Coronavirus infects more than 550,000 people across world; death toll reaches 27,000
Coronavirus has infected more than 550,000 people across the world and almost 27, 000 deaths have been reported so far while lockdown has confined more than three billion people indoor.
In the United States, confirmed cases of infections have reached over 100,000, surpassing tallies of China and Italy, with more than 1700 deaths.
President Donald Trump who talked to Chinese counterpart on Friday, appreciated the Chinese government for effective steps against Coronavirus and termed the conversation positive.
In a tweet, he said China has developed strong understanding about virus and we are working closely together to eliminate this disease.
Meanwhile, scientists and researchers have warned that Coronavirus may kill over 1.86 million people by the end of year if effective efforts are not made to control its spread.
China today bared entry of foreigners for a temporary period over a surge in imported cases.
In Iran,144 new deaths from Coronavirus were reported today bringing the official number of fatalities to 2,378.
Health Ministry of Iran also confirmed 2,926 new infections across the country bringing the the overall confirmed cases to at least 32,332.
Meanwhile, in Spain, the death toll soared over 4,800 today after 769 people died in 24 hours, a record one-day figure for fatalities. Health ministry figures showed the number of cases jumped to 64,059, although the rate of new infections appeared to be slowing.