Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000 after another record daily toll

Spain's coronavirus death toll tops 10,000 after another record daily toll

"I want to revenge-shop", one excited customer declared.

"This is going to be a very painful - a very, very painful - two weeks", the president said at the White House as he described the pandemic as "a plague". The Dow Jones Industrial Average lost more than 970 points, or over 4%.

Trump said later that he would speak with his fellow Republican.

Experts have bemoaned that many countries took similar steps too late.

It was the first region in France to be overwhelmed by a wave of infections that has rapidly moved west to engulf greater Paris, where hospitals are desperately trying to add intensive care beds to cope with the influx of critically ill patients.

More makeshift hospitals are being built and Cuban doctors have arrived in France to help treat patients.

In a remarkable turnaround, rich economies where virus cases have exploded are welcoming help from less wealthy ones. Russian Federation sent medical equipment and masks to the US on Wednesday. Cuba supplied doctors to France.

She added the European Union executive would allocate up to 100 billion euros (£87.9 billion) to the hardest hit countries, starting with Italy, to make up for reduction in wages and save jobs.

With 950 more deaths in a day - the largest single-day jump the country has yet seen - a total of 10,003 people have now died in Spain due to COVID-19, said Spain's Health Ministry on Thursday.

Officials also shuttered the Grand Canyon to prevent tourists gathering there, and NY announced that outdoor basketball courts would be closed as the city grapples with sky-rocketing infections and a severely strained health system.

A picture taken in center Milan on April 1, 2020, shows people receiving assistance at the Politruck mobile clinic of Italian humanitarian NGO Emergency, which offers free basic health care for the homeless, the excluded and people with no financial resources during the country's lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection.

"It was clear that if the epidemic swept over here from China, then we had to start testing", said Hendrik Borucki, a spokesman for Bioscientia Healthcare, which operates 19 labs in Germany.

"We were lucky to have had a long time to prepare", said Dr. Susanne Herold, a specialist for lung infections at the university hospital in Giessen. That makes their fatality rates look worse than they are. Patients have been transferred to the Albany area. The number of new cases is just 36.

"After 9/11, I remember we actually wanted to hear the sound of ambulances on our quiet streets because that meant there were survivors, but we didn't hear those sounds, and it was heartbreaking. This is insane", said Alba, a 40-year-old single mother of five. According to the imperfect data available, Italy imposed its lockdown four days after hitting that threshold but Germany's came a week before that level was reached.

While there is broad agreement that extraordinary measures are needed to combat the pandemic, activists around the world have voiced fears that autocrats will overreach - and hang on to the tough new controls even after the crisis abates. In Southern California, officials reported that at least 51 residents and six staff members at a nursing home east of Los Angeles have been infected and two have died.

In the United States, meanwhile, some 4,090 people have died from COVID-19. More than 300 US citizens were on board. Two deaths have been blamed on the virus, and nine people have tested positive, the cruise line said. Spain became the third country that had more than 100,000 infections, after the USA and Italy.

In virtual talks Tuesday, finance ministers and central bankers from the world's 20 major economies pledged to address the debt burden of low-income countries and deliver aid to emerging markets. "Let us work!" shouted one protester in the demonstration on the outskirts of the capital Tunis.

The coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 30,000 people in Europe, more than three-quarters of the deaths registered in Italy and Spain, according to an AFP tally at 0700 GMT Wednesday using official figures.



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