COVID-19 Updates (31/3)

At the time of writing, 803,547 cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed in 201 countries and territories with 39,045 deaths. Spain now has more confirmed cases then China with the US and Italy being above Spain.

Iran reports 3,000 new cases of coronavirus in one day.

Spain registered a record number of coronavirus-related fatalities over the past 24 hours, with 849 deaths taking the country’s total to 8,189, according to data released on Tuesday.

UNICEF is donating a range of medical and protective gear to help Spain’s health system fight Covid-19, according to a tweet from UNICEF Spain.

Paris Orly airport will stop commercial flights today.

US state Maryland governor says people who violate stay-at-home order could face jail time.

Stadium in northern India converted into “temporary jail” for lockdown violators.

Indonesia declares public health emergency over coronavirus pandemic.

Indonesia is banning most foreign nationals from entering and transiting through the country.

Airline passengers around the world are due $35 billion in ticket refunds this quarter, according the International Air Transport Association, which represents airlines globally.

France gives 4 billion Euros to public health agencies for masks and ventilators.

Panama’s President Nito Cortizo has announced that men and women will only be able to leave their homes on separate days as part of the country’s measures to fight coronavirus.

Nuns self-isolate in Italian care home to look after elderly residents.

The Central African Republic has just three ventilators to deal with COVID-19.

South Korea to begin new school year with online classes on April 9.

Taiwan calls on the WHO to include it in expert meetings.

The Indian state of Uttar Pradesh has sparked controversy after migrant workers, returning home during a nationwide coronavirus lockdown, were doused in bleach disinfectant used to sanitize buses.

Gin distilleries and breweries offer to make hand sanitizer for London police.

Team of Chinese disease control specialists arrives in Venezuela.

Turkey’s President has donated seven months’ salary to help fight coronavirus.

The US federal government sent the wrong masks, says Illinois governor.

 

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