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Coronavirus latest: global deaths near 65,000; 1.2 million infected with worse to come

Grim toll comes as confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United States surpassed 300,000.

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Grim toll comes as confirmed Covid-19 cases in the United States surpassed 300,000.

Coronavirus latest: global deaths near 65,000; 1.2 million infected with worse to come
Coronavirus latest: Spain extends lockdown as it becomes Europe’s virus epicentre; Trump urges Americans to wear face coverings

Spain on Saturday became the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe as the total number of cases surpassed Italy.

4 Apr 2020 - 11:45PM

Spain on Saturday became the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe as the total number of cases surpassed Italy.

Coronavirus latest: Spain extends lockdown as it becomes Europe’s virus epicentre; Trump urges Americans to wear face coverings
Coronavirus latest: US deaths hit daily high as global infections cross 1 million; Singapore shuts schools and workplaces

The US saw 1,169 deaths in 24 hours and its infections are 20 per cent of the global total.

3 Apr 2020 - 10:45PM

The US saw 1,169 deaths in 24 hours and its infections are 20 per cent of the global total.

Coronavirus latest: US deaths hit daily high as global infections cross 1 million; Singapore shuts schools and workplaces
Coronavirus latest: US sees record 6.6 million weekly unemployment claims, as global infections near 1 million

Some 6.6 million people in the US have filed claims for unemployment benefits, setting a new record for the second week in a row.

2 Apr 2020 - 11:30PM

Some 6.6 million people in the US have filed claims for unemployment benefits, setting a new record for the second week in a row.

Coronavirus latest: US sees record 6.6 million weekly unemployment claims, as global infections near 1 million
Coronavirus latest: Spain death toll tops 9,000 as infections pass 100,000

Number of positive cases touch 1,000 in Singapore; Russia sends plane full of medical supplies to US.

1 Apr 2020 - 11:36PM

Number of positive cases touch 1,000 in Singapore; Russia sends plane full of medical supplies to US.

Coronavirus latest: Spain death toll tops 9,000 as infections pass 100,000
Coronavirus latest: Spain sees single-day record 849 deaths; Indonesia bans foreigners entry

Malaysia braces for first recession since financial crisis; Russian doctor who met Putin last week diagnosed with coronavirus.

31 Mar 2020 - 11:25PM

Malaysia braces for first recession since financial crisis; Russian doctor who met Putin last week diagnosed with coronavirus.

Coronavirus latest: Spain sees single-day record 849 deaths; Indonesia bans foreigners entry
Coronavirus latest: Spain overtakes China in infections; Indonesia plans tougher restrictions

Tokyo Olympics to begin July 23 next year; Prince Charles out of self-isolation.

30 Mar 2020 - 11:44PM

Tokyo Olympics to begin July 23 next year; Prince Charles out of self-isolation.

Coronavirus latest: Spain overtakes China in infections; Indonesia plans tougher restrictions
Coronavirus lockdown: top Hanoi hospital linked to Vietnam’s biggest cluster

Sixteen people connected with the hospital, including two nurses who took care of patients and seven food workers, have tested positive for Covid-19.

29 Mar 2020 - 4:00PM

Sixteen people connected with the hospital, including two nurses who took care of patients and seven food workers, have tested positive for Covid-19.

Coronavirus lockdown: top Hanoi hospital linked to Vietnam’s biggest cluster
Coronavirus: troops to transport Covid-19 corpses after Spain records deadliest day

The death toll from coronavirus in Spain surged to over 6,500 on Sunday after a record 838 people died in 24 hours, and the number of infections soared over 78,000.

29 Mar 2020 - 11:47PM

The death toll from coronavirus in Spain surged to over 6,500 on Sunday after a record 838 people died in 24 hours, and the number of infections soared over 78,000.

Coronavirus: troops to transport Covid-19 corpses after Spain records deadliest day
Coronavirus latest: Spain sees deadliest day as Europe and US brace for bigger body count

Spain confirmed 838 deaths on Sunday, its deadliest day so far, as China reported a smaller number of new daily coronavirus cases.

29 Mar 2020 - 11:09PM

Spain confirmed 838 deaths on Sunday, its deadliest day so far, as China reported a smaller number of new daily coronavirus cases.

Coronavirus latest: Spain sees deadliest day as Europe and US brace for bigger body count
Coronavirus latest: Europe’s death toll surges as world plunges into recession

A global economic recession was announced on a day when both Italy and Spain reported their highest daily death tolls yet amid the pandemic.

28 Mar 2020 - 11:55PM

A global economic recession was announced on a day when both Italy and Spain reported their highest daily death tolls yet amid the pandemic.

Coronavirus latest: Europe’s death toll surges as world plunges into recession
Coronavirus: UK PM tests positive as global cases surpass half a million, deaths 25,000

The news came at the end of a six-day period in which the world diagnosed as many new Covid-19 cases as had been confirmed in the previous 80 days.

28 Mar 2020 - 2:40AM

The news came at the end of a six-day period in which the world diagnosed as many new Covid-19 cases as had been confirmed in the previous 80 days.

Coronavirus: UK PM tests positive as global cases surpass half a million, deaths 25,000
Coronavirus: Russia to ground international flights after doctor’s ‘Italy scenario’ warning to Putin

Announcement came after Russia recorded its biggest daily spike in confirmed coronavirus infections so far.

27 Mar 2020 - 3:45PM

Announcement came after Russia recorded its biggest daily spike in confirmed coronavirus infections so far.

Coronavirus: Russia to ground international flights after doctor’s ‘Italy scenario’ warning to Putin
Coronavirus latest: more than 21,000 dead as UN warns of threat to ‘whole of humanity’

As the number of confirmed cases worldwide neared half a million, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warning that only a concerted global effort could stop the spread of the virus.

26 Mar 2020 - 11:58PM

As the number of confirmed cases worldwide neared half a million, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres warning that only a concerted global effort could stop the spread of the virus.

Coronavirus latest: more than 21,000 dead as UN warns of threat to ‘whole of humanity’
Coronavirus latest: Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19

The 71-year-old is displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health; America to spend US$2 trillion to offset fallout from the virus.

26 Mar 2020 - 5:50AM

The 71-year-old is displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health; America to spend US$2 trillion to offset fallout from the virus.

Coronavirus latest: Britain’s Prince Charles tests positive for Covid-19
Where’s Fauci? America’s top disease expert absent from Trump’s coronavirus briefing

The highly respected infectious disease expert has admitted being at odds with US President Donald Trump over several issues.

24 Mar 2020 - 10:08PM

The highly respected infectious disease expert has admitted being at odds with US President Donald Trump over several issues.

Where’s Fauci? America’s top disease expert absent from Trump’s coronavirus briefing
Shanghai Fashion Week with Alibaba to live stream all runway shows, making it first fully digital fashion week of its kind

Shanghai Fashion Week has teamed up with Alibaba’s online marketplace Tmall to broadcast its entire roster of runway shows online on Taobao Live, with viewers able to buy items online while they watch.

24 Mar 2020 - 2:10PM

Shanghai Fashion Week has teamed up with Alibaba’s online marketplace Tmall to broadcast its entire roster of runway shows online on Taobao Live, with viewers able to buy items online while they watch.

Shanghai Fashion Week with Alibaba to live stream all runway shows, making it first fully digital fashion week of its kind
Coronavirus latest: Tokyo Olympics delayed; Singapore shuts bars; WHO warns US could be new epicentre of pandemic

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach agreed to aim to hold the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

24 Mar 2020 - 11:57PM

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach agreed to aim to hold the Tokyo Olympics in 2021.

Coronavirus latest: Tokyo Olympics delayed; Singapore shuts bars; WHO warns US could be new epicentre of pandemic
Coronavirus latest: China blocks spread; Singapore, Malaysia cases spike; Hong Kong bans tourists

China declared it had mostly blocked the spread of the virus as Malaysia reported its biggest daily jump in cases and deaths in Spain surged 27 per cent.

23 Mar 2020 - 11:56PM

China declared it had mostly blocked the spread of the virus as Malaysia reported its biggest daily jump in cases and deaths in Spain surged 27 per cent.

Coronavirus latest: China blocks spread; Singapore, Malaysia cases spike; Hong Kong bans tourists
Coronavirus latest: Singapore bans tourists; Emirates suspends flights; Malaysia deploys troops

Hundreds of millions of people confined to their homes worldwide, US states implement stay-at-home orders, India starts 14-hour curfew, Singapore bans all short-term visitors.

22 Mar 2020 - 11:59PM

Hundreds of millions of people confined to their homes worldwide, US states implement stay-at-home orders, India starts 14-hour curfew, Singapore bans all short-term visitors.

Coronavirus latest: Singapore bans tourists; Emirates suspends flights; Malaysia deploys troops
Coronavirus latest: first deaths reported in Singapore, Bondi Beach closed

A 75-year-old Singapore woman and 64-year-old Indonesian man are the first Covid-19 fatalities in Singapore, as China reported no new cases in Wuhan.

21 Mar 2020 - 9:21PM

A 75-year-old Singapore woman and 64-year-old Indonesian man are the first Covid-19 fatalities in Singapore, as China reported no new cases in Wuhan.

Coronavirus latest: first deaths reported in Singapore, Bondi Beach closed
Coronavirus: Singapore blocks gatherings of 250 people, urging public to work and eat at home

Meanwhile, a state of emergency was declared in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, as the government faced mounting criticism over its response.

21 Mar 2020 - 12:49AM

Meanwhile, a state of emergency was declared in Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, as the government faced mounting criticism over its response.

Coronavirus: Singapore blocks gatherings of 250 people, urging public to work and eat at home
Coronavirus: China, South Korea and Japan cooperating to reduce imported cases

China and South Korea also supported Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s promise to hold the Olympic Games in their ‘complete form’.

20 Mar 2020 - 11:03PM

China and South Korea also supported Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s promise to hold the Olympic Games in their ‘complete form’.

Coronavirus: China, South Korea and Japan cooperating to reduce imported cases
Coronavirus latest: Jakarta declares state of emergency, Singapore suspends gatherings of 250 people

Singapore suspends all gatherings of 250 people; Beijing accuses Trump of seeking to shift blame; Italian army will enforce lockdown in Lombardy.

20 Mar 2020 - 11:19PM

Singapore suspends all gatherings of 250 people; Beijing accuses Trump of seeking to shift blame; Italian army will enforce lockdown in Lombardy.

Coronavirus latest: Jakarta declares state of emergency, Singapore suspends gatherings of 250 people
Coronavirus: Indian PM Narendra Modi orders one-day curfew to ‘prepare for future challenges’

Authorities also blocked roads to seal in Muslim-majority Kashmir after the insurgency-torn region reported its first coronavirus case.

20 Mar 2020 - 4:45AM

Authorities also blocked roads to seal in Muslim-majority Kashmir after the insurgency-torn region reported its first coronavirus case.

Coronavirus: Indian PM Narendra Modi orders one-day curfew to ‘prepare for future challenges’
Coronavirus latest: Modi orders one-day curfew in India, London shuts Underground stations and Italy death toll rises

Nations have adopted a war footing to combat the deadly coronavirus sweeping the world.

20 Mar 2020 - 12:15AM

Nations have adopted a war footing to combat the deadly coronavirus sweeping the world.

Coronavirus latest: Modi orders one-day curfew in India, London shuts Underground stations and Italy death toll rises
Coronavirus latest: Trump closes US-Canada border; stocks slide; Glastonbury and Eurovision cancelled

Stocks fall, Hong Kong reports 14 new cases and Glastonbury festival and Eurovision song contest are cancelled.

18 Mar 2020 - 10:53PM

Stocks fall, Hong Kong reports 14 new cases and Glastonbury festival and Eurovision song contest are cancelled.

Coronavirus latest: Trump closes US-Canada border; stocks slide; Glastonbury and Eurovision cancelled
Coronavirus: Iran state TV warns ‘millions’ may die unless health advice heeded

Iran on Tuesday confirmed another 135 deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the overall toll to 988 in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.

17 Mar 2020 - 8:08PM

Iran on Tuesday confirmed another 135 deaths from the coronavirus, bringing the overall toll to 988 in one of the world’s worst-hit countries.

Coronavirus: Iran state TV warns ‘millions’ may die unless health advice heeded
How will world’s most powerful military fight coronavirus threat?

The Pentagon is already helping combat the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and is considering ways to do more, even as it deals with an outbreak among its personnel.

17 Mar 2020 - 11:22PM

The Pentagon is already helping combat the coronavirus outbreak in the United States and is considering ways to do more, even as it deals with an outbreak among its personnel.

How will world’s most powerful military fight coronavirus threat?
Coronavirus latest: new urgency in global ‘war’ against pandemic

Markets plunge and nations lock down borders amid a surge of new infections outside China.

17 Mar 2020 - 10:02PM

Markets plunge and nations lock down borders amid a surge of new infections outside China.

Coronavirus latest: new urgency in global ‘war’ against pandemic