COVID-19 Updates (13/4)

At the time of writing, 1,867,130 cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed with 115,282 deaths worldwide. The US, Spain, Italy, France continue to be the worst affected countries by the pandemic.

The UK has overtaken China as the country confirms 84,279 cases of the virus.

New York City now has more than 100,000 cases of the novel coronavirus.

Singapore reports 233 new coronavirus cases amid second wave of imported infections.

Japan’s health ministry confirmed 530 new coronavirus cases and four deaths on Sunday.

Russia has seen a record daily rise in new coronavirus cases with 2558 new cases of the virus.

Hong Kong has 5 new cases of the coronavirus putting the total to 1009 cases. One of the cases is a 14-month-old infant.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested negative for coronavirus before leaving the hospital.

UK nurses can refuse to treat COVID-19 patients as “last resort” if they don’t have adequate protective equipment, says union.

The Netherlands sees a surge of COVID-19 cases among medical workers, as testing ramps up.

Spain records second-lowest daily rise in deaths for three weeks.

300,000 people return to work in Madrid as some restrictions lift across Spain.

A sailor from the USS Theodore Roosevelt dies of coronavirus.

The Lebanese army to distribute coronavirus aid parcels.

Japan provides emergency shelter for “internet cafe refugees”.

Japan’s Hokkaido declares a state of emergency for the second time.

Pope prays for victims of domestic violence during lockdown.

Iran fires back at US opposition to IMF coronavirus loan.

South Korea to ship virus test kits to the US.

India’s Prime Minister to address the nation on the last day of nationwide lockdown.

Italian police fined nearly 23,000 people for coronavirus violations in just two days.

Tokyo airport provides cardboard beds for travelers awaiting coronavirus tests.

Thailand’s most popular island goes into lockdown as coronavirus cases surge.

Indian police officer’s hand chopped off in sword attack during coronavirus lockdown.

Africans in Guangzhou on edge as coronavirus fears spark anti-foreigner sentiment in China.

Turkish President rejects interior minister resignation after problematic coronavirus lockdown.

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