KARACHI / LAHORE / ISLAMABAD / PESHAWAR / QUETTA: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Pakistan rose to 4,006 on Tuesday after new infections were confirmed in the country.
Divisions by province from the total number of cases at 5:42 pm, April 7, are as follows:
Total confirmed cases: 4,006
• Sindh: 986
• Punjab: 2004
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 500
• Balochistan: 204
• Capital Territory of Islamabad: 83
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 211
• FSA: 18
• Khyber Pakhtunkhwa: 17
• Sindh: 18
• Balochistan: 1
• Gilgit-Baltistan: 3
• Punjab: 15
• Capital Territory of Islamabad: 1
The number of officially confirmed worldwide deaths from novel coronaviruses is now above 75,000, according to a AFP calculate.
More than 1 million cases have been declared registered in 200 countries and regions since the epidemic first appeared in China in December. Of these cases, at least 253,000 are now considered to have recovered.
Read on for the latest updates from Pakistan and around the world.
Disclaimer: There may be some differences in the number of confirmed cases reported at the country level due to differences in figures quoted by federal and provincial authorities.
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07:08 – Peshawar, Pakistan – ‘Little victory’ when 130 pilgrims are sent home from quarantine camp
Health Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Taimur Khan Jhagra has shared the good news about the release of 130 pilgrims from the Peshawar quarantine camp.
“130 Zaireen includes men, women and children with smiling faces, providing sweets, petals and transportation to go home after 14 days of quarantine in Peshawar.
“This is our small victory during the #coronavirus pandemic!” he wrote.
06:51 – Peshawar, Pakistan – The KP government says grocery stores remain open 24/7
A notice by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has revealed that grocery stores, drug stores and those who sell important items “will remain open 24/7”.
Then note that all shops, barbers and other beauty salons will remain closed until April 14.
18:24 – Rawalpindi, Pakistan – Tribute paid to frontline workers during the Corps Commander Conference
The Corps Commander Conference in Rawalpindi has paid tribute to those who are at the forefront of the coronavirus battle.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, doctors, paramedics, health workers and law enforcement agencies were praised “for daring to face this pandemic under [a] challenging environment “.
During the meeting, Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa was directed to direct all commanders to provide “maximum assistance” in transferring critical resources to remote areas including Gilgit-Baltistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Sindh and Balochistan interiors.
General Bajwa told the commanders that every citizen was considered a country that was trying to “scale” the ongoing disaster.
“Being a country with passionate youths and tough people who are ready to share & sacrifice, we will emerge stronger from this challenge,” the military chief said.
6:00 pm – Islamabad, Pakistan – The federal government is doing everything it can to do for the province: Asad Umar
Federal Minister Asad Umar said on Tuesday that health was a problem that was evolved and the federal government did everything it could do for the province.
The minister also said that the government gave kits to the provinces but now will give them directly so there is no delay. He added that this process would begin tomorrow and the federal government had identified 400 hospitals that would be equipped with PPE.
17:53 – Lahore, Pakistan – Varsity contributed Rs 1.5 million in PM’s corona aid
Lahore College for Women University provided a check of Rs 1.5 million to the Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Fund.
The college’s Deputy Chancellor Dr. Bushra Mirza handed over the check to Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar. The amount was collected after college professors donated their day salaries to help the government fight the pandemic.
17:45 – Quetta, Balochistan – The national count of confirmed cases goes up to 4,006
The count of positive cases across the country rose to 4,006 after two new cases were reported in Balochistan.
According to a spokesman for the provincial government, they have received 65 reports of suspected corona virus cases and two of them were positive. He added that both cases were local transmission.
17:41 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – New Dutch cases rise by 777 to 19,580
The number of new confirmed corona virus cases in the Netherlands rose by 777 to 19,580, health authorities said on Tuesday, as the slowing trend in the rate of increase continued.
Deaths increased from 234 to 2,101, the Dutch Institute of Health said in its daily update, although it underlines that the death rate reported on Tuesday included several patients who died over the weekend and reported later.
17:40 – Karachi, Pakistan – Governor of India convinced church officials about the ration ahead of Easter
Sindh Governor Imran Ismail offered to deliver ration trucks to the Methodist Church in Pakistan on Easter Day. The governor assured assistance in meeting with the delegation of the Methodist church in Pakistan.
5:30 pm – Stockholm, Sweden – Sweden reports more than 100 deaths a day
Sweden on Tuesday reported 114 other deaths from the new coronavirus, bringing the total to 591 in countries that have adopted softer approaches to curb the spread of the disease.
The Swedish Public Health Agency said it had recorded a total of 7,693 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the country of around 10 million people, adding that some of the newly recorded deaths were caused by revised figures from previous days.
17:28 – Islamabad, Pakistan – 13 PIA pilots agree to do the work
A PIA spokesman said that 13 pilots had agreed to do their job and would bring Islamabad on special flights.
According to the spokesman, the pilot will bring home displaced Pakistanis.
5:06 pm – Lahore, Pakistan – Punjab able to do 3,100 tests: Buzdar
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar announced that his government could conduct 3,100 corona virus tests every day. He added that in the coming weeks the testing capacity for the province would reach 5,000.
Buzdar also announced that laboratories were being established in various districts and urged the government to open eight more laboratories in the province.
16:41 – Peshawar, Pakistan – KP government extends closure to April 14
16:18 – Karachi, Pakistan – CM Sindh sought help from a private hospital
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah called on private hospitals to assist the government in fighting the corona virus.
CM appealed to owners and CEOs of private hospitals at a meeting on Tuesday. He said that he needed their guidance in the fight against the corona virus.
During the meeting, private hospital owners and doctors recommended CM to increase locking in the province.
15:56 – United Nations – The UN Security Council is expected to hold the first coronavirus talks on Thursday
The UN Security Council will hold its first Thursday meeting on the coronavirus pandemic – via video conference – after weeks of divisions between its five permanent members, diplomats said on Monday.
Last week, annoyed by the commute that had paralyzed the council, including between China and the United States, nine out of 10 non-permanent members formally requested a meeting featuring a presentation by Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
“The meeting was confirmed for Thursday,” a diplomat told AFP on condition of anonymity. It will be held behind closed doors at 3:00 pm (1900 GMT).
It is not yet clear what form of meeting will be taken, or what can be achieved: will member states show unity in the fact of the global crisis and willingness to work together, or continue to settle scores?
The New York-based Security Council has been teleworking since March 12 when the new corona virus spread rapidly in the city.
3:54 – Wuhan, China – China says there are no new deaths in the coronavirus milestone
China on Tuesday reported no deaths from the new corona virus for the first time since it began publishing figures in January, just a day before it planned to lift travel restrictions from the infectious disease center in Wuhan.
This twin milestone illustrates the progress that China says has taken place in a very time-consuming battle against the pandemic, which originated in Wuhan and spread throughout the country and the world.
But the announcement came because suspicion still remained that the ruling Communist Party government – which had been accused of disrupting the initial response to the outbreak – continued to deliberately report the true number of deaths and infections.
China has denied the suggestion.
Beijing imposed an unprecedented lockdown on tens of millions of people in Wuhan and throughout Hubei province at the end of January in an effort to quell the virus, and the number of new domestic infections has been reduced for weeks.
However, assistance has been tempered by caution about new risks: an increasing number of infected people coming from abroad, and the apparent threat of asymptomatic cases.
15:52 – Tokyo, Japan – Japan declares a state of emergency
Japan on Tuesday declared a state of emergency due to a surge in coronavirus cases, stepping up efforts to contain infection but stop the tight locking seen in other parts of the world.
The government has been under increasing pressure to deal with outbreaks that remain small by global standards but have caused concern among Japanese medical experts, with warnings that the local health care system is overcrowded.
“When I decided that a situation that was feared would have a bad impact on people’s lives and the economy had occurred … I declared a state of emergency,” Abe said.
The move allows governors in seven affected regions including Tokyo to ask people to stay indoors and ask for businesses to close.
15:42 – Peshawar, Pakistan – Jhagra expects an increase in the number of cases
Health Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Taimur Jhagra said on Tuesday that he expects an increase in the number of coronavirus patients in the province.
The minister in a press conference told the media that the province was working to increase its testing capacity. He added that all safety equipment would be given to medical staff.
3:29 pm – New Delhi, India – India allows some exports of anti-malaria drugs after Trump’s appeal
India will allow some exports of anti-malaria hydroxychloroquine drugs, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump urged New Delhi to release supplies of drugs seen as possible treatments for COVID-19.
The Indian government had previously held back exports of hydroxychloroquine and painkillers, paracetamol, saying it had to fulfill its internal demand. But Trump spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend looking for supplies and then hinted that India might face retaliation.
“It has been decided that India will license paracetamol and HCQ in amounts suitable for all our neighboring countries which depend on our ability,” said Indian foreign ministry spokesman Anurag Srivastava.
15:26 – Quetta, Pakistan – The government has accepted YDA demands: a spokesman
Balochistan government spokesman Liaqat Shahwani said on Tuesday the government had accepted the demands of the doctors and helped them with all the requirements.
“All doctor’s demands have been accepted,” Shahwani told the media. “We have asked doctors not to be part of any mafia.”
He added that in the past attention was not given to the health sector but now the government is working to make changes in the health department.
“The chief minister himself is monitoring the situation. He met with the doctors and assured them they assured him that we would release the arrested doctors. “
3:00 pm – Geneva, Switzerland – WHO warns to reduce virus measures too early
The World Health Organization does not have comprehensive recommendations for countries and regions to relax measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, but urges them not to raise it too early, a spokesman said on Tuesday.
“One of the most important parts is not letting go of action too early so it doesn’t fall again,” WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier said in a virtual briefing.
“Similar to self pain if you wake up too early and run too fast, you risk falling back and experiencing complications,” he added.
14:49 – Madrid, Spain – Death from the Spanish corona virus reaches 13,798 as the pace accelerates
The death rate due to the corona virus in Spain rose slightly for the first time in five days on Tuesday, with 743 people dying overnight to reach a total of 13,798.
That compared with 637 people who died during the previous 24 hours in the country with the second highest fatality in the world from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The total number of cases rose to 140,510 on Tuesday from 135,032 on Monday, the health ministry said.
14:48 – Tehran Iran – Iran records 133 deaths from the new corona virus, with 3,872 victims
Victims of the Iranian coronavirus rose to 3,872 with 133 deaths in the past 24 hours, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur told state TV on Tuesday.
The total cases rose to 62,589, with 2,089 new infections, while 3,987 infected were in critical condition, he said
14:46 – Islamabad, Pakistan – NEPRA employees contribute a day’s salary to the PM’s corona aid
Employees of the National Electricity Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) have announced that they will contribute their day’s salary to the Prime Minister’s Corona Relief Fund, said a notice issued by the regulatory body.
14:42 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Indonesia has recorded the largest increase in daily infections
Indonesia on Tuesday confirmed 247 new corona virus infections, totaling 2,738, a health ministry official said.
Achmad Yurianto, the official, reported 12 more deaths, making a total of 221, while 204 people have recovered.
More than 14,300 coronavirus tests have been carried out.
14:39 – Tokyo, Japan – The Japanese government approves an emergency stimulus package
The Japanese government approved an emergency economic stimulus package worth 108.2 trillion yen ($ 993 billion), with fiscal expenditure of 39.5 trillion yen, aimed at combating the deeper effects of coronavirus, government officials said Tuesday.
In the package, the government called the pandemic the “biggest crisis” facing the global economy since the Second World War, in line with a Reuters report on Monday.
14:14 – Peshawar, Pakistan – KP Health Minister Taimur Jhagra met MBBS students last year
2:11 noon – Islamabad, Pakistan – Ministry of finance frees 10 million Rs for the equipment shop
Managing Director of the Utility Shop Company Umer Lodhi announced that the finance ministry had issued Rs10 billion for government agencies.
MD said that the money was part of Rs 50 billion set aside by the government for utility shops. He added that customers who bought from utility shops were also increasing, adding that they were trying to ensure that important items were available at their stores.
14:07 – Manila, Philippines – Country reports 14 new deaths, 104 other infections
The Philippine ministry of health on Tuesday reported 14 deaths from the new corona virus and 104 additional infections.
Deaths have reached 177 and total cases are 3,764, Health Minister Francisco Duque said at a press conference.
President Rodrigo Duterte earlier that day extended to the end of April strict quarantine measures on the main island of the country were implemented to hold the plague.
13:58 – No one is immune to COVID-19: Asad Umar
13.54 – Karachi, Pakistan – CM Sindh Murad Ali Shah salutes the frontline workers involved in the war against COVID-19
13:50 – Pakistan is one of the hardest hit countries among the OIC states
1:42 pm – Mardan, Pakistan – CM KP rejects guard of honor
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan refused to accept the guard of honor offered to him upon his arrival in Mardan.
The CM was given honor guards by the police upon his arrival at the quarantine quarantine center established at Abul Wali Khan University. He added that doctors, nurses and medical staff were people who had to be given honorary guards.
1:34 pm – Berlin, Germany – Confirmed cases of German coronavirus rise to 99,225, deaths to 1,607: RKI
Corona virus infection confirmed by Germany rose 3,834 in the last 24 hours to 99,225 on Tuesday, increasing again after four consecutive days of decline, data from the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases showed.
The reported death toll rose 173 to 1,607.
The number of new cases on Tuesday was higher than 3,677 new infections reported on Monday. Deaths have risen by 92 on Monday.
1:31 pm – Karachi, Pakistan – Chinese medical experts share experiences with officials in Sindh
13:22 – Moscow, Russia – The daily increase in coronavirus cases in Russia reaches 1,000 for the first time
The number of corona virus cases in Russia rose by more than 1,000 for the first time to reach 7,497 in the past 24 hours, the country’s crisis response center said Tuesday.
The number of reported cases rose by 1,154 while deaths increased by 11 to 58, the center said.
1:17 noon – Rawalpindi, Pakistan – Emergency supplies for Balochistan are dispatched based on COAS: ISPR orders
Director General of Public Relations Services Inter-Major General Babar Iftikhar announced on Tuesday that emergency supplies of medical equipment, including PPE, had been sent to Quetta for medical staff in Balochistan on the orders of Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
“Doctors and paramedics are frontline soldiers in this war,” IPSR quoted Gen Bajwa in a tweet. COAS added that the most developed countries and governments find it very difficult to fight a pandemic.
“The Pakistani government is working hard to obtain and supply the necessary resources. In this time of distress we must remain patient and steadfast, “recalled COAS.
13:07 – Karachi, Sindh – Death from the virus rises to 55
Deaths across the country due to the corona virus rose to 55 after new deaths were reported in Sindh on Tuesday.
The last death was Dr. Abdul Qadir Soomro who was diagnosed with the virus after contracting it from a patient who was being treated.
1:05 – Karachi, Sindh – National counts of confirmed cases exceed 4,000
The national count of confirmed cases reached 4,004 after 54 new cases were reported in Sindh on Tuesday.
According to a spokesman for the provincial government, the provincial count of confirmed cases rose to 986 after adding new cases. He added that in the last 24 hours 16 people had recovered from the infection.
12:20 pm – Lahore, Pakistan – Confirmed cases of the virus in Punjab exceed 2,000
The number of confirmed cases of new coronavirus in Punjab rose to 2004 on Tuesday afternoon, bringing the national count of confirmed virus cases to 3,950.
12:15 pm – Quetta, Pakistan – The Balochistan government forms a parliamentary committee on coronavirus
The Balochistan government on Tuesday formed a parliamentary committee that will oversee the coronavirus assistance efforts of the provincial government.
The constitutional committee was announced on the Twitter social networking platform by provincial government spokeswoman Liaquat Shahwani.
12:05 – Islamabad, Pakistan – The cabinet will formulate a strategy to eliminate the virus, said Cloud
Prime Minister of Information and Broadcasting Special Assistant Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Tuesday that a recommendation from the National Coordinating Committee to reduce the steps to lock the coronavirus to allow businesses to operate would be submitted before the cabinet.
He also said that the cabinet would discuss strategies related to transferring virus relief efforts to a lower level than the government at Tuesday’s meeting.
“[Government] will reach the homes of those who are worthy of coordination with the province. “A strategy will be formulated on the relief effort by Tiger Force and philanthropists,” he said.
12:00 noon – Islamabad, Pakistan – The NCOC nerve center is fighting viruses throughout the country
11:40 – Beijing, China – 170,000 protective suits are donated to India
China has donated 170,000 protective suits to India, CNN reported on Tuesday morning, quoting the Indian Press Information Bureau.
The donated equipment was described as head-to-end clothing that protected medical workers and emergency responders on the front lines from the possibility of exposure to the corona virus when handling infected patients.
11:30 am – Wellington, New Zealand – Minister of health demoted due to lockdown
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that he had refused his health minister’s offer to resign because he violated national locking rules because it would jeopardize plans to slow the spread of the new corona virus, Reuters reported.
Health Secretary David Clark took his family to the beach in the early stages of lockdown, breaking social distance rules, the prime minister said.
“Under normal conditions I will fire the minister of health. What he did was wrong, and there is no reason, “Ardern said. Instead, Ardern lowered Clark to the bottom of the cabinet and exposed his role as finance minister.
11:20 am – Islamabad, Pakistan – Steps to combat coronavirus must respect human rights in occupied Kashmir, Pakistan warns India
Pakistan on Tuesday warned India that measures to combat the spread of the corona virus in occupied Kashmir must respect the human rights of valley residents.
The comments were made by the Foreign Office when welcoming a joint statement by six human rights bodies calling on India to free prisoners who were arbitrarily detained in Kashmir occupied after the coronavirus crisis.
11:15 – Quito, Ecuador – Local residents forced to use cardboard boxes as coffins amid a virus crisis
11:10 am – New Delhi, India – India will allow some exports of anti-malaria drugs after Trump’s appeal
India will allow some exports of anti-malaria hydroxychloroquine drugs, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, after US President Donald Trump urged New Delhi to release supplies of drugs seen as possible treatments for COVID-19.
The Indian government had previously held back exports of hydroxychloroquine and painkillers, paracetamol, saying it had to fulfill its internal demand.
But Trump spoke to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the weekend looking for supplies and then hinted that India might face retaliation.
11:05 AM – London, England – There is no change in the condition of the British PM Johnson: sources
There was no change in Boris Johnson’s condition, two sources close to him said on Tuesday, after the British prime minister was treated intensively after worsening of his coronavirus symptoms.
Johnson was given oxygen on Monday and taken to an intensive care unit at a central London hospital in what Downing Street said was a precaution after his condition worsened.
11:00 am – Karachi, Pakistan – Minister Sindh Ghani praised the services of doctors who died of coronavirus
Minister of Education and Labor Sindh Saeed Ghani on Tuesday praised the service of a doctor who died Monday night due to complications arising as a result of coronavirus.
“Dr A Qadir Soomro is an addition to the list of heroes in the recent pandemic war. He serves patients without fear. But at the same time these frontline soldiers while carrying out their tasks are careful. We will try to provide protective gear for all medical personnel, “he wrote on Twitter.
10:45 – Bangkok, Thailand – 38 new coronavirus infections reported, one dead
Thailand reported 38 new coronavirus infections and the death of a 54-year-old man on Tuesday, a government agency spokesman said.
In addition to 16 new cases, including imported ones, there are 17 patients related to previous cases and five who tested positive but are waiting for an investigation into how they catch the disease, said Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman for the Center for COVID-19 Situation Administration.
Since the outbreak in January, Thailand has counted 2,258 infections and 27 deaths. 824 patients have recovered and returned home.
10:30 am – Rawalpindi, Pakistan – Pakistan conducted 3,088 virus tests in the past 24 hours: NCOC
The National Command and Operations Center (NCOC) said on Tuesday that Pakistan had carried out a total of 39,183 coroan virus tests so far that 3,088 were carried out in the past 24 hours.
According to an update on the latest viral situation in the country, released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), there are 462 hospitals with virus isolation case management facilities throughout the country.
The hospital has 7,295 beds with 1,311 virus patients being treated at the hospital, 28 of which are critical, ISPR added.
10:25 – Izmir, Turkey – 95-year-old man recovering from coronavirus
10:15 am – Peshawar, Pakistan – Civil Defense begins production of masks, protective equipment
Civil Defense on Tuesday began production of masks and protective equipment aimed at protecting individuals from new coronaviruses.
“We are in the process of making 20,000 masks and 10,000 personal protective equipment,” a director at Civil Defense told the media on Tuesday morning.
10:05 AM – Quetta, Pakistan – Young doctors boycott all services in government hospitals
Young doctors on Tuesday morning boycotted all services in government hospitals to register their protests against the arrests and beatings that were dropped on their colleagues after they demanded the government provide them with protective equipment when they handled new corona virus cases in the province.
Doctors and paramedics remain absent from accident wards, trauma centers, and private wards of government hospitals. However, some doctors were still in the delivery room and cardiology unit of the government hospital when young doctors protested.
10:00 – London, United Kingdom – Great spin Saqlain Mushtaq advises people to stay at home
9:50 am – Tokyo, Japan – Hot topic ‘Escape from Tokyo’ in Japan as an emergency tool
With only a few hours left on Tuesday before Japan imposed a state of emergency in Tokyo and six other prefectures to contain the corona virus, the idea of leaving the capital, or “Escape from Tokyo,” circling on social media.
Although Japanese outbreaks remain small compared to some overseas, concerns over the increase in cases in Tokyo to more than 1,000 – roughly a quarter of the total country – along with increases in other urban centers, are pushing for emergencies, which will last until May 6 and asking people to stay home and businesses closed.
09:45 – Wuhan, China – China posted a decline in corona virus cases, locking of Wuhan will end
Mainland China on Tuesday reported a decrease in new corona virus cases after closing its border with almost all foreigners to curb imported infections, while the central city of Wuhan, the center of the spread of the disease, did not see new deaths for the first time.
China had 32 new confirmed cases of coronavirus on Monday, down from 39 cases the day before, the National Health Commission said.
All 32 cases involved tourists who came from abroad, compared to 38 cases of imports the day before. The total number of infections imported so far has reached 983, said health authorities.
09:40 – Islamabad, Pakistan – The number of confirmed cases of the virus in Pakistan has risen above 3,800
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus throughout Pakistan rose to 3,864 on Tuesday morning after new cases were reported in several regions of the country.
85 new cases were reported in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) while 10 other patients were added to previously reported data, according to the provincial health and finance minister Taimur Khan Jhagra, bringing the total in the KP to 500.
Bringing to Twitter, he said that of the 500 people who tested positive for the disease, 138 were hospitalized. He added that 69 people had recovered from illness in the province so far.
9:30 am – Islamabad, Pakistan – ICTs recorded the first death from coronavirus, the count across the country is now 54
Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) on Tuesday recorded its first death from a coronavirus. The patient who died was treated at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences.
According to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) health and finance minister Taimur Khan Jhagra, another coronavirus death was also reported at the KP on Tuesday, bringing the total number of virus-related deaths in the province to 17.
9:15 am – Tokyo, Japan – Asian stocks cautiously strengthened on hopes of a virus, the dollar is slipping
Pasar saham Asia menguat untuk hari kedua pada hari Selasa, dan mata uang berisiko naik, didukung oleh tanda-tanda tentatif krisis coronavirus mungkin mendatar di New York dan surut di Eropa.
Keuntungan tidak memiliki momentum hari Senin, tetapi luas, meskipun kasus virus korona global terus meningkat dan kehancuran ekonomi dalam skala yang tidak terlihat selama beberapa generasi tampak besar.
Nikkei Jepang naik 2% dan telah menghapus sebagian besar kerugian pekan lalu setelah Perdana Menteri Shinzo Abe menjanjikan paket stimulus ekonomi besar-besaran $ 991 miliar – setara dengan 20% dari PDB.
9:00 pagi – Washington, Amerika Serikat – Korban jiwa AS mencapai 10.000, jumlah korban virus korona global naik menjadi 74.000
Amerika Serikat pada hari Senin mencatat 1.150 kematian akibat virus korona dalam 24 jam, kata Johns Hopkins University, mendorong jumlah korban di negara itu lebih dari 10.000 yang dicapai pada hari sebelumnya.
Menurut penghitungan berjalan Johns Hopkins, ada lebih dari 366.000 kasus virus corona baru di Amerika Serikat – termasuk lebih dari 30.000 kasus baru dalam 24 jam – dengan total kematian mencapai 10.783.
AS sejauh ini memiliki jumlah kasus koronavirus terkonfirmasi terbanyak di dunia. Jumlah kematian yang dicatat sejak awal pandemi selama beberapa hari terakhir meningkat setidaknya 1.000 per hari dan secara bertahap mendekati jumlah kematian di Italia (16.523) dan Spanyol (13.005).
12:30 pagi – Inggris, London – Perdana Menteri Inggris Boris Johnson beralih ke perawatan intensif
Perdana Menteri Inggris Boris Johnson telah dialihkan ke perawatan intensif setelah gejala koronavirusnya memburuk, dikonfirmasi Downing Street pada hari Senin.
Johnson, korban paling menonjol dari pandemi itu, mewakilkan sekretaris luar negerinya, Dominic Raab, untuk menggantikannya, tetapi tetap sadar menurut Downing Street.
The setback came as the death toll from the virus jumped in Western Europe and soared past 10,000 in the United States — taking the global toll above 74,600, out of more than 1.32 million confirmed cases.
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