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Covid-19: latest global developments – Asia Times


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At least 118,623 people have died worldwide from the coronavirus in 193 countries and territories, according to Johns Hopkins University.

There have been 1,905,935 reported infections since the virus emerged in China in December.

The United States has the most deaths of any country with 22,935. It also has the highest number of reported infections with 568,176.

Italy has 20,465 deaths, Spain 17,628, France 14,967 and Britain 11,329. 

Click on the above graphic to see a live version. Source: Johns Hopkins University

French lockdown extended

President Emmanuel Macron announces that France’s lockdown will be extended to May 11.

He acknowledges that the country was not prepared for a crisis that has killed nearly 15,000 people in the country.

Nigeria extends lockdown

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari announces a two-week extension to a lockdown in largest city Lagos, neighbouring Ogun state and capital Abuja.


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