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More than 1,900 Americans died of coronavirus in the 24 hours to Thursday evening, about the same level as the past two days, a possible sign that the epidemic could be plateau in the United States. The coronavirus has now spread to sailors attached to three American aircraft carriers, the Ronald Reagan, deployed in Japan, and the Carl Vinson and Nimitz, both in Washington State.
EU leaders will have to decide how to potentially fund hundreds of billions of euros for the continent’s post-pandemic economic recovery after finance ministers reached agreement on three sets of emergency tools on Thursday evening.
Deaths in the UK due to the coronavirus pandemic increased by almost 900, bringing the total to just under 8,000. The government said the total number of dead rose to 7,978 at 5 pm Wednesday, with 881 people more deceased in the past 24 hours.
the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is out of intensive care, where he has been in the St Thomas Hospital in London for the past few days, and is in a good mood, the government said. He remains in hospital where he will be closely monitored as he recovers from his coronavirus symptoms, a spokesman said Thursday.
Half a billion people could fall below the poverty lines due to the economic impact of the coronavirus epidemic, an international report found. Survey, conducted by researchers at King’s College London and Australian National University and published Thursday, finds that a 20% contraction in income would force 434 million people to live on less than $ 1.90 a day , in 2011, at the purchasing power parity prices.
The number of people intensive care in France fell slightly for the first time since the start of the pandemic. Official figures showed a total of 7,066 people Thursday compared to 7,148 the day before.
President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has extended the country’s foreclosure for two weeks, indicating how other developing countries may soon have to extend similar measures. Ramaphosa told South Africans Thursday on television that the foreclosure of Africa’s most industrialized economy, which was originally scheduled to end next week, will continue until the end of April.