In Spain, the variety of fatalities surpassed these of China, the place the novel coronavirus first emerged three months in the past, making it the hardest-hit nation after Italy.
A complete of greater than 24,000 deaths have now been reported in 199 nations and territories, in line with an AFP tally.
Inventory markets rebounded after the US Congress moved nearer to passing a $2.2 trillion reduction package deal to prop up a teetering US financial system.
In Washington, President Donald Trump mentioned New York, the epicenter of the US outbreak with over 30,000 circumstances, doubtless has a couple of “tough weeks” forward however he would determine quickly whether or not unaffected elements of the nation can get again to work.
“We want to get our country going again,” Trump mentioned. “I’m not going to do something rash or swiftly.
“By Easter we’ll have a recommendation and maybe before Easter,” mentioned Trump, who had been touting a powerful US financial system as he faces an election in November.
UN chief Guterres mentioned the world must ban collectively to stem the pandemic.
“COVID-19 is threatening the whole of humanity — and the whole of humanity must fight back,” Guterres mentioned, launching an enchantment for $2 billion to assist the world’s poor.