The world is witnessing some really fast-paced developments in relation to the coronavirus outbreak. From countries like US, UK, Italy reporting some really high figures to China where the country is beginning to finally see the light of the day, the world battles with the widespread terror of COVID-19.
Here are the top 10 global developments this Wednesday morning-
1. As per data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has now touched 1,429,437 and the death toll now stands at 82,074. Meanwhile, on the brighter side, there are 300,767 who have recovered.
2. China lifts 76-day COVID-19 lockdown in Wuhan.
3. United States reports nearly 2,000 Coronavirus deaths in last 24 hours. The total number of cases now stands at 398,785 with 12,893 deaths.
4. New York reported 731 new fatalities, the highest overnight jump since the beginning of the outbreak.
5. France becomes the fourth country to register more than 10,000 deaths due to coronavirus outbreak.
6. US President Donald Trump threatens to stop WHO funding as global cases pass 1.4 million. Dubbing the World Health Organisation (WHO) as being ‘very China-centric,’ US President Donald Trump has accused the global agency of giving ‘faulty’ advice during the early-stage of coronavirus outbreak.
The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look. Fortunately I rejected their advice on keeping our borders open to China early on. Why did they give us such a faulty recommendation?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2020
7. UK registers daily record of 786 coronavirus deaths. The total number of cases now stands at 55,949 with 6,171 deaths.
8. Brazil’s Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandettahas warned that the country faces ‘serious problems’ of availability of respirators. The country’s coronavirus cases reached 13,717 while the death toll stands at 667.
9. Canada’s coronavirus cases rose to 17,063, with the total deaths touching 345.
10. Spain recorded a slight increase in the daily death toll for the first time in five days, with 743 people succumbing overnight.