COVID-19 Updates (25/3)

At the time of writing, 436,481 cases of the coronavirus had been reported worldwide with 19,643 deaths. China, Italy, the US, and Spain continue to be the worst affected countries due to the pandemic.

Italy now has more confirmed cases than the Chinese province of Hubei, the original epicenter of the pandemic.

Saudi Arabia has suspended inter-city travel between Riyadh, Medina, and Mecca and has tightened curfews in the cities to start at 3 p.m. local time, according to state news agency SPA.

Tokyo governor asks residents to stay at home after a spike in coronavirus cases.

Pakistan prime minister under increased pressure to impose lockdown.

Thailand announces a state of emergency starting tomorrow until April 30.

Italy threatens jail for coronavirus sufferers violating quarantine.

Prince Charles has tested positive for coronavirus and is now self-isolating in Scotland.

China will resume domestic passenger flights to and from Wuhan starting April 8, according to the Hubei provincial transportation authority.

Head of German disease control and prevention agency says “we are at the beginning of the epidemic”.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has warned local officials not to hide new coronavirus cases.

Doctors evicted from their homes in India as fear spreads amid coronavirus lockdown.

The first coronavirus case confirmed in Cox’s Bazar, near the world’s largest refugee camp.

South Korea to quarantine travellers from the US starting Friday.

Domestic train and air travel suspended in Pakistan.

New Zealand declares a state of emergency.

Libya announces the first coronavirus case.

Australia bans overseas travel and extends social restrictions.

 

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