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- International circumstances: Greater than 2.Four million
- International deaths: Greater than 165,200
- Most circumstances reported: United States (759,696), Spain (198,674), Italy (178,972), France (154,098), and Germany (145,742).
The info above was compiled by Johns Hopkins College as of three:40 p.m. Beijing time.
All occasions under are in Beijing time.
6:07 pm: Putin is distancing himself from Russia’s virus outbreak. But it surely may nonetheless injury him politically
Russia was arguably sluggish to acknowledge that the coronavirus epidemic was coming to the nation, whereas it was spreading quickly amongst its neighbors and the well-established outbreaks in Italy, Spain, Germany and France.
On Sunday, Russia noticed its largest day by day rise in new confirmed circumstances, with its coronavirus disaster response middle reporting 6,060 new circumstances, bringing the full variety of circumstances to 42,853. The variety of reported deaths stays low, nevertheless, with complete fatalities at 361. — Holly Ellyatt
5:37 pm: Spain’s confirmed coronavirus circumstances surpass 200,000, well being ministry says
The variety of individuals recognized with the coronavirus in Spain has now surpassed 200,000, the nation’s well being ministry mentioned on Monday.
The ministry said the number of cases rose to 200,210 from 195,944 cases on Sunday. In the meantime, the full variety of deaths has now reached 20,852, up from 20,453 yesterday.
Spain has overtaken Italy (that has 178,972 confirmed circumstances) because the worst-hit nation in Europe, and second worst-hit nation on this planet after the U.S. (with virtually 800,000 confirmed circumstances), in accordance with information from Johns Hopkins College. — Holly Ellyatt
Well being staff sporting protecting face masks react throughout a tribute for his or her co-worker Esteban, a male nurse that died of the coronavirus illness, amid the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) outbreak, exterior the Severo Ochoa Hospital in Leganes, Spain, April 13, 2020.
Susana Vera | Reuters
4:30 pm: Austria requires suspension of EU guidelines on state help amid coronavirus disaster
Austria has known as for EU guidelines on state help to be suspended for international locations which have proven solidarity with hard-hit member states like Italy in the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Austrian Finance Minister Gernot Bluemel mentioned on Monday.
“This solidarity can’t be a one-way road. We additionally need to have the ability to present solidarity with our personal firms, and we due to this fact demand that this disaster be used for solidarity in that we droop the EU state help regime during the disaster,” Bluemel informed a information convention, Reuters reported. — Holly Ellyatt
4:10 pm: Ex-Trump marketing campaign aide Gates asks to serve sentence at house resulting from coronavirus considerations
U.S. President Donald Trump’s former deputy marketing campaign chairman Rick Gates has requested to serve his remaining 45-day “intermittent” jail sentence from his house over considerations that he may contract the coronavirus, a courtroom submitting reported by Reuters confirmed.
Gates is urging a modification to his probation situation as he fears that he may carry the virus house from the jail, posing a heightened danger to his spouse, who’s getting handled for most cancers.
“The gravity of the virus and its potential affect on Mrs. Gates are substantial,” Thomas Inexperienced, lawyer for Gates mentioned in a submitting made on Sunday. — Holly Ellyatt
3:30 pm: Coronavirus may push Individuals to foyer for a social security internet like Europe’s, specialists say
The coronavirus disaster might be the historic occasion that sparks a socially-conscious shift in Individuals’ political priorities, experts told CNBC.
The US has confirmed 759,696 circumstances of Covid-19 and over 40,000 deaths from the virus thus far, in accordance with information compiled by Johns Hopkins College. New York state, which has had 238,831 circumstances of the coronavirus, now has the next variety of confirmed circumstances than any country in the world. — Chloe Taylor
3:16 pm: Singapore stories greater than 1,400 new circumstances in preliminary replace
Singapore’s well being ministry preliminarily confirmed that one other 1,426 individuals examined constructive for Covid-19 as of midday native time on Monday. Most of them are linked to an infection clusters in dormitories that home overseas staff — who’re normally males from different Asian international locations who perform labor-intensive development jobs.
Extra particulars on the circumstances can be shared later within the day, in accordance with the well being ministry.
A day earlier, the city-state had reported 596 new circumstances, which introduced the full variety of infections to over 6,000. (see 7:30 a.m. replace)
If Monday’s preliminary numbers maintain, Singapore’s complete circumstances would exceed 8,000. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
2:46 pm: UK introduced a $1.6 billion assist bundle to assist tech start-ups survive
The U.K. government has announced a £1.25 billion ($1.6 billion) support package to assist tech start-ups survive the pandemic.
Begin-ups throughout the nation have been crying out for extra monetary assist after rivals in France and Germany got entry to funds of Four billion euros ($4.Four billion) and a pair of billion euros respectively.
Many younger tech corporations say they have not been capable of entry emergency funds put aside for small companies as the factors for making use of shuts off firms with out a historical past of constant earnings. It is regular for enterprise capital-backed tech firms to prioritize development over profitability, with a plan to generate profits additional down the street.
Visibly quiet at Piccadilly Circus in the course of the Coronavirus outbreak on 12th March 2020 in London, United Kingdom.
Claire Doherty | Getty Photographs
The rescue plan, unveiled by British Finance Minister Rishi Sunak on Monday, is made up of two initiatives. The primary is a £500 million “Future Fund” mortgage scheme for high-growth start-ups, which is aimed primarily on the nation’s early-stage start-ups. The remaining £750 million is for small-and-medium-sized corporations specializing in analysis and growth. It will likely be issued as loans and grants by U.Ok. innovation company Innovate UK. — Sam Shead, Ryan Browne
2:07 pm: Tens of 1000’s of tulips razed at a Japanese park to forestall crowds
Tens of 1000’s of tulips in full bloom had been razed on the Sakura Furusato Sq. east of Tokyo to forestall crowds from gathering in the midst of the pandemic, the Related Press reported.
The 800,000 tulips have lengthy been a centerpiece for an annual competition on the park in April that pulls about 100,000 individuals yearly, the AP mentioned. It was canceled when Japan declared a state of emergency earlier this month.
Tulips had been chopped down between April 14 and April 15, in accordance with a metropolis official overseeing the park, who described it as a “heart-wrenching resolution,” the AP reported.
Japan has greater than 10,700 confirmed circumstances of an infection and at the least 236 individuals have died, in accordance with information from Johns Hopkins College. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
1:29 pm: New Zealand set to ease lockdown restrictions subsequent week
New Zealand will transfer out of its stage Four lockdown at 11:59 p.m. native time on Monday, April 27, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern mentioned.
An alert level 4 means residents are required to remain indoors except they’re offering important providers; all nonessential companies and public gathering locations, together with bars and eating places, are closed and social gatherings will not be permitted.
The nation will keep at alert stage Three for 2 extra weeks beginning April 28 earlier than the federal government evaluations the an infection’s unfold and additional choices to both ease or tighten restrictions are set to return on Might 11. In alert level 3, most companies can begin to open however they should take extra well being precautions to maintain staff secure.
“These two weeks offers us one other cycle of transmission to evaluate how we’re doing. From there, we’ll transfer if we will and if we’re prepared. However solely after we’re prepared, and solely when it is secure,” Ardern mentioned.
New Zealand has 1,440 confirmed and possible circumstances as of 9 a.m. native time on April 20, and 12 individuals have died to date, in accordance with the health ministry. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
12:50pm: Germany stories 1,775 new infections and 110 deaths
Germany on Monday reported 1,775 new circumstances of the coronavirus, in accordance with the Robert Koch Institute for infectious illnesses.
That introduced the full of confirmed circumstances within the nation to 141,672.
There have been 110 deaths, bringing the full variety of fatalities to 4,404. — Huileng Tan
12:30 pm: Southeast Asia might be the subsequent coronavirus sizzling spot
The variety of coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia has risen shortly in current weeks, with mounting worries amongst specialists that the area may flip right into a hot spot for the fast-spreading disease.
The area as an entire has reported greater than 28,000 circumstances as of Sunday, in accordance with information by Johns Hopkins College. Collectively, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore account for 87.9% of complete circumstances reported in Southeast Asia, the info confirmed.
Whereas the area’s tally remains to be far off the tons of of 1000’s seen within the U.S. and a few European nations, a number of research recommend that tens of 1000’s extra infections might be undetected because of the low testing fee in international locations comparable to Indonesia and the Philippines.
In the meantime, in Singapore, circumstances have spiked dramatically within the final two weeks, with new clusters of infections discovered amongst migrant staff residing in packed dormitories. — Yen Nee Lee
11.45 am: South Korea stories fewer than 20 circumstances for the third straight day
South Korea on Monday reported 13 new circumstances of the coronavirus — the third straight day the nation posted fewer than 20 circumstances of latest infections.
That brings the nation’s complete infections to 10,674, said the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
On Sunday, South Korea reported eight new circumstances of the coronavirus — the primary time in two months that the nation reported single-digit figures.
South Korea is likely one of the hardest hit Asian international locations within the pandemic, however has been praised for its efforts to scale back the unfold of an infection by mass testing its individuals and adopting strict measures to quarantine and monitor those that affected. — Huileng Tan
10:40 am: Jobs misplaced to coronavirus might be sluggish to return, says S&P
Unemployment charges in Asia-Pacific may surge by effectively over Three share factors — greater than twice in a mean recession — as social distancing measures hit job creation, says S&P International Scores in a report printed on Monday.
“Surging unemployment in Asia-Pacific would imply a shallower restoration as soon as the pandemic is contained and, in some economies, credit score stress for leveraged households,” mentioned Shaun Roache, Asia-Pacific chief economist at S&P International Scores. “Historic information present that jobs misplaced will not be simply gained again.”
The service sector is a very powerful employer in Asia-Pacific, accounting for 55 in 100 jobs, in accordance with S&P. Most of the new service sector jobs have been created by small- and mid-sized enterprises and so they normally have fewer assets to attract on to climate a sudden financial cease, mentioned S&P. Entry to finance particularly, is a continuing problem and more likely to worsen resulting from financial uncertainty.
“As revenues collapse, to remain alive, these corporations will probably be pressured to chop no matter bills they will. In lots of circumstances, their largest expense would be the wage invoice,” mentioned S&P.
Even when staff do dangle onto their jobs, they could endure a lower of their hours and wages, added the rankings company. — Huileng Tan
10:15 am: Farmers might be winners as espresso costs spike and international locations hoard in the course of the pandemic
Fears over disruptions to provide chains amid the pandemic have led to some extent of hoarding amongst international locations and customers — that is given coffee prices a much-needed boost.
A farmer picks espresso beans throughout harvest time at Karo in North Sumatra, Indonesia, on March 29, 2020.
Jefta Photographs | Barcroft Media through Getty Photographs
It is excellent news for farmers in key coffee-producing areas, who’ve been struggling as espresso costs have been slumping in recent times. Since 2016, costs have dropped 30% under the typical for the previous decade, in accordance with the Worldwide Espresso Group.
However costs of Arabica, the world’s mostly produced espresso, rose final month resulting from considerations over its availability, mentioned the ICO. — Weizhen Tan
9:29 am: European CDC says continent has greater than 1 million circumstances
9:03 am: French prime minister warns individuals must ‘study to stay with the virus’
France’s Prime Minister Edouard Philippe mentioned on Sunday that individuals might want to “study to stay with the virus” after the nation lifts its lockdown on Might 11, the Related Press reported.
Folks would doubtless be required to put on face masks when taking public transport, whereas those that can earn a living from home ought to proceed to take action, in accordance with Philippe, the AP mentioned, including that the prime minister warned the financial disaster “will probably be brutal.”
France is certainly one of a number of European international locations that has been hit onerous by the pandemic, with the full variety of circumstances at greater than 154,000 and over 19,700 individuals have died, information from Johns Hopkins College exhibits. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
8:39 am: China stories 12 new circumstances, says no extra deaths
China’s Nationwide Well being Fee mentioned there have been 12 new circumstances of an infection, with eight of them attributed to vacationers from abroad. No new deaths had been reported however there have been 49 extra circumstances of asymptomatic an infection, the place an individual examined constructive for the virus however didn’t present any of the same old signs related to the sickness.
There have been at the least 82,747 circumstances of an infection on the Chinese language mainland for the reason that outbreak was first reported within the Hubei province late final yr. Whereas China says most of them have been cured, round 4,632 individuals have died. The demise toll climbed final week after Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, revised its figures that raised the death toll by 50%. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
7:30 am: Singapore stories 596 new circumstances, pushing complete numbers to over 6,000
Singapore reported 596 new circumstances of Covid-19 as of midday native time on April 19. Most of them are linked to an infection clusters in dormitories that home overseas staff — usually males from different Asian international locations who perform labor-intensive development jobs to assist their households again house.
Common view of the Toh Guan Dormitory, a purpose-built migrant staff dormitory that has been gazetted as an isolation space on April 19, 2020 in Singapore.
Ore Huiying | Getty Photographs
Sunday’s numbers introduced the full circumstances within the city-state to six,588, a pointy spike in infections from early March as extra individuals, significantly these residing in dormitories, have been examined in current weeks. Nearly all nonessential providers in Singapore are quickly closed whereas residents have been informed to enterprise exterior just for important duties, comparable to shopping for groceries.
The well being ministry mentioned 768 individuals have totally recovered from the an infection and have been discharged from hospitals and group isolation amenities whereas 11 sufferers have died to-date. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
7:24 am: International reported circumstances over 2.39 million, demise toll rises to greater than 164,000
The whole variety of infections worldwide has risen to 2,394,291 and at the least 164,938 individuals have died from the illness, in accordance with the newest figures from Johns Hopkins College.
The US has most variety of reported infections, with 755,533 circumstances within the nation, Hopkins information confirmed.
Spain, Italy, France, and Germany have every reported greater than 145,000 circumstances every. Instances in the UK climbed to over 121,000 in accordance with Hopkins, and greater than 16,000 individuals there have died.
India, which is in an prolonged interval of lockdown till Might 3, has reported greater than 17,600 circumstances and 559 deaths, Hopkins information confirmed. — Saheli Roy Choudhury
All occasions under are in Japanese time.
6:31 pm: US tops greater than 750,000 circumstances as Trump says he’ll use DPA to extend medical swabs
The whole variety of coronavirus circumstances within the U.S. is at the moment at 755,533, in accordance with information from Johns Hopkins College. The virus has now killed greater than 40,000 individuals within the U.S., almost 1 / 4 of all deaths from Covid-19 throughout the globe, in accordance with JHU information.
New York, the present epicenter of the outbreak within the U.S., is recording over 500 deaths a day. President Donald Trump mentioned at a press convention that his administration is taking a look at serving to rural hospitals which have been harm very badly. He additionally mentioned he was going to make use of the Protection Manufacturing Act to extend swab manufacturing at one facility amid coronavirus testing scarcity. The president’s announcement comes after governors demanded federal help to ramp up testing throughout the U.S. — Riya Bhattacharjee, Noah Higgins-Dunn
4:24 pm: United promoting and leasing again 22 planes in bid to preserve money throughout coronavirus pandemic
United Airways has struck a deal with an Asian aircraft leasing firm to sell and then lease back 22 aircraft. Neither United nor the Financial institution of China Aviation revealed the monetary phrases of the deal introduced Sunday morning.
The transfer will assist United preserve money and provides its stability sheet higher flexibility because it faces mounting losses resulting from coronavirus inflicting a world plunge in airline journey.
Earlier this week, United CEO Oscar Munoz mentioned enterprise has basically dropped to zero. “We anticipate to fly fewer individuals throughout your entire month of Might than we did on a single day in Might 2019,” Munoz wrote in a word to workers outlining plans to chop its schedule by 90% in Might. — Phil LeBeau
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