The COVID-19 outbreak was first reported in the city of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, in December 2019. Confirmed cases now exceed 700,000 globally, with the death toll hitting over 33,000.
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U.S. President Donald Trump said he will extend social distancing guidelines to April 30 in an attempt to contain the coronavirus spread in the country, which now has topped the world in the number of confirmed cases, 139,675 cases and 2,661 deaths.
Chinese mainland’s total number of cases has reached 81,470, including 723 cases that originated abroad. The death toll in the country now stands at 3,311.
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.