WORLD The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 26)


The latest: COVID-19 outbreak worldwide (Updated April 26)

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18:58, April 26, 2020


Healthcare workers preparing a drive-thru testing station run by the state health department, for people who suspect they have novel coronavirus, in Denver, Colorado, US. (Photo: Reuters)

The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has increased to 203,412 with the global confirmed cases reaching 2,908,527 as of 7 pm BJT on Sunday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.

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Current status (data as of 7 pm BJT, April 26):

China Southern Airlines, the country's largest air carrier, is now sending 185 international cargo flights weekly to support the global fight against the coronavirus pandemic, according to the airline.

Spain's daily coronavirus death toll dropped to 288 on Sunday, the lowest  since March 20, as the country eased its lockdown to allow children outside for the first time in six weeks.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Sunday that schools will only reopen in September but many businesses will resume as early as next week as the country emerges from a near-total coronavirus shutdown.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be back at work in Downing Street on Monday, about two weeks after leaving a London hospital in his fight against the novel coronavirus, British media reported Saturday night.

Iran had 1,153 new coronavirus infections and 60 new deaths during the past 24 hours, Iran's health ministry spokesman said on Sunday.

Russia's daily confirmed cases have registered a new record of 6,361 over the past 24 hours, raising the total number of COVID-19 infections to 80,949 as of Sunday, official data showed. 

Belgium has recorded 7,094 deaths from the COVID-19 epidemic as of Sunday, health authorities said.  

South Korea reported 10 more cases of the COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of 0:00 a.m. local time on Sunday, raising the total number of infections to 10,728.

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