Global death toll surpasses 30,000
The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30,000 people worldwide. The total number of confirmed cases is currently at 691,867, according to Johns Hopkins University.
UK death toll increases by 209
The British death toll has increased by 209 in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of deaths in the UK to 1,228. The figure was lower than Saturday’s largest one-day rise of 260.
Syria reports first coronavirus death
The Syrian health ministry has announced the country’s first coronavirus death, as the total number of cases comes to nine.
Lombardy’s death toll slows
The death toll in Lombardy, Italy’s worst-affected region, has slowed. It rose by about 416 in a day to at least 6,360.
New York to run out of medical supplies in a week
The mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, has said the city will run out of critical medical supplies, including ventilators, by next Sunday, 5 April.
Serbia increases curfew regulations
New curfew regulations have been introduced in Serbia. The country has increased its curfew from 3pm till 5am on weekends, and 5pm till 5am on weekdays.
German’s state’s finance minister kills himself
The finance minister of Germany’s Hesse state, Thomas Schäfer, has killed himself after apparently becoming “deeply worried” about how to deal with the economic impact of coronavirus, German website The Local reports.
Australia steps up measures
The Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, has tightened physical distancing measures. New advice warns that no more than two people should gather in any one spot outside households.
Kuwait has 20 new cases
Kuwait’s health ministry has announced 20 new coronavirus cases in 24 hours, pushing the total number of infections to 225.
Mexico implores citizens to stay at home for a month
Mexico has asked its 130 million citizens to stay at home for a month. The country’s president has previously been criticised for not doing enough to deal with the crisis.