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LIVE Updates – Spain surpasses China in coronavirus deaths

Spain recorded 738 more deaths over the past 24 hours, the largest death toll increase since the outbreak hit the country, the health ministry reported.

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India’s 1.3 billion people have joined the global lockdown triggered by the outbreak as the WHO expressed concern at the acceleration of the pandemic in the United States.

In Europe, Spain recorded more than 700 deaths over the past 24 hours, surpassing China in the total death toll, making the country now second to only Italy.

The White House and Senate leaders of both parties have struck an agreement on a sweeping $2 trillion measure to aid workers, businesses and a healthcare system strained by the rapidly spreading coronavirus outbreak.

Over 111,000 of the 435,000 people diagnosed with the disease have recovered, according to data collected by Johns Hopkins University. More than 19,000 people worldwide have died from COVID-19.

CORONAVIRUS IN Numbers

Spain surpassed China in the number of coronavirus deaths, now second to only Italy.

Spain recorded 738 more deaths over the past 24 hours, the largest death toll increase since the outbreak hit the country, the health ministry reported.

The number of deaths from the virus rose to 3,434 from 2,696 on Tuesday, the ministry said. The number of cases rose to 47,610 from 39,673 on Tuesday.

In China, 81,661 people have been infected, while 3,285 people have died from the COVID-19 disease.

Ethiopia to release over 4,000 inmates

Ethiopia’s Federal Attorney General announced the release of 4,010 prisoners in an effort to combat the spread of coronavirus in crowded jails, state-affiliated media reported.

Pardoned foreign nationals will be sent to their respective countries, Attorney General Adanech Abiebie said.

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