COVID-19: Global Cases >300,000 , Italy Deaths Rose by 793

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Italy Deaths Rose by 793, Locks Down Further 

A worker carries out sanitation operations for the Coronavirus emergency in Piazza dei Miracoli near to the Tower of Pisa in a deserted town on March 17, 2020 in Pisa, Italy. Laura Lezza | Getty Images

The death toll from the coronavirus outbreak in Italy rose by 793 to 4,825 on Saturday, according to officials.

The figures represent the the highest day-to-day rise in the number of deaths since the virus broke out a month ago. On Thursday, Italy overtook China to be the worlds deadliest hotspot. As of Mar. 21, total fatalities was 4,825.

The mayor of the most badly affected city, Bergamo in Lombardy, said the true number of fatalities in his area was four times higher than what was officially reported, Reuters said.

Italys health ministry said that new restrictions include closure of all parks, and people can only exercise around their residences. Authorities were frustrated that people were still out and about despite appeals for them to stay indoors, according to reports.

A Rush of Local News

Beijing reported 14 new imported COVID-19 caseseven of the confirmed cases were from the UK, two the United States, two from Spain, and three others from France, the Netherlands and Italy.

Guangdong reported three new imported COVID19 cases on Friday morning, two from the Philippines and one from the #UK: local authority

The number of imported coronavirus cases China has detected increased from 85 to 269 between March 11. 

China injected its first coronavirus #vaccine to volunteers on Saturday. The first group of volunteers for the experiment is limited to permanent residents in Wuhan, aged between 18 and 60 years old.

A confirmed asymptomatic COVID19 patient, who is a Chinese national coming back from Los Angeles on Tuesday, is currently placed under treatment. He traveled to his hometown via a high-speed railway on Thursday.

A Rush of Global News

Armenia closes all malls and shops, except for grocery stores.

Georgia declares state of emergency. 

Tens of thousands of Iraqi Shia turned out to commemorate a revered imam, defying curfews imposed to stem the spread of the coronavirus.     

Turkey suspends flights to 46 more countries, bans picnics. 

Emirates, one of the world's biggest international airlines, is suspending all flights to France, Germany, Nigeria, New York and New Jersey due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

Pakistan suspends international flights for two weeks, Cargo and diplomatic flights are exempt. 

Vietnam to suspend all inbound flights. 

Authorities in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) said they will postpone the university entrance exams, the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Starbucks said it will close most company-operated cafes across North America for two weeks, and service will be limited to drive-throughs. 

Turkey's coronavirus death toll has risen by 12  to 21 while the number of confirmed cases rose by 277 to 947, the health minister said. Meanwhile, the country has imposed partial curfew for people over 65 and those with chronic conditions. 

Dutch government bans flights from Spain until April 4.

Sao Paulo to lock down for two weeks. 

US Vice President Mike Pence said he and his wife will be tested for coronavirus after a member of his staff tested positive.

Guatemala orders eight-day curfew. 

Bolivia announces 14-day total quarantine from Sunday. 

Nigeria to shut Lagos, Abuja international airports.

Burkina Faso: four government ministers are among the latest cases of coronavirus. The ministers of foreign affairs, interior, education, and mines and quarries have all tested positive.

Kuwaiti Deputy Premier and Interior Minister Anas Al-Saleh announced an 11-hour curfew from 5 p.m. Sunday to 4 a.m. Monday (local time). Al-Saleh said the government was "forced" to impose the partial curfew due to "non-compliance with the Ministry of Health's instructions to stay indoors."

Former Italian soccer star Paolo Maldini and his son test positive for coronavirus, AC Milan says. Meanwhile, another soccer player Paulo Dybala, a forward for Italian Serie A club Juventus, tested positive for coronavirus. 

Countries Confirming First Case/death

Singapore's Ministry of Health reported on Saturday the first two deaths linked to the coronavirus. The first fatality was a 75-year-old female Singaporean, while the second victim was a 64-year-old man from Indonesia. 

Democratic Republic of the Congo reported its first coronavirus death. 

Mauritius reports first death from coronavirus. 

Angola announces first two cases. The patients are two men in their 30s, who entered Angola from Portugal on March 17 to 18. 

UAE confirms first two deaths. 

East Timor confirms first case. 

Eritrea confirms first coronavirus case, an arrival from Norway.

Bosnia reports first coronavirus death.

Mauritius reports first death as cases rise. 

Finland has confirmed its first coronavirus death, The patient was an elderly individual who lived in the Helsinki and Uusimaa hospital district. 

Chile reports first coronavirus death, an 82-year-old woman in Chile died from coronavirus.

Uganda announces first coronavirus case. 

Spain Confirmed Cases Near 25,000, deaths up 30% 

The Spanish health ministry said Saturday that 1,326 people had now died from the coronavirus in the country, a rise of 324 or more than 30% on the day before.

The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 24,926, up from 19,980. 

It comes after Isabel Diaz Ayuso, the president of the region of Madrid, said Friday that the majority of people in Spains capital city will get the coronavirus. Speaking to state radio Thursday, she said eight out of 10 people in the city would contract COVID-19.

France Reports 562 Coronavirus-related Deaths

France has seen a jump in deaths linked to coronavirus infections, according to new figures released by the Health Ministry on Saturday.

The number of people who have died in France since the beginning of the epidemic is now at 562, according to the Health Ministry.

The number of people testing positive is 14,459 as of Saturday.

According to the Health Ministry, 6,172 people have so far been hospitalized, with 1,525 in intensive care, 50% of whom are under 60 years of age.

Australia Shuts Beach After Crowds Defy Order

People sunbathe on Bondi Beach ahead of its closure in Sydney on March 21, 2020. Peter Parks | Getty

Australian officials closed Sydney's iconic Bondi Beach on Saturday after thousands of people flocked there in recent days, defying social distancing orders to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, amid an unusually warm autumn spell.

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the crowds on the country's most famous strip of sand were "unacceptable" as he reported the number of infections across Australia had risen to 874. The death toll was seven, unchanged from a day earlier.

New South Wales state police minister David Elliott announced Bondi's closure, warning "this is going to become the new norm" if people did not comply with regulations that ban more than 500 people from gathering at a non-essential event.

"This is not something we are doing because we are the fun police," Elliott said in a televised news conference. "This is about saving lives."

Egypt Closing Archaeological Sites & Suspending Friday Prayers

Egypt has announced that all museums and archaeological sites, including the famed pyramids at Giza, will close starting Monday through the end of March. Mostafa Waziri, head of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, said authorities would sterilize all sites during the closure.

The most populous Arab nation, home to more than 100 million people, also announced the temporary suspension of Friday prayers and other congregations in all mosques. 

The Coptic Orthodox Church canceled all services and wedding parties, and said funeral processions will be limited to family members of the deceased.


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