Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have exceeded two million globally, with the death toll surpassing 139,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Here is what we know so far:
The total number of cases on the Chinese mainland has reached 82,367, including 1,549 from abroad. A total of 1,038 asymptomatic patients are under medical observation. The country’s total death toll stands at 3,352. The Chinese economy fell 6.8 percent year on year in the first quarter of the year due to the pandemic.
U.S. President Donald Trump said the country has likely “passed the peak” of the coronavirus pandemic, and he released a three-phase plan to reopen the country. Over 32,000 deaths have been reported and the total confirmed cases have surpassed 660,000, meaning the U.S. has the largest number of both coronavirus fatalities and infections in the world so far.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been discharged from the hospital, though it is unclear when he will return to work as he is still in a process of recovering.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared on Thursday a state of emergency for the whole country until May 6 over concerns surrounding COVID-19.