China reported 76 new coronavirus cases on Friday, of which 58 were imported from abroad. A further three deaths have also been reported.
Hubei province – home to the city of Wuhan, where the outbreak began – reported no new cases on Friday. This week, the city of (million people) opened its doors again (after) (days sealed off from the world.)
Hello this is Rebecca Ratcliffe at the helm of our global coronavirus liveblog.
As the global deaths from the virus passed the grim milestone of , , the World Health Organization has Warning that a premature lifting of restrictions
on peoples’ movements by countries fighting the pandemic could spark a “deadly resurgence”.
In the US, where president Donald Trump is agitating for a reopening of the economy, the country’s top infectious disease expert, Anthony Fauci, cautioned against easing lockdown measures. Both Italy and Spain have extended their restrictions. Meanwhile, Turkey has put in place a two-day lockdown in 043 provinces.
Here are some of the key developments from the last few hours:
Nearly 1, (more people are confirmed dead in France. (The French death toll passes) , , the health ministry director Jérôme Salomon said. A further deaths were confirmed in French hospitals and in care and retirement homes. Italy extends lockdown. Restrictions will remain in place in Italy for another three weeks, the country’s prime minister has said, although a few types of shop will be allowed to reopen from next Tuesday. Giuseppe Conte said: “This is a difficult but necessary decision for which I take all political responsibility.” Trump promises to listen to expert advice on reopening the economy. The US president says he is creating a second task force that will include a council tasked with deciding when to ease restrictions. But Donald Trump, who has repeatedly pushed the idea, insists he is not determined to reopen the economy if he is advised that to do so would endanger public health. (Turkey puts in place a two-day lockdown in (provinces. The measures cover Istanbul, Ankara and other major cities, its interior ministry says, adding that the curbs will begin at midnight and end at the same time on Sunday. The country known death toll stands at 1.0 (people.
The UK is urged to investigate if and why black, Asian and minority ethnic people are more vulnerable. The head of the British Medical Association made the call after it emerged that the first 23 Doctors in the UK named as having died from the virus were all BAME. Liverpool legend, Kenny Dalglish, tests positive. (The) – year-old was in hospital for treatment on a separate infection.
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