COVID-19 Updates (14/4)

At the time of writing, 1,939,694 cases of the coronavirus had been confirmed with 120,897 deaths worldwide. The US, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and the UK continue to be the worst affected by the pandemic.

China identified 89 new cases of novel coronavirus on Monday.

Singapore reports 386 new coronavirus cases.

Iran reports smallest increase in coronavirus-related deaths in a month.

Spain surpasses 18,000 coronavirus deaths, but records Europe’s first fall in active cases.

Japan reports 311 new coronavirus patients.

Hong Kong reported a rise of 3 cases today bringing the total to 1013.

Nearly 600 sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt test positive for coronavirus.

New York governor says “phased reopening” of the state will take months.

There won’t be a decision on extending UK restrictions until Thursday.

Italy cautiously eases some lockdown measures.

India considers relaxing lockdown rules in parts of the country.

China lifts restrictions after African nations complain of discrimination.

1.4 million people in the United Kingdom have applied for welfare support.

France’s finance minister thinks the country’s economy will contract by 8% this year.

The IMF has approved a debt-relief plan for 25 countries battling the coronavirus pandemic.

China is giving cash to car buyers to revive sales crushed by the pandemic.

India will extend its nationwide lockdown until May 3.

New Zealand extends its state of emergency for another 7 days.

South Korea is holding an election during the coronavirus crisis.

Malaysia’s health ministry says it will run out of personal protective equipment in 2 weeks without donations.

Trump says he will ask for a delay to the 2020 census.

 

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