Coronavirus cases top 930,000 globally: What you need to know

By K24Tv Team On Thu, 2 Apr, 2020 08:09 | < 1 min read
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Scientists at Australia's CSIRO are working around the clock on potential vaccines. PHOTO | CSIRO
  • Worst-hit: The US has reported more than 216,500 cases, with over 5,100 deaths, according to the university’s count. New York City’s death toll has passed 1,300. Meanwhile, Spain has recorded over 100,000 cases.
  • Medical supplies: US federal stockpiles of emergency medical gear are almost depleted as hospitals need millions more masks and protective equipment.
  • Lockdowns extended: Italy, Germany and Pakistan are among countries that are prolonging their lockdowns to stop the spread of virus.
  • Projection: WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says the number infected globally will reach a million within days.
  • Face masks: The WHO is to discuss whether to change its advice and promote wider use of face masks.
  • Half of humanity is now subject to some form of restriction on daily lives.
  • Health workers: There is growing concern in several countries about supplies of protection equipment for medical workers.
  • Rwanda lockdown: The government in Rwanda has extended rigid lockdown restrictions imposed last month to 19 April. The lockdown that began on 21 March banned people from leaving their homes, unless when going to shop for food or medicine.

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