UN says coronavirus risk to ‘entire of humanity’: Live updates


United Nations chief Antonio Guterres has launched an attraction for $2bn in worldwide humanitarian help to assist poorer nations deal with the coronavirus pandemic, because the dying toll in Italy and Spain continued to climb.

Guterres stated COVID-19 was a risk to the “entire of humanity and the entire of humanity should struggle again.”

As the UN launched the initiative, extra deaths had been reported in Europe – now the epicentre of the pandemic – with Spain recording greater than 700 fatalities in 24 hours. It is now the second-worst affected nation on the planet after Italy.

In the United States, in the meantime, a sweeping $2 trillion measure to assist employees, companies, and the healthcare system stalled late on Wednesday.


More than 467,500 individuals around the globe have been identified with COVID-19, in keeping with knowledge collected by Johns Hopkins University. Nearly 113,800 have recovered, whereas about 21,000 individuals have died.

Here are the most recent updates:

Thursday, March 25

02:50 GMT – Cases in US near 70,000, with greater than 1,000 lifeless

The variety of confirmed coronavirus casss within the US is nearing 70,000 with greater than 1,000 individuals now reported to have died from COVID-19, in keeping with AFP.

More on how every state is dealing with the outbreak right here.

02:45 GMT – Japan to arrange coronavirus HQ, potential emergency declaration

Japan’s authorities is getting 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 economic 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 watch them whereas they’re in self-isolation.

South KoreaSouth Korea has been tightening restrictions on individuals who arrive within the nation from abroad [Kim Hong-Ji/Reuters]

02:25 GMT – Border closures, flight suspensions depart individuals stranded

Countries around the globe have suggested their residents abroad to return home as rapidly as they will as lockdowns speed up, borders are sealed off, and even transit passengers banned.

But that is simpler stated than carried out.

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 Hugo Lopez-Gatell says all non-essential actions within the nation will probably 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 overall 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.

00:00 GMT – Trump administration lower CDC China workers

Reuters information company is reporting that the administration of US President Donald Trump lower the workers 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 stated.

21:59 GMT (Wednesday) – $2 trillion virus rescue invoice hits delay in Senate

The $2 trillion financial rescue package deal to supply help to American companies, employees and healthcare techniques strained by the coronavirus outbreak has run into last-minute delays within the Senate.

The measure is the biggest financial aid invoice in US historical past. More on that story right here.

Read all of the updates from yesterday (March 24) right here.

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and information businesses