The COVID-19 outbreak was first reported in the city of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, in December 2019. Confirmed cases now exceed 855,000 globally, with the death toll hitting over 42,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Here is what we know so far:
Chinese mainland’s total number of cases has reached 81,518, including 771 cases that originated abroad. The death toll in the country now stands at 3,314.
China said on Tuesday its national college entrance exam will be postponed for one month to July due to the epidemic.
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.
U.S. cases of COVID-19 crossed 186,000, with over 3,800 deaths. President Donald Trump has extended social distancing guidelines to April 30.
Italy‘s health minister said coronavirus lockdown would be extended “at least” until April 12 as the country’s total cases topped 105,000. Italy on Tuesday observed a minute of silence for the victims of the COVID-19 as the death toll rose above 12,400 in the country.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will go into quarantine as one of his advisers was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.
The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games are set to begin on July 23, 2021, and will run until August 8. The Paralympic Games will run from August 24 to September 5.