Coronavirus around the world: March 19, 2020
What you need to know about today’s top coronavirus headlines:
Italy’s new coronavirus-related death toll has now surpassed China’s while Wuhan, the city where the coronavirus outbreak started, has seen for the first time zero new cases.
Despite a ban on large gatherings, worshippers in Burkina Faso continue to pray side by side at mosques.
Foreign visits to Japan have plunged because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Australia and New Zealand close the countries’ borders to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The UK is facing a shortage of medical equipment, which could lead to a higher number of COVID-19 related deaths.
The army in Thailand has been spraying disinfectant along the roads in the capital of Bangkok, which is part of a big cleaning campaign that started after Thailand recorded 60 new coronavirus cases on Thursday.
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