By Amaka Obi
The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus exceeds 3.5 million. More than 247,000 people have died while about 1.1 million have recovered.
Mike Pompeo U.S secretary of state says there is “enormous evidence” that the virus originated in a lab in China, in a comment likely to add tensions with Beijing over the outbreak.
New Zealand and Australia discuss possible trans Tasman, travel bubble
“travel “Both our countries’ strong record of fighting the virus has placed us in the enviable position of being able to plan the next stage in our economic rebuild and to include trans-Tasman travel and engagement in our strategy,” New Zealand’s prime minister said
- Many countries are already easing lockdown as of today. Read post for more COVID 19: Countries easing lockdown around the world
The figures in the worst hit countries
In China where the virus broke out
In South Africa new infections jump by 447 to 6783 as workers get ready to start work