Coronavirus Pandemic LIVE Updates: More than three billion people worldwide live under alert while governments have stepped up their campaigns against the coronavirus pandemic that has left more than 24,083 people dead. As the number of confirmed cases surged beyond 532,119 worldwide,
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The US has recorded 1,178 deaths, while the global death toll stood at 23,293.
“The virus respects no borders,” the leaders said in a statement.
“We are injecting over $5 trillion into the global economy, as part of targeted fiscal policy, economic measures, and guarantee schemes to counteract the social, economic and financial impacts of the pandemic.”
“We now have 370,000 tests that have been done. The majority of those — over 220,000 in the last eight days, which, those of you who have been tracking the South Korea numbers, put us equivalent to what they did in eight weeks that we did in eight days,” Dr Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, told reporters on Thursday.
160 million Americans ordered to stay home
According to a report by The New York Times, at least 160 million Americans have been told to stay home as schools, restaurants and bars remain closed to contain the pandemic. New York City is among the worst-hit cities as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city has hit 38,000 with 281 deaths.
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The United States said it will work shoulder to shoulder with India to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
“Together, we can safeguard our citizens and people everywhere,” said the US Department of State.
The Union Health Ministry had on Wednesday reported 562 positive COVID-19 cases in India including 43 foreign nationals while the US registered above 60,000 cases and over 800 deaths.
“We stand united with India and echo Narendra Modi’s call to keep up our fighting spirits. The US will work shoulder to shoulder with India to combat the COVID-19 outbreak. Together, we can safeguard our citizens and people everywhere,” the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (SCA) wrote on Twitter quoting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS) Alice Wells.
Asking people to stay at home & shutting down population movement is buying time & reducing the pressure on health systems. But on their own, these measures will not extinguish epidemics: Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO #CoronavirusLockdown #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/kkP1DBltcQ— ANI (@ANI) March 25, 2020
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