COVID-19 Updates (13/3)

At the time of writing, 135,467 cases of the coronavirus have been reported with 4947 deaths. China, Italy, Iran, and South Korea continue to be the most affected countries of the pandemic.

Mainland China reported only eight new infections Thursday, with five in Wuhan, ground zero for the pandemic. China has reported 80,813 cases and 3,176 deaths since the outbreak began last December. More than 64,000 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospitals.

President Trump was in close physical proximity with the Brazilian president’s press secretary Saturday night — who has now tested positive for the coronavirus.

President Donald Trump announced yesterday, restrictions on travel from 26 European countries to the US. All countries affected by the ban are within the Schengen Area.

Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Michigan and New Mexico have become the first US states to shut all K-12 schools over coronavirus concerns.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for coronavirus. The Prime Minister will be self-isolating as a precaution.

A total of 45 states in the US and Washington DC have declared a state of emergency due to the pandemic.

Cuba, Honduras, Bolivia, DNC, Brunei, Albania, Kenya, Kazakhstan, Ethiopia have reported its first confirmed case of the coronavirus.

India has reported its first coronavirus death today.

El Salvador has closed all its borders for foreigners while banning public gatherings of more than 500 people and closing schools for 3 weeks.

Australian Minister Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced today the government now advises against mass gatherings of more than 500 people. Several sporting events in the country will go ahead behind closed doors.

A staffer from the Philippine Mission to the United Nations who tested positive for coronavirus met two delegates from another mission at the UN on Monday.

The CIA has identified a suspected case in its workforce in Washington.

Australia’s home affairs minister has contracted the coronavirus.

Metro Manila is suspending land, sea, and air transport in and out of the city for one month.

Nepal has decided to cancel all expeditions to Mount Everest for the rest of the climbing season due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tourism Secretary Kedar Bahadur Adhikari said today.

Equality Minister Irene Montero of Spain has tested positive for the coronavirus while King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have tested negative.

NBA player Charles Barkley has been tested for the coronavirus.

Singapore restricts entry to cruise vessels.

Spain to declare state of emergency over coronavirus

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