Coronavirus Updates: Infections Hit Grim Milestone; Japan Braces for Covid-19

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Coronavirus Updates: Infections Hit Grim Milestone; Japan Braces for Covid-19

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CASES TOP 1 MILLION GLOBALLY
The new coronavirus has now infected 1 million people across the world, a milestone reached just four months after it first surfaced in the Chinese city of Wuhan. More than 51,000 have died and 208,000 recovered in what has become the biggest global public health crisis of our time.

JAPAN ON BRINK OF VIRUS SURGE
Japan is bracing for an explosive surge in coronavirus infections cases, senior government officials said, while continuing to resist calls to declare a state of emergency to fight the pandemic.

DNC POSTPONES NATIONAL CONVENTION
The Democratic National Committee postponed its national convention to be held in Milwaukee from mid-July to the week of Aug. 17, according to people familiar.

U.S. JOBLESS CLAIMS SOAR TO 10 MILLION
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits surged for a second week and reached about 10 million over the last two weeks, highlighting the devastating economic impact of the coronavirus as shutdowns widened across the country.

CHINA DEFENDS ‘TRANSPARENT’ VIRUS REPORTING
China rejected the American intelligence community’s conclusion that Beijing concealed the extent of the coronavirus epidemic, and accused the U.S. of seeking to shift the blame for its own handling of the outbreak.

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer: We need 'a national strategy’ to combat the coronavirus

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer: We need 'a national strategy’ to combat the coronavirus

Whitmer spoke to “Nightline” about the state’s surge in COVID-19 cases, how she plans to address the shortage of protective equipment and the back-and-forth between her and President Donald Trump.

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NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Holds Coronavirus Briefing | NBC News

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NJ Gov. Phil Murphy Holds Coronavirus Briefing | NBC News

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy holds a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic and how the state is providing relief to COVID-19 patients.

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Trump And Coronavirus Task Force Hold Briefing At White House | NBC News

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Trump And Coronavirus Task Force Hold Briefing At White House | NBC News

President Trump and the coronavirus task force give an update on the response effort from the White House.

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Coronavirus live news: China mourns 'martyrs' as US urges everyone to wear face masks

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China honours those who died fighting virus; Donald Trump opts out of call for Americans to wear non-surgical masks; World Bank warns of ‘major global recession’. Follow the latest, live

6.41am BST

Here is some footage from earlier today, when people across China paused for three minutes to remember the people who have died in the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

6.32am BST

Thailand has said that it will temporarily ban all incoming passenger flights, and that anyone whose flight took off before the ban is imposed will need to be quarantined for 14 days upon arrival.

The suspension of flights – which will come into effect from Saturday morning, and be lifted late on Monday – will cause further misery for Thais stuck abroad. It is also likely to create more complications for stranded tourists who are attempting to leave Thailand.

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Coronavirus: The latest COVID-19 news on Saturday, April 4 (AM edition) | 7NEWS

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Coronavirus: The latest COVID-19 news on Saturday, April 4 (AM edition) | 7NEWS

Government strikes deal to bring home Aussies stranded overseas; supermarkets introduce new rules for shopping and email proves health officials were warned about sick cruise ship passengers.

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Coronavirus Australia live news: NSW health minister defends senior staff over Ruby Princess decision – latest update

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Brad Hazzard hits back at criticism of disembarkation of passengers. Seven of the ship’s passengers have died and more than 600 are infected. Follow all the latest news live

2.47am BST

Australian Greens Senator for NSW Dr Mehreen Faruqi has said that the federal government has abandoned international students to the risk of poverty and homelessness. Today the government confirmed it would provide no financial support for international student visa holders during the pandemic. Senator Faruqi has called for income support for international students during the COVID-19 crisis, saying:

In this pandemic, international students have lost their jobs, found themselves unable to pay rent or put food on the table, and face living in squalid conditions. Hundreds of international students have contacted me over the last few days to share their stories of unemployment, financial stress and precarious living situations.

Now, the government has confirmed they will not lift a finger to support these hundreds of thousands of students who we welcomed into our country and whose fees and work we’ve all benefited from.

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Tasmania has recorded six new cases overnight, including two regional hospital staff. The state government has announced an investigation into the situation. The tally in Tasmania is now 80.

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NE Delhi violence: Join probe, cops ask people

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The Delhi Police’s Crime Branch has sent notices to people in northeast Delhi asking them to join investigation in connection with the violence in the area in which 53 people were killed and over 200 injured. The notices have been sent under section 160 and 175 CrPC, asking them to join the probe at the office of the Crime Branch at Nand Nagri, they said.

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Premier Doug Ford on Ontario's COVID-19 projections & new essential businesses list – April 3, 2020

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Premier Doug Ford on Ontario's COVID-19 projections & new essential businesses list – April 3, 2020

In a news conference at Queen’s Park, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott provide an update on their government’s response to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, including its decision to revise its list of essential businesses. The move, which further reduces the number of businesses that are permitted to operate, comes after the province publicly released its projections concerning the possible spread of COVID-19. Also in attendance at the news conference is Dr. David Williams, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health.

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Coronavirus News: The latest on the covid-19 outbreak – 4/3 (FULL LIVE STREAM)

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Coronavirus News: The latest on the covid-19 outbreak – 4/3 (FULL LIVE STREAM)

The rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak continues to upend life around the world as more countries tighten quarantine measures. President Trump has downplayed the dangers of the pandemic, pressing that some Americans could return to work despite the advice of health experts. More than 200,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the United States, which now leads the world in number of cases. More people have died in the U.S. from the coronavirus than in the 9/11 attacks.

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