101 countries, regions reported confirmed cases of coronavirus: WHO
The World Health Organization (WHO) has said at least 101 countries and regions had reported confirmed cases of coronavirus.
According to WHO report, a total of 105,586 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported worldwide with an increase of 3,656 infections from the previous day, including 3,610 new cases outside China.
Report said among 24,727 confirmed cases outside China, 484 people had died of COVID-19, which marked an increase of 71 deaths compared to the previous day.
Cambodia, Austria, Hungary, Egypt, Peru, Bulgaria, Costa Rica, Malta, Martinique, Faroe Islands, French Guiana, and Maldives have reported cases of COVID-19 for the first time.
Saudi Arabia locks down Qatif area
Saudi Arabia has locked down its eastern Qatif area to prevent the spread of coronavirus after the number of corona infections rose to eleven.
According to state television, the country will also suspend all educational activities at mosques from today to prevent the spread of virus.
Normalcy returns to China
In China, several makeshift hospitals for coronavirus patients closed, some schools reopened and staff went back to work today as normalcy slowly returned to the country after weeks battling the epidemic.
According to Chinese National Health Commission, more than 80,700 people were infected in mainland China while 40 new infections reported from Hubei have been on a downward trend for several weeks.
Commission said in Wuhan nearly 31,000 patients have recovered and been discharged from hospital while around 19,000 people are still getting treatment for the virus.