COVID-19 Updates (7/4)

At the time of writing, 1,365,065 cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed in 209 countries and territories with 76,489 reported deaths. The US, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France continue to be the worst affected countries by the pandemic.

France has overtaken China as the fifth most reported cases of the virus with 98,010 cases.

France has not yet reached the peak and things will get worse, warns health minister.

Spain coronavirus case and death rate increases again.

Deaths will keep rising in Germany because of outbreaks in care homes, officials warn.

Iran has been seeing a “flattening off” of the number of new coronavirus cases, the WHO East Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) said in a press conference on Tuesday.

South Korea records fewer than 50 new cases for a second day in a row.

For the first time since January, China has reported no new coronavirus deaths.

US Vice President Mike Pence will brief Congress on coronavirus this week.

British Queen Elizabeth II sends well wishes to Boris Johnson and his family.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in stable condition and good spirits.

A crew member of USNS Comfort tests positive for coronavirus.

94 doctors and 26 nurses in Italy have died of coronavirus.

UK Cabinet minister Gove ‘isolating’ because of family member with symptoms.

El Salvador is extending its nation-wide quarantine another 15 days.

Colombia extends isolation order until April 26.

Japan has officially declared a state of emergency.

Paris announces daytime ban on outdoor exercise.

The Italian mafia is taking advantage of the coronavirus lockdown, police warn.

Chile mandates face masks on public and private transportation.

Miami Beach requires workers and customers to wear face masks.

Honduras makes it mandatory to wear face masks in public.

Frontline doctors are being attacked in India due to fears they may be infected.

Toyota will start producing 3D-printed face shields.

India relaxes export ban on malaria drug Trump has been pushing as possible COVID-19 therapy.

Venezuelan refugees are returning home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

New Zealand’s health minister has been demoted after breaking lockdown rules to go to the beach.

2 Native American reservations in the US are imposing curfews due to the coronavirus.

US state of Colorado extends “stay at home” order for another two weeks.

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