The total number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide has passed 70,000 and the global confirmed cases of COVID-19 reached 1,286,409 on Monday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Current status (data as of 8 pm BJT, April 6):
China on Monday released a detailed timeline of the country's response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), chronicling the main facts and measures it has taken in the global joint anti-virus efforts.
U.S. President Donald Trump claimed Sunday that some 1.6 million people in the United States have been tested for COVID-19 and received results.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent the night in hospital after being admitted for tests 10 days after testing positive for coronavirus, but the government said Monday he remained in charge.
Spain saw a fourth consecutive daily drop in the number of coronavirus-related deaths with 637 fatalities recorded over the past 24 hours, official figures showed on Monday.
Iran had 2,274 new infections of COVID-19 and 136 new deaths during the past 24 hours, Iran's health ministry spokesman said on Monday.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Belgium has risen from 19,691 to 20,814 by Monday morning with 1,632 deaths, according to the latest figures from Belgian health authorities.
South Korea reported 47 more cases of the COVID-19 compared to 24 hours ago as of midnight Monday local time, raising the total number of infections to 10,284.
Japan's government began preparing Monday for the declaration of a state of emergency over the outbreak of the new coronavirus, as infections spike in the capital Tokyo and elsewhere.