Spain expects outbreak to peak Wednesday
The numbers: At least 341,000 folks have contracted the novel coronavirus and over 14,700 have died, in response to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, which is monitoring instances recorded by the World Health Organization and extra sources.
Hong Kong introduces new controls: The metropolis will ban most non-residents from getting into because it struggles to include a brand new wave of infections. Other elements of Asia have additionally launched new measures this week amid fears of imported instances.
Olympic desires cling by a thread: For the primary time Monday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledged that Tokyo 2020 might must be postponed. Canada has already stated it will not ship a workforce even when the Games go forward this yr as deliberate.
US aid invoice delayed: A key Senate vote associated to an enormous financial stimulus plan in response to the pandemic has been pushed again as lawmakers proceed to wrangle over its contents.
Stock markets take successful: European markets opened decrease on Monday because the US Senate stalled on the stimulus plan for the US financial system. The essential markets all opened round 3% to 4% down, following losses in Asia and an enormous drop in US futures.
Indian cities go into lockdown: The capital New Delhi is amongst 75 districts within the nation that can go into lockdown till March 31 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Several districts at the moment are implementing a pre-existing regulation that makes it a punishable offence for 4 or extra folks to assemble.
Australia urges halt to home journey: More than a thousand instances have been reported within the nation as Prime Minister Scott Morrison introduced the closure of non-essential companies and urged folks to keep away from home journey. It’s solely the newest blow to Australians after an intense summer time of wildfires in what Morrison described as “the toughest year of our lives.”
New Zealand points highest-level alert: All non-essential companies throughout the nation will shut, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stated. The Pacific nation had already restricted worldwide arrivals amid fears of imported instances.
Correction: This submit has been up to date to mirror that the majority vacationers to Hong Kong shall be banned from getting into the territory from midnight on Wednesday.