COVID-19 Updates (10/4)

At the time of writing, 1,623,187 cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed with 97,237 deaths in 210 countries and territories worldwide. The US, Spain, Italy, Germany, and France continue to be the worst affected countries by this pandemic.

China reports 42 new cases and one new death.

There are 16 new confirmed cases in Hong Kong. 15 of them have travel record, and among them 8 persons are overseas students.

The State of New York has reported 161,807 cases of the virus making it the highest in the world.

Spain’s cases and deaths are slowing down, but “not yet in de-escalation phase,” health minister warns.

War-torn Yemen reports its first coronavirus case.

South Korea virus hot spot of Daegu sees no new cases.

US Defense secretary says another 300 military personnel will deploy to help NYC hospitals.

Tokyo announces tighter restrictions as the city confirms 189 new cases of the virus bring the total to 1708 citywide.

Singapore suspends the use of Zoom for online schooling after security concerns.

Singapore government to move foreign workers into alternative living arrangements.

Boris Johnson “just beginning his recovery” from coronavirus, he has left ICU.

Spain working on introducing a universal basic income.

France’s flagship aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle has 50 confirmed coronavirus cases on board.

Hungary slows spread of coronavirus but “real test” has yet to come, says PM Orban.

Taiwan accuses China of impersonating its citizens after WHO chief criticizes the country’s ‘racist campaign’.

Malaysia extends nationwide movement restrictions until April 28.

Italian PM expected to extend lock down into May.

Australia closes beaches amid coronavirus lock down.

Chinese government reveals a draft list of animals that can be farmed for meat.

We don’t know how effective homemade masks are, researchers warn.

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