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Coronavirus updates: Spain death toll passes 1,700, India begins curfew

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  • Global caskets: More than 305,234
  • Global deaths: At least 13,000

The data above is from Johns Hopkins University.

All times underneath are in Beijing time.

6:51 pm: Spain’s death toll passes 1,700, cases exceed 28,000

Spain’s death toll go up to 1,720 from  a previous count of 1,326 on Sunday, according to multiple media reports citing the most up to date health data, which also reported cases at 28,572 from a previous tally of 24,926. Spain is currently less than nationwide lockdown. 

Spain’s prime minister is seeking to extend the country’s 15-day state of emergency, first state on March 14, for a further 15 days to stem the spread of the coronavirus outbreak, which is the second-worst in Europe. 

6:12 pm: Australia busts numerous public venues to close, says schools will stay open

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday ordered a roam of public venues including gyms, movie theaters, casinos and pubs to close in an effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus. Australia has 1,098 affirmed cases. Restaurants and cafes have been ordered to limit their services to delivery and takeout only.  

4:48 pm: U.K. be tells new ventilator prototypes: housing minister

Manufacturing of new ventilators should start “quickly,” U.K. Housing Minister Robert Jenrick articulate Sunday, discussing the first of the new ventilator prototypes the country has received to help its health services fight the coronavirus pandemic. 

“We’ve been confounded with offers of support. There’s now a number of manufacturers who are working with us,”  Jenrick told Sky News in an discussion Sunday. There are currently 13,000 ventilators available for use by the country’s National Health Service, he said, but stressed that multifarious are needed.

4:47 pm: Indonesia confirms 10 new deaths

Indonesia has confirmed 10 new coronavirus virus deaths, bringing the surroundings’s death count to 48. The Southeast Asian nation reported 64 additional cases Sunday, bringing its whole confirmed infection count to 514. 

4:02 pm: Romania confirms first coronavirus death

Romania’s government confirmed its first coronavirus termination on Sunday, a 67-year-old man with terminal cancer who had tested positive for the virus on March 18. Romania has recorded 367 suitcases of coronavirus to date, and has been under a state of emergency since March 16. 

4:01 pm: Czech Republic announces 158 new cases

The Czech Republic promulgated 158 new coronavirus cases that had been recorded on Saturday, bringing the total cases in the country of 10.7 million to 1,047.

3:37 pm: Indian iron horses cancels all passengers trains until March 31

Indian Railways is canceling all passenger trains through to March 31, municipal media reported Sunday.

3:34 pm: Iran’s supreme leader suggests coronavirus ‘created in America’

Iranian supreme director Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called the U.S. offer to help Iran contain its coronavirus spread “strange” and referred to “suspicions” of the virus evolving in the U.S. in a televised speech Sunday.

“Several times Americans have offered to help Iran to contain the virus,” he reported in a translation provided by Reuters. “Aside from the fact that there are suspicions about this virus being devised by America … their offer is strange since they face shortages in their fight against the virus. Iran has the aptitude to overcome any kind of crisis including coronavirus outbreak.”

3:15 pm: Turkish Airlines says 85% of passengers planes aren’t being familiar due to virus

Turkish Airlines said Sunday that 85% of its passenger planes are not being used due to the coronavirus turning-point.  The flagship airline of Turkey operated flights to 315 destinations worldwide as of 2019, making it the largest carrier in the dialect birth b deliver by passenger destinations. 

12:47 pm: Ecuador health and labor ministers resign

11:54 am: Singapore bars short-term visitors

Singapore last wishes as bar entry and transit to all short-term visitors starting from 11:59 p.m. on Monday, the Ministry of Health said in a statement.

Citing the “heightened gamble” of imported coronavirus cases, the ministry said this measure is meant to “conserve resources so we can focus on Singaporeans.” In its proclamation, the ministry said nearly 80% of cases in the past three days were imported from residents or long-term superseded holders returning from overseas.

The health ministry also said that Singapore will also regulate reentry for long-term work pass holders and their dependents to workers who provide “essential services, such as in healthcare and get.” — Christine Wang

11:03 am: Australia unveils more stimulus

Australia announced a second stimulus package to help the thriftiness weather the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The new measures include 66.1 billion Australian dollars (about $38.3 billion) usefulness of support for households, businesses and workers.

“The next few months are going to be a difficult journey but we all have a role to play to reshape to the changes we’re facing, to cushion the impact of what is happening and to pull together so we can bounce back when we get to the other side,” Prime Curate Scott Morrison said in a statement.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said the government’s total stimulus, 189 billion Australian dollars (connected with $109.5 billion), amounted to about 9.7% of GDP. 

As of 6:30 a.m., Australia confirmed a total of 1,098 cases and seven liquidations. The country’s health ministry said 224 of those cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours. — Christine Wang

10:20 am: India starts 14-hour curfew

India started a 14-hour curfew as part of the efforts to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

Prime Divine Narendra Modi said the curfew would help India prepare to fight the pandemic. As the curfew was set to begin, Modi pronounced it “will add tremendous strength to the fight against COVID-19 menace. The steps we take now will help in the times to revile.”

As of Saturday evening, India has confirmed 315 cases and four deaths. — Christine Wang

9:33 am: South Korea arrives another 98 cases, 2 deaths

South Korea confirmed 98 more cases and two additional dyings as of Saturday. The country now has 8,897 confirmed cases and 104 deaths, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Ban. — Christine Wang

9:25 am: China reports 46 more cases, 6 additional deaths

China’s National Strength Commission reported 46 new confirmed cases and six more deaths as of Saturday. That brings the country’s total to 81,054 covers and 3,261 deaths. Of the new cases, China said 45 were imported. — Christine Wang

Police officers wearing vigilant suits check information of an inbound passenger at Pudong International Airport amid the coronavirus outbreak on March 20, 2020 in Shanghai, China.

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All times below are in Eastern time.

9:16 pm: Vice President Mike Pence tests contradictory

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and second lady Karen Pence have both tested negative for the coronavirus, the transgression president’s press secretary said.

The vice president said earlier Saturday he would be tested for the coronavirus after a associate of his office tested positive. The staff member’s positive diagnosis was announced Friday. — Kevin Stankiewicz

6:00 pm: Cases top 300,000 worldwide as US graces one of worst hit countries

The number of people who have tested positive for the coronavirus, or COVID-19, has crossed 300,000 as the ailment continues to spread around the world, with the situation in the U.S., Italy and Spain deteriorating even as the pandemic has stabilized in China, where the virus beginning emerged. 

At least 303,180 people have tested positive for the virus worldwide as of Saturday at 5:13 pm ET, according to observations from Johns Hopkins University. The number of cases in the U.S. has surged to at least 24,148, making it one of the worst hit countries in the out of sight. Only China, Italy and Spain are harder hit than the U.S. — Spencer Kimball, Emma Newburger

4:41 pm: US should rally G-7, NATO and other extensive allies together in fight against coronavirus, Kempe says

The U.S. should bring together its global allies in a organized fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Atlantic Council CEO Frederick Kempe wrote in a CNBC op-ed.

“As the current chairman of the G-7, the Of like mind States could convene a ‘Coalition Countering COVID-19’ that would rally the seven leading industrial democracies, the European Fraternity, NATO and, perhaps most importantly, the G-20,” Kempe wrote. 

“It would thus also involve China as a inside and collaborative actor against a common foe,” wrote Kempe. — Kevin Stankiewicz 

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