The COVID-19 outbreak was first reported in the city of Wuhan, central China’s Hubei Province, in December 2019. Confirmed cases now exceed 930,000 globally, with the death toll hitting over 46,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Here is what we know so far:
Chinese mainland’s total number of cases has reached 81,554, including 806 cases that originated from abroad. In addition, a total of 1,367 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation. The death toll in the country now stands at 3,321 (3,312 from Chinese mainland, 4 from Hong Kong and 5 from Taiwan).
China said on Tuesday its national college entrance exam will be postponed by 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. became the first nation with over 200,000 COVID-19 cases. President Donald Trump has extended social distancing guidelines to April 30.
Italy‘s coronavirus lockdown measures will be extended to April 13.
Spain has crossed the threshold of 100,000 COVID-19 cases following the U.S. and Italy.
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.