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 650,000 globally with the death toll reaching 30,000.
Here is what we know so far:
The U.S. now leads the world in known COVID-19 cases, with over 121,000 infections and more than 2,000 deaths. New York state’s cases topped 52,000.
Chinese mainland’s total cases have reached 82,213, including 649 cases originating abroad. The death toll in the country now stands at 3,301.
Wuhan will lift outbound travel restrictions starting April 8 after over two months of lockdown. China temporarily suspended entry of foreigners with valid visas and residence permits, from March 28.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock are the latest political figures to test positive for the coronavirus.
2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been postponed to 2021 because of the pandemic.