The UK government has said a lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus will remain in place for at least three more weeks.
- The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Europe regional director Hans Kluge has called for solidarity as some countries ease restrictions. Cases have doubled on the continent in the last 10 days, even as the rates of infections in the worst hit countries have levelled off, leading Kluge to warn that Europe is “in the eye of the storm”.
US President Donald Trump announce guidelines on reopening the county’s economy on Thursday. Germany and other European countries have announced first steps to ease their lockdowns.
Globally, the number of confirmed cases has surpassed 2,151,000, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. More than 143,000 people have died, and some 540,000 have recovered.