söndag 19 april 2020

Covid-19 - Europe fatalities pass 100 000

Europe fatalities pass 100,000, but death rate slows in Spain and Netherlands 
Saudia Arabia religious body urges all Muslims to pray at home during Ramadan; Spanish PM seeks lockdown extension. 

The global death toll has reached 164,938, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. The total number of infections worldwide is at 2,394,291.

Turkey’s death toll has passed 2,000, with the announcement of 127 new deaths bringing the official death toll to 2,017.

Poland recorded its biggest spike in coronavirus cases on Sunday with 545 new infections registered, a day before the country plans to ease some of its restrictions.

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and US president Donald Trump have agreed on a phone call to cooperate in protecting healthcare and economies from the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.

The British government will charter flights to repatriate the most vulnerable Britons stranded in New Zealand this week.

France has doubled its production of face masks from 4m to 8m a week and there are now enough for essential healthcare and frontline staff.

Peru has reported over 15,000 cases of coronavirus, the second-highest tally in Latin America after Brazil. The country has reported a total of 15,628 cases and 400 deaths, according to the health ministry.

US governors have accused Donald Trump of making “delusional” and “dangerous” statements amid mounting tensions between the president and state leaders over coronavirus testing and pressure to roll back stay-at-home measures.

Tunisia is extending its lockdown to 4 May, then it will ease restrictions gradually on some economic activities, prime minister Elyes Fakhfakh has said.

Thousands of Israelis have demonstrated against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu while maintaining social distancing measures,calling on Gantz’s Blue and White party not to join in a coalition led by a premier charged with corruption.

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