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A laboratory technician prepares COVID-19 patient samples for semi-automatic testing at Northwell Health Labs, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Lake Success, N.Y. The US Food and Drug Administration has approved faster testing protocols as the viral outbreak continues to spread worldwide. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness - Sputnik International

Live Updates: Global COVID-19 Tally Nears 1,275,000, as Trump Signals Possible Outbreak Relief in US

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Numerous countries have closed their borders and introduced severe quarantine measures to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, and now many nations are trying to produce more ventilators to help those infected who can't breathe due to the disease.

The global pandemic continues to spread, with the death toll nearing 65,000 worldwide. The United States has the highest number of those infected - over 337,000, while Italy and Spain have confirmed the highest numbers of fatalities - 15,887 and 12,641 respectively, according to the latest data by Johns Hopkins University.

At the same time, Germany and France have surpassed China in confirmed cases, as Beijing reports a significant decrease in new infections across the country.

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01:25 GMT 06.04.2020
47 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered in South Korea, Three More Died - KCDC

A total of 10,824 people have been infected with coronavirus in South Korea, 186 have died from the disease, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC).

00:34 GMT 06.04.2020
39 New Cases of COVID-19 Registered in China, One Person Died - Health Authorities

The only death from the coronavirus disease that was registered in that period occurred in Hubei Province, where the coronavirus pandemic started in December.

The total death toll from COVID-19 in mainland China now stands at 3,331, while the total number of coronavirus cases in the country is 81,708, according to the health commission.

00:06 GMT 06.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Infections in Mexico Reaches 2,142, Death Toll Stands at 94
23:56 GMT 05.04.2020
Trump Says Fewer Deaths Registered in NYC May Be a 'Good Sign' Amid COVID-19 Outbreak in US
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 5, 2020 - Sputnik International
'Maybe a Good Sign': Trump Raises Hopes of COVID-19 Outbreak Relief as NY Registers Fewer Deaths
23:09 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases in Panama Reaches 1,988, Death Toll Rises to 54 - Health Ministry
21:38 GMT 05.04.2020
COVID-19 Death Toll in US Surpasses 9,000 Being Third Largest - Johns Hopkins University

As of 21:00 GMT on Sunday, the coronavirus death toll in the United States stands at 9,441 with over 2,250 deaths reported in New York City alone, according to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre.

Over 331,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the United States, which is the largest number of cases among all countries. The US death toll from the viral infection is the third largest, it is surpassed only by Italy (over 15,880 deaths) and Spain (more than 12,400 deaths).

21:16 GMT 05.04.2020
UAE Confirms 294 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Number Approaches 1,800 - Health Ministry

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed 294 new cases of the coronavirus across the country, with the total number of people infected having reached 1,799, the UAE Ministry of Health and Prevention said.

The death toll in the country has risen to 10, the ministry added.

21:11 GMT 05.04.2020
UK's PM Johnson Will Get Lung Ventilation - Health Source
21:10 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases in Morocco Exceeds 1,000 - Reports
20:36 GMT 05.04.2020
First Death From COVID-19 Registered in Haiti, 21 Active Cases Confirmed - Health Ministry

The local Haiti Press Network news agency reported, citing the ministry, that the deceased was a 55-year-old man with diabetes and hypertension, which made him more vulnerable to the coronavirus infection.

20:35 GMT 05.04.2020
Barbados Registers First Death From Coronavirus - Health Minister
20:34 GMT 05.04.2020
Boris Johnson Taken to Hospital for Tests As He Continues to Display Coronavirus Symptoms
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he gives a press conference about the ongoing situation with the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak inside 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - Sputnik International
UK Prime Minister Johnson Admitted to Hospital for Tests Due to Persistent Symptoms of COVID-19
20:34 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Iraq Tops 950 as 83 New Cases Detected – Ministry

The overall number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus disease in Iraq now stands at 961, the ministry announced in a Facebook post.

A total of 279 people have recovered after contracting the disease and 61 people have died

19:14 GMT 05.04.2020
Illinois Adds 899 New Cases of COVID-19, Bringing Total Number to 11,256, Death Toll Rises to 274 - Health Authorities
19:14 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases in Israel Rises to 8,430 – Ministry of Health

At least 49 people have died from the disease.

19:13 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Infections in Ukraine Rises to 1,308, Death Toll Stands at 37
19:08 GMT 05.04.2020
Singapore Confirms 120 New COVID-19 Cases in Record Daily Increase – Health Ministry

Health authorities in Singapore have confirmed the largest day-on-day increase since the start of the outbreak, raising the overall number of registered cases to 1,309.

19:03 GMT 05.04.2020
Queen Elizabeth II Addresses Nation Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video
Queen Elizabeth II  - Sputnik International
Queen Elizabeth II Addresses Nation Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video
18:48 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases in France Surpasses 70,000, Death Toll Tops 8,000 – Authorities
A woman wearing a protective face mask near the Festival palace on the Croisette in Cannes  - Sputnik International
Number of COVID-19 Cases in France Surpasses 70,000, Death Toll Tops 8,000 – Authorities
18:44 GMT 05.04.2020
Global COVID-19 Infections Climb by 82,000 Over Past Day - WHO

The global number of those infected with the coronavirus has increased by some 82,000 over the past day, reaching 1,133,758 COVID-19 cases, the World Health Organisation showed on Saturday.

The death count stands at 62,784 people, with over 5,700 deaths recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the WHO dashboard.

Europe is leading with some 620,000 cases.

17:46 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases in Poland Exceeds 4,100 - Health Ministry

The number of COVID-19 cases in Poland has totalled to 4,102 on Sunday after 268 people were diagnosed with the disease on Sunday, the country's Health Ministry said.

The previous reports released on Sunday morning indicated that 3,834 people had contracted COVID-19 across the country.

A total of 94 of those infected died from the disease.

17:15 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Patients in Turkey Up By 3,145 to 27,069 - Health Ministry
A protective face mask is placed on a mannequin at a souvenir shop, amid coronavirus disease (COVID-19) concerns, in central Istanbul, Turkey, March 17, 2020 - Sputnik International
More Than 3,000 New COVID-19 Cases Reported in Turkey Over 24 Hours – Health Minister
16:44 GMT 05.04.2020
16:11 GMT 05.04.2020
Almost 3,000 People in Spain Arrested for Violating COVID-19 Lockdown – Interior Minister

"Over the past three weeks, they [law enforcement agencies] conducted three million checks in various places, people, cars, etc. to enforce travel restrictions and ensure the safety of citizens. 2,850 people were arrested, predominantly for disobeying the authorities", Minister of the Interior Fernando Grande-Marlaska stated.

The interior minister added that 330,000 warnings have been issued for violating quarantine rules.

16:00 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Deaths in Japan Exceeds 100 - Reports

The number of deaths from the coronavirus disease in Japan has surpassed 100, media reported on Sunday, citing data provided by the local administrations.

The Kyodo news agency reported that as of 10:00 p.m. local time (13:00 GMT), 308 COVID-19 new cases were confirmed across the country over the previous 24 hours. The overall number of patients is now 4,519, including 712 passengers of the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

The highest number of COVID-19 cases ⁠— 1,034 patients ⁠— was confirmed in the capital city of Tokyo. In Osaka Prefecture, 408 people had contracted the virus.

The number of fatalities amounted to 104, Kyodo said.

15:14 GMT 05.04.2020
UK COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 4,900 as 621 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours
Ambulances are seen outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the Excel Centre, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, London, Britain, April 4, 2020 - Sputnik International
UK COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 4,900 as 621 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours – Government
15:10 GMT 05.04.2020
NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Holds Presser to Update on COVID-19 Situation - Video
14:32 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Deaths in United States Surpasses 8,500 - Johns Hopkins University
Outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Massachusetts - Sputnik International
Number of COVID-19 Deaths in United States Surpasses 8,500 - Johns Hopkins University
14:31 GMT 05.04.2020
COVID-19 Cases in India Top 3,300 After Daily Increase of 302 – Health Ministry

The number of people infected with the new coronavirus in India has jumped 302 to a current total of 3,374, the Indian Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Sunday.

The previous updates from India in the morning and evening of Saturday stated 2,902 and 3,072 cases, respectively.

According to the ministry, the fresh toll of 3,374 cases includes 3,030 active cases, 266 recoveries, 77 fatalities and one person who migrated from the country.

Most cases have been confirmed in the central Maharashtra state (490), followed by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state (485) and the greater New Delhi area (445), it follows from the ministry's update.

13:56 GMT 05.04.2020
People Leave Coronavirus-Hit Ship Coral Princess in Miami
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13:56 GMT 05.04.2020
Live From New York City After Trump Orders Military Deployment​ - Video
Members of the New York Army and Air National Guard brief the Incident Commander at the Unified Command Javits Incident Command Post in the Javits New York Medical Station at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Manhattan, New York City, US, April 3, 2020 - Sputnik International
Live From New York City After Trump Orders Military Deployment​ - Video
13:30 GMT 05.04.2020
Death Toll in the United Kingdom Nears 5,000
13:17 GMT 05.04.2020
Former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril Dies From Coronavirus - Reports
Mahmoud Jibril speaks to the media during a presser at National Forces Allies head quarter in Tripoli - Sputnik International
Former Libyan Prime Minister Mahmoud Jibril Dies From Coronavirus - Reports
12:53 GMT 05.04.2020
Live From Paris as Self-Isolation Regime Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video
View of the Montmartre hill, with the Sacre Coeur Basilica, in Paris, Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - Sputnik International
Live From Paris as Self-Isolation Regime Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video
12:40 GMT 05.04.2020
Ethiopia Reports Its First Fatality From COVID-19

The first death from the coronavirus disease has been registered in Ethiopia, the country's health minister, Lia Tadesse, said on Sunday.

"It is my deepest regret to announce the first death of a patient from #COVID19 in Ethiopia. The patient who was in critical condition after being admitted to Eka Kotebe hospital was in ICU care and strict medical follow up. My sincere condolences to the family and loved ones", Tadesse wrote on Twitter.

According to the latest data, the total toll of COVID-19 cases in Ethiopia amounts to 43.

12:19 GMT 05.04.2020
Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer Snapped Breaking Lockdown, Visiting Second Home

Police issued a warning to Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood on 5 April after she broke her own advice on social distancing to contain the COVID-19 spread when she visited her second home this weekend and last.

"I did not follow the advice I'm giving to others, I'm truly sorry for that", she said at a news conference in Edinburgh on Sunday.

She continued by saying that she had seen comments calling her a hypocrite and "irresponsible".

"What I did was wrong. I'm very sorry", she said.

12:10 GMT 05.04.2020
Watch Hospital for Infectious Diseases Under Construction Catch Fire in Moscow
Infectious disease hospital  - Sputnik International
Watch Hospital for Infectious Diseases Under Construction Catch Fire in Moscow
11:55 GMT 05.04.2020
Putin to Cut Down Personal Contacts, Work Remotely for at Least Another Week – Kremlin
Russian President Vladimir Putin - Sputnik International
Putin to Cut Down Personal Contacts, Work Remotely for at Least Another Week – Kremlin
11:26 GMT 05.04.2020
Russia to Create System to Identify Citizens Who Return From Abroad to Curb Spread of COVID-19
Китайская туристка в защитной маске на Дворцовой площади в Санкт-Петербурге - Sputnik International
Russia to Create System to Identify Citizens Who Return From Abroad to Curb Spread of COVID-19
10:54 GMT 05.04.2020
UN Facing 'Dire' Liquidity Meltdown Due to Coronavirus Crisis
Headquarters United Nations - Sputnik International
UN Facing ‘Dire’ Liquidity Meltdown Due to Coronavirus Crisis
10:53 GMT 05.04.2020
Russia Confirms 658 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours Bringing Total to 5,389
An ambulance near Russian hospital for coronavirus treatment in Kommunarka, Moscow. - Sputnik International
Russia Confirms 658 New Coronavirus Cases in 24 Hours Bringing Total to 5,389
10:28 GMT 05.04.2020
Live From Berlin Park as Self-Isolation Regime Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video
People relax in Gleisdreieck Park, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Berlin, Germany, April 4, 2020 - Sputnik International
Live From Berlin Park as Self-Isolation Regime Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic - Video
09:52 GMT 05.04.2020
Iran Confirms 58,226 Infected, Death Toll Rises to 3,603
09:52 GMT 05.04.2020
Sri Lanka Releases 3,000 Prisoners to Curb Coronavirus Outbreak
09:43 GMT 05.04.2020
Poland Confirms 207 New Cases, 3,824 Infected in Total
09:38 GMT 05.04.2020
UK to Take Further Action if People Neglect Lockdown Rules - Health Secretary

"I don't want to have to take away exercise as a reason to leave home ... if too many people are not following the rules", Health Secretary Matt Hancock stated. "At the moment the vast majority of people are. But we should not break the rules because that would mean that the virus spreads more and we then might have to take further action".

09:37 GMT 05.04.2020
First Coronavirus Case Reported in South Sudan
09:37 GMT 05.04.2020
UAE Central Bank Adopts $70Bln Worth Program to Support Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis
A man wearing a protective mask stands at a racetrack overlooking Dubai following the UAE's decision to postpone the upcoming Dubai Horse Racing amid the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, on March 23, 2020 in Dubai - Sputnik International
UAE Central Bank Adopts Programme Worth $70 Billion to Support Economy Amid COVID-19 Crisis
09:37 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of Coronavirus Cases in Spain Jumps to 130,759, Death Toll Rises to 12,418
A pharmacist in protective gear stands in a deserted Puerta del Sol square - Sputnik International
Number of Coronavirus Cases in Spain Jumps to 130,759, Death Toll Rises to 12,418
09:35 GMT 05.04.2020
UK PM Boris Johnson Thanks People for Adhering to the Lockdown
09:34 GMT 05.04.2020
Over 8,500 People Diagnosed With Coronavirus in Africa
09:19 GMT 05.04.2020
Pope Francis Holds Palm Sunday Mass Without Public Due to Coronavirus Outbreak - Video
Pope Francis salutes as he arrives during the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession in front of Rome's Colosseum on Good Friday, a Christian holiday commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, in Rome, Friday, April 19, 2019. - Sputnik International
Pope Francis Holds Palm Sunday Mass Without Public Due to Coronavirus Outbreak - Video
09:09 GMT 05.04.2020
Malaysia Reports 179 New Cases, Total of 3,662
08:59 GMT 05.04.2020
Russia Confirms 536 New COVID-19 Cases in Moscow, Capital's Total at 3,893 Infections
08:53 GMT 05.04.2020
Palestinian Territories Confirm Total of 226 COVID-19 Cases
08:40 GMT 05.04.2020
At Least 1,251 Diagnosed With Coronavirus in Ukraine
08:40 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of Infected in Georgia Rises to 170
08:31 GMT 05.04.2020
Armenia Confirms 822 COVID-19 Cases
08:24 GMT 05.04.2020
Death Toll in UK May Be Anywhere From 7,000 to 20,000 - Cabinet Health Adviser
08:13 GMT 05.04.2020
Greece Quarantines 2nd Migrant Camp After Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19
07:48 GMT 05.04.2020
British Scientists Develop Coronavirus Test That Detects COVID-19 Before Symptoms Appear - Reports
 A medical employee presents a smear taken at a special corona test center for public service employees such as police officers, nurses and firefighters during a media presentation as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Munich, Germany, March 23, 2020 - Sputnik International
British Scientists Develop Coronavirus Test That Detects COVID-19 Before Symptoms Appear - Reports
07:43 GMT 05.04.2020
UK Health Secretary Hancock: No Disagreement With Financial Secretary Norman About Coronavirus Lockdown
07:39 GMT 05.04.2020
Philippines Postpones International Fleet Review Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
07:09 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of Infected in Tokyo Surpasses 1,000 - Reports
06:50 GMT 05.04.2020
Rouhani Says 'Low-Risk Economic Activities' Will Resume in Iran From 11 April Amid COVID-19 Crisis
In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speeches before the heads of banks, in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 - Sputnik International
Rouhani Says 'Low-Risk Economic Activities' Will Resume in Iran From 11 April Amid COVID-19 Crisis
06:49 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases in Israel Tops 8,000, Death Toll Reaches 46 – Health Ministry
An Israeli firefighter sprays disinfectant in Modi'in, Israel - Sputnik International
Number of COVID-19 Cases in Israel Tops 8,000, Death Toll Reaches 46 – Health Ministry
06:16 GMT 05.04.2020
New Zealand PM Ardern Slams People Breaking Self-Isolation, as Number of Infected Surpasses 1,000

PM Jacinda Ardern has praised citizens who self-isolate, adding, however, that there are "still some people I would charitably describe as idiots", mentioning a man who had recently filmed himself coughing on people in Christchurch.

06:15 GMT 05.04.2020
Australia Reports Gradual Fall in New COVID-19 Cases With 181 New Infections in 24 Hours
A man wearing a face mask is reflected in a closed restaurant after New South Wales began shutting down non-essential businesses and moving toward harsh penalties to enforce self-isolation as the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) reached a critical stage in Sydney, Australia, March 24, 2020 - Sputnik International
Australia Reports Gradual Fall in New COVID-19 Cases With 181 New Infections in 24 Hours
06:10 GMT 05.04.2020
Number of COVID-19 Cases in Russia's Far Eastern Khabarovsk Rises to 11
05:19 GMT 05.04.2020
Moscow is at Greater Risk of Coronavirus, Hence Tough Measures Taken to Curb the Spread - Mayor
A police officer speaks with driver amid coronavirus outbreak in Moscow - Sputnik International
Moscow is at Greater Risk of Coronavirus, Hence Tough Measures Taken to Curb the Spread - Mayor
04:35 GMT 05.04.2020
Over 100 New Cases Confirmed in Thailand, Three New Fatalities
04:34 GMT 05.04.2020
Uzbekistan to Introduce Mandatory Self-Isolation Regime on Monday

"Starting April 6, the self-isolation regime introduced on April 1 will become mandatory in Tashkent and Nukus, as well as regional centres”, the coronavirus response centre under the government said in a statement on its Telegram channel.

It added that from 6:00 a.m. local time (01:00 GMT) on 6 April, the use of scooters and bicycles would also be temporarily limited in Tashkent, Nukus, the capital of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, and all other regions.

"Large dehkan markets and shopping centres (supermarkets, hypermarkets, and others) will be equipped with pyrometers and antiseptic agents within two days”, the statement read.

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