(The Guardian) – Key developments in the global coronavirus outbreak today include:
- There are currently more than 423,000 cases of coronavirus confirmed around the world with 18,916 deaths, according to John Hopkins University. It says 108,578 patients have recovered from the disease. There was another strong rise in cases in the United States where more than 55,000 people have contracted the virus. Thailand also saw cases rise sharply with 107 new infections, bringing total to 934, a health official said on Wednesday.
- Li Keqiang, China’s second most powerful leader, has told local governments not to cover up new cases of coronavirus as the apparent elimination of the threat of disease prompted the relaxation of travel restrictions in Hubei, the former epicentre of the outbreak.
- India’s population of more than 1.3 billion people has woken to the first day of a three-week lockdown designed to save the country from being overrun by the coronavirus.
- Australian doctors warned off malaria treatment.
- Philippines guerrillas say they will observe UN’s ceasefire call.
- New Zealand declares State of National Emergency.
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