Wednesday, March 25, 2020

#BreakingNews Latest Death Toll from COVID-19 with Spain's Deaths surpassing China's - Olympics Postponed and Prince Charles Infected


According to the John Hopkins University the total number of confirmed cases in the world has risen to 460, 250 people. There have been over 20,000 deaths world wide. Italy reports 683 more coronavirus death with the death toll in Italy at 7,503. and with 74,386 infections.
The hardest-hit northern region of Lombardy reported a sharp fall in the number of deaths compared with the day before, but remained in a critical situation, with a total of 4,474 deaths and 32,346 cases.

Spain's death toll surpassed China's with over 3,000 deaths.
Spain, meanwhile, has recorded more than 700 deaths over the past 24 hours, surpassing China in the total death toll, making the country now second to only Italy.
In, England, Prince Charles has found infected with the Coronavirus. There are over 8,000 cases and over 400 deaths. (according to the WHO)

In India, 1.3 billion people have joined the global lockdown triggered by the outbreak as the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern at the acceleration of the pandemic in the United States. On Wednesday, Russia also ordered non-essential workers to stay home next week.

In the US, the White House and Senate leaders of both parties have struck an agreement on $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses and a healthcare system strained by the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak.

Over 113,000 of the 454,000 people diagnosed with the disease have recovered, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. More than 20,500 people worldwide have died from COVID-19.

Here are the latest updates:

The British government has ordered 10,000 ventilators designed by vacuum cleaner company Dyson, the BBC reported.

"Dyson have received uk govt order for 10,000 ventilators designed and made from scratch. Will also produce an additional 5,000 of which 1000 will be donated to uk. 4,000 to other countries," BBC Business Editor Simon Jack said on Twitter. Dyson's ventilators will be available in early April, Jack added
- Finland restricts movement to and from capital region
The Finnish government has issued a three-week blockade of the Uusimaa region around Helsinki, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak in Finland, to prevent people from travelling and spreading the virus to other parts of the country.

By Wednesday, authorities had counted three deaths and 880 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Finland, most of them in the capital region.

Hong Kong cracks down as China lifts restrictions


Coronavirus cases in Ireland top 1,500, two more deaths
The total confirmed cases of coronavirus in Ireland has risen 1,564 from 1,329 a day earlier, with two more deaths reported to bring the number of fatalities to nine, the health department said.

 Wimbledon could be postponed or cancelled: AELTC
This year's Wimbledon Championships could be postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, the All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELT) has said.


French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged "massive investments" in the country's public hospital health system, close to a breaking point as it copes with the coronavirus outbreak which has already caused 1,331 deaths in the country.


- Qatar to shut money exchange and transfer services from March 26
Qatar has announced it will temporarily close all in-person money exchange and transfer services from March 26 to limit the spread of the coronavirus.


Pentagon halts all overseas movement for US forces for up to 60 days
US Defense Secretary Mark Esper has issued a stop movement order halting all travel and movement abroad for up to 60 days in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus through the ranks of the military, he told Reuters news agency.

Esper said in an interview that the order applied to all US forces, civilian personnel and families, but noted that there would be some exceptions. One exception would be the drawdown under way in Afghanistan, which Esper said would continue.

 New York Governor: NYC hotel to offer free rooms to medical workers

Over 30,000 cases of the infection have been confirmed in New York State, the epicentre of the outbreak in the US, where over 60,000 people have been infected.


The WHO fully supported the decision to postpone the Tokyo 2020 Olympics in Japan due to concerns about the spread of the coronavirus, the organisation has said.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, said it had been a "difficult but wise decision" taken so as to safeguard the health of athletes and spectators.

"We provide public health advice. The decision to postpone the Olympics was made by the IOC and the Japanese government, wholly and solely," Michael Ryan, WHO's top emergencies expert told a news conference. "But we fully support that decision."
Edited from a report by Aljazeera and BBC - Screenshot from John Hopkins University

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