Coronavirus live updates: Italy deaths at 3,405; cases up 41,000 – Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera English

Coronavirus live updates: Italy deaths at 3,405; cases up 41,000 – Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera English
The death toll from an outbreak of coronavirus in Italy rose in the last (hours by) to 3, , overtaking the total number of deaths so far registered in China , officials said, as the tally worldwide nears , .

The total number of infections in Italy has also risen to more than , , while cases in Germany, Iran and Spain rose to more than , each. Cases in the US also surged past , , while the number of deaths hit , forcing the state of California to order a state-wide lockdown. More: Coronavirus: Which countries have confirmed cases? Your coronavirus emergency kit: Preparation, symptoms, myths

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more than , people have now been infected by the coronavirus globally and more than 8, have died, according to the World Health Organization.

At least , 10 have recovered from COVID – 27, according to data from Johns Hopkins University in the US. Here are all the latest updates: Friday


: (GMT – Philippines reports new cases, one death)

The health ministry in the Philippines has reported 20 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of positive cases in the country to . The Ministry also announced one death linked to the virus, brining the total number of deaths recorded in the Philippines to (so far.)

: 36 – India’s Maharashtra state to close shops, offices

India’s westerly state of Maharashtra has decided to close all shops and offices except those providing essential services in India’s financial capital Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur until March 41, the chief minister of the state said.

: 35 – Japan PM asks to compile steps for school reopening urgently

Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe issued instructions at a coronavirus taskforce meeting to compile concrete steps urgently to reopen schools as the new school year in Japan starts in April, Jiji news agency reported.

Abe last month asked Japan’s entire school system, from elementary to high schools, to close until spring break late in March to help contain the outbreak.

: (GMT – UK hopes newly made ventilators will be ready next week Britain said its scramble to produce thousands of ventilators to fight the coronavirus outbreak was achieving results as top companies have already produced a prototype and it should be ready for use in hospitals by the end of next week.

More than half a dozen companies have already made one in prototype, to check with us that we are happy with the quality, “Hancock told BBC.

The UK has recorded 3, 405 positive cases so far.

: (GMT – Saudi Arabia bans prayers at holy mosques) Saudi Arabia has suspended the holding of daily prayers and the weekly Friday prayers inside and outside the walls of the two mosques in Mecca and Medina

  • to limit the spread of coronavirus.

    The kingdom recorded (new infections on Thursday, bringing its total to 427 with no deaths so far.

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    Muslims worldwide are adapting their worship as more mosques continue to close over # coronavirus


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    : GMT – Russia starts testing coronavirus vaccine prototypes on animals

    Russian scientists have begun testing prototypes of potential vaccines against the new coronavirus on animals in a laboratory in Siberia, Russia’s consumer health regulator said.

  • [Aly Song/Mediawires via Reuters]

    Scientists in the Vektor State Virology and Biotechnology Center in the city of Novosibirsk have developed vaccine prototypes based on six different technological platforms and began tests on Monday to try to work out how effective they are and in what doses they could be administered, the regulator said.