The United States has registered greater than 1,00Zero COVID-19 deaths because the nation confirmed greater than 69,00Zero instances.
The US Senate handed a sweeping $2 trillion measure to assist employees, companies, and the healthcare system. It has gone again to the decrease home for approval.
Meanwhile, United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has launched an enchantment for $2bn in worldwide humanitarian support to assist poorer nations sort out the coronavirus pandemic.
More than 472,00Zero individuals world wide have been recognized with COVID-19, in accordance with information collected by Johns Hopkins University. More than 114,00Zero have recovered, whereas greater than 21,00Zero individuals have died.
Spain recorded greater than 700 fatalities in 24 hours. It is now the second-worst affected nation on this planet after Italy.
Here are the newest updates:
Thursday, March 26
09:48 GMT – Japan PM Abe units up coronavirus job drive
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has established a job drive below the nation’s revised emergency regulation to take care of the worldwide rise in coronavirus infections and deaths.
It is important for individuals to behave as one to beat what could be described as a nationwide disaster, Abe mentioned in Tokyo.
Japan will ban entry from 21 European nations in addition to Iran, to take impact from March 27, Abe mentioned.
Coronavirus: Doctor warns of ‘incoming catastrophe’ in Gaza (02:49)
09:47 GMT – Uzbekistan locks down two extra cities
Uzbekistan is locking down the cities of Namangan and Andijan to stop the unfold of coronavirus, the 2 cities’ municipal authorities mentioned.
Uzbekistan, which has already locked down its capital Tashkent, has reported 65 instances of the illness, together with some within the densely populated Fergana valley the place Namangan and Andijan are positioned.
09:37 GMT – Uganda’s Bobi Wine releases tune to combat coronavirus pandemic
Ugandan musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine has launched a tune to lift consciousness in regards to the coronavirus pandemic as his nation imposes new restriction in a bid to stem the unfold of the virus.
Read extra right here.
09:18 GMT – Malaysia report 235 new instances
Malaysia reported 235 new coronavirus instances in its largest day by day soar, bringing the entire variety of instances to 2,031.
The variety of deaths from coronavirus rose to 23, the well being ministry mentioned.
Malaysia’s complete variety of instances has now doubled in every week. On Wednesday, the federal government prolonged curbs on travel and motion to till April 14th to include the unfold of the virus.
08:52 GMT – Indonesia experiences 103 new instances, 20 extra deaths
Indonesia has confirmed 103 new coronavirus instances, bringing the Southeast Asian nation’s complete to 893, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto mentioned.
The variety of new deaths resulting from coronavirus rose by 20, taking the entire variety of deaths to 78, he mentioned, including a complete of 35 individuals had recovered from the virus.
08:36 GMT – Philippines experiences 7 new deaths, 71 extra instances
The Philippine well being ministry reported seven new coronavirus deaths and 71 new confirmed infections.
It brings the nation’s confirmed instances to 707 and deaths to 45 to date, amongst them six docs, Health Secretary Francisco Duque advised a daily information convention.
He mentioned case numbers would rise within the coming days as extra exams are carried out.
08:20 GMT – China says no new instances confirmed regionally
China’s National Health Commission (NHC) mentioned six extra individuals died of the virus and 67 new instances had been confirmed, however all of them had been imported.
“Hubei reported no new cases of confirmed infection, no new cases of suspected infections, and 6 deaths, 5 in Wuhan,” the NHC mentioned.
08:09 GMT – South Korea: 97-year-old recovers from coronavirus
A girl, 97, has recovered from the coronavirus after a two-week remedy in South Korea’s Pohang Medical Centre.
She was discharged and positioned in self-isolation at home to guard her from re-infection, The Korea Times reported.
The oldest affected person on the course of restoration in the identical hospital is a 104-year-old lady, the report mentioned.
07:52 GMT – Moscow to shut all non-essential retailers
Moscow will shut all retailers apart from pharmacies and grocery shops, town’s mayor Sergei Sobyanin mentioned.
This measure, which additionally contains the closure of eating places, cafes and bars, will final from March 28 till April 5, Sobyanin mentioned in a press release.
07:43 GMT – Nine docs die from coronavirus in Philippines
Nine docs have died within the Philippines from the coronavirus, the nation’s prime medical association mentioned, as hospitals had been overwhelmed and medics complained a few lack of safety on the entrance traces.
The Philippine Medical Association mentioned that well being employees weren’t getting sufficient safety.
“If it were up to me, test the frontliners first and test them again after seven days. Doctors could be carriers themselves,” Benito Atienza, vice chairman of the Philippine Medical Association, advised AFP information company.
UN launches virus support plan, says ‘all of humanity’ in danger (03:44)
07:37 GMT – UK says 560,00Zero volunteers signal as much as assist NHS
Britain’s well being Minister Matt Hancock mentioned 560,00Zero individuals had volunteered to assist the National Health Service throughout the coronavirus disaster, greater than double the quantity he had hoped to recruit.
Britain had on Tuesday issued a name for 250,00Zero volunteers to enroll to assist the NHS and susceptible individuals hit by the coronavirus disaster.
Writing on Twitter, Hancock known as the information “fantastic”.
07:25 GMT – Tokyo experiences greater than 40 new instances
The Japanese capital of Tokyo reported greater than 40 new instances of coronavirus infections for the second day working, Jiji News reported.
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike held an emergency information convention to warn of the chance of an explosive rise in infections, asking residents to keep away from non-essential outings till April 12.
The metropolis has change into the centre of Japan’s coronavirus epidemic, with greater than 250 instances.
07:15 GMT – Kashmir registers its first COVID-19 dying
A 65-year-old man who had a latest travel historical past exterior the area, grew to become the primary COVID-19 fatality in Indian-administered Kashmir, sparking fear and inflicting a stricter lockdown.
Rohit Kansal, the spokesperson of the area’s authorities, mentioned the “first death due to coronavirus is a 65-year-old man from Srinagar”, he mentioned, referring to the Srinagar man who examined constructive two days in the past.
Kansal mentioned that 4 of his contacts have additionally examined constructive for the virus.
Spanish medics demand safety as dying toll overtakes China’s (02:28)
07:08 GMT – Russia’s Gazprom says 20 employees remoted at fuel area
Gas large Gazprom mentioned 20 employees have been quarantined at Bovanenkovo fuel area, one in every of its largest in northern Russia, after contact with an individual who has coronavirus.
It mentioned the contact occurred on March 16 and the isolation will final till March 30. Production has not been affected.
06:47 GMT – Iran begins intercity travel ban
Iran began an intercity travel ban, an Iranian official mentioned in a televised information convention, amid fears of a second wave of coronavirus infections within the Middle East’s worst-hit nation.
“Those who have travelled for the Iranian New Year holidays should immediately return to their cities without making any stop in the cities on their way back home,” mentioned Hossein Zolfaghari, a member of Iran’s nationwide headquarters for combating the coronavirus.
“The closure of universities and schools as well as suspension of gatherings has been extended,” he mentioned, including that violators of the measures will face authorized penalties.
I’ll be handing over this weblog to my colleague Tamila Varshalomidze in Doha shortly.
Here are the primary developments this morning:
It was a bit contact and go for some time, however the US Senate has lastly handed a $2 trillion reduction invoice for these affected by the coronavirus. Now it goes again to the House of Representatives.
A lot of nations are making ready to impose emergencies (Thailand) or lengthen them (Spain).
South Korea says it’s going to deny entry to individuals travelling from abroad who refuse to obtain an app that tracks their self-isolation, whereas China says all its new instances proceed to be “imported” – most of them Chinese nationals returning home.
US Senate approves $2 trillion coronavirus rescue invoice (02:20)
05:35 GMT – China shifts narrative on coronavirus outbreak
With China’s personal outbreak of coronavirus showing to have calmed, the nation’s state media is devoting appreciable area to championing China’s efforts to assist Italy, Iran and different nations that at the moment are struggling to manage a illness that first appeared within the metropolis of Wuhan late final 12 months.
Shawn Yuan, who’s in China, has been following the shifting narrative.
— Global Times (@globaltimesnews) March 26, 2020
05:25 GMT – Russia to droop all worldwide flights from March 27
The Russian authorities has ordered the civil aviation authority to droop all common and constitution flights to and from Russia from March 27, the federal government mentioned on its web site.
Russian airways will nonetheless be allowed to fly to different nations to carry Russian residents again or if they’re authorised by particular authorities choices.
05:10 GMT – Airlines, small companies, hospitals: Who advantages?
A bit extra element on the $2 trillion reduction invoice that lastly made its manner by the Senate on Wednesday and may get last approval later this week.
The measures embody:
- $500bn for a Treasury Department lending facility to help US corporations, together with airways, with public oversight
- $350bn for small companies.
- $100bn for hospitals, nurses and docs to battle the outbreak
- $150bn for state and native governments
- $300bn in direct funds to most Americans of as much as $1,200 per grownup and $500 per youngster inside about three weeks.
- $250bn in federal unemployment advantages of $600 per week for particular person workers in addition to gig employees and impartial contractors
You can discover out extra about what’s at stake on this story from Al Jazeera’s William Roberts.
05:05 GMT – Nigerian military making ready for strict lockdown, compelled transfers of sick
The Nigerian Army is making ready to forcibly switch the sick to hospital and implement strict curbs on motion to curb the unfold of the coronavirus in Africa’s most populous nation, in accordance with Reuters information company.
A memo from military headquarters seen by the information company outlines measures to guard authorities meals storage from looters and says the navy can be leasing gear for “possible mass burial”.
04:25 GMT – Thailand publicizes 111 new confirmed instances
Thailand has introduced 111 new confirmed instances of coronavirus, after declaring a state of emergency to come back into impact at midnight (17:00 GMT).
The measures will embody the closure of all border crossings besides to Thai nationals, diplomats and their households and folks with permission to work in Thailand.
The complete identified instances of the virus now stands at 1,045.
03:30 GMT – US Senate passes $2 trillion coronavirus bundle
After a collection of last-minute hiccups, the US Senate has lastly handed a $2 trillion bundle to help the well being system, employees and enterprise harm by the coronavirus outbreak.
We’ll have extra on that story shortly.
03:30 GMT – Parliament in Spain votes to increase state of emergency till April 11
Spain’s parliament has voted in favour of the federal government’s request to increase the state of emergency – and a nationwide lockdown – by two weeks.
The emergency was first declared on March 14 and contains strict stay-at-home rules.
More individuals have died in Spain from COVID-19 than some other nation apart from Italy.
02:50 GMT – Cases in US near 70,000, with greater than 1,00Zero useless
The variety of confirmed coronavirus instances within the US is nearing 70,00Zero with greater than 1,00Zero individuals now reported to have died from COVID-19, in accordance with AFP information company.
More on how every state is dealing with the outbreak right here.
02:45 GMT – Japan to arrange coronavirus HQ, attainable emergency declaration
Japan’s authorities is making ready to arrange a particular headquarters on coronavirus as early as Thursday afternoon, in a move that might set the stage for declaring a state of emergency over the outbreak, the Kyodo information company reported.
The prime minister can declare a state of emergency if the illness is seen as posing a “grave danger” to lives and if its unfold threatens the financial system.
02:30 GMT – Overseas arrivals to South Korea to be refused entry with out app
Yonhap information company is reporting that South Korea will deny entry to individuals arriving within the nation from abroad in the event that they refuse to put in an app to observe them whereas they’re in self-isolation.
02:25 GMT – Border closures, flight suspensions go away individuals stranded
Countries world wide have suggested their residents abroad to return home as rapidly as they’ll as lockdowns speed up, borders are sealed off and even transit passengers banned.
But that’s simpler mentioned than completed.
Al Jazeera’s Ian Neubauer spoke to individuals caught in limbo at Kuala Lumpur’s worldwide airport.
01:50 GMT – Mexico to droop all non-essential exercise from Thursday
Mexico’s Deputy Health Minister Dr Hugo Lopez-Gatell says all non-essential actions within the nation will likely be suspended from Thursday.
Mexico has reported 475 confirmed instances of coronavirus and 6 deaths.
01:20 GMT – South Korea instances rise by 104, 5 extra deaths
South Korea’s simply given its newest replace. The nation confirmed 104 new instances, bringing the entire to 9,241, with 5 extra deaths.
Some 414 individuals had been discharged from hospital after making a full restoration. In all, 4,144 individuals in South Korea have been cured of the virus.
00:10 GMT – China instances climb once more; all from abroad
Mainland China has reported an additional improve in coronavirus instances – all of them in individuals returning to the nation from abroad.
The National Health Commission reported 67 new instances as of the tip of Wednesday, in contrast with 47 a day earlier.
The variety of deaths rose by six to three,287.
— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) March 26, 2020
00:00 GMT – Trump administration reduce CDC China employees
Reuters information company is reporting that the administration of US President Donald Trump reduce the employees of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) working in China by two-thirds within the two years earlier than the coronavirus emerged.
Most of the reductions had been on the Beijing workplace. The CDC’s headcount in China has dropped from about 47 when Trump took workplace in January 2017 to about 14 now, Reuters mentioned.
21:59 GMT (Wednesday) – $2 trillion virus rescue invoice hits delay in Senate
The $2 trillion financial rescue bundle to supply support to American companies, employees and healthcare programs strained by the coronavirus outbreak has run into last-minute delays within the Senate.
The measure is the most important financial reduction invoice in US historical past. More on that story right here.
I’m Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur with Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic/
Read all of the updates from yesterday (March 24) right here.