany  58 new cases and 7 new deaths in Brazil 7 new cases in Monaco 111 new cases in Poland  10 new cases in Morocco  6 new cases in Ukraine  55 new cases and 1 new death in Peru, 5 deaths so far  20 new cases in the Channel Islands, with Guernsey going from 1 to 17 cases since yesterday   118 new cases and 6 new deaths in Canada  15 new cases in Jordan  9 new cases and 2 new deaths in Egypt  5 new cases in Venezuela  4 new cases in Costa Rica  1st case in Eritrea 73 new cases and 1 new death in Finland: an elderly person  102 new cases in Ireland 233 new cases in Pakistan  83 new cases in India  39 new cases and 1 new death in Japan  1035 new cases and 56 new deaths in the United Kingdom  1847 new cases and 112 new deaths in France 53 new cases in Lebanon  3 new cases in French Guiana  41 new cases in Slovakia  162 new cases in Czechia  12 new cases in Bahrain  5 new cases in Guatemala  11 new cases in Qatar 80 new cases in Ecuador  6557 new cases and 793 new deaths in Italy    36 new cases in Serbia  45 new cases and 4 new deaths in Algeria  4 new cases and 1 new death in Bosnia and Herzegovina 35 new cases and 3 new deaths in Greece 64 new cases and 1 new death in Iceland  51 new cases in Colombia  9 new cases in Cyprus 18 new cases in Hungary   76 new cases in Croatia, the 1st in the country 14 new cases in Moldova  40 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  3803 new cases and 285 new deaths in Spain  36 new cases in Bulgaria.  1 new case in China, Macao SAR  9 new cases in Azerbaijan  40 new cases and 1 new death in the Dominican Republic5 new cases in Georgia  1 new death in Argentina: a 67-year-old woman  2 new cases in Cambodia  3 new cases in Puerto Rico  8 new cases in Uzbekistan  53 new cases in Russia  153 new cases and 5 new deaths in Malaysia   2 new cases in Cabo Verde: all imported  13 new cases in the United Arab Emirates  10 new cases in Nigeria  6 new cases in Iraq  125 new cases and 4 new deaths in Sweden   6 new deaths in San Marino  144 new cases in Australia, bringing Australia's total coronavirus cases to over 1000 after NSW announced 83 new cases  4 new cases in Sri Lanka  7 new cases in Togo  42 new cases in Slovenia  637 new cases and 30 new deaths in the Netherlands  48 new cases in Saudi Arabia  9 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  7 new cases in Belarus  3 new cases in Vietnam 8 new cases in Kyrgyzstan 47 new cases and 2 new deaths in Singapore (First 2 deaths in the country) 260 new cases and 6 new deaths in Portugal  1 new case in Guam  13 new cases in Andorra  9 new cases in Malta  186 new cases and 3 new deaths in Luxembourg  59 new cases in Romania  71 new cases and 4 new deaths in Denmark  24 new cases and 2 new deaths in Burkina Faso  2 new cases in New Caledonia  6 new cases in Tunisia  1st death in Paraguay: a 69-year-old man  6 new cases in Albania  558 new cases and 30 new deaths in Belgium  23 new cases in Estonia  966 new cases and 123 new deaths in Iran  178 new cases in Israel  2 new cases in Zimbabwe  7 new cases in Réunion  5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  17 new cases in Kuwait 1 new case in Angola  81 new cases and 6 new deaths in Indonesia  77 new cases and 1 new death in the Philippines  17 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  1 new case in Liberia: a 63-year-old woman  4 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh   12 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  5 new cases in DR Congo: first death  5 new cases in Ivory Coast  4 new cases in French Polynesia  18 new cases in Taiwan: all imported  13 new cases in Latvia  4 new cases in the State of Palestine  3 new cases in Bolivia  18 new cases in Hungary  2 new cases and 1st death in Mauritius: a Belgian man admitted to the ICU for breathing problems   4 new cases in Oman, including 2 cases linked to travel to the UK and Spain  9 new cases in Liechtenstein  24 new cases in Armenia  4 new cases in Mongolia  1 new case in Fiji 2 new cases in El Salvador  89 new cases in Thailand 3 new cases in the United States Virgin Islands 39 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico 147 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea  08:16 391 new cases and 19 new deaths in the United States 9 new cases in Liechtenstein  1 new case in Kazakhstan  15 new cases in Bulgaria.  24 new cases in Armenia  26 new cases in India   8 new cases in Norway 3 new cases in Georgia 4 new cases in Mongolia  1 new case in Fiji 123 new cases in Australia32 new cases in the Philippines  2 new cases in El Salvador  89 new cases in Thailand 3 new cases in the United States Virgin Islands 39 new cases and 1 new death in Mexico 2 new deaths in Singapore 13 new cases in Colombia  147 new cases and 8 new deaths in South Korea  534 new cases in the Netherlands and totally 106 people have died Updates, 20-03-2020: 06:00 576 new cases and 10 new deaths in the United States 1 new case in Cabo Verde. The first case in the country 7 new cases and 1 new death in India. 1 new case in Bhutan 1 new case in Jamaica  20 new cases in Japan 279 new cases and 1 new death in Bahrain 2 new cases and 1 new death in Costa Rica   58 new cases in Australia  5 new cases in French Polynesia  50 new cases in Thailand  17 new cases in Austria  3 new cases in Kyrgyzstan  2 new cases in Ethiopia  20 new cases in Colombia  5 new cases in Kazakhstan  2 new deaths in Peru 2 new cases in Haiti  12 new cases in Honduras  2 new cases in Bolivia  309 new cases and 25 new deaths in Indonesia 87 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  15 new cases in Uruguay  46 new cases in Mexico  5 new cases in Cuba  7 new cases in Brazil  11 new cases in New Zealand  Updates, 19-03-2020: 20:16 5322 new cases and 427 new deaths in Italy. Italy's death toll surpasses China's, becoming the country with the highest number of coronavirus deaths in the world   3194 new cases and 192 new deaths in Spain  14 new cases in Réunion  2440 new cases and 24 new deaths in the United States 193 new cases and 1 new death in Norway   80 new cases and 3 new deaths in Brazil  8 new cases in Morocco  8 new cases and 3 new deaths in Kazakhstan  143 new cases and 2 new deaths in Portugal  2993 new cases and 16 new deaths in Germany  21 new cases in Andorra  1 new case in Niger  2 new cases in the Cayman Islands  4 new cases in the Channel Islands  2 new cases in Gibraltar  28 new cases and 1 new death in Iraq  68 new cases in Poland    511 new cases and 2 new deaths in Austria  1 new case in Namibia 147 new cases in Pakistan  18 new cases in Costa Rica  25 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  4 new cases in Mauritius  2 new cases in Congo 74 new cases and 1 new death in Canada   9 new cases in Vietnam. 9 cases had traveled to Europe  8 new cases in Qatar   21 new cases and 1 new death in Croatia 9 new cases in Oman  5 new cases and 1 new death in Ukraine   1861 new cases and 108 new deaths in France  643 new cases and 40 new deaths in the United Kingdom  6 new cases in Venezuela  140 new cases in Israel  3 new cases in Barbados  46 new cases and 1 new death in Egypt  25 new cases and 1 new death in India: a 72-year-old person in Punjab  36 new cases in Saudi Arabia  24 new cases in Lebanon   191 new cases and 1 new death in Ireland  829 new cases and 8 new deaths in Switzerland   15 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria  89 new cases in Peru. President Vizcarra live conference   172 new cases in Czechia  15 new cases and 1 new death in Bulgaria  13 new cases in Jordan  14 new cases in Serbia  7 new cases in Lithuania: both cases imported  10 new cases and 1 new death in Tunisia   1 new case in Monaco 9 new cases in Cyprus  15 new cases in Colombia  46 new cases and 1 new death in Greece.  31 new cases in Ecuador  21 new cases in Bahrain  1 new case in Guatemala  4 new cases in Ghana  94 new cases and 2 new deaths in Denmark  6 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia, including a 4-year-old 13 new cases in Moldova  1st case in Chad 34 new cases in South Africa  1 new case in Ethiopia: an Australian citizen  19 new cases in Slovakia  1 new case in Aruba  2 new cases in Montenegro  138 new cases and 1 new death in Sweden 1 new case and 1 new death in Turkey 104 new cases in Chile  10 new cases in Azerbaijan 409 new cases and 18 new deaths in the Netherlands  27 new cases in the United Arab Emirates  33 new cases in Slovenia  4 new cases in Nigeria  1 new case in Guyana 52 new cases and 1 new death in Russia  9 new cases in Sri Lanka  32 new cases in Singapore  3 new cases in Bolivia  41 new cases in Finland  1 new case in the United States Virgin Islands  2 new cases in the Bahamas 17 new cases in Romania  6 new cases in Burkina Faso  80 new cases in Iceland  5 new cases in Malta  1046 new cases and 149 new deaths in Iran  5 new cases in Albania  15 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  9 new cases in Estonia  309 new cases and 7 new deaths in Belgium  113 new cases in Australia (NSW), including a 6-year-old child    12 new cases in Armenia  3 new cases in Tanzania  3 new cases in the State of Palestine  4 new cases in Bangladesh  4 new cases in Guam  5 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  15 new cases in the Philippines  7 new cases in the DR Congo  132 new cases and 2 new deaths in Luxembourg  15 new cases in Latvia  1st death in Russia 110 new cases in Malaysia  14 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  6 new cases in Kuwait  1 new case in Cuba 60 new cases in Thailand  81 new cases and 6 new deaths in Indonesia.  15 new cases in Hungary  2 new cases in Georgia  8 new cases in Taiwan  5 new cases in Uzbekistan, including 3 relatives of a woman who arrived from Paris and 2 passengers of flights from Istanbul and London  9 new cases and 3 new deaths in Japan   3 new cases in Honduras  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in French Polynesia  1 new death in Argentina  1st case in Nicaragua 1st case in El Salvador  1st case in Fiji 1 new death in Curaçao 152 new cases and 7 new deaths in South Korea  8 new cases in New Zealand  06:00 205 new cases and 5 new deaths in the United States 2 new cases in India  72 new cases and 4 new deaths in Japan  3 new cases in Honduras  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in French Polynesia  1 new death in Argentina  1 new case in Kazakhstan  1st case in Nicaragua 1st case in El Salvador  1st case in Fiji 1 new death in Curaçao 9 new cases in Colombia  25 new cases in Mexico   40 new cases in Australia (NSW), including a 6-year-old child   152 new cases and 7 new deaths in South Korea  8 new cases in New Zealand  34 new cases, 8 new deaths in China Updates, 18-03-2020: 21:30 4207 new cases and 475 new deaths in Italy.  COVID-19 has infected 2,629 health workers, or 8.3% of the total (more than twice the percentage in China), as of yesterday March 17 1644 new cases and 18 new deaths in the United States  US - Canada border to temporarily close to nonessential travel  [tweet] New deaths in the US include: 2 new deaths in New Jersey, total rises to 5    2 new deaths in Santa Clara County (California): a man in his 50s and a man in his 60s. 1 New death in Tarrant County (Texas): a 77-year old man   New cases include: 128 new cases in Illinois, 17 new cases in Minnesota 2943 new cases and 105 new deaths in Spain  107 new cases and 3 new deaths in Norway 58 new cases and 1 new death in Canada  48 new cases and 2 new deaths in Brazil 93 new cases and 1 new death in Turkey, a 61-year old man   14 new cases in Andorra  5 new cases in Côte d'Ivoire  8 new cases in Martinique  10 new cases in Vietnam  10 new cases in Morocco  6 new cases in Montenegro  2960 new cases and 2 new deaths in Germany  14 new cases in Egypt  14 new cases and 2 new deaths in Algeria  7 new cases in Uzbekistan  60 new cases and 2 new deaths in Pakistan 1 new case in the Channel Islands  3 new cases in Cameroon  6 new cases in Oman  9 new cases in Liechtenstein  19 new cases in Costa Rica  9 new cases in Cyprus  32 new cases in Armenia  8 new cases in Jordan  4 new cases in Rwanda   4 new cases in China, Macao SAR  10 new cases in Qatar  1404 new cases and 89 new deaths in France  88 new cases in Czechia  4 new cases in Cambodia  25 new cases in India. Government bans entry of Indian passport holders traveling from EU, UK, Turkey, starting today, March 18   6 new cases and 1 new death in Moldova, a 61-year old patient    9 new cases in Senegal  49 new cases in Poland  18 new cases in Croatia  3 new cases in Cuba, a 61-year old Italian citizen   67 new cases in Saudi Arabia  96 new cases and 2 new deaths in Sweden  17 new cases in Serbia: police enforcing curfew from 8 pm to 5 am  43 new cases in Romania  676 new cases and 33 new deaths in the United Kingdom  334 new cases and 6 new deaths in Switzerland  28 new cases in Peru  31 new cases in Greece, with a total of 13 patients in critical condition  1 new case in Greenland  80 new cases in Denmark  2 new cases in Seychelles   1 new case in Mauritania 5 new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina  11 new cases in Bulgaria  21 new cases in Japan  314 new cases in Austria  28 new cases in Colombia  8 new cases in Slovakia.  96 new cases in Israel  3 new cases in Equatorial Guinea  1 new case in Benin: a German national  5 new cases in Gibraltar  11 new cases in Slovenia  47 new cases in Singapore  37 new cases in Chile  346 new cases and 15 new deaths in the Netherlands  3 new cases in Kazakhstan  7 new cases in Lithuania: including the 1st case in a medical institution  194 new cases and 1 new death in Portugal: Antonio Vieira Monteiro, 73,  was the chairman of the Portuguese unit of Spain’s largest bank, Santander. After a trip to Italy he had been put in quarantine. He was in an intensive care unit in Lisbon since last week    7 new cases in Sri Lanka: including a 5 month-old baby. The mother had tested positive. The father is now being tested   37 new cases in Finland  44 new cases in Ecuador  243 new cases and 4 new deaths in Belgium  4 new cases in the Republic of North Macedonia  33 new cases in Russia  10 new cases and 1 new death in Iraq  1st case in Djibouti 10 new cases in Malta  5 new cases in Nigeria  1192 new cases and 147 new deaths in Iran  3 new cases in Iceland  5 new cases and 1 new death in Burkina Faso: 1st death   2 new cases in Tunisia  4 new cases and 1 new death in Albania 14 new cases in Bahrain  3 new cases in Guam  1 new case in Sudan  4 new cases and 1 new death in Bangladesh: 1st death  12 new cases in Brunei Darussalam  117 new cases in Malaysia  3 new cases in Kenya  9 new cases in Lebanon, including a member of the security forces   2 new cases in Paraguay  55 new cases and 12 new deaths in Indonesia  15 new cases in Belarus  15 new cases and 3 new deaths in the Philippines  13 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  3 new cases in Venezuela  33 new cases in Estonia  4 new cases in the DR Congo 63 new cases and 1 new death in Luxembourg  11 new cases in Latvia  11 new cases in the Faeroe Islands  3 new cases in Réunion  1 new case in Saint Martin  9 new cases in Guadeloupe  31 new cases in South Africa  110 new cases and 1 new death in Australia 12 new cases in Kuwait  23 new cases in Taiwan 1st death in Moldova 17 new cases in Panama  1 new case in Honduras 2 new cases in Tanzania 1 new case in Aruba  4 new cases in Georgia  1 new case in Mongolia  8 new cases in Hungary  11 new cases in Mexico 2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  35 new cases in Thailand  93 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  13 new cases, 11 new deaths (all in Hubei), and 922 new discharges occurred in China on March 17, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China 08:15 206 new cases in the Netherlands. Total 1.660 infected and 43 death 90 new cases in Israel  111 new cases and 7 new deaths in the United States 10 new cases in Colombia  2 new cases in Vietnam  11 new cases in Mexico. 2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  1 new case in Rwanda   6 new cases in the Philippines  35 new cases in Thailand  2 new cases in Uzbekistan  105 new cases and 1 new death in Australia 57 new cases and 1 death in NSW   27 new cases in Victoria  16 new cases in Queensland 5 new cases in South Australia  4 new cases in India 4 new cases in Japan 93 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea  13 new cases, 11 new deaths (all in Hubei) Updates, 17-03-2020: 64 new cases and 7 new deaths in the United States 1 new death in India: a 64-year-old man in Maharashtra, who had returned from Dubai  16 new cases in Venezuela  12 new cases in Cambodia, doubling it's totally to 2429 new cases in Mexico  2 new cases in China, Hong Kong SAR  39 new cases in Australia (NSW)  3 new cases in Kazakhstan, including a 2-year-old girl  3 new cases in New Zealand 84 new cases and 6 new deaths in South Korea. China: Wuhan will require all overseas returnees to undergo quarantine  21 new cases, 13 new deaths (12 in Hubei), and 930 new discharges occurred in China on March 16, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China 235 New cases in the Netherlands and 4 more death-bringing it totally to 24 Updates, 16-03-2020: 3 new cases in Bangladesh  1 new case in Guatemala: an 85-year-old who had traveled to Madrid, Spain 49 new cases in Pakistan  1 new case and 1 new death in Japan  7 new cases in Serbia  3 new cases in Jordan: a family who returned from Spain 5 days ago  37 new cases in Israel  5 new cases in Afghanistan  2 new cases in Uzbekistan 3 new cases in Honduras.Total cases in the country include an eight-month-old girl  11 new cases in Colombia. Bogotá is the city with the most infections  10 new cases in Mexico. 37 new cases in Australia (NSW). 3 new cases in Brazil  2 new cases in Trinidad and Tobago  102 new cases and 1 new death in the United States.  74 new cases in South Korea  16 new cases, 14 new deaths (all in Hubei. Updates, 15-03-2020: In the Netherlands are 167 people more infected in the last 24 hours 8 more people died? The total amount of people infected is now 1135 and 20 people died. 7 new cases in India  100 new cases and 3 new deaths in the United States, including the death of a female in her 50s in New Jersey and the first death in Oregon, a 70-year-old man in Portland who had tested positive just four days ago and reportedly had other health problems.     New cases include: 39 new cases and 1 new death in Florida: a 77-year-old from Lee County is the fourth Florida resident to die after testing positive for coronavirus. 8 New cases in Michigan  First case in San Luis Obispo County (California): a person over the age of 65 with underlying health conditions who exhibited a fever, cough, and shortness of breath  1 New case in Missouri: a person in their 20s who had traveled to Austria  21 new cases in Indonesia 14 new cases in Australia 7 new cases in Israel: the total number of cases in Israel is now 200.  1 new case in the Maldives: a foreign national from Ananthara Dhigu  5 new cases in Afghanistan  15 new cases in Mexico  2 new cases in Norway  8 new cases in Venezuela: 3 had returned from Spain, 2 from the United States, 1 from Colombia and 2 are Venezuelans who had been in contact with some of them  76 new cases and 3 new deaths in South Korea 20 new cases, 10 new deaths (all in Hubei) Updates, 14-03-2020: Death toll in the Netherlands has jumped to 12 and 959 are infected. The death toll from coronavirus in Italy has jumped by 250 in the last 24 hours, the biggest daily increase ever recorded by any country, as the worst-affected Lombardy region asked for a complete shutdown of factories and offices. The measures so far show no sign of slowing the number of deaths, which rose by 25% in a day to 1,266, the head of the Civil Protection Agency said on Friday. The total number of cases rose to 17,660 from 15,113 the day before, an increase of some 17%. 804 People in the Netherlands are infected an 10 have died 1 new case in Morocco: a 64-year-old French citizen, who arrived March 2 from France  1 new death in the United States (California): a woman in her 80s in Santa Clara County. [source]. US death toll from coronavirus reaches 50: 37 deaths in Washington State, 6 in California, 2 in Florida, 1 in Colorado, 1 in Georgia, 1 in Kansas, 1 in New Jersey, and 1 in South Dakota 1 new death in the Philippines: a 54-year-old Filipino male with no known travel history abroad. He was admitted to the hospital on March 3, more than a week after exhibiting symptoms  First 3 cases in Puerto Rico  107 new cases and 5 new deaths in South Korea  11 new cases, 13 new deaths (all in Hubei) and 1,430 new discharges occurred in China on March 13, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China  Updates, 13-03-2020: 21:20 1st case in Kenya 1 new death in India: a 68-year-old woman who had come in contact with her son who had contracted coronavirus after traveling to Switzerland and Italy last month  Europe has become the epicenter of the global Covid-19 pandemic. More cases are now reported every day in Europe than in China at the height of its epidemic 1 new death in Argentina: a 61-year-old man who had other pathologies  Spain declares the State of Emergency  One new death in the U.K., first in Scotland  Two thousand five hundred forty-seven new cases and 250 new deaths in Italy. The highest number of deaths per day in the world ever (including China at its peak) has been reported in Italy in each of the last four days. 73 new cases in Greece  1st case in Antigua & Barbuda: a woman who had come from the UK on a British Airways flight and is currently in isolation  Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he tested negative after earlier reports of him testing positive. Bolsonaro, Wajngarten (who tested positive), and staffers were guests at Mar-a-Lago over the weekend. Wajngarten posed for a photo on Saturday with both the President and Vice President of the United States Ten new cases in Chile  39 new cases in Malaysia  Canada: Ontario’s publicly funded schools will close from March 14 to April 5  2 new cases in Cambodia: a 49-year old Canadian man and a 33-year old Belgian man who are now in quarantine in Phnom Penh  Three new cases in Turkey  1st case in Guinea: a member of the EU delegation in the country  .Switzerland is closing all schools until at least April 4 Germany: most schools will be closed from Monday United States: at least 7 states are closing schools: Ohio, Michigan, Oregon, Maryland, Kentucky and New Mexico 1,188 new cases and 36 new deaths in Spain, which declares a 15-day State of Emergency  4 new cases in Colombia  74 new cases in Brazil  208 new cases in the UK  English Premier League suspended until at least April 3. Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland halt games  1st case and 1st death in Sudan: a man in his 50s had visited the United Arab Emirates  Seven new cases in Bosnia and Herzegovina: a young person and a child from Banja Luka  Four new cases in North Macedonia: people from Debar in their 50s  11 new cases in Russia: all cases visited Italy, France, Austria  45 new cases in Slovenia  1st death in Ukraine: a 71-year-old woman from the Zhytomyr region  Moldova immediately suspends flights from Spain and France and, from Sunday, from all European destinations  190 new cases and 5 new deaths in the Netherlands  Measures introduced:   - people with a cold, cough, sore throat or fever should stay at home - meetings with more than 100 people are canceled  - recommended to work from home as much as possible - vulnerable persons should avoid large groups and public transport - colleges and universities are requested to offer education online  - schools in primary, secondary and secondary vocational education and childcare will remain open Nine new cases in Slovakia  Three new cases in Sri Lanka: a 41-year-old Sri Lankan male who had arrived from Germany, a 37-year-old and a 43-year-old male who had arrived from Italy and were put into quarantine  Three new cases in Vietnam  160 new cases in Belgium  National Security Council’s measures: - all recreational, sporting and cultural events have been canceled - everyone is advised to work from home if possible - all school lessons are suspended until after the Easter holidays - childcare is guaranteed during school hours for healthcare and emergency personnel - crèches will remain open - Universities and colleges will give lectures online 14 new cases in Romania - Romania’s interim government is self-isolating for 14 days after a senator tested positive. Some members of the National Liberal Party (PNL) will also self-quarantine   Two new cases in Armenia  Ten new cases in Albania  Three new cases in Lithuania: a female Spanish citizen who had come from Madrid, Spain, a man who had returned from Italy, and a woman who had returned from Tenerife, Spain  43 new cases in Portugal  Four new cases in Azerbaijan: all four had returned from Iran or Italy  One new case in the Democratic Republic of Congo: a man who had visited France  Eight new cases in South Africa: - a 39-year-old female who had traveled to Switzerland and Austria - a 50-year-old male who had traveled to Austria ⁃ a 21-year-old female who had traveled to Italy ⁃ a 57-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland  - a 79-year-old male who had traveled to Greece and Italy ⁃ a 52-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland ⁃ a 50-year-old male who had traveled to Switzerland and Austria ⁃ a 46-year-old male who had traveled to Italy 1st case in Ethiopia  12 new cases in Brunei  13 new cases 39 new cases in Bahrain  85 new deaths and 1289 new cases in Iran  39 new cases in Australia including a patient in Victoria who had not been overseas   35 new cases and 3 new deaths in Indonesia: a  37-year older woman, a 57-year older woman, and a 59-year old man  One new case in the Faeroe Islands  Four new cases in Cyprus  One new case in Pakistan: a 52-year-old man in Sindh who had traveled to Islamabad  1st case in Guadeloupe: a 36-year-old woman who had returned from a cruise  1st case in the Cayman Islands: an individual who was removed from a ship after a cardiac event and taken directly to a hospital where he was tested  Three new cases in Malta  Nine new cases in Lebanon  One new case in La Réunion  2 new cases in French Polynesia: a Swiss tourist who had arrived in Fenua last weekend and a woman returning from France in contact with Tahiti parliamentarian Maina Sage, the first case of coronavirus in the country  46 new cases in Finland  3 new cases in India  First 4 cases in Kazakhstan including 2 men and a woman who had all returned from Germany  4 new cases in Croatia: 2 people from Zagreb with close connections to previously confirmed cases, one person from Pula who had returned from Italy, one person, also from Pula, who came into contact with a Swiss citizen that had tested positive at home  3 new cases in Hungary  7 new cases in Serbia  17 new cases in Israel  17 new cases in Poland  One new death in Indonesia: a 59-year-old man with no history of traveling overseas and no contact with foreigners  One new case in the Czech Republic where the government has extended mandatory quarantine for citizens returning from high-risk areas and banned foreigners from entering the country  41 new cases in Estonia  One new case in Latvia  1st case in Kenya: a female student who had traveled from the United States via London  One new case in Taiwan: a 50-year-old American male who works in Taiwan. After receiving 4 American friends (two couples) from Feb. 24 to Feb 26, he developed chills, cough, and fever on Feb 27, March 4, and 7, when he was admitted to the hospital. One of the couples already had chills, cough, and fatigue on Feb. 24, the other developed symptoms upon returning to the US  The United States new cases include: One new case in Georgia: a 29-year-old female from Charlton County who came to the Camden Campus ER with respiratory symptoms on Saturday, March 7. She was treated and released, but then returned to the hospital on Monday, March 9, with worsening symptoms. The patient has no travel history or known exposure  - One new case in Nebraska: a man in his 50s who was on the same connecting flight as the person who is Nebraska’s first case  - 15 new cases in Florida  - 1 case in New Mexico:  a Santa Fe County woman in her 50s with known recent international travel to Italy  - Six new cases in San Diego, California “With these new positive cases, the evidence is pointing to the very likely reality that we have community spread here in San Diego County,” County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said. “This changes both our posture and also accelerates our action.”- 9 new cases in Michigan: 1 adult female from Ingham County with history of travel on a cruise; 2 adult females from Kent County and 1 adult male, all with history of international travel; 1 adult female from Montcalm with history of international travel; 2 adult males from Oakland County: one with no travel history and one with domestic travel; one adult female and one adult male from Washtenaw County; one with history of domestic travel and one with history of international travel  - 1st case in Alaska identified as a person from a cargo flight, “a foreign national individual who was transiting through”  07:30 Five new cases in Thailand  Six new cases in Jamaica. Ministry of Health says they are tracing contacts and places to define the potential spread geographically and quantitatively, and to implement quarantine measures as necessary  11 new cases in Romania including a 39-year-old man who came into contact with another person who traveled to Germany, a 53-year-old man office colleague of a member of the patient's family who was admitted to the Gerota Hospital, a 48-year-old woman and a 22-year-old, members of the 53-year-old man's family, and a 23-year-old, contact of the man's family   Second case in Turkey: from the immediate circle of the first diagnosed patient  Two new cases in Ecuador  13 new cases in Panama: total cases double in the last 24 hours  17 new cases in Saudi Arabia: contact of a previously confirmed case, an expatriate coming from Portugal via Turkey, a citizen coming from Iran via Oman, a citizen coming from Turkey via Lebanon where she spent 5 days and developed symptoms upon arriving, 2 Saudi women coming from Iraq, and 11 Egyptian nationals, without symptoms, from the same group of the Egyptian visitor previously confirmed  1 new case in India: a 26-year-old Google employee in Bangalore who had returned from Greece honeymoon on March 6   1 new death in Hong Kong: an 80-year-old man with underlying health problems who lived in the same building in North Point that houses a Buddhist temple linked to a Covid-19 cluster of more than a dozen cases  110 new cases, five new deaths, and 177 recoveries in South Korea   For the first time since its outbreak emerged in January, South Korea reported more new recoveries than new infections, a possible start of a downward trend  15 new cases (the difference between today's reported total of 80,813 confirmed cases and yesterday's reported total of 80,793 cases, for a net change of 20 cases), seven new deaths (6 in Hubei) and 1,318 new discharges (same number as yesterday) occurred in China on March 12, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China  Australia to stop mass gatherings from next week Markets dive Asian markets opened in freefall. Japan’s Nikkei was down 10%, and Australia fell 8% before surging back up to a 4.4% gain for the day. New Zealand’s benchmark NZX50 was down 7.9%, and trading was briefly halted on South Korea’s stock exchange when the benchmark KOSPI index fell 6.8%. Mass graves in Iran prompt fears over the extent of virus coverup Trudeau’s wife diagnosed with Covid-19 Australian Grand Prix canceled United Nations, Ghana, Gabon report first cases Catholic churches closed in Rome Hopes raised that South Korea’s outbreak is slowing Lockdown in the Philippines Death toll in Italy passes 1,000 Boris Johnson says coronavirus is the worst public health crisis for a generation One new case in India: a 26-year-old Google employee in Bangalore who had returned from Greece honeymoon on March 6  One new death in Hong Kong: an 80-year-old man with underlying health problems who lived in the same building in North Point that houses a Buddhist temple linked to a Covid-19 cluster of more than a dozen cases 110 new cases and one new death in South Korea  15 new cases (the difference between today's reported total of 80,813 confirmed cases and yesterday's reported total of 80,793 cases, equivalent to a change of 20 cases, rather than the 8 new cases written in the document), seven new deaths (6 in Hubei) and 1,318 new discharges (same number as yesterday, which could indicate another error in the report) occurred in China on March 12, as reported by the National Health Commission (NHC) of China  Source: worldometer and the Guardian Before you go! 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