Spain sees 17-day low in day by day coronavirus deaths: Live updates


Spain has reported 605 new deaths from coronavirus, the bottom day by day tally since March 23, bringing the overall demise toll within the nation to 15,843 whereas instances rose by 4,576 to a complete of 157,022 infections.

In the United States, the demise toll has surpassed 16,600, with 1,783 new deaths in 24 hours, in response to a tally by the Johns Hopkins University.

However, the variety of newly hospitalised sufferers within the hardest-hit state of New York has dropped to a one p.c improve, providing a glimmer of hope because the world demise toll inches nearer to 100,000 amid 1.6 million instances. More than 361,000 folks have recovered from the illness worldwide. 


Despite indicators of progress in a number of nations, the pandemic continues to take its toll on economies. In the US, unemployment is anticipated to hit 15 p.c this month – a quantity not seen for the reason that Great Depression.

In the United Kingdom, the demise toll rose by 881 in 24 hours, officers stated on Thursday, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved out of intensive care however remained in hospital. 

Here are the most recent updates.

Friday, April 10

12:55 GMT – Doctor’s Note: Can coronavirus trigger everlasting harm?

As the variety of folks contaminated by COVID-19, the illness attributable to the brand new coronavirus, worldwide soars previous the a million mark, we all know the overwhelming majority will make a very good restoration.

But now, scientists are trying on the long-term well being implications of getting had coronavirus and whether or not or not it may result in everlasting harm to the physique.

 explains the proof displaying that COVID-19 might trigger long-term lung and kidney issues. Read extra right here

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A physician factors to an x-ray displaying a pair of lungs [File: Reuters]

12:45 GMT – Dutch coronavirus instances rise by 1,335 to 23,097 

The variety of confirmed coronavirus instances within the Netherlands has risen 1,335 to 23,097, well being authorities stated, with 115 new deaths.

The whole demise toll is now 2,511, the Netherlands’ Institute for Public Health (RIVM) stated in its day by day replace.

12:40 GMT – Brazil: Yanomami indigenous youth dies in Brazil

 A Yanomami youth has died after testing optimistic for coronavirus, well being officers have stated, elevating fears that the epidemic will unfold among the many largest indigenous tribe in northern Brazil.

Alvanei Xirixan, 15, died on Thursday night time in intensive care in the primary hospital of Boa Vista, capital of Roraima state, in response to the native indigenous well being service Dsei connected to the Ministry of Health.

Anthropologists and well being consultants warn that coronavirus might have a devastating impression on Brazil’s 850,000 indigenous people who find themselves weak to exterior illnesses and whose way of life in tribal villages rules out social distancing.

More than 26,000 Yanomami stay on Brazil’s border with Venezuela on a reservation the dimensions of Portugal. The Yanomami youth was the third indigenous particular person to die within the epidemic now sweeping Brazil with power. Two earlier deaths had been of indigenous individuals who had been living in city areas, together with an 87-year-ol girl in Para state and man in Manaus.


A Yanomami youth had died after contracting the coronavirus [Odair Leal/Reuters]

12:30 GMT – Japan infections surpass 6,000 instances 

The whole variety of novel coronavirus infections in Japan has hit 6,003, NHK public broadcaster reported.

Earlier this week, Japan declared a state of emergency to struggle the unfold of the coronavirus in main inhabitants centres. At least 99 folks have died within the nation from COVID-19. 


12:25 GMT – S Korea stories recovered sufferers testing optimistic once more

South Korean officers have reported 91 sufferers thought cleared of the brand new coronavirus had examined optimistic once more. 

Jeong Eun-kyeong, director of the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC), instructed a briefing that the virus might have been “reactivated” quite than the sufferers being re-infected.

South Korean well being officers stated it stays unclear what’s behind the development, with epidemiological investigations nonetheless underneath method.

The prospect of individuals being re-infected with the virus is of worldwide concern, as many nations are hoping that contaminated populations will develop enough immunity to forestall a resurgence of the pandemic.

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A employee sprays disinfectant to assist curb the unfold of the coronavirus forward of early voting at a neighborhood polling station in Seoul, South Korea [Lee Jin-man/The Associated Press]

12:20 GMT – India’s aid plan might exclude hundreds of thousands: Activists

Tens of hundreds of thousands of Indians stand to see few advantages from a coronavirus aid bundle price $22.6bn, economists and meals rights activists say.

Although India’s aid bundle guarantees free meals for roughly 800 million beneficiaries, economists and activists say few of these in want are registered with the federal meals welfare scheme, or have the paperwork wanted to safe advantages.

“I would argue for universal [food] coverage of rural areas and urban slums in most states for the duration of the crisis,” stated economist Jean Dreze, who has co-authored books on starvation with Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.

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12:10 GMT – Jordan army arrests TV executives for airing virus complaints

The Jordanian army has arrested the proprietor of Roya TV and its information director after it aired a information phase displaying a crowd of labourers complaining about their lack of ability to work due to the government-imposed coronavirus lockdown.

Roya TV issued a assertion on Friday confirming the arrests of its information director, Mohamad al-Khalidi, and Fares Sayegh, the final supervisor and proprietor of the tv station.

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Roya TV news director Mohamad al-khaldi, left and General Manager and owner Fares Sayegh

Roya TV information director Mohamad al-khaldi, left ( daring man) and General Manager and proprietor Fares Sayegh [Courtesy: Roya TV/Al Jazeera]

12:00 GMT – UK PM Johnson in ‘superb spirits’ after leaving intensive care: Spokesman

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in “very good spirits” after returning to a hospital ward from intensive care however his restoration is at an early stage, his spokesman has stated. 

“The prime minister is back on a ward and continuing his recovery which is at an early stage. He continues to be in very good spirits,” the spokesman instructed reporters.

“The PM is just beginning his recovery and he will be taking his advice from his medical team,” the spokesman stated when requested when the British chief would return to work. “I was told he was waving his thanks to all of the nurses and doctors that he saw as he was moved from the intensive care unit back to the ward. The hospital said that he was in extremely good spirits last night.” 

UK coronavirus toll jumps as Johnson leaves ICU

11:50 GMT – Trump urges Congress to approve small enterprise funding with no additions

US President Donald Trump has stated a funding measure to assist small enterprise ought to be permitted by Congress with no additions, as a partisan skirmish within the US Senate minimize quick a Republican effort to hurry the $250 billion in new help.

“Democrats are blocking a 251 Billion Dollar funding boost for Small Businesses which will help them keep their employees. It should be for only that reason, with no additions. We should have a big Infrastructure Phase Four with Payroll Tax Cuts & more. Big Economic Bounceback!” Trump stated in a Twitter put up.

11:45 GMT – Cycling-Riders’ union warns it will not settle for world pay cuts 

The skilled riders association has stated it could not settle for any world pay minimize plan for cyclists amid the coronavirus disaster and referred to as for unity throughout the game.

The pandemic has hit biking arduous, with occasions cancelled and groups withdrawing from racing. Elite crew Lotto Soudal stated its riders had accepted a pay minimize as a part of its efforts to remain afloat after racing was halted final month.

“We’ll never accept a generalized reduction in salaries. We’ll evaluate each case individually and study how to limit the problems with specific help and strategies,” Laura Mora, secretary of the skilled riders association (CPA), stated in a press release.

“We’re all in the same boat, in the middle of a storm, and so to save everyone, we’ve got to respect the common principles and really work as a team.”

UK hospital disaster: Treatment for non-COVID-19 sufferers on maintain

11:30 GMT – US well being skilled Fauci: ‘Now is not any time to again off’

The high US infectious illness skilled has warned that despite the fact that hard-hit spots like New York are displaying optimistic leads to the battle in opposition to coronavirus, it’s too early to loosen up restrictions on Americans.

“What we’re seeing right now is favorable signs,” Fauci stated in an interview on CNN. “We would want to see a clear indication that you were very, very clearly and strongly going in the right direction, because the one thing you don’t want to do is you don’t want to get out there prematurely and then wind up back in the same situation.”

“Now is no time to back off,” he added. 

11:10 GMT – German minister criticises US response as too gradual: Report

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has criticised the US dealing with of the coronavirus outbreak as too gradual, the most recent signal of tensions between the 2 allies as they reply to the disaster. 

China took “very authoritarian measures, while in the US, the virus was played down for a long time,”  Maas stated in an interview with Der Spiegel journal in a preview despatched to the media on Friday.

“These are two extremes, neither of which can be a model for Europe,” he stated, including that he hoped the US would rethink its worldwide relationships in mild of the coronavirus disaster. 

“Let’s see to what extent the actions of the American government will lead to discussions in the US about whether the ‘America First’ model really works,” he stated.

Coronavirus disaster takes large toll on Europe’s economic system

11:05 GMT – Switzerland demise toll passes 800, optimistic assessments high 24,000

The Swiss demise toll from coronavirus has reached 805, the nation’s public well being ministry has stated, rising from 756 folks on Thursday.

The variety of optimistic assessments additionally elevated to 24,308, up from 23,574 on Thursday, it stated.


11:00 GMT – China imposes extra checks on masks exports to make sure high quality management

China has tightened restrictions on exports of masks and different private protecting gear (PPE), calling for shipments of the gadgets to be subjected to a compulsory customs inspection, with fast impact.

The new rules mark the most recent bid by China to stability the worldwide demand for PPE to assist deal with the rising variety of instances of the brand new coronavirus, whereas guaranteeing that producers and sellers don’t flood the market with uncertified or shoddy merchandise.

The rules observe extremely publicised complaints from some governments and hospitals that they obtained PPE from China that they thought of defective.

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10:55 GMT – Some African nations might hit peak in weeks: WHO

Some African nations might see a peak in coronavirus instances within the coming weeks, and testing ought to be urgently elevated within the area, the World Health Organization (WHO) stated.

“During the last four days, we can see that the numbers have already doubled,” Michel Yao, the WHO Africa programme supervisor for emergency response, instructed a media teleconference on Thursday.

“If the trend continues, and also learning from what happened in China and in Europe, some countries may face a huge peak very soon,” he stated, including it might arrive within the coming weeks however with out naming nations.

The variety of instances recorded of the novel coronavirus in Africa have been comparatively low to date – with nearly 11,000 instances and 562 deaths.

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10:45 GMT – French military stories 50 instances aboard plane provider

Fifty crew members aboard France’s flagship plane provider the Charles de Gaulle have examined optimistic for the brand new coronavirus, the armed forces ministry stated on Friday.

In a press release, it added that three sailors had been preventively evacuated by air to a army hospital in Toulon, southern France, home port of the provider.

10:30 GMT – Air Zimbabwe to place employees on unpaid go away

Zimbabwe’s state-owned airline will put employees on indefinite unpaid go away after income dried up with the brand new coronavirus outbreak just about grounding world air travel, in response to an inner discover to staff seen by Reuters information company.

With $300 million of debt, Air Zimbabwe was already going through monetary bother earlier than the outbreak of the virus. The perennially loss-making nationwide provider stated it could retain skeleton employees for adhoc operations and airworthiness compliance, including that wages remained its largest price. Employees would, nevertheless, obtain their April salaries.

Air Zimbabwe spokesman Firstme Vitori confirmed the airline was placing employees on indefinite go away as a result of there was no cash to “fund financial obligations, including staff salaries”.

City health workers spray disinfectant at a bus terminus during a 21 day nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Harare

City well being employees spray disinfectant at a bus terminus throughout a 21 day nationwide lockdown to restrict the unfold of coronavirus in Harare, Zimbabwe [Philimon Bulawayo/Reuters]

10:10 GMT – Iran’s demise toll from coronavirus outbreak rises to 4,232

Iran’s whole demise toll from the brand new coronavirus outbreak has risen to 4,232 with 122 new lifeless previously 24 hours, in response to a well being ministry spokesman.

The whole variety of folks recognized with the illness elevated by 1,972 previously 24 hours to a complete of 68,192, the spokesman, Kianoush Jahanpur, stated on state TV, including that 3,969 folks had been in essential situation.

Iran is the nation most affected by the pandemic within the Middle East.

09:40 GMT – Spain stories 605 new deaths, 4,576 new instances

Spain has reported 605 new coronavirus deaths, persevering with a downward development, and 4,566 new instances. 

The demise toll within the European nation with essentially the most reported instances now stands at 15,843 with a complete of 157,022

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Pictures of the trustworthy on the Nuestra Senora de la Paz church, positioned on the church’s benches, because the priest conducts a Holy Week mass within the Villar del Arzobispo village, near Valencia, Spain [Nacho Doce/Reuters]

09:30 GMT – Ireland set to carry lockdown step-by-step when restrictions ease

Ireland will probably ease stay-at-home restrictions and permit some retailers to reopen within the coming weeks as a part of a step-by-step scaling again of the nation’s coronavirus lockdown, a senior well being official has stated.

Irish Health Minister, Simon Harris, has stated he expects to be suggested on Friday to maintain the present restrictions in place for “a period of weeks” after residents had been ordered late final month to remain home till at the least Sunday.

Prior to that, Ireland had banned all non-essential travel throughout the nation and shut golf equipment, gyms, and hairdressers. Other retailers like DIY shops had been allowed to stay open and folks might travel past the present 2-km radius restrict from their home and go to household, as soon as they maintained social distancing.

09:10 GMT – Malaysia extends motion curbs till April 28

Malaysia has prolonged motion and travel restrictions which have been put in place to include a coronavirus outbreak for 2 extra weeks, till April 28.

The curbs, first imposed on March 18, had been initially set to finish on April 14. Malaysia has the best variety of coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia with greater than 4,200 reported, together with 118 new instances on Friday.

“It may take a few months before we can say we are free of the virus,” Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin stated in a televised deal with.

Medical workers in protective suits entering a building under lockdown in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The Malaysian government issued a restricted movement order to the

Medical employees in protecting fits getting into a constructing underneath lockdown in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia [Vincent Thian/The Associated Press]

09:05 GMT – Indonesia stories 219 new instances, bringing whole to three,512

Indonesia reported 219 new coronavirus instances and 26 new deaths, a well being ministry official Achmad Yurianto has instructed reporters.

This brings the overall variety of instances and deaths to three,512 and 306, respectively.

08:55 GMT – Kazakhstan to increase state of emergency to finish of April

Kazakhstan will lengthen the state of emergency declared over the coronavirus outbreak till the top of April, Interfax information company has reported, citing parliamentary deputy Vladimir Bozhko who’s on its emergency fee.

The state of emergency, which has allowed the federal government to lock down all provinces and main cities and shut down many companies, was initially because of finish on April 15. 

A worker wearing a protective face mask carries meat at a local food market in Almaty

A employee carrying a protecting face masks carries meat at a neighborhood meals market, often known as bazaar, in Almaty, Kazakhstan in March [Pavel Mikheyev/Reuters]

08:45 GMT – Italy closed its ports to NGOs, however boats carry on arriving

An order signed on Tuesday by a number of Italian ministers established that, in the course of the nationwide well being emergency sparked by coronavirus, home ports might not be thought of a “place of safety”.

Even although worldwide rescue vessels are saved offshore by this new measure, small ships setting sail from Libya and Tunisia have continued to arrive on the Italian shoreline.

“We cannot stop migrants: if they set sail, it means that they have to dock somewhere,” Salvatore Martello, mayor of the island of Lampedusa, instructed Al Jazeera

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The Italian coast guard patrols the waters of Lampedusa, Italy [File: Mauro Buccarello/Reuters]

08:35 GMT – Hungary’s ‘ actual check’ but to return, PM warns

Hungary’s restrictive steps have managed to gradual the unfold of coronavirus however the “real test” is but to return, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has stated as the federal government reported the one largest day by day improve in infections.

Orban stated that on the peak of the disaster, Hungary would wish about 8,000 ventilators and intensive-care hospital beds, of which round 2,000 could be accessible in “normal times”.


08:25 GMT – Number of lifeless buried in NYC mass grave will increase

The variety of our bodies buried day by day at a mass grave in New York City, the place the unclaimed our bodies from town are buried, has elevated throughout the coronavirus pandemic, in response to authorities. 

Before the outbreak, about 25 our bodies had been buried on the website on Hart Island per week, in response to authorities. That quantity has been rising since March, officers stated. Currently, about about two dozen our bodies buried within the grave day by day, 5 days per week, in response to a spokesman for the New York City Department of Corrections, which oversees the burials. 

Dozens buried in New York mass grave as coronavirus deaths surge

08:20 GMT – Philippines data 18 extra deaths, 119 new instances

The Philippines’ well being ministry has reported 18 extra coronavirus deaths and 119 new infections.

The demise toll within the Southeast Asian nation has reached 221, whereas confirmed instances totalled 4,195.

Sixteen extra sufferers have recovered, bringing whole recoveries to 140, the ministry stated in a bulletin.

08:05 GMT – Vietnam in talks to borrow $1 bn as price range deficit seen widening

Vietnam plans to borrow $1 bn from international lenders this yr, the Ministry of Finance has, including that the nation’s price range deficit is seen widening this yr as a result of coronavirus outbreak.

“The Finance Ministry is negotiating with potential lenders (IMF, WB and ADB),” the ministry stated in a press release posted on its web site, referring to the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. It didn’t give additional particulars.

It stated Vietnam’s price range deficit is anticipated to widen by 1.5-1.6 share level to five%-5.1% of gross home product as a result of impression of the coronavirus. The nation will lose 140-150 trillion dong ($5.94 to $6.37 bn) in state price range income this yr, if the virus pandemic is contained throughout the second quarter, it added.

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A vacationer carrying a protecting face masks amid fears of the unfold of the coronavirus rides on a cyclo in Hanoi in February [Manan Vatsyayana/AFP]

07:50 GMT – Russia stories new document day by day rise of instances

Russia has reported 1,786 extra coronavirus instances, its largest day by day rise to date, which took the nationwide tally of confirmed infections to 11,917.

The variety of coronavirus-related deaths rose by 18 to 94, the Russian coronavirus disaster response middle stated in a press release.

07:35 GMT – Singapore stops Zoom for on-line schooling as hackers strike

Singapore has suspended using Zoom for on-line schooling after hackers hijacked a lesson and confirmed obscene photographs to college students.

In what is named “Zoombombing,” two hackers interrupted a geography lesson a day after Singapore closed colleges on Wednesday in partial lockdown measures to assist curb native transmissions of the coronavirus. Lessons have moved on-line, with some academics utilizing video conferencing instruments like Zoom.

Singapore’s Ministry of Education stated it was investigating the “serious incidents” and will file police stories. 

“We are already working with Zoom to enhance its security settings and make these security measures clear and easy to follow,” stated Aaron Loh, director of the ministry’s Educational Technology Division. “As a precautionary measure, our teachers will suspend their use of Zoom until these security issues are ironed out.”

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Workers cross a row of pairs of denims hung to dry at Punggol S-11 employees’ dormitory, which was gazetted to be an isolation facility after it grew to become a cluster of coronavirus instances in Singapore [Edgar Su/Reuters]

07:15 GMT – Poland might reach peak of infections in coming days: Gov’t

Poland might even see the height of infections from the coronavirus within the coming days, authorities spokesman Piotr Muller has stated.

“It seems that if we will maintain our discipline, there is a chance that this infection rise may reach its maximum in coming days, to gradually slow down later,” Muller instructed public broadcaster TVP Info. 

Earlier, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stated Poland might even see a peak of infections in May or June. 

Poland reported 5,575 confirmed instances of coronavirus and 174 deaths as of Thursday.

07:05 GMT – East Timor stories second case

East Timor has confirmed one other case of coronavirus, well being authorities stated, bringing the overall variety of instances to 2. 

The contaminated particular person had travelled from Indonesia’s West Timor area, Integrated Crisis Management Center spokesman, Sergio Lobo, instructed a information convention. The tiny Southeast Asian nation with a inhabitants of lower than 1.Three million reported its first case on March 21. That affected person has now recovered, Lobo stated.

07:00 GMT – Pakistan gov’t begins distributing money grants to low-income households

Pakistan’s authorities has begun distributing Rs144 bn ($863 million) in money grants to low-income households throughout the nation, with traces forming outdoors roughly 17,000 distribution centres designated for the aim. 

In the primary section, roughly $300 million was disbursed to banks by the federal authorities to be distributed within the type of Rs12,000 ($70) grants to low-income households who’ve been affected by a national lockdown put in place this month to cease the unfold of the coronavirus. 

On Friday, Pakistan’s variety of lively coronavirus instances rose to three,815, with at the least 67 folks having died and one other 712 recovered for the reason that nation’s outbreak started in late February, in response to authorities information. Pakistan seems to have slowed the unfold of the virus by way of lockdown measures, shutting down all however important companies throughout the nation, however the ensuing financial slowdown is feared to be hitting working class households disproportionately. 

Last month, Prime Minister Imran Khan introduced a $5.9 billion stimulus bundle – together with the money grant scheme – to mitigate the results of the lockdown.

A health worker takes the temperature of a man who returned from Iran and is under medical observation, after Pakistan sealed its border with Iran as a preventive measure following the coronavirus out

A well being employee takes the temperature of a person who returned from Iran and is underneath medical statement, after Pakistan sealed its border with Iran in February [Naseer Ahmed/Reuters]

06:45 GMT – IMF approves $147 mn for Gabon

The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Executive Board has permitted a disbursement of $147 million underneath its Rapid Financing Instrument to assist Gabon confront the impression of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fund stated in a press release.

“In the short term, a temporary widening of the budget deficit is warranted to contain the virus outbreak and offset the social and economic impact of the pandemic,” IMF Deputy Managing Director Mitsuhiro Furusawa stated.

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06:40 GMT – China says its commerce faces unprecedented challenges

China’s international commerce faces unprecedented challenges as a result of coronavirus epidemic that has unfold to greater than 200 nations, China’s assistant commerce minister stated on Friday, amid rising fears of a deep world recession triggered by the virus.

Ren Hongbin instructed reporters throughout a briefing {that a} survey performed by the ministry reveals that commerce companies throughout the board face difficulties from order cancellations or delays, and that new orders are additionally in danger.


06:30 GMT – Hungary stories largest day by day rise in instances

Hungary’s confirmed coronavirus instances have elevated by 210 to 1,190, the one largest day by day improve for the reason that outbreak of the virus, authorities information reveals. 

Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s authorities extended a nationwide lockdown indefinitely on Thursday to gradual the unfold of the coronavirus, asking residents to watch the order regardless of the Easter vacation.

The disaster has introduced Orban with the hardest problem to his decade-long rule. His response – to rule by decree indefinitely – has drawn criticism from the European Union. At least 77 folks have died to date, in response to the federal government.

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06:20 GMT – Taiwan stories sixth demise, 382 instances

A sixth particular person contaminated with the coronavirus has died in Taiwan, Health Minister Chen Shih-chung has stated.

The island additionally recorded two new infections, bringing the overall to 382 instances, he instructed a information convention. 

06:00 GMT – UN chief warns COVID-19 threatens world peace and safety

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned the UN Security Council on Thursday that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening worldwide peace and safety – “potentially leading to an increase in social unrest and violence that would greatly undermine our ability to fight the disease”.

He urged the UN’s strongest physique, which has been silent on COVID-19 because it began circling the globe sickening and killing tens of hundreds, to unite on tackling the virus, saying its engagement can be “critical to mitigate the peace and security implications of the COVID-19 pandemic” and “would count for a lot at this anxious time”.

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Antonio Guterres has urged the UN Security Council to unite to sort out the coronavirus pandemic [Daylife]

05:45 GMT – Helicopters, fines in Australia’s Easter travel crackdown

Australia will deploy helicopters, arrange police checkpoints and hand out hefty fines to discourage folks from breaking an Easter travel ban, officers have warned, of their hardest crackdown in opposition to the coronavirus, whilst its unfold slows.

More than half of Australians determine themselves as Christians, with many in previous years attending church providers or occurring journeys to go to household and buddies throughout Easter public holidays that run till Monday.

But with locations of worship closed, bans on public gatherings bigger than two and non-essential travel restricted to fight the unfold of the virus, Australians had been instructed to remain home this yr or face dire penalties.

Police have stated they’ll block roads and use quantity plate recognition know-how to catch these infringing the bans. Fines for breaking social distancing rules begin at $620, however differ between states.

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05:35 GMT – Yemen confirms first case

 Yemen has reported its first coronavirus case in Hadhramaut Governorate, supreme nationwide emergency committee tweeted early on Friday.

The committee added that the affected person was steady and receiving well being care, with out elaborating.

The United Nations and Western allies had pointed to the specter of coronavirus outbreak within the war-battered nation. On Wednesday, the Saudi backed coalition that has been combating Iran-aligned Houthi rebels within the nation introduced a unilateral ceasefire to assist in combating the unfold of the virus. Both sides rapidly accused the opposite of violating the ceasefire. 

05:20 GMT – Thailand stories 50 new coronavirus instances, 1 new demise

Thailand has reported 50 new coronavirus instances and the brand new demise of a 43-year-old girl.

Of the brand new instances, 27 are linked to earlier instances and eight who’re ready for investigation into how they caught the illness, stated Taweesin Wisanuyothin, a spokesman of the federal government’s Center for COVID-19 Situation AdministrationThree of the brand new instances had been imported, Wisanuyothin stated.

Since the outbreak escalated in January, Thailand has reported a complete of two,473 instances and 33 fatalities, whereas 1,013 sufferers have recovered and gone home.

Hello, that is Joseph Stepansky in Doha taking on from my colleague Ted Regencia.

05:14 GMT – US CDC extends ‘No Sail Order’ for all cruise ships

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has introduced the extension of a ‘No Sail Order’ for all cruise ships amid the coronavirus pandemic.

According to the CDC, the order will solely be lifted after the expiration of the US Secretary of Health and Human Services’ declaration that COVID-19 constitutes a public well being emergency, the CDC Director rescinds or modifies the order primarily based on particular public well being or different concerns, or third, 100 days from the date of publication within the Federal Register.

According to the assertion, there are approximately 100 cruise ships remaining at sea off the East Coast, West Coast, and Gulf Coast of the United States, with nearly 80,000 crew onboard.

04:58 GMT – South Korea stories 27 new instances 

South Korea has reported 27 new instances of the coronavirus, marking its ninth consecutive day beneath 100, as infections proceed to wane within the worst-hit metropolis of Daegu.

Figures launched by South Korea’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday introduced nationwide totals to 10,450 instances and 208 virus-related deaths, the Associated Press reported.

While the nation’s caseload has slowed from early March, when it was reporting round 500 new instances per day, KCDC director Jeong Eun-kyeong has raised the potential for a broader “quiet spread,” pointing to latest transmissions at bars and different leisure amenities that would point out eased attitudes towards social distancing.

04:25 GMT – 16.Eight million Americans misplaced jobs in three weeks 

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The US unemployment price in April might hit 15 p.c – a quantity not seen for the reason that finish of the Great Depression [Mark Lennihan/AP]

A staggering 16.Eight million Americans have misplaced their jobs in simply three weeks, a measure of how briskly the coronavirus has introduced world economies to their knees.

Numbers launched on Thursday by the US authorities confirmed that 6.6 million employees utilized for unemployment advantages final week, on high of greater than 10 million within the two weeks earlier than that. That quantities to about 1 in 10 American employees – the largest, quickest pileup of job losses for the reason that world’s largest economic system started preserving data in 1948.

And nonetheless extra job cuts are anticipated. The US unemployment price in April might hit 15 p.c – a quantity not seen for the reason that finish of the Great Depression.

03:55 GMT – Malaysia’s high medical glove producer to begin producing face masks 

Top Glove Corporation Bhd, the world’s largest maker of medical gloves, plans to begin producing face masks to fulfill rising demand from the coronavirus outbreak, a high govt instructed Reuters information company.

The Malaysian firm, which makes one out of each 5 gloves on this planet, could have a facility prepared in two months with a manufacturing capability of 110 million masks a yr.

“The masks … will also be available for sale to our existing healthcare customers, in order to help the market cope with the surge in demand on the back of the COVID-19 pandemic,” stated Executive Chairman Lim Wee Chai.

03:40 GMT – More than 100 Italian medical doctors die because of coronavirus

One hundred Italian medical doctors have died after contracting coronavirus for the reason that pandemic reached the Mediterranean nation in February, Italy’s FNOMCeO well being association stated on Thursday.

“The number of doctors who have died because of COVID-19 is 100 – perhaps even 101 at the moment, unfortunately,” a spokesman for the association instructed AFP.

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03:25 GMT – Filipino Catholic devotees defy lockdown orders


A masked Filipino penitent kneels whereas performing self-flagellation outdoors a closed church on Good Friday, defying the federal government’s orders to remain indoors as a result of threats of the coronavirus illness in Manila [Eloisa Lopez/Reuters]

02:45 GMT – Mexico stories deaths of two pregnant ladies

Mexico has recorded its first two deaths of pregnant ladies from the coronavirus as the general variety of fatalities within the nation reached 194, in response to the nation’s well being ministry.

One of the 2 ladies gave delivery to a son earlier than passing away, Deputy Health Minister Dr Hugo Lopez Gatell instructed a information convention, noting that pregnant ladies are extremely prone to an infection attributable to the virus. For a short while the infant boy had respiratory issues and continues to be delicate, he added.

Adding to their threat components for growing issues from the coronavirus, each ladies had been clinically overweight, whereas one had hypertension and the opposite had diabetes, Lopez Gatell was quoted by Reuters information company as saying.

01:33 GMT – South Korea contaminated sufferers solid poll in parliamentary polls

Early voting in South Korea’s parliamentary election has kicked off, with coronavirus sufferers casting ballots at designated stations and candidates adopting new methods of campaigning to restrict the danger of contagion.

The National Election Commission (NEC) arrange eight polling stations for use by greater than 3,000 coronavirus sufferers receiving therapy in addition to 900 medical employees at therapy centres in hard-hit areas, together with the capital Seoul and Daegu metropolis, in response to Reuters information company.

The election itself is on April 15, however officers are hoping that individuals will benefit from early voting choices to cut back the variety of voters crowding polling places on that day.

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The early voting for the April 15 normal elections can be held for 2 days on April 10-11 at 3,508 polling stations throughout the nation [Lee Jin-man/AP]

01:11 GMT – Chicago jail stories 450 instances

Some 450 inmates and employees have examined optimistic for coronavirus within the US metropolis of Chicago’s largest jail, county corrections officers stated, representing one of many nation’s largest outbreaks of the respiratory sickness at a single website to date within the pandemic.

The surge of instances at Cook County Jail marks the most recent flare-up of COVID-19 at jails and prisons in massive cities throughout the US, the place detainees typically stay in shut quarters.

00:50 GMT – China-Taiwan phrase battle erupts over WHO’s dealing with of outbreak

China has accused Taiwan of “venomously” attacking the World Health Organization (WHO) and conniving with web customers to unfold racist feedback, after the company’s chief stated racist slurs in opposition to him had come from the island.

Taiwan, claimed by China as its sacred territory, has responded angrily to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus’ assertion that “racist slurs” in opposition to him had originated in Taiwan, and demanded he apologise saying the accusations are nonsense.

Taiwan’s exclusion from the WHO, because of China’s objections, has infuriated the Taipei authorities throughout the coronavirus outbreak.

00:10 GMT – China stories 42 new instances

China has reported 42 new instances, 38 of them imported, together with one further demise within the hardest-hit metropolis of Wuhan.

Another 1,169 suspected instances or those that examined optimistic however weren’t displaying signs, had been being monitored underneath isolation. China now has reported a complete of 81,907 instances and three,336 deaths from the virus. More than 77,000 of those that had been contaminated have recovered.

Migrants - Malta

Rescued migrants wait in line after disembarking a army vessel which arrived in Senglea in Valletta’s Grand Harbour early on Friday, after an outbreak of the coronavirus illness in Malta [Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters]

00:05 GMT – California stories dip in ICU admissions

California noticed its first day by day lower in intensive care hospitalisations throughout the coronavirus outbreak, a key indicator of what number of healthcare employees and medical provides the state wants, Governor Gavin Newsom stated on Thursday.

The price of all virus hospitalisations has slowed this week. Those within the ICU want the best degree of care, and so it was significantly encouraging that the variety of sufferers in these rooms truly dropped 1.9 p.c on Wednesday to 1,132, The Associated Press information company reported.

I’m Ted Regencia in Kuala Lumpur with Al Jazeera’s persevering with protection of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Read all of the updates from yesterday (April 9) right here.