The COVID-19 outbreak was first reported in the city of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, in December 2019. Experts have attributed the outbreak to a novel coronavirus. Confirmed cases now exceed 530,000 globally.
Here is what we know so far:
U.S. now leads world in confirmed COVID-19 cases, with over 85,500 confirmed cases and over 1,200 deaths.
China: Chinese mainland reported 81,340 cases, including 595 imported from abroad. Death toll now stands at 3,174. Wuhan will lift outbound travel restrictions starting April 8 after over two months of lockdown. China will temporarily suspend entry of foreigners with valid visas and residence permits from March 28.
UK royal infection: The UK’s Prince Charles has tested positive for the coronavirus.
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021 because of the pandemic.